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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
Feb 23, 2017 / Program
Background Science and Technology Parks (STPs), Innovation Cities, or Innovation Clusters constitute regional innovation ecosystems, where actors from the public, private, financial, and academic sectors (sometime called the Quadruple Helices) co-exist in a synergetic way, benefitting from shared... read more
Feb 15, 2017 / Program
Context: European Union (EU) leaders gathered at the Malta Summit in Valletta on February 3, 2017 and agreed on a set of concrete actions to better manage migration flows and save lives on the Central Mediterranean route. They also discussed the future of Europe and how to respond to the new... read more
Jan 23, 2017 / Program
  Context and Rationale     Following the exchanges during the Peer-to-Peer Learning Workshop for Municipalities Hosting Refugees held in Amman, Jordan, from May 30th-June 1st 2016, CMI is organizing a series of workshops on priority sectors identified by municipalities affected by refugee influx,... read more
Jan 19, 2017 / Program
To Read This Page in English The content of this page is accessible in English through this link.   الخلفية اليوم العالمي للمياه   يلفت اليوم العالمي للمياه سنوياً الرأي العام إلى قضايا مائية عالمية هامة. لعام... read more
Jan 19, 2017 / Program
لقراءة هذا المحتوى باللغة العربية يمكنكم قراءة محتوى هذه الصفحة باللغة العربية بالنقر على هذا الرابط.     Background World Water Day   Every year, World Water Day draws the world’s attention to key global water issues. World Water Day 2017 focuses on... read more
Jan 17, 2017 / Program
Context/ Rationale Syria has faced one of the worst humanitarian crises since the 21st century with over 11.5 million people displaced and over 12.2 million people in need of humanitarian assistance. The Syrian diaspora is playing an important role in supporting the refugees and the reconstruction... read more
Dec 14, 2016 / Program
Context and Rationale Cities and regions in the Mediterranean are facing numerous challenges linked to an exacerbation of social spatial inequalities such as increasing migration and high youth unemployment. Cities can be a catalyst for social, economic and cultural development. While they... read more
Dec 12, 2016 / CMI News
The eighth Annual Meeting of members and partners of the Center for Mediterranean Integration (CMI) chaired by Hafez Ghanem, World Bank Vice President for the MENA region, was held with high-level participation from its members (Egypt, France, Greece, Italy, Jordan, Lebanon, Morocco and Tunisia,... read more
Dec 05, 2016 / Program
Representatives from the AFD, CIHEAM, Plan Bleu, the World Bank Water Global Practice convened in the CMI Water Hub to discuss the World Bank MENA Regional Water Security Initiative and to welcome CIHEAM into the Water Hub.   The  Rationale :   The CMI Water Hub gathers partners working in the... read more
Dec 05, 2016 / Program
CMI refugee program team met with Leah Cambell, Research Officer at ALNAP (Active Learning Network for Accountability and Performance in Humanitarian Action) to discuss knowledge sharing tools and practices on refugees and host communities, specifically on the Syrian Refugee Crisis.... read more
Nov 17, 2016 / Program
The outcomes of the Syrian crisis fall the hardest on those who found themselves suddenly forced to leave their normal life behind and run for their lives seeking refuge in a country that is so foreign to them. Life away from Syria is not normal and in a country like Turkey where the language is... read more
Nov 17, 2016 / Program
Context and Rationale Currently almost a quarter of humanity live in countries of physical water scarcity, and this number may double in the next two decades. The challenge is particularly acute in the Mediterranean region, which is both the most water scarce region in the world and one of the most... read more

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