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Producing Knowledge through the Combination of Expertise and Youthful Drive

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Jun 20, 2019 / 0 Comments

The CMI paired young researchers with senior experts to produce joint papers on water and migration. Through this experience, the young researchers had the chance to work closely with some of the most knowledgeable water experts from around the Mediterranean region and beyond.

 

“REWARDING”

 

PAPER TITLE: ADDRESSING THE WATER-MIGRATION NEXUS: THE ROLE OF WATER GOVERNANCE IN MIGRATION POLICY

 

TEAM FEEDBACK:

 

"If we had to sum up this experience in one word, it would be REWARDING.

Receiving advice and guidance from a senior expert at the initial stage of our research played a key role on how we addressed the analysis.

Being able to develop a comprehensive piece of research on the complex water-migration nexus was the most meaningful reward of this mentoring experience.

The CMI did not only provide us with the opportunity to work on this project, it also dedicated resources, time and know-how to ensure the success of this experience"

 

TEAM:

  • Fatine Ezbakhe, MedYWat Member, Morocco
  • Jamal Mabrouki, MedYWat Member, Morocco
  • Annas Tallou, MedYWat Member, Morocco

 

SUPERVISOR FEEDBACK:

 

"The Working Groups did a fantastic job in responding to comments and taking on suggestions which made the collaboration much smoother and allowed for better results"

 

SUPERVISOR:
 

Anders Jagerskog, Senior Water Resources Management Specialist, Water Global Practice

World Bank

 

“FRUITFUL”

 

 

PAPER TITLE: THE IMPACT OF THE NEW REFUGEE DISCOURSE ON WATER GOVERNANCE IN LEBANON AND JORDAN

 

TEAM FEEDBACK:

 

"It was a very fruitful and positive experience, especially the collaboration within such a diverse group. We learned how to successfully work together as a team.

We also benefited greatly from the presence of Anders as an expert, mentoring us and giving us suggestions to reach a better result.

The CMI had a key role in creating this opportunity for us to produce knowledge. It ensured that we have the chance to present our work to international audiences on multiple occasions, both in webinars and face-to-face workshops."

 

TEAM:

  • Hussam Hussein, MedYWat Coordinator, Jordan/Italy
  • Alberto Natta, MedYWat Member, Italy
  • Abed Al Kareem Yehya, MedYWat Member, Palestine/Lebanon
  • Baha Hamadna, MedYWat Member, Palestine/Lebanon

 

SUPERVISOR FEEDBACK:

 

"The collaboration with the working team was very efficient and smooth. They were very receptive, and they managed to produce valuable content in a very short time"

 

SUPERVISOR:

 

Anders Jagerskog, Senior Water Resources Management Specialist, Water Global Practice

World Bank

 

“GREAT”

 

 

PAPER TITLE: THE IMPACT OF THE WALL ON WATER ACCESS AND HUMAN MIGRATION IN PALESTINE

 

TEAM FEEDBACK:

 

"This was a great opportunity for us to focus on issues that have yet to be addressed in the context of water and migration.

It was also a great learning experience. It prepared us for future work where new links between water professionals are needed in order to extend beyond the borders of our countries and build a greater knowledge around the Mediterranean.

The CMI was instrumental in creating the link between our team and experts who have provided us with their knowledge and know-how to improve our work and achieve better results."

 

TEAM:

  • Kholoud Al Ajarma, MedYWat Member, Palestine
  • Ghadeer Arafeh, MedYWat Member, Palestine
  • Faisal Aziz, MedYWat Member, Morocco
  • Lamiss Qdemat, MedYWat Member, Palestine

 

SUPERVISOR FEEDBACK:

 

"I hope that, through my contribution, the working group members learned how to structure their research and how to follow a methodology to produce factually-sound content"

 

SUPERVISOR:

 

Anders Jagerskog, Senior Water Resources Management Specialist, Water Global Practice

World Bank

 

 

“APPRECIATED”

 

 

 

 

PAPER TITLE: CLIMATE CHANGE AND HUMAN MIGRATION: ECO-CAMPS AS EXEMPLARY SOLUTION

 

TEAM FEEDBACK:

 

"This was a great learning experience. As a team, we really appreciated the experts’ commitment and their dedication to guiding and supporting us.

It was important for us as a team, and as members of the Mediterranean Youth for Water (MedYWat) Network, to not only develop our knowledge internally, but also contribute to the creation of knowledge in different fields, including water and migration.

The CMI played a key role in maintaining a smooth collaboration between the team and the experts, they facilitated the interactions and ensured constant availability throughout our journey."

 

 

TEAM:

  • Kholoud Al Ajarma, MedYWat Member, Palestine
  • Ines Gasmi, MedYWat Member, Tunisia
  • Amr Madi, MedYWat Member, Egypt
  • Stefano Basso, MedYWat Member, Italy

 

SUPERVISORS FEEDBACK:

 

"The CMI has proven effective and highly successful in facilitating the exchange between collaborators during the process of creating the working papers and promoting the research during the World Water Day 2019"

 

SUPERVISOR:

 

Roula Khadra, Scientific Administrator and Water Resources Management Expert, IAMB Bari - Italy, CIHEAM

 

"In my 20 years at the World Bank, it is the first time I have come across such a strong effort to have young researchers from a region connect and work together to solve some of the most pressing issues we face today: water scarcity, climate change and migration, to mention a few."

 

SUPERVISOR:

 

Dorte Verner, Lead Agriculture Economist, Food and Agriculture Global Practice, World Bank

 

 

“EXCELLENT”

 

PAPER TITLE: WATER CRISIS, UNEMPLOYMENT, AND FORCED MIGRATION INSIDE PALESTINIAN REFUGEE CAMPS.

 

TEAM FEEDBACK:

 

"This was an excellent collaboration experience that helped us improve the quality of the required research and gave us a different perspective on the topic we were treating.

Working with the experts who have guided our research, allowed us to learn from their knowledge and experience.

The CMI had a key role in coordinating and facilitating the collaboration between working groups and experts. It provided technical and logistical support which helped us produce a scientific paper."

 

TEAM:

  • Faisal Aziz, MedYWat Member, Morocco
  • Ghadeer Arafeh, MedYWat Member, Palestine
  • Baker M. Abu Rjelah, Journalist, Palestine

 

 

SUPERVISOR FEEDBACK:

 

"I found the opportunity to connect with young researchers working onsite having direct insights on how water, employment and migration are linked in the context of the refugee camps in Palestine, to be valuable. This helped us, in the GWP-Med, to identify further needs, challenges and opportunities to promote water employment entrepreneurship"

 

SUPERVISOR:

 

Konstantina Toli, Senior Program Officer, Global Water Partnership (GWP) – Mediterranean

 

 

 

The Mediterranean Youth for water (MedYWat) It is a community of young water professionals from different backgrounds working on water in the Mediterranean managed by the Center for Mediterranean Integration Marseille. This group was launched during the first Wold Water Day youth workshop on treated wastewater reuse (Marseille, March 2017).

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