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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Cares News

AUC Water Scarcity facilities in CARES in preparation for AUC@COP27

Honored Guests Visit CARES Facilities

With AUC's Climate Change Initiative ramping up ahead of Egypt hosting the 2022 United Nations Climate Change Conference, AUC@COP27 , The Center for Applied Research on the Environment and Sustainability (CARES) recently hosted American University in Cairo President Ahmad Dallal, Provost Ehab Abdel-Rahman, Vice President of Institutional Advancement Richard Brow and School of Sciences and Engineering Dean Lotfi Gaafar and their honored guest,

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Sustainable Development - MSc

This program aims to create a new generation of business and social entrepreneurs with skills to start up green businesses, launch innovative ventures and products, and set public policy and social entrepreneurship innovations that address society’s resource challenges.
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Sustainable Development - Diploma

This diploma considers the concept of sustainable development as an economic growth opportunity. It is designed for candidates who desire to make a contribution in the field.
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Water Academy Project

Water, Energy, Food Technologies Diploma

This Technologies diploma aims to create a new generation of technical professionals who can tackle issues related to the Water-Energy-Food nexus desert communities. It aims to equip lifelong learners with the necessary technical skills to address and solve WEF Nexus challenges on a national and international level and achieve Egypt’s Sustainable Development Strategy: Egypt’s Vision 2030.
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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

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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