Egypt’s NWFE, which stands for Nexus on Water, Food and Energy and means in Arabic “fulfilling pledges,” was launched by the international cooperation ministry in July as part of the country's National Climate Change Strategy 2050.
The programme seeks to mobilise soft financing and implement green development projects in cooperation with the private sector.
While NWFE is concerned with the water, food, and energy pillars, the NWFE+ programme includes sustainable transport projects.
In a meeting with Selwin Hart, the special adviser to the UN secretary-general on climate action, International Cooperation Minister Rania Al-Mashat said the partnership agreements and letters of intent with development partners were signed on 9 November during the Finance Day of the 27th UN Climate Change Conference (COP27) in Egypt’s Sharm El-Sheikh.
She added that the funds include around $7 billion for NWFE and about $3 billion for NWFE+.
Al-Mashat called on the UN to highlight the NWFE programme as an innovative national model for mobilising mixed finance to encourage the private sector and different financing mechanisms.