Against a Backdrop of Upheaval in Relations between both Sides of the Mediterranean: Tourism, Now More than Ever, Acts as a Driver of Integration, Closer Relations, Growth, Job Creation, and Environmental Protection
Nov 20, 2014 / Blog entry
By Agnès Levallois*
The desire to discuss tourism at the workshop organized jointly by the Provence Alpes-Côte-d'Azur Region and the Center for Mediterranean Integration (CMI) could, at first glance, seem surprising, if not out of place, in view of the situation in several southern Mediterranean countries. However, nothing could be further from...
Technical Experts Meet to Discuss Study on “Delivery Mechanisms and Institutions to Realize Energy Efficiency Potential"
Oct 16, 2014 / Highlight
The countries in the Middle East and North Africa (MENA) boasts 57% of the world’s proven oil reserves (World Bank), in addition to other resource-rich characteristics, such as their unique endowment with solar resources. However, and this is especially true in countries where oil and gas resources are large, they also generally face high energy...
Network of Mediterranean Sustainable Urban Developers
Oct 16, 2014 / Program
French Urban Authority Euroméditerranée in Marseille (EPAEM), Caisse des Dépôts et Consignations (CDC), Center for Mediterranean Integration (CMI).
European Investment Bank, French Development Agency
Through annual conferences, workshops and field visits on pilot projects, the Network aims at...
Leaders in Urban Transport Planning Training Sessions
Oct 13, 2014 / Highlight
“Leaders in Urban Transport Planning” (LUTP) training sessions were developed under the CMI Sustainable Urban Transport Program.
The LUTP capacity building program is offered by the World Bank on a regular basis in cooperation with several partners especially AFD for French speaking sessions. It is designed for high level policy officials and...
Experts’ Meeting: An Innovation Scoreboard for the MENA
Sep 03, 2014 / Highlight
The European Investment Bank (EIB) through the Centre for Mediterranean Integration (CMI), in collaboration with ISESCO and UN-ESCWA Technology Center, organized a regional experts’ meeting on the 19th and 20th November 2014 at the League of The Arab States (LAS) in Cairo, Egypt. This meeting aimed to initiate and develop an innovation...
ARABTERM: A new online technical dictionary in Arabic, English, French, and German
Sep 03, 2014 / Blog entry
By Guido Zebisch*
ARABTERM is a quadrilingual technical dictionary offering glossaries in German, English and French and especially, the translation of terms along with an illustrated definition in Arabic (www.arabterm.org). The project is jointly commissioned by the German Federal Ministry for Economic Cooperation and Development (BMZ) and the...
Why Does City Resilience Matter? Interviews with Decision-Makers and Experts from MENA Region and Beyond
Jul 31, 2014 / Highlight
The MENA Urbanization Knowledge Platform (MENA UKP) team is proud to launch a series of six video blogs on the resilience of cities in MENA and beyond.
These interviews see city leaders, decision-makers, development experts, academics, private sector representatives, from the MENA region and beyond, reflect on the rising concern of urban risk...
Ten Years after Morocco’s Family Code Reforms: Are Gender Gaps Closing?
May 13, 2014 / Blog entry
By Paul Scott Prettitore*
Family Code Reforms Set Grounds for Gender Equality
In 2004, the Government of Morocco made major amendments to its Family Code, known as the Moudawana. These reforms addressed two key aspects of gender inequality. The first was that husbands and wives were provided ‘joint responsibility’ in family matters, making...
Supporting the Development of a Regional Arab Youth Led Platform
Nov 08, 2013 / Highlight
More than 20 young representatives from 11 Arab countries met in Marseille, on November 5-6, 2013 under the auspices of CMI, the League of Arab States and the World Bank to plan the establishment of a common platform. As part of the CMI supported Arab Youth Initiative, this platform will gather youth led NGOs across the MENA region with the...
Justice Sector Services
Aug 14, 2013 / MDF
Towards more justice for disadvantaged people: count on civil society
Two years on, post-Arab spring democracies debate courses of action that must deliver results to their people, against a backdrop of heightened expectations. Perhaps no issue is more pressing than the improvement of government accountability and ensuring full respect of citizens...
