EU delegation to Egypt appoints 5 Egyptian water goodwill ambassadors

Ahram Online , Tuesday 11 Oct 2022

The European Union (EU) delegation to Egypt has appointed five Egyptian water goodwill ambassadors who will be tasked with raising awareness on preserving water resources and promoting sustainable consumption of water in line with Egyptian government policy.

From left, researcher Amr El-Shobaky, EU Delegation to Egypt Christian Berger, journalist Lamia Radi, journalist Samir Omar, and Actor Ahmed Magdy. EU in Egypt


The five ambassadors are researcher and writer Amr El-Shobaki, actress Arwa Gouda, actor Ahmed Magdy, veteran journalist Lamia Radi and Chief of Sky News Arabia’s Cairo Bureau Samir Omar, the EU delegation to Egypt said in a statement.

“The EU and Egypt have a long-standing, deep cooperation in the water sector with several infrastructure and water preservation projects. Now we want to put a human face in our efforts and raise awareness about sustainable water consumption and help communities use water more efficiently,” according to the head of the EY Delegation to Egypt Christian Berger.

The new water goodwill ambassadors will advocate for climate action to address water scarcity.

They will also highlight the efforts exerted by the EU to improve the lives of millions of Egyptians throught various projects, including in the water sector, the statement read.

In recent years, Egypt and the EU have established firm partnership in various sectors such as water, energy, food, and health, among others.

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