Emanuela Menichetti, Mediterranean Energy Observatory (OME) – Support Schemes in the South and East Mediterranean Countries
Mario Mansour, International Monetary Fund (IMF)- Taxation and the Environment in MENA
Mario Ragwitz, Fraunhofer-Institute for Systems and Innovation Research (ISI) – The Evolution Toward Market Mechanisms Such As Auctions in the European Union Under the New RES Directive
Waleed Alsuraih, World Bank - Role of Regional Trade in Supporting scale-up RES
Kurt Van Dender, Organisation for Economic Co-Operation and Development (OECD) - Tax Policy Aspects of Decarbonisation
Gabriela Mundaca, World Bank - Energy Subsidies, Economic Growth, and CO2 Emissions
Moheb Malak, Ministry of Finance, Egypt - Fiscal Reforms for a Low Carbon Energy Transition
Paolo Verme, World Bank - The Quest for Subsidies Reforms in the Middle East and North Africa Region (2010-2014)
Thomas Flochel, World Bank - Energy Subsidies in Mediterranean Developing Countries and their Reform
Empowering Women in Rural and Agricultural Areas
Oct 16, 2018 / Highlight
Gender Equality is key for development in the Middle East and North Africa. Countries must bridge gender gaps to achieve their full potential. CMI Manager, Blanca Moreno-Dodson, shared the CMI’s vision for guaranteeing female inclusion in all sectors at the fourth High-Level Conference on Women’s Empowerment entitled, "Women Build Inclusive...
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] Mediterranean of the Future - Act 2: Youth & Innovation First!
Oct 15, 2018 / Highlight
[Workshop] Youth as Drivers for Change in the Mediterranean
Young people from the Mediterranean face a threefold exclusion on the economic, social and political levels, preventing them from achieving fulfillment in the working life and in the public sphere.
300 million young people will enter the labor market in the Middle East...
Turning Labor Mobility into a Win-Win Deal – Young Moroccan Professionals Make it to The German Tourism Job Market
Oct 10, 2018 / Blog entry
[Workshop] Fiscal Reforms for Low Carbon Growth in the Mediterranean
Oct 08, 2018 / Highlight
In December 2017, participants at the One Planet Summit cautioned that “we are losing the battle” on climate change and we are “nowhere near” being able to contain rising temperatures to between 1.5°C to 2°C.
Altering the trajectory of carbon emissions will require operationalizing the Paris Accord’s Nationally Determined...
The Economic Miracle of Women
Oct 08, 2018 / Library
Gender Equality is key for development in the Middle East and North Africa. Countries must bridge gender gaps to achieve their full potential. CMI Manager, Blanca Moreno-Dodson, shares the CMI’s vision for guaranteeing female inclusion in all sectors and introduces the stories of some of the most impressive women in the region who are...
CMI Manager: Host Municipalities’ Access to Private Capital is Key
Oct 03, 2018 / Library
In the context of the World Alliance of Cities Against Poverty (WACAP) Conference on Cities and Migration, CMI Manager Blanca Moreno-Dodson discusses municipal finance for migrant integration and how can the diaspora play a role in local development.
CMI: Pour avoir un impact, l’approche régionale est essentielle
Oct 01, 2018 / Library
“Certains sujets ne peuvent être résolus que par des actions de politiques publiques régionales […], il faut travailler ensemble”, affirme Giulia Marchesini, senior partnership officer au Centre pour l'intégration en Méditerranée (CMI), interrogée par Acteurs Publics TV dans le cadre du congrès de Régions de France, à Marseille, jeudi 27 septembre...
[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...
Mediterranean Refugees and Migrants Newsletter - Issue 13
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.
Municipalities Exchange Knowledge on Hosting Refugees
Sep 12, 2018 / Blog entry
This article is based on interviews conducted during the CMI Training Workshop on Strategic Planning for Local Economic Development in Forced Displacement Contexts; Amman, Jordan; March 19-23, 2018.
Since 2016, local government representatives and members of the CMI-managed Host Municipalities Learning Network (HLMN) meet face-to-face or online...
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...
[Agenda] Women, Water and Youth: Perspectives from the MENA Region
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...
HMLN Annual Event Call 4P Rules
An Economic Approach to Water Demand Management in the Mediterranean
[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...
Summary Report - Economic Instruments for Water Demand Management in the Mediterranean
CMI Newsletter #41 | May/June 2018