The Education for Competitiveness (E4C) initiative was launched to support MENA countries improve their education systems to achieve higher productivity, inclusive growth, and global competitiveness. The E4C 21st Century Skills team and their partners aim to shed light on the critical... read more
Context and Rationale
Producing reliable data on social cohesion often presents a challenge to municipalities hosting large numbers of refugees. This is not only due to the complexity of the topic, but also to capacity constraints and a fragile and rapidly changing environment. Social cohesion... read more
Over the five years of the Syrian conflict, affected municipalities have had to develop extraordinary resources and solutions to host refugees and ensure service delivery for all. 89% of Syrian refugees are hosted in by 3 of Syria’s neighbors (Jordan, Lebanon and Turkey), and affecting... read more
Youth has an important role to play in working towards water security and increased water awareness. We asked young people who are involved in innovative water-related projects around the Mediterranean to speak up and share their message, these are the results.
للشباب دور مهم في الأمن... read more
Motivation and Context
Since 2000, the number of terrorist attacks worldwide has increased dramatically, with a sharp acceleration starting in 2011. The attacks have also become increasingly concentrated. In 2014, 57 per cent of all attacks occurred in just five countries: Iraq, Pakistan,... read more
The Middle East and North Africa (MENA) region is the most water scarce region in the world, with 15 countries in the region suffering from extreme water scarcity (less than 500 m³/year of renewable water per capita per year). Numerous phenomena are further worsening water security in... read more
Over the past six years, nearly 5 million people have fled the conflict in Syria and sought refuge in neighboring countries in the Middle East and North Africa (MENA) such as Jordan, Lebanon and Egypt, and OECD countries such as Turkey, Germany, Sweden or Austria.
The consequences of... read more
Science and Technology Parks (STPs), Innovation Cities, or Innovation Clusters constitute regional innovation ecosystems, where actors from the public, private, financial, and academic sectors (sometime called the Quadruple Helices) co-exist in a synergetic way, benefitting from shared... read more
European Union (EU) leaders gathered at the Malta Summit in Valletta on February 3, 2017 and agreed on a set of concrete actions to better manage migration flows and save lives on the Central Mediterranean route. They also discussed the future of Europe and how to respond to the new... read more
Context and Rationale
Following the exchanges during the Peer-to-Peer Learning Workshop for Municipalities Hosting Refugees held in Amman, Jordan, from May 30th-June 1st 2016, CMI is organizing a series of workshops on priority sectors identified by municipalities affected by refugee influx,... read more
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اليوم العالمي للمياه
يلفت اليوم العالمي للمياه سنوياً الرأي العام إلى قضايا مائية عالمية هامة. لعام... read more
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World Water Day
Every year, World Water Day draws the world’s attention to key global water issues. World Water Day 2017 focuses on... read more
Syria has faced one of the worst humanitarian crises since the 21st century with over 11.5 million people displaced and over 12.2 million people in need of humanitarian assistance. The Syrian diaspora is playing an important role in supporting the refugees and the reconstruction... read more
Context and Rationale
Cities and regions in the Mediterranean are facing numerous challenges linked to an exacerbation of social spatial inequalities such as increasing migration and high youth unemployment. Cities can be a catalyst for social, economic and cultural development. While they... read more
Representatives from the AFD, CIHEAM, Plan Bleu, the World Bank Water Global Practice convened in the CMI Water Hub to discuss the World Bank MENA Regional Water Security Initiative and to welcome CIHEAM into the Water Hub.
The Rationale :
The CMI Water Hub gathers partners working in the... read more