Metropolitan Workshops 2020: From Projects to Action
Dec 09, 2019 / Highlight
The Mediterranean is now more than ever, facing major challenges created by its urban transformation, its integration into globalization, its ecological transition, its social and territorial cohesion or even the massification of its flows, and more especially migratory flows.
Territorial planning has shown its limits, particularly...
Fourth Mediterranean Water Heroes Contest on “Water and Climate Change”
Oct 30, 2019 / Highlight
Every year, World Water Day draws the world’s attention to key global water issues. World Water Day 2020 will focus on Water and Climate Change. Youth has an important role to play in working towards regional water security and increased water awareness. Young people are involved in innovative water-related projects and research around the...
Territorial Resilience to Climate Change
Sep 26, 2019 / Program
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Territorial resilience to climate change (TRCC), both mitigation and adaptation, refers to “the capacity of individuals, communities, institutions, businesses, and systems within a territory to survive, adapt, and grow, no matter what kinds of climatic and environmental chronic stresses and acute shocks they...
Water & Collaboration Know No Boundaries: Two MedYWat Members Win 100.000 Euro Grant for Joint Project
Sep 05, 2019 / Blog entry
Ghadeer Arafeh and Faissal Aziz, two members of the Mediterranean Youth for Water (MedYWat), won a research grant of 100.000 euros from the IHE Delft Institute for Water Education for their project on “MENARA: Assessment of Wastewater Treatment Technologies and Promotion of Smart Irrigation Systems in the MENA Region Using an Eco-Friendly Gum.”
[Brochure] The Mediterranean Youth for Water Network (MedYWat)
"Clean Energy for all Europeans" Package: Implications and Opportunities for the Mediterranean
Aug 12, 2019 / Library
In this briefing on the legislative package "Clean Energy for all Europeans" - CE4ALL, we explore various options for the Southern and Eastern Mediterranean countries to cooperate with European Union Member States. The focus of cooperation options is in the area of deploying renewable energy sources, interconnections and electricity market...
World Water Week 2019 Water for Society – Including all
Aug 09, 2019 / Highlight
MENA FOCUS - Mediterranean Youth Unites Around Water
The MENA Focus is the Water Week’s Regional Days dedicated to the Middle East and North Africa that were introduced in 2016 and coordinated ever since by GWP-Med. Being part of the MENA Focus, the showcase will discuss the context, objectives and activities of the joint...
Managing Urban Forced Displacement to Build Resilient Communities
Jul 03, 2019 / Blog entry
Globally, around 68.5 million people have fled their homes from conflict or persecution either as refugees, internally displaced persons, or asylum seekers. Contrary to what some may think, most of the displaced people don’t live in camps. In fact, it’s estimated that about 60%–80% of the world’s forcibly displaced population lives in urban areas...
[Summit of the Two Shores/Forum of the Mediterranean] Promoting Human, Economic and Sustainable Development in the Region
Jun 20, 2019 / Program
Background & Context
The Summit of the Two Shores, an initiative of French President Emmanuel Macron took place in Marseille on 24 June 2019. Building on unprecedented consultations with Mediterranean civil society, this event aims to boost cooperation between countries in the Western Mediterranean by implementing projects that support human,...
Palermo Conference Brochure
Summit of the Two Shores of the Mediterranean - Forum on Environment and Sustainable Development
May 09, 2019 / Highlight
Strategies Towards More Sustainable Food Systems in the Mediterranean Region
Background & Context: Summit of the Two Shores of the Mediterranean
On 27th August 2018, French President Emmanuel Macron announced a Mediterranean summit penciled for 23rd and 24th June 2019 in Marseille, France: the Summit of the Two Shores of the Western...
Palermo Book of Abstracts
[Second Edition] She too is a #WaterHero
Apr 24, 2019 / Blog entry
For so long women have represented the symbol of resilience. In the water sector they are no different. In the Middle East and North Africa, the world’s most water-stressed region, women are playing their part in protecting water and fighting water scarcity.
This project was initiated during the CMI's World Water Day Youth Workshop: Nature-based...
[Summit of the Two Shores - Youth, Education & Mobility Forum] CMI Advocates for a New Narrative on Education, Employability and Mobility
Apr 23, 2019 / Highlight
Background & Context
On 27th August 2018, French President Emmanuel Macron announced a Mediterranean summit penciled for 23rd and 24th June 2019 in Marseille, France: the Summit of the Two Shores of the Western Mediterranean. This high-level meeting will bring together Heads of State/Governments from the 5+5 Western Mediterranean Dialogue...
