Mediterranean Forum on Electricity and Climate Change
Nov 29, 2016 / Program
Countries of the Southern and Eastern Mediterranean.
CMI and World Bank.
The Mediterranean region is one of the most vulnerable regions to climate change and will increasingly be exposed to extreme climate events.
The region can play a major role in climate change mitigation, given its...
Education, Innovation, Employability
Nov 29, 2016 / Program
Countries of the southern Mediterranean.
AFD; CMI; EIB; Islamic Development Bank (IsDB); Union for the Mediterranean (UfM); and the World Bank.
The quality of education remains the number one challenge to building inclusive Arab societies that are cohesive and stable. The pattern is...
Urban Development and Territorial Cohesion
Nov 29, 2016 / Program
Countries of Southern and Northern Mediterranean.
The Center for Mediterranean Integration in partnership with AFD, Agence des Villes et Territoires Méditerranéens Durables (Avitem), CDC, Cities Alliance, CODATU, GIZ, EIB, MedCities, World Bank, United Cities and Local Governments (UCLG), UCLG-MEWA.
Regional Water Security Initiative
Promoting Sustainable Agricultural Water Management Policies in The Mediterranean Region
Agenda: Regional Mediterranean Workshop on Desalination, Non Revenue Water Reduction and Public-Private Partnership under Water Scarcity
Regional Mediterranean Workshop on Desalination, Non Revenue Water Reduction and Public-Private Partnership under Water Scarcity
Nov 17, 2016 / Highlight
Context and Rationale
Currently almost a quarter of humanity live in countries of physical water scarcity, and this number may double in the next two decades. The challenge is particularly acute in the Mediterranean region, which is both the most water scarce region in the world and one of the most urbanized.
Faced with dwindling resources and...
Regional Knowledge Program on Water
Oct 20, 2016 / Program
Center for Mediterranean Integration
Agence Française de Développement
Deutsche Gesellschaft fuer Internationale Zusammenarbeit (GIZ)
European Investment Bank
International Center for Advanced Mediterranean Agronomic Studies (CIHEAM)
Union for the Mediterranean
Education Reform to Create Entrepreneurs
Oct 10, 2016 / Blog entry
The demographic clock is ticking on both sides of the Mediterranean – from an aging workforce on one end to a workforce surplus on the other. Yet whatever the demographic dynamics, the Mediterranean space is facing an incredible challenge: providing a safe, buoyant and prosperous future for its youth which would benefit its societies, their...
Arab World Start-ups Need Partners, Pathways, and Talent to Access Markets
Sep 26, 2016 / Blog entry
Market access is critical to the growth of start-ups in the Middle East and North Africa(MENA). Start-ups seeking to scale up their operations need to think in terms of regional, rather than solely national, growth strategies from day one. However, maneuvering themselves into new countries is a complex process, and one that hinges on finding the...
Management of Groundwater Resources as Common Goods
Sep 26, 2016 / Library
Synthesis report including i) a presentation of the theoretical background of common-pool resources management and the main instruments available, with emphasis on decentralized, local-level solutions as elaborated by Elinor Ostrom (Nobel Prize 2009) and her followers, and ii) a series of groundwater management case studies from Northern and...
Digital Technologies for Economic Development in the Mediterranean
Sep 26, 2016 / MDF
Starts: Nov 4, 2016 Ends: Nov 4, 2016
Location: Villa Méditerranée, Marseille, France
A multi-partner dialogue to try to answer the following questions: What is the impact of digital technologies on economic development? How can digital technologies provide solutions to operational improvements to promote growth, employment and fight...
Young, Loud and Clear
Jul 20, 2016 / Library
In the Middle East and North Africa (MENA), being young is a superpower. It is the youth who have started revolutions, led their countries to freedom and made history. In this set of videos, ten of the region’s most aspiring youth speak about their generation’s achievements, challenges, dreams and legacy.
You may also wish to watch the full...
[Conference] MEDCOP22: Energy Transition and Mediterranean Integration
Jul 12, 2016 / Highlight
World Bank, Mediterranean Observatory of Energy (OME), Mediterranean Association of the National Agencies for Energy Conservation (MEDENER)
Given its geographic position, the Mediterranean region plays a key role in the implementation of the Paris Agreement, as we move on from Conference of Parties 21 (...
The Paradox of Higher Education in MENA
Jun 30, 2016 / Blog entry
This blog originally appeared in Future Development.
Note: This is an English version of my keynote speech given at the recent MENA conference on “Paradigm Shifts in Tertiary Education” in Algiers on May 30-June 2.
The Middle East and North Africa (MENA) was the cradle of higher education. The three oldest, still-functioning...
Sustainable Urban Transport - Middle East and North Africa - Issue #1
Jun 22, 2016 / Library
First Webinar organized by the Community of Practice for Sustainable Urban Transport : How to implement a mass transport project?
Monday, July 18, 2016
Rabat 10:00 / 11:00 Algiers, Tunis / Paris 12:00 / 13h00 Beirut
The implementation of mass transit projects includes difficult challenges for many southern cities in the Mediterranean. With...
Community of Practice on Sustainable Urban Transport
Jun 22, 2016 / Program
Algeria, Egypt, Jordan, Lebanon, Morocco, Tunisia, Turkey, West Bank and Gaza, and also Libya, Syria and other MENA countries
Agence Française de Développement (AFD)
CODATU (Cooperation for Urban Mobility in the Developing World)
CEREMA (Center for Studies and Expertise on Risks,...
Urban Transport in the Mediterranean Region Guidance and Recommendations
Mediterranean Climate Change Adaptation Award
Jun 14, 2016 / Highlight
The ADEME, with the support of its Mediterranean partners, launched a competition to promote personal actions and encourage stakeholders in the Mediterranean to adapt to climate change impacts. This competition is addressed to public actors (in particular to regional authority and universities) and to NGO, associated to local public actors, for...
Mainstreaming Environment on Demand
May 11, 2016 / Blog entry
Plan Bleu, one of CMI’s partners, has recently finalized the Regional governance and knowledge generation project (ReGoKo), on behalf of Egypt, Lebanon, Morocco, Tunisia and Palestine. Running from January 2012 to October 2015, the GEF-funded initiative fostered the integration of environmental issues into sectoral and development policies of...
Morocco Migration Profile
Les Migrants de Retour au Maroc
Impact de la Migration Internationale sur le Développement au Maroc
Economic Development and Employment - Shaping Migration
Migration Initiatives 2015 - Middle East and North Africa
World Bank Visual: Why MENA needs a New Social Contract
Water Management: Jobs for the Future? Testimonies from the MENA Region
Mar 23, 2016 / Blog entry
The needs for investment in the water sector are considerable in the Mediterranean region. Water demand - driven by urbanization, the development of tourism, irrigated agriculture and industrialization - is growing rapidly. The water sector should also be able to respond promptly to the various natural and human crises that could arise: droughts...
Monitoring and Evaluating Employment and Vocational Training Programs
Mar 17, 2016 / Highlight
The World Bank, the French Development Agency and the Center for Mediterranean Integration organized a regional knowledge sharing and capacity building workshop on Monitoring and Evaluation (M&E) of employment and Technical and Vocational Training (TVET) programs.
The workshop, which was officially launched by the Moroccan Minister of...
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