[HMLN Webinar] Local Economic Development in Host Communities
Dec 19, 2018 / Highlight
To support local governments dealing with a high influx of forcibly displaced, the Center for Mediterranean Integration (CMI) periodically organizes knowledge exchange, capacity building and learning activities for municipal representatives who are members of the Host Municipalities Learning Network (HMLN).
During the 3rd Annual Event...
[Agenda] Education, Migration and Employability: Youth as the Engine for Change in the Mediterranean Region
[Discussion series] Education, Migration and Employability: Youth as the Engine for Change in the Mediterranean Region
Dec 03, 2018 / Highlight
46.5% of the total population in the Middle East and North Africa (MENA) region is under the age of 24 making it one most youthful regions worldwide.
However, young populations throughout the region are experiencing a threefold exclusion on the economic, social and political levels, with high unemployment and a lack of opportunities...
Cycle économique (Discussion Series)
Dec 03, 2018 / Program
The Center for Mediterranean Integration
About the Cycle économique (Discussion Series)
The CMI’s “Cycle économique” is the result of a consensus between intellectuals from the two shores of the Mediterranean on the need to address the pressing issues faced by the whole region. It consists in a working group of...
Proceedings - Workshop: Fiscal Reforms for Low Carbon Growth in the Mediterranean
[Youth Debate] Youth and Mobility in the Mediterranean!
Nov 07, 2018 / Highlight
This event is open to the public and entrance is free, so don't hesitate to join us!
46.5% of the total population in the Middle East and North Africa (MENA) region is under the age of 25 making it one most youthful regions worldwide.
However, about 30% of the youth population is currently unemployed. Youth unemployment has...
A New Economy for the Middle East and North Africa
Nov 07, 2018 / Library
Countries in the Middle East and North Africa possess all the ingredients they need to leapfrog into the digital future. Their well-educated youth have already adopted new digital and mobile technologies, but, this is still in its infancy. Seizing the opportunities that the digital economy offers the MENA region will require a big push....
Jacques Percebois, Montpellier University / CREDEN / Climate Economics Chair - La promotion des énergies renouvelables: approche méthodologique
Emanuela Menichetti, Mediterranean Energy Observatory (OME) – Support Schemes in the South and East Mediterranean Countries
Mario Mansour, International Monetary Fund (IMF)- Taxation and the Environment in MENA
Mario Ragwitz, Fraunhofer-Institute for Systems and Innovation Research (ISI) – The Evolution Toward Market Mechanisms Such As Auctions in the European Union Under the New RES Directive
Waleed Alsuraih, World Bank - Role of Regional Trade in Supporting scale-up RES
Kurt Van Dender, Organisation for Economic Co-Operation and Development (OECD) - Tax Policy Aspects of Decarbonisation
Thomas Flochel, World Bank - Energy Subsidies in Mediterranean Developing Countries and their Reform
Anil Markandya, Basque Centre for Climate Change - Environmental Tax Reforms: Rationale, Benefits and Pitfalls
Gabriela Mundaca, World Bank - Energy Subsidies, Economic Growth, and CO2 Emissions
Moheb Malak, Ministry of Finance, Egypt - Fiscal Reforms for a Low Carbon Energy Transition
Paolo Verme, World Bank - The Quest for Subsidies Reforms in the Middle East and North Africa Region (2010-2014)
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...
[Regional Conference] Mediterranean of the Future - Act 2: Youth & Innovation First!
Oct 15, 2018 / Highlight
[Workshop] Youth as Drivers for Change in the Mediterranean
Young people from the Mediterranean face a threefold exclusion on the economic, social and political levels, preventing them from achieving fulfillment in the working life and in the public sphere.
300 million young people will enter the labor market in the Middle East...
[Regional Conference] Mediterranean of the Future- Act 2: Youth & Innovation
[Workshop] Fiscal Reforms for Low Carbon Growth in the Mediterranean
[Workshop] Fiscal Reforms for Low Carbon Growth in the Mediterranean
Oct 08, 2018 / Highlight
In December 2017, participants at the One Planet Summit cautioned that “we are losing the battle” on climate change and we are “nowhere near” being able to contain rising temperatures to between 1.5°C to 2°C.
Altering the trajectory of carbon emissions will require operationalizing the Paris Accord’s Nationally Determined...
CMI Manager: Host Municipalities’ Access to Private Capital is Key
Oct 03, 2018 / Library
In the context of the World Alliance of Cities Against Poverty (WACAP) Conference on Cities and Migration, CMI Manager Blanca Moreno-Dodson discusses municipal finance for migrant integration and how can the diaspora play a role in local development.
Municipalities Exchange Knowledge on Hosting Refugees
Sep 12, 2018 / Blog entry
This article is based on interviews conducted during the CMI Training Workshop on Strategic Planning for Local Economic Development in Forced Displacement Contexts; Amman, Jordan; March 19-23, 2018.
Since 2016, local government representatives and members of the CMI-managed Host Municipalities Learning Network (HLMN) meet face-to-face or online...
Water Management in Fragile Systems: Building Resilience to Shocks and Protracted Crises in The Middle East and North Africa
Sep 05, 2018 / Library
Water scarcity is pervasive throughout the Middle East and North Africa and getting worse. Even before the recent political turmoil, several countries in the Middle East and North Africa were struggling to manage their water resources sustainably and to expand water supply and sanitation services efficiently. Now conflict has combined with weak...
[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...
[Regional Workshop] Integrating University and Private Sector Development: The Role of STP’s
Jun 28, 2018 / Highlight
Context and Theme
In a joint effort to promote a knowledge-based economy in the Middle East and North Africa (MENA), the European Investment Bank (EIB), through the Centre for Mediterranean Integration (CMI), and the Islamic Educational Scientific and Cultural Organization (ISESCO) organized, in cooperation with a local consortium...