Development cooperation , 20.12.2016

ICI SYKE/GAFRD developing assessment of dredging impacts


The project of the Finnish Environment Institute SYKE and the Egyptian partner General Authority for Fish Resources Development GAFRD aims at the improved capacity of GAFRD to monitor the environmental quality of Lake Manzala in collaboration with other organisations. Pollution has reduced the lake's productivity and fish stocks have collapsed. The expected results of the project are to 1) develop planning for dredging operations and environmental impact assessments, 2) prepare guidelines for sustainable dredging, and 3) strengthen Lake Manzala joint operational monitoring and data management system. In the long term, the project aims at improved environmental status of Lake Manzala for sustainable fish production thus also supporting the livelihood of the local population.

Funding decision  20.12.2016

439 755 €

Objectives monitored by OECD's Development Assistance Committee

  • Aid to environment
  • Participatory development/Good governance

Field of activity

  • Public sector policy and administrative management 40%
  • Fishery development 30%
  • Water resources conservation (including data collection) 30%

Funding channel

  • Suomen ympäristökeskus
  • Kehitysmaan julkinen sektori



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