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UN-Habitat has been working in Egypt since 2008 supporting sustainable urbanization, aiming to support urbanization as a driver for equitable development, peace and improving living conditions for all. During this period, the programme was able to position itself as the centre of excellence for sustainable urbanization, guiding urbanization policy formulation, legislation, governance, urban tools, and practices. Indicative examples of this include co-chairing the Development Partners Group on Urban Development (DPGUD) and playing a very active role in the UNCT, leading regular platforms for dialogues on urban development. 

The office has also created active partnerships with a wide network of national and local stakeholders. This network includes local and national government officials, community leaders, academicians, CSOs, IFIs, development partners, donors, statistical offices, national and local community leaders, and business representatives. 

Furthermore, UN-Habitat Egypt is supporting the Egyptian government towards more effective implementation of the New Urban Agenda (NUA), by linking urbanization to development to capture the positive values and wealth created by the urbanization process through better national and local urban management and governance practices that are tailored to local contexts. 

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