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[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...
[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...
Meeting the Development Challenge for Refugees and Hosts
Jun 25, 2018 / Highlight
As we mark World Refugee Day, we are reminded of the need to strengthen the global response to forced displacement. As part of this effort, teams across the World Bank Group are moving ahead, in areas where development approaches can make a difference in the long term—health, education, social protection, gender, jobs and economic opportunities,...
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[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...
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...
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[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...
9th World Urban Forum - Agenda
Building Resilience to Radicalisation in MENA
Educating and Skilling a New Generation in MENA
R For Resilient Refugees
Jun 20, 2017 / Blog entry
June 20 is an international day to salute the resilience of refugees worldwide. Five years into the Syrian crisis, refugees have proved strength, courage, and perseverance.
We tell here some stories on their status and lives.
The Three Neighboring Countries
A young Syrian girl playfully hides from our camera at an adhoc compound for...
Shared Resilience for Syrian Refugees and Host Communities in Jordan
Environmental Consequences of the Syria Crisis
Refugees and Energy Resilience in Jordan
Host Municipalities Network Webinar- PPPs and New Technologies in Solid Waste Management
Jan 23, 2017 / Highlight
Context and Rationale
Following the exchanges during the Peer-to-Peer Learning Workshop for Municipalities Hosting Refugees held in Amman, Jordan, from May 30th-June 1st 2016, CMI is organizing a series of workshops on priority sectors identified by municipalities affected by refugee influx, which will gather municipal, governmental and NGOs...
Refugees and Host Communities: Building Stronger Ties
Jan 16, 2017 / Blog entry
“It has been 4 years since we first arrived, it is good here, but nothing replaces Syria, it is home”- Dhiya Sahari[i], 61 years old, a Syrian refugee living at the Harran city camp in Turkey.
Dhiya, is one of millions who fled a war-torn Syria taking a journey into the unknown hoping to reach the other side at least,...
Strengthening Social Peace: CMI-GIZ Workshop in Turkey
Nov 30, 2016 / Blog entry
'Social cohesion develops when people accept each other! When they live in peace and dignity with each other and communicate, too!' says Yasmin Holoubi, a young Syrian woman from Aleppo. After her sister was injured in a bomb attack, Yasmin fled with her from the ruined city. Their father, a doctor, wanted to stay and help. He is still there to...
[Interview] How Has the Refugees' Influx Impacted the Economy of the Hosting Communities in Jordan and Lebanon
Nov 21, 2016 / Library
The Middle East and North Africa region could remain trapped in a cycle of instability without the resources to manage the current consequences of conflict and seize opportunities for peace as soon as they arise. To meet the scale of the need, the World Bank Group, United Nations and the Islamic Development Bank Group have launched a new...
[Interview] How Has the Concessional Financial Initiative Supported Hosting Communities in Jordan and Lebanon
Nov 21, 2016 / Library
The World Bank Group, the United Nations and the Islamic Development Bank Group launched a new financing initiative to scale-up financing in the Middle East and North Africa to help countries hosting significant refugee populations, countries impacted by conflict, as well as countries that have significant investment needs to achieve...
[Photo Reportage] Life Away from Syria
Nov 17, 2016 / Highlight
The outcomes of the Syrian crisis fall the hardest on those who found themselves suddenly forced to leave their normal life behind and run for their lives seeking refuge in a country that is so foreign to them. Life away from Syria is not normal and in a country like Turkey where the language is different, more odds are stacked against those...
Istanbul Experience in Solid Waste management
An Integrated Solid Waste Management Scheme
Waste Management: Gaziantep, Turkey Example
CMI Host Municipalities Network