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Sep 28, 2017 / Program
Rational    Water has always posed great challenges for the Middle East and North Africa. With rapid growth, regional instability, and climate change, these challenges are more pressing than ever. This report describes how the region’s current water challenges go far beyond age-old constraints of... read more
Sep 26, 2017 / Program
Overview   Education for Competitiveness (E4C) is an initiative designed to support countries in strengthening their education and training systems for improved outcomes, including higher productivity, growth, social cohesion and inclusion. E4C adopts a regional approach that responds to MENA... read more
Jul 24, 2017 / Program
Rationale   The “Syrian Diaspora Business Forum”, held in Eschborn, Germany on February 2017 and organized by the World Bank in cooperation with CMI and other development partners, convened more than 100 regional... read more
Jul 02, 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 unemployment rate among youth and the lowest participation of... read more
Jun 28, 2017 / Program
LES INSCRIPTIONS SONT OUVERTES! Programme de Renforcement de Capacité des Décideurs de la Planification des Transports Urbains     Objectifs du programme   La prochaine session de formation francophone du programme de « Renforcement de capacité des décideurs de la planification des transports... read more
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 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
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, international organisations, regulators and electricity companies, and organised a first regional workshop... 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

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