UNDP partners with adventurer Ali Abdo attempting Longest Journey by Electrical Motorcycle to promote Sustainable Development Goals

(16 September 2019) The United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) in Egypt works with partners to promote development issues; sustainable development, eradication of poverty, gender equality, climate change, and environment.

In this connection, UNDP is partnering with Egyptian motorcyclist, adventurer, and World Records holder, Mr. Ali Abdo on his upcoming journey: World’s Longest Journey on Electric Motorcycle. The collaboration aims to raise awareness on the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), particularly environment protection as well as mitigation of and adaptation to climate change.

In his World Record attempt, Mr. Abdo will tour Egypt on a journey that will cover 25,000 km, visit 75 Egyptian cities, and capture 150 locations. The journey takes Mr. Abdo across all Egyptian governorates. In partnership with UNDP, he will promote the SDGs, raise awareness about environmental challenges in Egypt, reduce harmful air pollution and fuel consumption, and promote the use of electric vehicles across the country.  

It is worth noting that among Ali’s partners feature the Egyptian ministries of Youth and Sports, Environment, Military Production, Immigration and ITIDA.


For more information, please contact:

Fatma Elzahraa Yassin

Communications Analyst

UNDP Egypt




UNDP: UNDP partners with people at all levels of society to help build nations that can withstand crisis, and drive and sustain the kind of growth that improves the quality of life for everyone. On the ground in nearly 170 countries and territories, we offer global perspective and local insight to help empower lives and build resilient nations.

The Sustainable Development Goals: The Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), also known as the Global Goals, were adopted by all United Nations Member States in 2015 as a universal call to action to end poverty, protect the planet and ensure that all people enjoy peace and prosperity by 2030.

Ali Abdo: An Egyptian motorcyclist, adventurer, World Records holder and Founder of Around Egypt on a Motorcycle initiative, Ali is working as an Infrastructure Architect at in IBM.


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