Welcome to Beautiful Cairo Host of
The International Awards for Liveable Communities 2018
(The LivCom Awards)


Cairo is the capital of Egypt. The city's metropolitan area is one of the largest in Africa, the largest in the Middle East and the Arab world, and the 15th-largest in the world, and is associated with ancient Egypt, as the famous Giza pyramid complex and the ancient city of Memphis are located in its geographical area. Located near the Nile Delta, modern Cairo was founded in 969 CE by the Fatimid dynasty, but the land composing the present-day city was the site of ancient national capitals whose remnants remain visible in parts of Old Cairo. Cairo has long been a center of the region's political and cultural life, and is titled "the city of a thousand minarets" for its preponderance of Islamic architecture.

Cairo has the oldest and largest film and music industries in the Arab world, as well as the world's second-oldest institution of higher learning, Al-Azhar University. Many international media, businesses, and organizations have regional headquarters in the city; the Arab League has had its headquarters in Cairo for most of its existence.

Dr. Matar Mohammed Al Nuaimi


The Finals of the 2018 International Awards for Liveable Communities will be held in this beautiful and culturally diverse city of Cairo, an African city where for the first time LivCom Finals are held. More importantly, our many partners in Egypt are enthusiastically looking forward to your arrival. Together with candidates from around the world, we will share best practices and experience for building livable cities and implementing SDGs.

You are most welcome to participate in the 2018 LivCom Awards and to visit beautiful Cairo.




Alan smith
Founder of LivCom