Urban Resilience to Regional Transboundary Sand and Dust Storms - Abdullah AlEnezi and Ali AlHemoud
Managing Urban Forced Displacement to Build Resilient Communities
Jan 22, 2019 / Library
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...
Mediterra: Migration and Inclusive Rural Development in the Mediterranean
Jan 21, 2019 / Highlight
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 Inclusive Development in the Mediterranean”. Every two years, Mediterra gives the floor to experts and partner institutions to better understand the...
Mobilization of Syrian investors and the private sector to boost local economic development in refugee hosting municipalities
Enabling Business Environment and Private Sector Mobilization: Armenia, Yerevan Municipality; Economic Programs for Refugees
Jan 21, 2019 / Blog entry
Yerevan Municipality implements economic programs aimed at enabling the business environment through the economic integration of Syrian businessmen in the local context, together with social activities for housing of refugees and education programs for young Syrians.
Lead Authority or Organization: Yerevan Municipality
Area: Yerevan, Republic...
Development Response to Displacement Impacts Project (DRDIP): Local Economic Development (LED) Experiences from the Horn of Africa Context
Perilous Crossings: A Comparative Look at Risk for Immigration in the United States and Europe
Jan 07, 2019 / Highlight
Background & Context
Along the continuum of the immigrant experience – is the underlying theme taken up by four scholars from different academic perspectives in this comparative conference. Human migration has always been an uncertain endeavor, leaving behind friends, family and familiar territory for a chance at a better life. In recent...
Attracting Foreign Investments in Refugee-Owned Business
Building a Favorable Regulatory Environment, John Speakman
LED Compendium Presentation, Gilda Borriello
Towards Competitive Cities in Forced Displacement Contexts, Ashutosh Raina
LED in Host Communities, Concept Note & Agenda
LED Thematic Survey Results
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...
Mediterranean Growth Initiative and CMI Seal Partnership
Nov 22, 2018 / Highlight
The Founder of the Mediterranean Growth Initiative (MGI), Cleopatra Kitti, and the Manager of the Center for Mediterranean Integration (CMI), Blanca Moreno-Dodson, signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) to develop and undertake collaborative activities to foster the cooperation among the countries of the Mediterranean.
The Center for...
The Mediterranean Host Municipalities Learning Network (HMLN): Championing Local Economic Development Since 2016
Nov 15, 2018 / Library
The Mediterranean Host Municipalities Learning Network (HMLN) is an intiative by the Center for Mediterranean Integration (CMI) as an attempt to respond to the refugees crisis in the Middle East. Established back in 2016, the HMLN counts now 5 countries, 117+ local governments, 265+ members, 60+ institutional and local partners. It aims at...
[Compendium] Experiences in Hosting Refugees: Local Economic Development in Host Communities
Une synergie pour un plus grand impact : Pour leur 10ème anniversaire l’Union pour la Méditerranée et le Centre pour l’Intégration en Méditerranée scellent un partenariat pour le développement en Méditerranée
[Spanish] Una sinergia para un mayor impacto: Para su 10º aniversario, la Unión por el Mediterráneo y el Centro para la Integración en el Mediterráneo sellan una colaboración para el desarrollo en la región
التضافر من أجل إحداث التأثير: احتفاءً بالذكرى السنوية العاشرة، الاتحاد من أجل المتوسط ومركز التكامل المتوسطي يرسخان شراكتهما من أجل التنمية في منطقة البحر الأبيض المتوسط
UFM and CMI Seal Partnership
Nov 13, 2018 / Highlight
Marseille, France, 13 November 2018 – The Center for Mediterranean Integration (CMI), and the Union for the Mediterranean (UfM) signed a 3-year Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) marking the launch of a new collaboration agreement between the two organizations. The parties will cooperate on promoting development and integration in the Euro-...
Global Citizenship Education and the Rise of Nationalist Perspectives: Reflections and Possible Ways Forward
Aug 30, 2018 / Library
This paper by the United Nation Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization addresses violent and exclusionary forms of nationalism through the prism of Global Citizenship Education.
The University for Refugees: a Successful Model of Integration
Aug 23, 2018 / Blog entry
In a globalized and interconnected world, characterized by a technological revolution affecting all countries, and by a landmark event, involving Europe above all, which is linked to the largest migration in the history of mankind, the Universities must discover a new mission, a new role and a new function.
The problem of forced migrations...
[Regional Workshop] Integrating University and Private Sector Development: The Role of STP’s
Jun 28, 2018 / Highlight
Context and Theme
In a joint effort to promote a knowledge-based economy in the Middle East and North Africa (MENA), the European Investment Bank (EIB), through the Centre for Mediterranean Integration (CMI), and the Islamic Educational Scientific and Cultural Organization (ISESCO) organized, in cooperation with a local consortium...
[Training Workshop] "Monitoring, Statistics, Indicator Building and Data Analysis for Members of the Libyan Observatory of Science, Technology and Innovation Indicators"
Jun 28, 2018 / Highlight
Context & Theme
Emanating from the wish of ALESCO to build and reinforce Arab capacity and expertise with regards to scientific observatories, 12 Members of the “Libyan Observatory of Science, Technology and Innovation Indicators" attended a training workshop in Tunisia.
The four days training was entitled “Monitoring, Statistics...
[HMLN Webinar] Stakeholder Identification for Successful LED Planning
Apr 12, 2018 / Highlight
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 get together, and a specific session will be devoted...
Territorial and City Development in the Mediterranean - Newsletter #2 (EN/FR/AR)
9th World Urban Forum – Side Event: Migration, Displacement and Inclusive Cities: Challenges and Opportunities for Local Governments in the Arab Region
Feb 10, 2018 / Highlight
People have been increasingly moving into cities, voluntarily seeking new economic opportunities or escaping forcibly from mounting political conflicts or unprecedented natural disasters. Associated with this development is the overwhelming demand for affordable urban housing, adequate jobs, quality health care, education...