[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...
[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
[In Turkish] Workshop and Summit Findings
Social Innovation for Refugee Inclusion
Ministry of Municipal Affairs: Sarhan Municipality
Syrian Social Gathering Photo Presentation
Center for Mediterranean Integration Workshop on Social Cohesion for Host Municipalities
Zaatri Manshiah Municipality
Strengthening Social Cohesion in Mediterranean Host Municipalities
Social Cohesion Concepts and Measurement
Agenda: Strengthening Social Cohesion in Mediterranean Host Municipalities
Framing Notes: Strengthening Social Cohesion in Mediterranean Municipalities Hosting Refugees
Concept Note: Strengthening Social Cohesion in Mediterranean Host Municipalities
[Webinar] Urban Policies for Better Mediterranean Cities
Oct 26, 2016 / Highlight
The Accessibility we Need: Challenges for the Habitat III New Urban Agenda
The urbanization process is strongly linked to social and economic development and cities can mitigate its negative externalities through a coordinated approach and clear policy directions.
In most developing countries, urbanization is leading to enormous changes in the...
Local and Regional Government Can Play a Pivotal Role in the Mediterranean Climate Agenda
Oct 26, 2016 / Blog entry
Local and Regional Governments (LRG) Possess the Advantage of Making Proposals Globally
The structure of LRG and the lobbying power they possess allows them to be better positioned on an international level. With the Global Task Force, a consortium of associations in which the United Cities and Local Governments (UCLG) has a leading role, LRGs...
Coproducing Mediterranean Cities
Oct 26, 2016 / Highlight
Smart Urban Places, Low-tech Projects & Cities in Transition
At the forefront of the “engineered” city and the “agile” city, developers are key players in shaping urban spaces in the Mediterranean, and are at the core of the processes transforming project conception and implementation.
What new project management processes – including...
Peer-to-Peer Learning Workshop: Strengthening Social Cohesion in Municipalities Hosting Refugees
Oct 19, 2016 / Highlight
Context and Rationale
Following the exchanges from the Peer to Peer learning workshop “Mediterranean Municipalities at the Forefront of the Refugee Crisis” which took place in Amman May 30-June 1st, 2016, the Center for Mediterranean Integration (CMI) launched a Host Municipalities Learning Network in September 2016. Within the framework of this...
Investing in Urban Resilience: Protecting and Promoting Development in a Changing World
Oct 18, 2016 / Library
Cities are the world’s engines for economic growth, generating more than 80 percent of global GDP. The purpose of this report is to highlight the need and potential for investing in urban resilience in low and middle income countries.
Sustainable Urban Development
Oct 17, 2016 / Library
Building on decades of GIZ experience in bilateral, regional and global programmes the publication provides insights into GIZ’s contribution to sustainable urban development under the heading “designing tomorrow”s cities”. Multiple project examples (a selection) display GIZ’s broad thematic expertise. The experiences and knowledge gained over many...
Peer-to-Peer Learning Field Visit on Solid Waste Management for Communities Hosting Refugees
Peer-to-Peer Learning for Host Municipalities on Solid Waste Management
Oct 06, 2016 / Highlight
A webinar will be provided, if you would like to participate register here and will get back to you with our availabilities.
Context and Rationale
Following the exchanges during the Peer to Peer learning workshop “Mediterranean Municipalities at the Forefront of the Refugee Crisis” which took place in Amman May 30-June 1st, 2016, the Center...
The Women for Resilient Cities Acceleration Program
Jun 07, 2016 / Library
The Women for Resilience Program (W4R) brought together a group a hopeful enthusiastic women entrepreneurs from Egypt, Djibouti and Lebanon and put them through an accelerated training program hoping to equip them with knowledge they need to succeed in their project. The program aims at empowering women in tackling urban risk and developing...
Refugees: A Joint Responsibility across the Mediterranean and within Europe
Apr 04, 2016 / Blog entry
Report from a “Moving” Mission in the Mediterranean (2)
Movements of refugees and migrants have always existed. Due to the protracted conflict in Syria and increasing fragility, they are turning into an enormous challenge for the Mediterranean region. The instability which is most severely affecting the Middle East has started to spillover...
Refugees: Municipalities at the Frontline
Mar 31, 2016 / Blog entry
Report from a “Moving” Mission in the Mediterranean (1)
Refugees, migration and mobility of persons have never been alien to the Mediterranean region; on the contrary history proves that the movement of individuals - for its different purposes - has always been an integral characteristic and reality in the region. Due to the protracted conflict...