CMI’s 11th Annual Meeting: Partnership for Knowledge, Knowledge for Action
Feb 12, 2020 / Highlight
Paris, France, 04 February: The CMI held its eleventh annual meeting with the presence of high-level representatives of its member countries as well as its partner organizations. The meeting, chaired by the world bank's Chief Economist for the MENA region, Rabah Arezki, gave an overview of the CMI work throughout the year and highlighted through...
[2019 Results] Resilience to Forced Displacement
SADA Women’s Development and Solidarity Center
Feb 11, 2020 / Blog entry
SADA Women’s Development and Solidarity Center’s overall goal is to support the social and economic stabilization of refugee women, and to contribute to their self-reliance and ability to co-exist with women from the host community by creating a women-only center that provides services to Syrian and host community women.
Lead Authority or...
[CALL FOR PARTICIPANTS] 4th Annual Peer-to-Peer Learning Workshop
Feb 03, 2020 / Highlight
CALL FOR PARTICIPANTS
4th Annual Peer-to-Peer Learning Workshop
The Mediterranean Host Municipalities Learning Network
“Private Sector Engagement in Host Communities”April 5-9, 2020 – Amman, Jordan
Annual Workshop Description & Objectives
In the context of the Mediterranean Host Municipalities Learning Network (HMLN), the CMI is...
Iraq, Duhok Governorate Sustainable Empowerment in Rehabilitation Centers
Jan 08, 2020 / Blog entry
This project leads to the integration of both Syrians and detainees while enhancing economic opportunities through the creation of a confectionery plant in Dohuk’s rehabilitation centers (prisons) for women and minors, who will be trained in the production of sweets and quality carpets under the supervision of Syrian experts.
Lead Authority or...
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...
[High-Level Workshop] “Forced Displacement, Migration and Human Capital Mobility”
Nov 13, 2019 / Highlight
Context & Rationale
At the present time, issues related to flows and movements of people – in all their forms – figure prominently among the most pressing, relevant and, often, divisive policy agendas in the Mediterranean region.
A comprehensive approach to migration is needed, taking into account its root causes as well as all related...
[Minutes] Local Economic Development in Host Communities- Enhancing Refugee-led Businesses and Private Sector Engagement
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.
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 ...
[Agenda] Local Economic Development in Host Communities - Enhancing Refugee-led Businesses and Private Sector Engagement
[Webinar] Local Economic Development in Host Communities- Enhancing Refugee-led Businesses and Private Sector Engagement
Sep 05, 2019 / Highlight
Local Economic Development (LED) strategies are essential in forced displacement contexts. In the presence of a rapid population growth following a displacement crisis, Local Economic Development (LED) strategies with a focus on attracting the private sector and enabling refugee-led businesses could help cities benefit from the presence of...
She Too is a Development Hero: Women Make Change Happen in Host Municipalities across 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?
HMLN Workshop - Amman 2019 - Press Release
Managing Urban Forced Displacement to Build Resilient Communities
Jul 03, 2019 / Blog entry
Globally, around 68.5 million people have fled their homes from conflict or persecution either as refugees, internally displaced persons, or asylum seekers. Contrary to what some may think, most of the displaced people don’t live in camps. In fact, it’s estimated that about 60%–80% of the world’s forcibly displaced population lives in urban areas...
Producing Knowledge through the Combination of Expertise and Youthful Drive
Jun 20, 2019 / Blog entry
The CMI paired young researchers with senior experts to produce joint papers on water and migration. Through this experience, the young researchers had the chance to work closely with some of the most knowledgeable water experts from around the Mediterranean region and beyond.
PAPER TITLE: ADDRESSING THE WATER-MIGRATION NEXUS: THE...
Steps of Solidarity
Jun 18, 2019 / Highlight
Every year there is a special theme to highlight the World Refugee Day to draw attention to the importance of shared efforts and solidarity. The 2019 Theme is #StepWithRefugees — Take A Step on World Refugee Day. Around the world, communities, schools, businesses, faith groups and people from different sections of society are taking big...
Agenda - [Mediterranean Strategy Group 19] Migration: Mediterranean Cities on the Frontline
[Mediterranean Strategy Group 19] Migration: Mediterranean Cities on the Frontline
Jun 11, 2019 / Highlight
Fragility and conflicts, unemployment and exclusion, vulnerability to climate change, and even increased violent extremism in some enclaves, contribute to forced displacements and instability. This turmoil in the Middle East and Africa regions does not just affect them. The whole world is affected by its spillovers.
Numbers peaked in...
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.
Mid-Term Meeting and Training of Core Members of the Host Municipalities Learning Network (HMLN)
Jun 04, 2019 / Highlight
Photo Credit: Ezzldeen Al-Natour
Since June 2016 the Mediterranean Host Municipalities Learning Network (HMLN) supports host local governments with evidence-based knowledge and Capacity Building to improve their response capacity to forced displacement. The Network have benefitted from face-to-face workshops and webinars on priority...
[Capacity Building Workshop] 2nd Capacity Building Workshop on Strategic Planning for Local Economic Development
Jun 04, 2019 / Highlight
Photo Credit: Ezzldeen Al-Natour
Local governments are in a strategic position to address the needs of host communities and the displaced. Forcibly displaced populations are not evenly spread through the host countries but rather tend to concentrate in some regions, and especially within cities. Despite their strategic position, local...
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...
[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...
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...
[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...
CMI Refugee Hub Meeting
Feb 19, 2019 / Highlight
For three years, the Center for Mediterranean Integration (CMI)’s Refugees and Host Communities Program has been contributing to strengthen existing knowledge and evidence on development solutions to forced displacement and develop consensus around policy adjustments with regard to both host communities and refugees. The recent 3rd annual event of...