Urban Resilience to Regional Transboundary Sand and Dust Storms - Abdullah AlEnezi and Ali AlHemoud
The Middle East and North Africa Cannot Miss The Fourth Industrial Revolution
Mar 25, 2019 / Blog entry
The traditional route of industrialization for developing countries may no longer be available for the Middle East and North Africa (MENA) region. This should not be a source of regret, as the aspirations of the region’s young and well-educated population extend far beyond auto assembly lines. Furthermore, the repetitive work of an assembly line...
[Agenda] Young Mediterranean Water Heroes: Water and Migration
CMI’s 10th Annual Meeting: Reflections, Results & New Ideas
Mar 13, 2019 / Highlight
Paris, France, 23 January: The tenth Annual Meeting gathering members and partners of the CMI and chaired by Ferid Belhaj, World Bank Vice President for the MENA region, was held with high-level participation from the Center’s country members as well as its partner organizations. With the CMI entering its 10th year, the meeting was of strategic...
Young Mediterranean Water Heroes: Water and Migration
Feb 06, 2019 / Highlight
CMI World Water Day 2019 Regional Youth Workshop, 25-28 March 2019 (Marrakesh, Morocco)
Every year, World Water Day draws the world’s attention to key water challenges. World Water Day 2019 focused on “Leaving No One Behind - Water and Migration”, or how to provide safe water and sanitation for all by 2030, including the most...
UN Habitat Commits to Implementing the Global Compact on Migration
Dec 12, 2018 / Highlight
On the back drop of the Intergovernmental Conference to adopt the Global Compact for Migration for Safe, Orderly and Regular Migration, UN-Habitat contributed to the 5th Mayoral Forum Mayoral Forum on Human Mobility, Migration and Development and organized a side event alongside the Intergovernmental Conference. Together with partners from the...
Territorial and City Development in the Mediterranean - Newsletter #4 (EN/FR/AR)
[Youth Debate] Youth and Mobility in the Mediterranean!
Nov 07, 2018 / Highlight
This event is open to the public and entrance is free, so don't hesitate to join us!
46.5% of the total population in the Middle East and North Africa (MENA) region is under the age of 25 making it one most youthful regions worldwide.
However, about 30% of the youth population is currently unemployed. Youth unemployment has...
CMI Mediterranean Water Heroes Contest around World Water Day 2019 on Water and Migration
Oct 30, 2018 / Highlight
Every year, World Water Day draws the world’s attention to key global water issues. World Water Day 2019 will focus on Water and Migration. Youth has an important role to play in working towards regional water security and increased water awareness. Young people are involved in innovative water-related projects and research around the...
[Regional Conference] Women, Water & Youth: Perspectives from the MENA Region
Sep 27, 2018 / Highlight
The Mediterranean region is the most water scarce region in the world and one of the most vulnerable to climate change and extreme weather events. Combating water scarcity in order to reduce environmental damage effects could be conducive to job creation and entrepreneurship, particularly among Mediterranean youth and women, with...
MedYWat Mid-Term Integrated Training
Sep 17, 2018 / Highlight
From 17th to 19th September, the Center for Mediterranean Integration will organize an integrated training for the CMI-managed Mediterranean Youth for Water (MedYWat) Coordination group in Bari, Italy. The group will also participate in the second edition of the CIHEAM Mediterranean Forum “Research and Innovation as Tools for Sustainable...
Water Management in Fragile Systems: Building Resilience to Shocks and Protracted Crises in The Middle East and North Africa
Sep 05, 2018 / Library
Water scarcity is pervasive throughout the Middle East and North Africa and getting worse. Even before the recent political turmoil, several countries in the Middle East and North Africa were struggling to manage their water resources sustainably and to expand water supply and sanitation services efficiently. Now conflict has combined with weak...
Territorial and City Development in the Mediterranean - Newsletter #3 (EN/FR/AR)
[Round Table] The Mediterranean at the Forefront of the Energy Transition
May 03, 2018 / Highlight
Aimed at enabling the EU to deliver on its Paris Agreement commitments and at implementing the Energy Union, the 'Clean Energy for All Europeans' (CE4ALL) Package has three main goals: putting energy efficiency first, achieving global leadership in renewable energies and providing a fair deal for consumers. By achieving these aims, the...
EU CLEAN ENERGY FOR ALL PACKAGE AND MEDITERRANEAN ELECTRICITY MARKET INTEGRATION