Building a University Governance Screening Card for MENA (and beyond)
[Video Conference] Launch of the University Governance Screening Card V2.0
Nov 17, 2015 / Highlight
The World Bank and the Center for Mediterranean Integration.
Ministry of Education and Higher Education in each of Lebanon, Iraq, West bank and Gaza, Egypt, Tunisia, Algeria, and Morocco.
The first version of the University Governance Screening Card (UGSCV1.0) was...
Craft Trade Sector: Organisational Structures and Innovative Approaches
Sep 16, 2015 / Highlight
The CoMun-GIZ program, in partnership with Medcities and the Center for Mediterranean Integration (CMI), organized a two days exchange on « Organisational structures of the Craft Trade Sector and Innovative Approaches » on September 10, 2015 in Tunis and September 11, 2015, in Sousse, Tunisia.
Part of the CMI-Multi Donors Trust...
Facing Water Scarcity in the Mediterranean
Jul 31, 2015 / Library
Pressure on water resources has reached critical levels in many countries in the Mediterranean Basin. Sophisticated water mobilization strategies have been implemented but physical, financial and environmental constraints linked to such supply-side approach demonstrate that better management of already mobilized water is necessary. Acting upon...
Urban Mobility in Mediterranean Cities: Feedback & Perspectives
Jul 31, 2015 / Highlight
The program « Sustainable Urban Transport » of the CMI, coordinated and funded by the AFD, that delegated implementation to CODATU, started in 2010 with an inaugural conference in Damascus (Syria).
In its first phase the program activity has consisted mainly in the organization of regional seminars and thematic workshops (Damascus...
Highlighting the Role of Local Authorities in the Rehabilitations of Medinas
Jun 23, 2015 / Highlight
June 4-5, 2015, Tunis, Tunisia
In the framework of the Medinas 2030 initiative, the CMI, EIB, AFD, CDC, in collaboration with l’Association de Sauvegarde de la Médina de Tunis, Municipality of Tunis, Organization of World Heritage Cities for Africa and the Middle East, and the Heritage and Historical Arab Cities Foundation, organized 2...
Supporting the Handicraft Sector in the City of Chefchaouen
Jun 09, 2015 / Highlight
May 27, 2015, Chefchaouen Morocco
The CMI, GIZ-CoMun Program, and Medcities jointly organized a technical workshop in the context of the work carried by the CoMun Program. The Workshop aimed to conclude a process of local and participatory consultations following a request from the city of Chechaouen and the Inb Rachid Foundation who have...
Launch of a Joint Initiative on Urban Migrant Inclusion in Policy and Practice
Jun 09, 2015 / Highlight
May 8, 2015, Toronto, Canada
The CMI, the World Bank, Ryerson Global Diversity Exchange, and the Bertelsmann Foundation organized a launch of a joint initiative entitled “Opening Doors and Minds: Urban Migrant Inclusion in Policy and Practice.” The initiative will result in a publication tackling migration issues from policy...
Jobs or Privileges : Unleashing the Employment Potential of the Middle East and North Africa
Middle East and North Africa Needs Young and Productive Firms to Create Jobs
Jobs or Privileges: Unleashing the Employment Potential of the Middle East and North Africa
May 28, 2015 / Highlight
The Middle East and North Africa (MENA) region has long struggled to generate enough quality jobs for its large and increasingly educated workforce, but this can be turned around. Governments can make significant strides in job creation by reforming policies used to protect politically connected companies, which would in turn promote competition,...
Full report - Breaking the Barriers to Youth Inclusion
Strategic Urban Development
Apr 30, 2015 / Program
Caisse des dépôts et consignations (CDC)
Limited integrated city management and the need for a new cross-sectorial understanding of citizens’ needs throughout the southern Mediterranean.
To enhance the capacities of Mediterranean cities and...
Tools for Building Urban Resilience: Integrating Risk Information into Investment Decisions
WB Quick Note #128, "Impact of Weather Shocks on MENA Households", by Quentin Wodon and Andrea Liverani
Cities and Flooding. A guide to Integrated Urban Flood Risk Management for the 21st Century. A Summary for policy makers
WB Quick Note #102, “Improving the Reliability of Weather and Climate Services in Yemen”
Safer Homes, Stronger Communities
Urban Risk Assessments: An Approach for Understanding Disaster and Climate Risk in Cities
WB (2012), MENA Development Report, Adaptation to a Changing Climate in the Arab Countries.
WDR 2014, Risk and Opportunity: Managing Risk for Development
Climate change, disaster risk, and the urban poor: cities building resilience for a changing world
WB Quick Note #105, “Natural Disasters in MENA: A Regional Overview”
Weather and climate resilience : effective preparedness through national meteorological and hydrological services
WB Quick Note #79, “Adaptation to a Changing Climate in the Arab Countries”
WB (2014), Climate Change and Migration: Evidence for the Middle East and North Africa (English)
Turn Down the Heat: Climate Extremes, Regional Impacts, and the Case for Resilience
MENA Decision Makers Discuss Challenges Facing Their Cities (Rabat, March 2013)
Breaking Even or Breaking Through