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May 14, 2019 / Program
Context Local Economic Development (LED) strategies are essential in forced displacement contexts. In presence of a rapid population growth following a displacement crisis, Local Economic Development (LED) strategies with a focus on attracting the local and refugee private sector could help cities... read more
Mar 04, 2019 / Program
Mediterranean Host Municipalities Learning Network South-South Knowledge Exchange 2nd CMI CAPACITY BUILDING WORKSHOP Strategic Planning for Local Economic Development Turkey, July 01-05, 2019 (location and date tbc)   APPLY HERE BEFORE MARCH 24, 2019:  English language: ... read more
Feb 20, 2019 / Program
Context: To support local governments dealing with a high influx of forcibly displaced, the Center for Mediterranean Integration (CMI) periodically organizes learning and capacity building activities for municipal and central representatives who are members of the Host Municipalities Learning... read more
Jan 22, 2019 / Program
Two intergovernmentally-negotiated agreements aiming to improve migration governance were ratified in December 2018 under the auspices of the United Nations (UN): (i) The Global Compact for Safe, Orderly and Regular Migration (... read more
Jan 21, 2019 / Program
The International Centre for Advanced Mediterranean Agronomic Studies (CIHEAM) and the Agence Française de Développement (AFD) co-directed the new edition of the report “Mediterra. Migration and... read more
Dec 19, 2018 / Program
Context:   To support local governments dealing with a high influx of forcibly displaced, the Center for Mediterranean Integration (CMI) periodically organizes knowledge exchange, capacity building and learning activities for municipal representatives who are members of the Host Municipalities... read more
Jun 27, 2018 / Program
Context To support local governments dealing with a high influx of forcibly displaced, CMI periodically organizes knowledge exchange, capacity building and learning activities for municipal representatives members of the Host Municipalities Learning Network (HMLN). During the... read more
Apr 12, 2018 / Program
Context/ Rationale   Building on the Host Municipalities Learning Network (HMLN)’s learning requests, this Webinar will present the topic of stakeholder identification and engagement through both technical presentations and existing examples. The Webinar will also be a chance for HMLN members to... read more
Feb 23, 2018 / Program
RATIONALE In the context of the Mediterranean Host Municipalities Learning Network (HMLN), the CMI organized a capacity building workshop on “Strategic Planning for Local Economic Development in Host Communities”, targeted at local government representatives, local economic development... read more
Feb 07, 2018 / Program
Context and Rationale   Forced displacement is among the most pressing challenges in the Eastern Mediterranean region. As after six years of Syrian conflict, 92% of refugees reside outside camps.  Their socio-economic inclusion with regards to access to labor and income is still insufficient and... read more
Oct 17, 2017 / Program
Rationale   After six years of Syrian conflict, local governments hosting refugees are facing a number of challenges for securing the welfare of both their host and refugee communities. They are feeling the need to alleviate the existing pressure on and to reduce unemployment and competition over... 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
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
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

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