CMI to support Groundwater Resources Management in Morocco – Skhirat
Aug 14, 2013 / Highlight
CMI to support Groundwater Resources Management in Morocco – Skhirat, March 26-27, 2014
Groundwater often serves as a last resort in contexts of water scarcity, and this common pool resource is heavily overexploited in Morocco and throughout the Mediterranean. Current ineffective centralized regulation calls for innovative and participatory...
Workshop and launch of the report "Climate Change and Migration: Evidence from the Middle East and North Africa"
Jun 19, 2013 / Highlight
The Center for Mediterranean Integration (CMI) is organizing a workshop to launch the AFD-World Bank report "Climate Change and Migration: Evidence from the Middle East and North Africa". This report is the main output of a research project launched in 2010 and follows two previous workshops held in 2010 in Marseille, and 2012 in Paris.
Open Government Initiative
Feb 20, 2013 / Program
The World Bank.
Droit et Justice (Moroccan Non-Governmental Organization); Lebanese Organization for Studies and Training; Justice Center for Legal Aid (Jordan); Japan International Cooperation Agency (JICA); European Commission for the Efficiency of Justice (CEPEJ); Open Society Institute; UK Consultation Institute;...
Conference on Urban Development Strategies in the Mediterranean
Feb 20, 2013 / Highlight
This event took place in Barcelona.
Lear more about the conference on Conference on Urban Development Strategies in the Mediterranean dedicated page.
Natural Capital Accounting for Green Growth in MENA
Feb 18, 2013 / Highlight
Egypt, Lebanon and Morocco have expressed interest in joining the WAVES Natural Capital Accounting (NCA) initiative. They are among the first countries in the Middle East and North Africa (MENA) region to consider natural capital accounting as a means to encourage green growth, poverty reduction and job creation.
These countries, along with...
Jan 08, 2013 / Program
The World Bank, Plan Bleu, CMI, GIZ.
Potsdam Institute for Climate Impact Research (PIK), Regional Center for Renewable Energy and Energy Efficiency (RCREEE), Municipalities of Beirut, Rabat and Tunis, Ministries of Environment of Lebanon, Morocco, and Tunisia, The World Bank, French Development Agency, European...
Consultative Workshop on Draft Report (In Rabat)
Oct 02, 2012 / Highlight
On June 25-26, 2012 the Center for Mediterranean Integration (CMI) and the Islamic Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (ISESCO) co-organized a regional workshop to discuss the draft report entitled Transforming Arab Economies: The Knowledge and Innovation Road at the ISESCO offices in Rabat, Morocco. This report is being developed...
Regional Workshop on the KE, CMI
Oct 02, 2012 / Highlight
The main challenge in the MENA region today is to create more, better paid, decent, and higher quality jobs. A key way for MENA countries to meet this challenge is to invest more in knowledge and innovation related areas and to develop competitive, high productivity, and sustainable economic activities—that is, to make a move to a knowledge...
Sep 20, 2012 / Program
The World Bank.
Islamic Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (ISESCO), European Investment Bank (EIB), INSEAD (Graduate business school), European Commission (EC) and others.
The challenges cited below apply to the new phase of the Knowledge Economy Program (2015-2020) focusing on Tunisia:...
Conference on Climate Change and Natural Hazard Risks
Nov 02, 2011 / Highlight
The Middle East and North Africa region has the highest coastal concentration in the world and most of the forecasted population growth in the region will happen in coastal cities. Indeed, MENA coastal cities are home to over 60 million people today and an estimated 100 million by 2030. In addition, The Mediterranean region is one of the most...
Workshop on Services for Innovating Firms, CMI
Nov 02, 2011 / Highlight
This workshop, jointly organized by the CMI, the EIB and the World Bank Institute took place in Villa Valmer, Marseille.
The objective of the workshop was to respond to the concerns of science park and incubator managers from the Mediterranean partner countries (MPCs) in order better to identify and assess the services required by the innovating...