Female, Lebanese and Semi-Emancipated: My Views
Mar 14, 2017 / Blog entry
In the misleading influx of media images contrasting “eastern submissive women” – i.e. child marriages, forced marriages, forced hijab, female genital mutilation etc. – and of “western free and progressive women” – i.e. female politicians, single mothers, free sexual orientation, abortion rights etc. – this blog post does not wish to add another...
The Syrian Refugee Crisis in Lebanon: Empowering Youth to Serve as Agents of Change
Mar 13, 2017 / Blog entry
There was silence in the room. No one seemed to want to speak up. I asked again: “what are the most important challenges that you face every day?” Suba, a young woman in her early 20s living in Tripoli, one of the regions with the highest poverty levels and concentration of Syrian refugees in Lebanon, finally raised her hand and said: “We are...
[Agenda] Youth Innovating with Wastewater for a Sustainable Mediterranean
SAHWA National Case Studies
Mar 07, 2017 / Library
In line with SAHWA’s methodology -based on a mixed method- these National Case Studies (NCS) summarise the main findings coming from the Ethnographic Fieldwork and SAHWA Youth Survey with a focus on the national level (Algeria, Egypt, Lebanon, Morocco, Tunisia). Basically, every National Case Studies are structured following the clusters...
Youth Innovating with Wastewater for a Sustainable Mediterranean
Mar 06, 2017 / Highlight
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 the region, notably climate change and...
Working Amid Fragility: Delivering Results in Essential Services in Palestine
Feb 27, 2017 / Blog entry
As far back as 320 BC, the Ancient Greeks made laws forbidding people to throw away their waste or leave it to accumulate in unpaved streets and roadways. They realized that dumping household garbage and the improper incineration of solid waste were making pollution worse and jeopardizing public health—just as, today in Palestine, the burning and...
Municipalities in Jordan and Turkey look to Palestinian Example of Waste Disposal
Feb 27, 2017 / Blog entry
Since the Syrian crisis began almost six years ago, Jordanian and Turkish mayors have faced the challenge of how to manage the impact of Syrian refugees on their municipalities? In host municipalities, population increase has had a huge impact on infrastructure and the delivery of public services.
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Economic Challenges in the MENA Region: MENA Chief Economist Interview
Feb 20, 2017 / Library
Shanta Devarajan, chief economist of the World Bank’s Middle East and North Africa Region, joins host Paul Salem to discuss economic challenges facing Egypt and crisis areas in the region, how the World Bank is adapting its approach to handle ongoing conflicts, and where there may be signs for optimism looking to the future for regional economies.
[Summary] Host Municipalities Network Webinar PPPs and New Technologies in Solid Waste Management
Analysis of Youth Approaches in the MENA Region: Challenges and Opportunities of Youth Participation
24/7 Water Supply in Beirut: Fantasy or Reality?
Feb 08, 2017 / Blog entry
Lebanon is a small country with a ridge of limestone mountains close to its coast. Most of its fresh water is stored in mountain snowcaps or in the ground, the rest of it washing through cracks and caverns into the sea, feeding the thousands of wells that supply water to the capital of Beirut and its surrounding areas along the way.
The ILO Response to the Syrian Refugee Crisis
Mixed Migration Hub Trend Bulletin May 2016
The IOM Regional Response to the Refugee Crisis
Lebanon Host Communities Support Project
Social Cohestion between Syrian Refugees and Urban Host Communities in Lebanon and Jordan
Policy Brief: Engaging Municipalities in the Response to the Syrian Refugee Crisis in Lebanon
Municipal Guide: Successful Municipal Strategies to Respond to the Syria Refugee Crisis
Psychosocial Support in Crisis and Conflict Settings
Improving the Nutrition of Syrian Refugees and Host Communities through Garden Walls
The Impact of the Lebanese State's Policies on Syrian Refugees' Daily Lives
The Long Term Challenges of Forced Migration in Lebanon, Jordan and Iraq
Migration and Development: A Role for the World Bank Group
The Economic Impact of Conflicts and the Refugee Crisis in the Middle East and North Africa
Transitions vers l’âge adulte et attentes des jeunes
Jan 31, 2017 / Library
Dans les pays de la Méditerranée, malgré l’élévation rapide du niveau d’études des jeunes, l’insertion sociale d’une fraction de la jeunesse est longue et difficile. Or, pour appuyer l’action en faveur des jeunes, il parait indispensable de bien connaître leur situation, mais aussi leurs attentes. C’est l’objectif de l’enquête pilote de l’Office...
Arab Human Development Report 2016
Jan 31, 2017 / Library
Sixth in the series, Arab Human Development Report (AHDR) 2016: Youth and the Prospects for Human Development in a Changing Reality examines challenges and opportunities facing youth in the region, especially since the transformative changes that had swept across many Arab countries in 2011.
Forcibly Displaced : Toward a Development Approach Supporting Refugees, the Internally Displaced, and Their Hosts
A Future in The Balance How the Conflict in Syria Is Impacting on the Needs, Concerns and Aspirations of Young People Across the Middle East
Finding Economic Opportunity in the City Lessons from IRC's Cash and Livelihoods Programmes in Cities within Lebanon and Jordan