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280218_Luxor-Egypt SECAP Final_revised

In the case of

In the case of Luxor specifically, the Governorate seems to be facing a number of challenges and mobilising all forces to tackle them; raising awareness should be carried out in an interconnected manner between the Governorate and its citizens to create cohesion and therefore persuasion concerning the ongoing projects and the future ones. Therefore, it is important to have leverage which we can use and base our communication upon such as: Develop a communication strategy to highlight the benefits and promote the new direction in which the Governorate engages in the general benefit of the city of Luxor. The Awareness Raising Programme (ARP), would include lectures and workshops for staff and citizens that could encompass several actions and policies through all medias and means possible (a permanent municipal information point, articles in local and regional newspapers, brochures and posters…); it should as well inform the citizens about national energy policies and local implications, the prevailing energy conditions in the municipality, the state of progress of the different actions implemented within the framework of the sustainable energy strategy and the SECAP, and Successful projects in national and foreign municipalities, notably in municipalities that are members of the Convention of Mayors (COM), current events on sustainability and local success stories. Adopt a participative approach and reach out to the many concerned stakeholders and sectors such as the touristic operators, the households, governorate’s teams and employees, schools, farmers, socio-economic actors, NGOs, local councils, etc. Highlight the interdependencies between the different components that nourish the City’s economy and develop specific actions to educate citizens on ways to conserve natural resources, preserve water and save energy, especially during extreme weather events. Develop the image and branding of a green City in order to affect behavioural intents; as the public is increasingly concerned about environmental issues, green management is rapidly becoming a strategic tool that can enhance a city’s competitive advantage and attractiveness. Train the staff responsible for environmental management to become properly qualified and have the awareness, knowledge and skills to implement environmental best practices in accordance with regional and international standards. Establish a strong and comprehensive communication campaign adjusted to all stakeholders (Professional, head teachers, youth movements, religious leaders, touristic operators, associations...) to facilitate the planning and implementation of the SECAPs; stick to the vision slogan in every communication; and highlight the goal aimed at and attain it (A Heritage Green City); Educate the society and targets by offering helpful energy efficiency tips and disseminating good practices to reduce cost and usage at home on a day-to-day basis. This will convey a resonance regarding the populations’ own energy consumption (through entertainment, talk shows, special guests and things happening); and will make people aware of the positive effect their actions can have on their global and local environments. Last but not least, empower the communication cell within the municipality and strengthen its capabilities and its human resources. It will be able to establish communication between the Governorate and the civil society and keep it constantly aware of projects and involve it in order to implement the concept of eco-responsibility. 214

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