Multi-Soil-Layering Technology: A New Natural Solution for Domestic Wastewater Treatment and Reuse
CMI Newsletter #39 | Mar 2018
Violent Extremism and Development
Mar 27, 2018 / Blog entry
Violent extremism and development are inextricably linked. Violent extremism is a major obstacle in the path of development, so understanding and preventing it becomes a high priority for development actors. What’s more, since the right development policies can help address the root causes of violent extremism, we are faced with...
[Concept Note and Agenda] EU Clean Energy Package and Mediterranean Electricity Market Integration
[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...
Mediterranean Refugees and Migrants Newsletter - Issue 11
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...
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 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
Cycle Economique: The Power of Dialogue in the Face of Mediterranean Pressing Issues
Feb 05, 2018 / Highlight
The cycle économique discussion series is the result of a consensus between intellectuals from the two shores of the Mediterranean on the need for dialogue regarding the pressing issues faced by the whole region. It consists in a working group that engages in a series of meetings, over an extended period of time. The group discusses...
CMI’s 9th Annual Meeting: Members and Partners Discuss next Phase
Jan 31, 2018 / Highlight
The ninth Annual Meeting gathering members and partners of the CMI chaired by Hafez Ghanem, World Bank Vice President for the MENA region, was held with high-level participation from its country members as well as its partner organizations. The meeting was pivotal as it consisted of discussions about the Center’s next phase (2018-2023).
Ideas for Action Youth Contest
Jan 26, 2018 / Highlight
Are you between 18-35- years-old?
Are you struggling with a daily problem?
Do you have an idea to solve this problem, support the development of your country and advance your society?
Do you have at least one friend who shares your idea and your dream?
If your answer is “YES” to all four questions, be positive and participate in one of the...
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...
9th World Urban Forum - Agenda
Cities of Refuge: Bringing an Urban Lens to the Forced Displacement Challenge
Jan 22, 2018 / Blog entry
The Syrian conflict has reached the grim milestone of becoming the largest displacement crisis since World War II, with over half of the country’s pre-war population having left their homes since 2011—a particularly sobering statistic as we observe International Migrants Day on December 18, 2017 today.
Continue reading this article on the World...
UNIMED Petition for a Mediterranean Erasmus Generation
Jan 22, 2018 / Highlight
This year the Erasmus Programme is celebrating its 30th anniversary. The Erasmus Programme has helped millions of young people and education professionals to travel abroad, study, and gain experience and skills. It has completely transformed European universities as well as European society. As Italian writer Umberto Eco said: “Erasmus created a...
Building Resilience to Radicalisation in MENA
Jeunesses et radicalisation sur les deux rives de la Méditerranée
Educating and Skilling a New Generation in MENA
Shedding Light on Electricity
Cairo's Forgotten Arterial Roads: The Case of Salah Salem Street
Jan 15, 2018 / Blog entry
Once built and then later widened for private cars, the major arterial roads of Greater Cairo continue to suffer massive congestion due to bus infrastructure design issues and the huge increase in private car usage for personal daily trips. However, many of Cairo's buses continue to operate on these arterial roads despite the density of traffic....
Water around the Mediterranean
Jan 15, 2018 / Library
A special report on water governance, pollution, agriculture, technologies and more!
CMI in the Eyes of Its Members