Syrian Refugees and The Schooling Challenge
Oct 29, 2018 / Blog entry
In 2017, the U.N. refugee agency, UNHCR, estimated that globally 68.5 million people had been forcefully displaced—the worst such crisis since World War II. Of these, 40 million were internally displaced peoples (IDPs), 25.4 million were refugees, and 3.1 million were asylum seekers. Over half were minors and over half of those minors were out of...
How Can Transit Data Make Mobility Easier?
Oct 15, 2018 / Blog entry
Credits: Transport for Cairo
Urban life is becoming ever more complex with high densities, growing population and ever-expanding urban sprawl. These factors represent a higher demand for mobility, where conventional ways of transport do not guarantee a sustainable future and may not necessarily cope with growing mobility demand. For so many...
[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...
She too is a #WaterHero
Sep 13, 2018 / Library
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.
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...
HMLN Annual Event Call 4P Rules
[HMLN 3rd Annual Peer-to-Peer Workshop] Local Economic Development in Host Communities
Jul 30, 2018 / Highlight
Since 2016, the Mediterranean Host Municipalities Learning Network (HMLN) provides a platform for peer-to-peer learning and collaboration for local governments hosting refugees in the Middle East and Turkey facilitated by the Center for Mediterranean Integration (CMI). The HMLN contributes to improving members’ capacities for ensuring the...
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
She too is a #WaterHero
Apr 16, 2018 / 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-...
[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...
Designing a Water Retention Landscape: Basic Concepts and Approaches
[Workshop] EU Clean Energy Package and Mediterranean Electricity Market Integration
Mar 14, 2018 / Highlight
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. The purpose of the Forum is to raise awareness about the benefits of Mediterranean...
[Concept Note and Agenda] EU Clean Energy Package and Mediterranean Electricity Market Integration
Territorial and City Development in the Mediterranean - Newsletter #2 (EN/FR/AR)
[Draft Agenda] Strategic Planning for Local Economic Development in Host Communities” -Regional Capacity Building Capacity-Building Peer Learning Workshop of the Mediterranean Host Municipalities Learning Network
CMI Newsletter #38 | Feb 2018
“Strategic Planning for Local Economic Development in Host Communities” - Regional Capacity Building Workshop of the Mediterranean Host Municipalities Learning Network
Feb 23, 2018 / Highlight
In the context of the Mediterranean Host Municipalities Learning Network (HMLN), the CMI organized a capacity building workshop on “Strategic Planning for Local Economic Development in Host Communities”, targeted at local government representatives, local economic development practitioners and experts.
The workshop took place on March...
[Agenda] World Water Day 2018 Youth Workshop
World Water Day Youth Workshop: Nature-based Solutions for a Water Secure Mediterranean
Feb 13, 2018 / Highlight
Every year, World Water Day draws the world’s attention to key water challenges. World Water Day 2018 focuses on “Nature for Water” to raise awareness on Nature-based Solutions for Water (NbS) in the Mediterranean. NbS are defined as “… actions to protect, sustainably manage and restore natural or modified ecosystems, that address...
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...
Strategies for Local Economic Development in Forced Displacement Contexts' Agenda
[Webinar] Strategies for Local Economic Development in Forced Displacement Contexts
Feb 07, 2018 / Highlight
Context and Rationale
Forced displacement is among the most pressing challenges in the Eastern Mediterranean region. As after six years of Syrian conflict, 92% of refugees reside outside camps. Their socio-economic inclusion with regards to access to labor and income is still insufficient and may limit their contributions to host economies as...
CMI Mediterranean Refugees and Host Communities Program
CMI Newsletter #37 | Dec 2017 / Jan 2018
Overview on Water Demand Management Economics
Feb 06, 2018 / Library
The Slideshow samirizes the current thinking of the CMI's "Water Demand Mangement" Program as to the economic instruments of WMD
Cities of Refuge in the Middle East: Bringing an Urban Lens to the Forced Displacement Challenge
Jan 23, 2018 / Library
Based on the policy note by the World Bank “Cities of Refuge in the Middle East : Bringing an Urban Lens to the Forced Displacement Challenge”. This policy note aims to advance our understanding of urban forced displacement, induced by conflict, by looking at the issue from the perspective of receiving towns and cities. It explores why we need a...