80GW of Change

In a ground-breaking collaboration between the Egyptian Centre for Economic and Social Rights and the Heinrich Boll Foundation Isabel created the 80GW research & advocacy project to meet the need of Egyptian civil society for an equitable vision and data on the alternatives to coal and nuclear in response to the energy crisis. As the core project co-ordinator, lead author of the final report and one of the main communicators of the results, the essence of Isabel's vision runs through this project.

The English version in full is available here: http://tinyurl.com/zvm5xoj

The Arabic version in full is available here: http://tinyurl.com/j6ndflm


Project Process:



Isabel is in the process of developing of a consistent and transparent method of evaluating and measuring the impact of her work. In the meantime, here are six key impacts of her 80GW project co-ordination.

Extensive native and international written media coverage Arabic and English. (See below for links)

Egyptian Government policy makers created a proposal to Cabinet lifting the 7 pathways from 80GW.

More than 10 events, trainings & workshops convened on the back of the report's publication.

Follow-up funding for communication and advocacy of the project results secured and implemented.

Over 1,000 downloads each of the 80GW full reports in English and Arabic.

Egyptian Minister for Environment, Ambassador to Germany and Deputy Minister for Foreign Affairs directly engaged with 80GW.

Media Coverage of 80GW includes:

Mada Masr: Egypt's potential energy pathways
IEEFA: An Opening for a Better Energy Course in Egypt : A New Study Suggests How Sound Energy Policy Can Help Modernize the Most Populous Country in the Mideast
Daily News Egypt: Coal use no longer negotiable: Fahmy - Egypt releases third national communication report on climate change
Business & Human Rights: 80 Gigawatts of Change: Egypt’s Future Electricity Pathways
DWZ Egypt: 80 Gigawatts of Change: Egypt’s Future Electricity Pathways
Al Borsa: The 7 Scenarios for Egypt Future In Energy (Arabic)
Mada Masr: Democratizing Egypt’s energy roadmap
Sasa Post: 80 Gigawatts of change, Egypt's possible future electricity scenarios (Arabic)
Masr El Arabia: 80 gigawatts of change (Arabic)
Al Ahram Weekly: Plans for power
Daily News Egypt: Environmentalists to bring new, less hazardous energy mix solutions by 2030
American Chamber of Commerce in Egypt: CORPORATE CLINIC - The Energy Crisis: Let there be light. Seeking to illuminate Egypt’s electricity future
Youm 7: The German Scientific Centre "not rationalising consumption is behind the power crisis in Egypt". (Arabic)
El Watan News: 80 Gigawatts of Change: Egypt’s Future Electricity Pathways (Arabic)
El Safha News: Egyptian-German study propose 7 possible future energy scenarios for egypt (Arabic)
Egypt Oil & Gas: Egypt Ratifies Egyptian-Saudi Nuclear Energy Agreement
Daily News Egypt: Dabaa nuclear power plant deal finalised despite environmental concerns