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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
Oct 19, 2016 / Program
Context and Rationale Following the exchanges from the Peer to Peer learning workshop “Mediterranean Municipalities at the Forefront of the Refugee Crisis” which took place in Amman May 30... read more
Oct 06, 2016 / Program
A webinar will be provided, if you would like to participate register here and will get back to you with our availabilities.   Context and Rationale   Following the exchanges during the Peer to Peer learning workshop “... read more
May 19, 2016 / Program
[Summary Report] UCLG MEWA Congress and Peer-learning Visit of Mashreq Mayors to Gaziantep Municipality Between the 19th to the 21st of April, 2016 the United Cities and Local Governments, Middle East and West Asia Section (UCLG-MEWA) organized its annual congress in Gaziantep, Turkey, with the... read more
May 02, 2016 / Program
Lead Organizations Event organized by the Center for Mediterranean Integration (CMI), the World Bank Group, and support by other partners (IRC, GIZ, UCLG-MEWA).   Context Municipalities in the Mediterranean are at the forefront in providing assistance to migrants and refugees. While 60% of... read more