The British Council in Egypt is pleased to announce the awardees list of Higher Education Partnership for Climate Change Grants.  

Twenty-six higher education institutes from the UK and Egypt will collaborate to tackle climate change through joint projects funded by the British Council. 

British Council Egypt is offering these grants to foster Higher Education collaboration in relation to climate resilience.  

This grant scheme is one of the British Council’s Climate Connection activities organised in the run-up to COP27 (the 27th United Nations Climate Change Conference of the Parties) which will take place in Sharm El Sheikh in November 2022.  

Higher Education Partnerships for Climate Change Grants, as part of the Going Global Partnerships  programme, are awarded to collaborative partnerships between the UK and Egyptian universities to support initiatives addressing climate resilience. 

This initiative offers an opportunity for partnership between higher education institutes and universities in the UK and Egypt focused on the following: 

  • Enhancing the climate resilience and mitigation of universities and higher education institutions themselves and/or 
  • Enhancing higher educations institutions and universities’ contribution to the resilience of communities, businesses, and government 

We are incredibly pleased to have received fantastic project proposals that offer a diverse range of projects, workshops and events over the coming month tackling climate change. 

The 15 awardees 

  1. Next generation manufacturing for sustainable biomaterial design [University of Nottingham (UK), and Nile University (Egypt)] 
  2. Enhancing universities’ contribution to face climate change through research, teaching, and community engagement [University of South Wales (UK), and South Valley University (Egypt)] 
  3. Zero: Climate numeracy narratives for urban resilience [Central Saint Martin’s, University of Arts London (UK), and Faculty of Engineering Ain Shams University (Egypt)] 
  4. LUCULENT: Partnership for Climate Change Mitigation [Lancaster University (UK) and Cairo University (Egypt)] 
  5. Zero-carbon mobility Egypt: enhancement of green vehicle technology skills towards net zero carbon emissions [Oxford Brookes University (UK), Helwan University (Egypt)] 
  6. Towards a sustainable strategy framework to confront climate change for the water sector powered by renewable energy in Egypt [University of Strathclyde (UK), and King Salman International University (Egypt)] 
  7. Carbon accounting in Egyptian universities: the current practice and the way forward [Northumbria University (UK), and Alexandria University (Egypt)] 
  8. Universities resilient to climate change: Public awareness, sustainable education, and technology development as principal strategies towards net zero carbon campus [Staffordshire University (UK), and Alexandria University (Egypt)] 
  9. Students as changemakers: Defining the remit of universities in fostering climate resilient communities in the context of the climate crisis [Nottingham Trent University (UK), and Galala University (Egypt)] 
  10. Condition monitoring for sustainable technologies and climate change mitigation [Cardiff University (UK), Ain Shams University] 
  11. Renewable energy systems design using augmented and virtual reality (REEDA) [University of Glasgow (UK), The American University in Cairo (Egypt)] 
  12. Youth empowerment for resilient sustainable development and climate action (YES-CAN) [The University of Dundee (UK), Alexandria University (Egypt)] 
  13. Towards net zero carbon campuses for climate change mitigation and resilience [Kingston University (UK), and Ain Shams University (Egypt)] 
  14. Climate change adaptation strategies for buildings and horticulture (CCASH) [Brunel University London (UK), the National Research Institute of Astronomy and Geophysics - NRIAG (Egypt)] 
  15. Egyptian offshore wind to produce green hydrogen to mitigate the effects of climate change [University of Strathclyde Glasgow (UK), and University of Port Said (Egypt)]