2019 Metropolitan Workshops Series: Greater Beirut
Oct 17, 2019 / Highlight
Context and Rationale
How can Greater Beirut be defined today?
A high demographic growth: Greater Beirut (that includes Beirut municipality and its suburbs) is estimated to cover an area of 500 km2. According to estimates, it is home to about 3 million dwellers (about 1 million more than before the start of the Syrian crisis in 2011), or half of...
Water & Collaboration Know No Boundaries: Two MedYWat Members Win 100.000 Euro Grant for Joint Project
Sep 05, 2019 / Blog entry
Ghadeer Arafeh and Faissal Aziz, two members of the Mediterranean Youth for Water (MedYWat), won a research grant of 100.000 euros from the IHE Delft Institute for Water Education for their project on “MENARA: Assessment of Wastewater Treatment Technologies and Promotion of Smart Irrigation Systems in the MENA Region Using an Eco-Friendly Gum.”
Managing Urban Forced Displacement to Build Resilient Communities
Jul 03, 2019 / Blog entry
Globally, around 68.5 million people have fled their homes from conflict or persecution either as refugees, internally displaced persons, or asylum seekers. Contrary to what some may think, most of the displaced people don’t live in camps. In fact, it’s estimated that about 60%–80% of the world’s forcibly displaced population lives in urban areas...
[Summit of the Two Shores/Forum of the Mediterranean] Promoting Human, Economic and Sustainable Development in the Region
Jun 20, 2019 / Program
Background & Context
The Summit of the Two Shores, an initiative of French President Emmanuel Macron took place in Marseille on 24 June 2019. Building on unprecedented consultations with Mediterranean civil society, this event aims to boost cooperation between countries in the Western Mediterranean by implementing projects that support human,...
Agenda - [Mediterranean Strategy Group 19] Migration: Mediterranean Cities on the Frontline
[Mediterranean Strategy Group 19] Migration: Mediterranean Cities on the Frontline
Jun 11, 2019 / Highlight
Fragility and conflicts, unemployment and exclusion, vulnerability to climate change, and even increased violent extremism in some enclaves, contribute to forced displacements and instability. This turmoil in the Middle East and Africa regions does not just affect them. The whole world is affected by its spillovers.
Numbers peaked in...
[HMLN Webinar] Local Economic Development in Host Communities: The case of Bethlehem, Palestine
May 14, 2019 / Highlight
Local Economic Development (LED) strategies are essential in forced displacement contexts. In presence of a rapid population growth following a displacement crisis, Local Economic Development (LED) strategies with a focus on attracting the local and refugee private sector could help cities benefit from the presence of displaced communities...
Enabling Business Environment and Private Sector Mobilization: Jordan, Sarhan Municipality; Partnerships with the Private Sector for Business Creation
Feb 15, 2019 / Blog entry
The project has created a diversified local economy within the craft area, to train and upgrade the skills of youth to work in the various businesses working in the area.
Lead Authority or Organization: Municipality of Sarhan
Area: Sarhan, Jordan
Beneficiaries: Jordanian and Syrian women and youth, private entrepreneurs, the municipality of...
Brochure - Cycle 2019 : L'Atelier métropolitain du projet à l'action
Spotlight: Global Compacts on Migration and Refugees
Jan 22, 2019 / Highlight
Two intergovernmentally-negotiated agreements aiming to improve migration governance were ratified in December 2018 under the auspices of the United Nations (UN): (i) The Global Compact for Safe, Orderly and Regular Migration (often designated as Global Compact for Migration, GCM) which was adopted on December 10 during an Intergovernmental...
Enabling Business Environment and Private Sector Mobilization: Armenia, Yerevan Municipality; Economic Programs for Refugees
Jan 21, 2019 / Blog entry
Yerevan Municipality implements economic programs aimed at enabling the business environment through the economic integration of Syrian businessmen in the local context, together with social activities for housing of refugees and education programs for young Syrians.
Lead Authority or Organization: Yerevan Municipality
Area: Yerevan, Republic...
"Archibat", The Tunisian Journal of Urban Planning and Architecture
Jan 17, 2019 / Library
This special issue of the Tunisian Journal of Urban Planning and Architecture Archibat gives the floor to the participants, organizers and speakers of the workshop held in Greater Tunis from 23 to 27 September 2018, as part of the 2018 Metropolitan Workshop Cycle co-organized by Avitem, CMI, AFD and GIZ.
Ce numéro spécial de la revue tunisienne...
HMLN Webinar on Local Economic Development in Host Communities: Concept Note and Agenda
LED Thematic Survey Results
[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...
Metropolitan Workshops: From Projects to Action
Dec 11, 2018 / Highlight
Des défis communs au pays du pourtour méditerranéen : en ce début du 21ème siècle, la méditerranée doit relever les défis majeurs de sa mutation urbaine, de son insertion dans la mondialisation, de sa transition écologique, de sa cohésion sociale et territoriale ou encore de la massification des flux au premier rang desquels les flux...
The Mediterranean Host Municipalities Learning Network (HMLN): Championing Local Economic Development Since 2016
Nov 15, 2018 / Library
The Mediterranean Host Municipalities Learning Network (HMLN) is an intiative by the Center for Mediterranean Integration (CMI) as an attempt to respond to the refugees crisis in the Middle East. Established back in 2016, the HMLN counts now 5 countries, 117+ local governments, 265+ members, 60+ institutional and local partners. It aims at...
HMLN Annual Event Call 4P Rules
[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...
[HMLN Webinar] Twinning Arrangements
Jun 27, 2018 / Highlight
To support local governments dealing with a high influx of forcibly displaced, CMI periodically organizes knowledge exchange, capacity building and learning activities for municipal representatives members of the Host Municipalities Learning Network (HMLN).
During the Training Workshop on Strategic Planning for Local Economic Development...
Meeting the Development Challenge for Refugees and Hosts
Jun 25, 2018 / Highlight
As we mark World Refugee Day, we are reminded of the need to strengthen the global response to forced displacement. As part of this effort, teams across the World Bank Group are moving ahead, in areas where development approaches can make a difference in the long term—health, education, social protection, gender, jobs and economic opportunities,...
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[HMLN Webinar] Stakeholder Identification for Successful LED Planning
Apr 12, 2018 / Highlight
Building on the Host Municipalities Learning Network (HMLN)’s learning requests, this Webinar will present the topic of stakeholder identification and engagement through both technical presentations and existing examples. The Webinar will also be a chance for HMLN members to get together, and a specific session will be devoted...
9th World Urban Forum – Side Event: Migration, Displacement and Inclusive Cities: Challenges and Opportunities for Local Governments in the Arab Region
Feb 10, 2018 / Highlight
People have been increasingly moving into cities, voluntarily seeking new economic opportunities or escaping forcibly from mounting political conflicts or unprecedented natural disasters. Associated with this development is the overwhelming demand for affordable urban housing, adequate jobs, quality health care, education...
Strategies for Local Economic Development in Forced Displacement Contexts' Agenda
[Webinar] Strategies for Local Economic Development in Forced Displacement Contexts
Feb 07, 2018 / Highlight
Context and Rationale
Forced displacement is among the most pressing challenges in the Eastern Mediterranean region. As after six years of Syrian conflict, 92% of refugees reside outside camps. Their socio-economic inclusion with regards to access to labor and income is still insufficient and may limit their contributions to host economies as...
9th World Urban Forum - Agenda
Building Resilience to Radicalisation in MENA
Educating and Skilling a New Generation in MENA