She Too is a Development Hero: Women Make Change Happen in Host Municipalities accross MENA and TURKEY
Jul 31, 2019 / Blog entry
The empowerment of Refugee women and their self-reliance is increasingly at the center of development programs in local governments hosting forcibly displaced persons in Jordan, Lebanon, Palestine and Turkey target. How about those women who develop such municipal programs and deal with women’s inclusion while being women themselves?
Summit of the Two Shores: CMI and UfM Joining Forces
[Summit of the Two Shores/Forum of the Mediterranean] Promoting Human, Economic and Sustainable Development in the Region
Jun 20, 2019 / Program
Background & Context
The Summit of the Two Shores, an initiative of French President Emmanuel Macron took place in Marseille on 24 June 2019. Building on unprecedented consultations with Mediterranean civil society, this event aims to boost cooperation between countries in the Western Mediterranean by implementing projects that support human,...
Localizing the Global Compacts: UN Experts Meeting
Jun 05, 2019 / Highlight
In December 2018, the Global Compact for Safe, Orderly and Regular Migration (GCM) and the Global Compact for Refugees (GCR), were adopted by UN Member States. Both Compacts acknowledge not only the national dimension of migration and responses to refugee crisis, but also the actions needed at regional and local level.
Jordan, GIZ Waste to Positive Energy – Labor Intensive Waste Collection and Sorting
May 28, 2019 / Blog entry
Considering the increasing amount of waste in Jordan’s municipalities and the high unemployment rate, the project aims to address the lack of adequate waste disposal services, while at the same time creating employment opportunities for Jordanians and Syrian refugees.
Lead Authority or Organization: Deutsche Gesellschaft für Internationale...
Agenda - [Summit of the Two Shores - Regional Dialogue] Shared Views on Key Issues in the Mediterranean
[Summit of the Two Shores - Regional Dialogue] Shared Views on Key Issues in the Mediterranean
May 15, 2019 / Highlight
Civil Society and Youth’s Views for an Inclusive and Sustainable Future in the Mediterranean
In collaboration with: The Center for Mediterranean Integration (CMI), the Organization for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD), the Anna Lindh Foundation (ALF), the United Nations Population Fund (UNFPA) and Injuve.
[HMLN Webinar] Local Economic Development in Host Communities: The case of Bethlehem, Palestine
May 14, 2019 / Highlight
Local Economic Development (LED) strategies are essential in forced displacement contexts. In presence of a rapid population growth following a displacement crisis, Local Economic Development (LED) strategies with a focus on attracting the local and refugee private sector could help cities benefit from the presence of displaced communities...
[Summit of the Two Shores - Youth, Education & Mobility Forum] CMI Advocates for a New Narrative on Education, Employability and Mobility
Apr 23, 2019 / Highlight
Background & Context
On 27th August 2018, French President Emmanuel Macron announced a Mediterranean summit penciled for 23rd and 24th June 2019 in Marseille, France: the Summit of the Two Shores of the Western Mediterranean. This high-level meeting will bring together Heads of State/Governments from the 5+5 Western Mediterranean Dialogue...
Enabling Business Environment and Private Sector Mobilization: Turkey, Syrian Economic Forum; "Rukhsati Project"
Apr 16, 2019 / Blog entry
This project aimed at licensing and formalizing “informal” Syrian businesses in Gaziantep. It also strengthened awareness among Syrian refugee business owners on the Turkish business environment and legal regulations. The project ensured Syrian businesses’ sustainability and development, and improved Syrian refugee integration in the Turkish host...
Investing in Human Capital: Youth, Innovation and Labor Mobility
[CALL FOR PARTICIPANTS] 2nd CMI CAPACITY BUILDING WORKSHOP: Strategic Planning for Local Economic Development
Mar 04, 2019 / Highlight
Mediterranean Host Municipalities Learning Network
South-South Knowledge Exchange
2nd CMI CAPACITY BUILDING WORKSHOP
Strategic Planning for Local Economic Development
Turkey, July 01-05, 2019 (location and date tbc)
APPLY HERE BEFORE MARCH 24, 2019:
English language: https://goo.gl/forms/saHjwoQelGLEYGE63
Arabic language: https://goo.gl/forms/...
