CARES envisions a region of modern, sustainable and prosperous communities. The mission of CARES is to guide sustainable development efforts in Egypt, the region, and beyond by providing holistic academic programs, applied interdisciplinary research, and community services for improving lives and livelihoods while safeguarding natural resources for future generations to come.


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Message from the Director

At the Center for Applied Research on the Environment and Sustainability we seek to help Egypt, Africa and the world as a whole, reach the goal of sustainability, where our human practices don’t compromise the ability of future generations to fulfill their own needs. Our aim is to mobilize real changes in the community by producing more generations who understand and are aware of the challenges lying ahead and who can develop real holistic solutions for them.

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Hani Sewilam

Ongoing Event

Adopt-a-Plot: Fall 2023

On going from Tuesday, October 24, 2023, 08:00 AM - Thursday, February 15, 2024, 09:00 AM
AUC New Cairo
Whether you're a seasoned green thumb or a beginner, this program is designed to nurture your passion for gardening. Don't miss out on this unique opportunity to cultivate your own vegetables right here on campus.

Cares News

AUCTV's Exclusive Interview with Minister of Water Resources and Irrigation, Hani Sewilam

#AUCTV's Exclusive Interview with Minister of Water Resources and Irrigation, Hani Sewilam #COP27

AUC@COP27 Highlights

AUC community members share their excitement and showcase their impactful climate change research as active participants in COP27.

AUC Climate Change Initiatives

AUC's Climate Change Initiative was established in response to worldwide climate change challenges and the active role academic and research institutions must play in understanding and addressing them. This initiative includes research, student activities, teaching and learning, as well as outreach activities.


Water-Energy-Food (WEF) Nexus

Water desalination

Addressing water scarcity

Advanced Agriculture Technique

Advanced agriculture techniques

(e.g Aquaponics, Hydroponics and Recirculating Aquaculture Systems) – addressing food security

New Solar Image

Renewable Energy

Addressing high energy consumption

Community Initiatives

Water Academy Project

Water Academy Project

This project seeks to establish a Water Academy at CARES to serve as a learning hub and research center for water efficiency best management practices. It aims to raise awareness for efficient and sustainable water usage to help in eradicating water scarcity.


EduCamp 2

EduCamp I, II, and III

Education for sustainable development (ESD) enables every human being to acquire the knowledge, skills, attitudes, and values necessary to shape a sustainable future. It focuses on including key sustainable development principles in teaching and learning, covering various topics such as climate change.




This initiative aims to support the Egyptian rural community improve agricultural productivity, enable more sustainable food production, develop poor villages, and enhance farmers’ income and their living conditions to prevent mass migration to Egyptian cities and across national borders.


What Our Graduates Say



Education for Sustainable Development Toolkit, Level 1


Education for Sustainable Development Toolkit, Level 2


Education for Sustainable Development Toolkit, Level 3


Teachers's Guide