Turkey, Zeytinburnu Municipality - Snow Finch Project
Nov 19, 2019 / Blog entry
The project aims to provide refugee women with adequate labor skills for securing sustainable income. In addition, it also envisages to fulfill their basic needs. Trips in the city and sale stands provide social cohesion and socialization.
Lead Authority or Organization: Family, Women Support and Disabled People Centre (AKDEM) and Zeytinburnu...
RESCUE, Refugees Education Support in MENA Countries
Oct 17, 2019 / Blog entry
RESCUE aims to help the Partner Country Universities in Iraq (KRG), Lebanon, and Jordan in structuring an effective response to the refugee crisis, by creating ad hoc units (the Refugee Student Operational Support Unit – R-SOS). Specific services and ad-hoc solutions will support refugee students in resuming their academic training path.
A Decade of Partnerships for Knowledge and Action
Territorial Resilience to Climate Change
Sep 26, 2019 / Program
Photo Credits: www.thenational.ae
Territorial resilience to climate change (TRCC), both mitigation and adaptation, refers to “the capacity of individuals, communities, institutions, businesses, and systems within a territory to survive, adapt, and grow, no matter what kinds of climatic and environmental chronic stresses and acute shocks they...
Lebanon, Union of Municipalities of Middle Bekaa Health and Sports Development Projects
Sep 10, 2019 / Blog entry
Due to the lack of sufficient infrastructures in health and education and lack of recreational activities, the Union of Municipalities of Middle Bekaa established several institutions to mitigate tensions caused by the high number of refugees and tough economic conditions
Lead Authority or Organization: Union of Municipalities of Middle Bekaa ...
Water & Collaboration Know No Boundaries: Two MedYWat Members Win 100.000 Euro Grant for Joint Project
Sep 05, 2019 / Blog entry
Ghadeer Arafeh and Faissal Aziz, two members of the Mediterranean Youth for Water (MedYWat), won a research grant of 100.000 euros from the IHE Delft Institute for Water Education for their project on “MENARA: Assessment of Wastewater Treatment Technologies and Promotion of Smart Irrigation Systems in the MENA Region Using an Eco-Friendly Gum.”
[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,...
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...
Palermo Conference Brochure
Summit of the Two Shores of the Mediterranean - Forum on Environment and Sustainable Development
May 09, 2019 / Highlight
Strategies Towards More Sustainable Food Systems in the Mediterranean Region
Background & Context: Summit of the Two Shores of the Mediterranean
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...
Palermo Book of Abstracts
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...
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...
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...
[Workshop] Fiscal Reforms for Low Carbon Growth in the Mediterranean
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...
Water and Agroforestry for Rural Resilience in Mediterranean Agriculture - MARSADEV project in Egypt
The Non Conventional Water Resources Programme in the Mediterranean Applications for Nature based Solutions
Designing a Water Retention Landscape: Basic Concepts and Approaches
What Does Food Have to do With Security?
Dec 19, 2017 / Blog entry
Food security may not seem a priority during current conflicts, but it is critical that the region seize opportunities to make better use of scarce water resources to address a longer-term challenge to the region’s stability.
Continue reading this article on the World Bank's website
This article was first published on the Arab...
How to Move Beyond Water Scarcity in the Middle East and North Africa
Oct 04, 2017 / Library
To learn more about the water crisis in the Middle East and North Africa, read the World Bank’s report “Beyond Scarcity: Water Security in the Middle East and North Africa”
Beyond Scarcity: Water Security in the Middle East and North Africa
Sep 28, 2017 / Highlight
Water has always posed great challenges for the Middle East and North Africa. With rapid growth, regional instability, and climate change, these challenges are more pressing than ever. This report describes how the region’s current water challenges go far beyond age-old constraints of water scarcity. The report explores how countries...
Beyond Scarcity: Water Security in the Middle East and North Africa
Regional Workshop for Decision-makers on Groundwater Management
Apr 10, 2017 / Highlight
As part of the CMI program on Water Demand Management, a regional workshop on decentralized and participatory groundwater management was organized on March 9-10, 2017 in Marseille by AFD and the World Bank with the co-funding of the MENA Multi Donor Trust Fund, water scarce cities initiative, and GIZ, and a valuable technical partnership and...
#WaterHeroes أبطال المياه#
Mar 28, 2017 / Highlight
Youth has an important role to play in working towards water security and increased water awareness. We asked young people who are involved in innovative water-related projects around the Mediterranean to speak up and share their message, these are the results.
للشباب دور مهم في الأمن المائي وزيادة الوعي حول قضايا الثروة المائية....
Improving the Nutrition of Syrian Refugees and Host Communities through Garden Walls
Mediterra 2016: Zero Waste in the Mediterranean
Jan 31, 2017 / Library
The 2016 FAO-CIHEAM Joint edition of Mediterra offers an innovative and prospective approach on the issues of triple waste reduction including agricultural losses, waste of natural resources and waste of knowledge and knowhow.
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
Urgently Needed: a Robust Support for Rural Areas in South and East of the Mediterranean
Jun 22, 2016 / Blog entry
An increasing number of specialists are of the opinion that the Arab Spring and serious regional political disturbances (such as the war in Syria) are due in part to the deterioration of living conditions in the rural areas and the abandonment of those areas by the farmers. The International Center for Advanced Mediterranean Agronomic Studies (...