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Mar 26, 2015 / Program
  As part of the CMI Employment and Social Protection Program and the MENA CoP on employment and Social Safety Nets (SSN), the World Bank together with the AFD organized a knowledge sharing and capacity building activity on the establishment of integrated Social Protection (SP) systems.... read more
Feb 23, 2015 / Program
CONCEPT FRAMEWORK The World Bank is organizing a women risk management start-up competition in the Middle East and North Africa (MENA). This competition is a public-private partnership between the World Bank, the IFC, MIT Enterprise Forum, IE Business School, Johnson and Johnson, Arab Urban... read more
Feb 02, 2015 / Program
February 2-4, 2015 – Berlin, Germany   GIZ/CMI experts working on the CoMun program attended the annual German-Maghreb Dialogue on Urban Development, organized by the GIZ. Some 100 participants (including representatives from the Maghreb region and Germany, central governments, associations,... read more
Jan 29, 2015 / Program
In 2030, North-African coastal cities will be home to 100 million people, these cities are also exposed to serious risks of natural disasters, such as flash floods, landslides, coastal erosion, water scarcity and earthquakes, most of which will be intensified by climate change in the coming decades... read more
Jan 23, 2015 / Program
January 23 and 26, 2015 – Paris, France   The World Bank/CMI MENA integration program partnered with IPEMED and organized focus group discussions with Moroccan and Algerian members of diaspora, to investigate instruments contributing to the economic development of their countries of... read more
Jan 21, 2015 / Program
January 21, 2015 – Marseille, France   In preparation for the “Conference Paris Climat 2015” (COP 21), CMI Green Growth experts participated in a debate on climate change  focusing on the questions resulting from the Lima climate change conference (December 2014). The debate was organized... read more
Jan 20, 2015 / Program
The Network of Urban Developers in the Mediterranean gathered for a workshop at the Villa Valmer in Marseille on October 22, 23 and 24.   Entitled «Implementing economic development strategies in large, sustainable urban projects in the Mediterranean : Employment and innovation policy in... read more
Dec 19, 2014 / Program
December 19-21, 2014 – El Sharqah, United Arab Emirates   CMI Innovation Capacities program (a European Investment Bank-led program) was present at the Forum's second instalment, organized by the Arab League’s Educational, Cultural and Scientific Organization (ALECSO) in cooperation with... read more
Dec 16, 2014 / Program
Research and development are the most important generators of knowledge and major knowledge transfer channels within knowledge-based economies systems; so that the partnerships among universities, research & development institutions on the one hand and nationalization aided by public policy and... read more
Dec 11, 2014 / Program
December 11, 2014 – Marseille, France   CMI experts moderated a session involving representatives from 16 countries and IRD (Institut de recherche pour le développement) and Plan Bleu at a Climate Meeting of Local and Regional Elected Officials of the Mediterranean. WB and CMI presented... read more
Dec 10, 2014 / Program
In order to ensure a constant follow-up to the face-to-face trainings and knowledge activities provided within the Community of Practice on Employment and Social Safety Nets, the World Bank organizes a set of virtual workshops. The following one focused on the provision of direct income support to... read more
Dec 09, 2014 / Program
December 9, 2014 – Marseille, France   An expert panel discussion followed the presentation of a newly-launched World Bank report, Turn Down the Heat III.... read more
Dec 01, 2014 / Program
The third report in the Turn Down the Heat series finds that warming of about 1.5°C above pre-industrial times is already locked into the Earth’s atmospheric system by past and predicted greenhouse gas emissions, meaning more severe droughts, sea level rise, and increasing risk to food and water... read more
Nov 04, 2014 / Program
More than 20 percent of youth in Lebanon is unemployed, and more than 40 percent of educated young people leave the country within five years after graduation. Lebanon, like many countries in the Mediterranean, suffers a severe mismatch of skills between demands of the market place and low quality... read more
Oct 30, 2014 / Program
The MENA Urbanization Knowledge Platform (MENA UKP) team is proud to release the third and last round of its six video blogs series on the resilience of cities in MENA and beyond.   These interviews see city leaders, decision-makers, development experts, academics, private sector representatives,... read more