Agenda - [HMLN Webinar] Private Sector Mobilization in Host Communities
[HMLN Webinar] Private Sector Mobilization in Host Communities
Feb 20, 2019 / Highlight
To support local governments dealing with a high influx of forcibly displaced, the Center for Mediterranean Integration (CMI) periodically organizes learning and capacity building activities for municipal and central representatives who are members of the Host Municipalities Learning Network (HMLN).
During the 3rd Annual Event of the...
Enabling Business Environment and Private Sector Mobilization: Jordan, Sarhan Municipality; Partnerships with the Private Sector for Business Creation
Feb 15, 2019 / Blog entry
The project has created a diversified local economy within the craft area, to train and upgrade the skills of youth to work in the various businesses working in the area.
Lead Authority or Organization: Municipality of Sarhan
Area: Sarhan, Jordan
Beneficiaries: Jordanian and Syrian women and youth, private entrepreneurs, the municipality of...
Enabling Business Environment and Private Sector Mobilization: Armenia, Yerevan Municipality; Economic Programs for Refugees
Jan 21, 2019 / Blog entry
Yerevan Municipality implements economic programs aimed at enabling the business environment through the economic integration of Syrian businessmen in the local context, together with social activities for housing of refugees and education programs for young Syrians.
Lead Authority or Organization: Yerevan Municipality
Area: Yerevan, Republic...
HMLN Webinar on Local Economic Development in Host Communities: Concept Note and Agenda
[HMLN Webinar] Local Economic Development in Host Communities
Dec 19, 2018 / Highlight
To support local governments dealing with a high influx of forcibly displaced, the Center for Mediterranean Integration (CMI) periodically organizes knowledge exchange, capacity building and learning activities for municipal representatives who are members of the Host Municipalities Learning Network (HMLN).
During the 3rd Annual Event...
Cycle économique (Discussion Series)
Dec 03, 2018 / Program
The Center for Mediterranean Integration
About the Cycle économique (Discussion Series)
The CMI’s “Cycle économique” is the result of a consensus between intellectuals from the two shores of the Mediterranean on the need to address the pressing issues faced by the whole region. It consists in a working group of...
[Discussion series] Education, Migration and Employability: Youth as the Engine for Change in the Mediterranean Region
Dec 03, 2018 / Highlight
46.5% of the total population in the Middle East and North Africa (MENA) region is under the age of 24 making it one most youthful regions worldwide.
However, young populations throughout the region are experiencing a threefold exclusion on the economic, social and political levels, with high unemployment and a lack of opportunities...
UFM and CMI Seal Partnership
Nov 13, 2018 / Highlight
Marseille, France, 13 November 2018 – The Center for Mediterranean Integration (CMI), and the Union for the Mediterranean (UfM) signed a 3-year Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) marking the launch of a new collaboration agreement between the two organizations. The parties will cooperate on promoting development and integration in the Euro-...
[Youth Debate] Youth and Mobility in the Mediterranean!
Nov 07, 2018 / Highlight
This event is open to the public and entrance is free, so don't hesitate to join us!
46.5% of the total population in the Middle East and North Africa (MENA) region is under the age of 25 making it one most youthful regions worldwide.
However, about 30% of the youth population is currently unemployed. Youth unemployment has...
A New Economy for the Middle East and North Africa
Nov 07, 2018 / Library
Countries in the Middle East and North Africa possess all the ingredients they need to leapfrog into the digital future. Their well-educated youth have already adopted new digital and mobile technologies, but, this is still in its infancy. Seizing the opportunities that the digital economy offers the MENA region will require a big push....
Turning Labor Mobility into a Win-Win Deal – Young Moroccan Professionals Make it to The German Tourism Job Market
Oct 10, 2018 / Blog entry
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.
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...
[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...
[Regional Workshop] Integrating University and Private Sector Development: The Role of STP’s
Jun 28, 2018 / Highlight
Context and Theme
In a joint effort to promote a knowledge-based economy in the Middle East and North Africa (MENA), the European Investment Bank (EIB), through the Centre for Mediterranean Integration (CMI), and the Islamic Educational Scientific and Cultural Organization (ISESCO) organized, in cooperation with a local consortium...
[HMLN Webinar] Twinning Arrangements
Jun 27, 2018 / Highlight
To support local governments dealing with a high influx of forcibly displaced, CMI periodically organizes knowledge exchange, capacity building and learning activities for municipal representatives members of the Host Municipalities Learning Network (HMLN).
During the Training Workshop on Strategic Planning for Local Economic Development...