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...
Violent Extremism: Professional Development Reading Pack
Countering Violent Extremism and Risk Reduction
Countering Violent Extremism and Development Assistance
Youth and Consequences: Unemployment, Injustice and Violence
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
Sustainable Urban Development
Oct 17, 2016 / Library
Building on decades of GIZ experience in bilateral, regional and global programmes the publication provides insights into GIZ’s contribution to sustainable urban development under the heading “designing tomorrow”s cities”. Multiple project examples (a selection) display GIZ’s broad thematic expertise. The experiences and knowledge gained over many...
The Foreign Fighters Phenomenon in the European Union
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...
5th International MENA Tertiary Education Conference
Mediterranean Refugees and Migrants Newsletter - Issue 3
Youth Radicalization—Looking at the Supply Side
Jul 07, 2016 / Blog entry
Tunisia is one of the most secular countries in the Arab region, and it has one of the most developed education systems. Yet, young people from there are attracted in their thousands—like in no other country—to jihadism. The answer to “why?” may lie in the classroom, where radical movements prey on children in elementary and high school, and most...
Universities Through the Looking Glass
Benchmarking Governance as a Tool for Promoting Change
Survey Findings: Challenges and Achievements facing Municipalities Hosting Refugees in the Middle East and Turkey
Summary Note: Municipalities at the Forefront of the Refugee Crisis
Press Release: Mediterranean Municipalities at the Forefront of The Refugee Crisis: Peer-To-Peer Learning Workshop for Communities Hosting Refugees
What are the Changes Needed to Ensure the Success of Higher Education Reform in Algeria?
May 26, 2016 / Blog entry
The reform of the License, Mastère, Doctorat (LMD) programs in Algeria’s higher education sector, a reform consistent with prevailing trends toward globalization, signals a new approach to management, governance and regulation of the institutions concerned. Indeed, the increased pedagogical autonomy of Algeria’s universities that resulted from...
[Regional Workshop] Municipalities at the Forefront of the Refugee Crisis - Agenda
[Regional Workshop] Municipalities at the Forefront of the Refugee Crisis
May 02, 2016 / Highlight
Event organized by the Center for Mediterranean Integration (CMI), the World Bank Group, and support by other partners (IRC, GIZ, UCLG-MEWA).
Municipalities in the Mediterranean are at the forefront in providing assistance to migrants and refugees. While 60% of worldwide refugees live in cities, this figure amounts to...
[Workshop Video] Launch of WB/UNHCR Report: “The Welfare of Syrian Refugees: Evidence from Jordan and Lebanon”
Apr 29, 2016 / Highlight
Senior governmental representatives, World Bank specialists and United Nations officials as well as members from the civil society gathered in Paris for a cross-regional exchange between Middle Eastern and European countries hosting refugees, on the analytical findings, and policy implications, of the World Bank/UNHCR study “The Welfare of Syrian...
Pathway for Admission of Syrian Refugees
Apr 27, 2016 / Highlight
High-Level Meeting on Global Responsibility Sharing Through pathway for Admission of Syrians Refugees
In light of the magnitude, scope, and complexity of the Syria crisis, and its impact on neighbouring countries as well as those further afield, there is an urgent need for the international community to recommit to the fundamental principle of...
Mediterranean Refugees and Host Communities - Brochure
The Impact of Syrian Businesses in Turkey
Mar 21, 2016 / Blog entry
In Turkey, as in other countries, refugees are often seen as an unmitigated burden, taking jobs from locals, straining public resources, and stoking fears of rising crime and terrorism. Clearly there are significant costs and risks shouldered by host countries, but there is another side to the story—the contributions made by refugees as they bring...
Syria: “One of the three Reasons why Migrants leave is to find Electricity, after Security and Employment!”
Mar 16, 2016 / Blog entry
International community programs must not only focus on the countries which host the most Syrian refugees – Lebanon and Jordan –, but must also take Syria into account. This is the view put forward by Abdallah Al Dardari, former Minister of Planning in Syria and Deputy Executive Secretary of the United Nations Economic and Social Commission for...
How do we Measure Impacts of Refugees and IDPs on Host Countries and Host Communities?
Mar 15, 2016 / Blog entry
Nearly 60 million persons were forcibly displaced worldwide due to conflict and persecution at the end of 2014—the highest number since World War II. Forced displacement is not only a humanitarian issue, but also has important economic, social, political, and environmental impacts on the places of origin and destination. The development impacts of...
Syria conflict at 5 years: the biggest refugee and displacement crisis of our time demands a huge surge in solidarity
Strengthening the Global Response to Forced Displacement
Mar 15, 2016 / Blog entry
With the refugee crisis gaining the world’s attention since war broke out in Syria, many ideas have been raised to address forced displacement, both in the Middle East and in countries around the world. Displacement has emerged as a critical development challenge, one that affects not only the people displaced but also the communities hosting them...
Getting Syrians Back to Work – a Win-Win for Host Countries and the Refugees
Feb 24, 2016 / Blog entry
For the last six weeks or so I have been more or less full time engaged in thinking about how we can generate employment opportunities for Syrians in countries that are hosting them, particularly those located in Syria’s near neighbors. I have reflected on my experience in working on private sector development in Syria nearly a decade ago. As...