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Jun 20, 2017 / Program
Each year, thousands of people flee their countries to find refuge in other parts of the world which can be due to famine, poverty, wars, or persecutions. The World Refugee Day is a chance for people from all over the world to stop and think about the... read more
Jun 14, 2017 / Program
The webinar, taking place online on Tuesday 20th of June, 2017 at 2pm time in Dubai, is free to attend and it is organized by the World Bank MENA CSP Knowledge & Innovation Program. Places are free but limited, offered on a first come first served basis at http... read more
Jun 06, 2017 / Program
Rationale   In the Mediterranean region there are about 140 million young (aged 15-29) women and men. That is almost 20 percent of the population. They account for a large reservoir of untapped human resources, with the world’s highest... read more
Jun 01, 2017 / Program
Towards Competitiveness and Equity in Tertiary Education in the MENA Region: Collaboration for Good Governance, Sustainable Financing and Internationalization    Rationale    The conference comes as a sixth in a series of regional conferences on Tertiary Education in MENA organized by the World... read more
May 30, 2017 / Program
Rationale    In recent years, digital technologies have created new financial sector challenges and opportunities. In many Euro-Mediterranean countries, technology innovation is allowing for the digital deployment of traditional financial services (remittances, payments, credit, savings), and... read more
May 30, 2017 / Program
Context and rationale   The members of the Center for Mediterranean Integration (CMI) Urban Hub held on May 4-5, 2017 at the Villa Valmer, Marseille, France an inaugural workshop.   This workshop convened more than 50 national and local government representatives, urban practitioners, researchers... read more
May 04, 2017 / Program
[Workshop] EU ‘Clean Energy for All Europeans’ Package Explained to Mediterranean Countries    Context   The Center for Mediterranean Integration (CMI) launched, in November 2015, the Mediterranean Forum on Electricity and Climate Change, a permanent discussion platform among countries,... read more
Apr 10, 2017 / Program
As part of the CMI program on Water Demand Management, a regional workshop on decentralized and participatory groundwater management was organized on March 9-10, 2017 in Marseille by AFD and the World Bank with the co-funding of the MENA Multi Donor Trust Fund, water scarce cities initiative, and... read more
Apr 10, 2017 / Program
Background   The Education for Competitiveness (E4C) initiative was launched to support MENA countries improve their education systems to achieve higher productivity, inclusive growth, and global competitiveness. The E4C 21st Century Skills team and their partners aim to shed light on the critical... read more
Apr 05, 2017 / Program
Context and Rationale   Producing reliable data on social cohesion often presents a challenge to municipalities hosting large numbers of refugees. This is not only due to the complexity of the topic, but also to capacity constraints and a fragile and rapidly changing environment. Social cohesion... read more
Apr 04, 2017 / Program
Context Over the five years of the Syrian conflict, affected municipalities have had to develop extraordinary resources and solutions to host refugees and ensure service delivery for all. 89% of Syrian refugees are hosted in by 3 of Syria’s neighbors (Jordan, Lebanon and Turkey), and affecting... read more
Mar 28, 2017 / Program
Youth has an important role to play in working towards water security and increased water awareness. We asked young people who are involved in innovative water-related projects around the Mediterranean to speak up and share their message, these are the results.    للشباب دور مهم في الأمن المائي... read more
Mar 07, 2017 / Program
Motivation and Context Since 2000, the number of terrorist attacks worldwide has increased dramatically, with a sharp acceleration starting in 2011. The attacks have also become increasingly concentrated. In 2014, 57 per cent of all attacks occurred in just five countries: Iraq, Pakistan,... read more
Mar 06, 2017 / Program
Background   The Middle East and North Africa (MENA) region is the most water scarce region in the world, with 15 countries in the region suffering from extreme water scarcity (less than 500 m³/year of renewable water per capita per year). Numerous phenomena are further worsening water security in... read more
Mar 06, 2017 / Program
Rationale   Over the past six years, nearly 5 million people have fled the conflict in Syria and sought refuge in neighboring countries in the Middle East and North Africa (MENA) such as Jordan, Lebanon and Egypt, and OECD countries such as Turkey, Germany, Sweden or Austria.   The consequences of... read more

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