[Discussion series] Education, Migration and Employability: Youth as the Engine for Change in the Mediterranean Region
Dec 03, 2018 / Highlight
46.5% of the total population in the Middle East and North Africa (MENA) region is under the age of 24 making it one most youthful regions worldwide.
However, young populations throughout the region are experiencing a threefold exclusion on the economic, social and political levels, with high unemployment and a lack of opportunities...
Proceedings - Workshop: Fiscal Reforms for Low Carbon Growth in the Mediterranean
[Youth Debate] Youth and Mobility in the Mediterranean!
Nov 07, 2018 / Highlight
This event is open to the public and entrance is free, so don't hesitate to join us!
46.5% of the total population in the Middle East and North Africa (MENA) region is under the age of 25 making it one most youthful regions worldwide.
However, about 30% of the youth population is currently unemployed. Youth unemployment has...
A New Economy for the Middle East and North Africa
Nov 07, 2018 / Library
Countries in the Middle East and North Africa possess all the ingredients they need to leapfrog into the digital future. Their well-educated youth have already adopted new digital and mobile technologies, but, this is still in its infancy. Seizing the opportunities that the digital economy offers the MENA region will require a big push....
Mario Ragwitz, Fraunhofer-Institute for Systems and Innovation Research (ISI) – The Evolution Toward Market Mechanisms Such As Auctions in the European Union Under the New RES Directive
Waleed Alsuraih, World Bank - Role of Regional Trade in Supporting scale-up RES
Kurt Van Dender, Organisation for Economic Co-Operation and Development (OECD) - Tax Policy Aspects of Decarbonisation
Jacques Percebois, Montpellier University / CREDEN / Climate Economics Chair - La promotion des énergies renouvelables: approche méthodologique
Emanuela Menichetti, Mediterranean Energy Observatory (OME) – Support Schemes in the South and East Mediterranean Countries
Mario Mansour, International Monetary Fund (IMF)- Taxation and the Environment in MENA
Moheb Malak, Ministry of Finance, Egypt - Fiscal Reforms for a Low Carbon Energy Transition
Paolo Verme, World Bank - The Quest for Subsidies Reforms in the Middle East and North Africa Region (2010-2014)
Thomas Flochel, World Bank - Energy Subsidies in Mediterranean Developing Countries and their Reform
Anil Markandya, Basque Centre for Climate Change - Environmental Tax Reforms: Rationale, Benefits and Pitfalls
Gabriela Mundaca, World Bank - Energy Subsidies, Economic Growth, and CO2 Emissions
Empowering Women in Rural and Agricultural Areas
Oct 16, 2018 / Highlight
Gender Equality is key for development in the Middle East and North Africa. Countries must bridge gender gaps to achieve their full potential. CMI Manager, Blanca Moreno-Dodson, shared the CMI’s vision for guaranteeing female inclusion in all sectors at the fourth High-Level Conference on Women’s Empowerment entitled, "Women Build Inclusive...
[Regional Conference] Mediterranean of the Future- Act 2: Youth & Innovation
[Regional Conference] Mediterranean of the Future - Act 2: Youth & Innovation First!
Oct 15, 2018 / Highlight
[Atelier] La jeunesse : moteur du changement en Méditerranée
Les jeunes du bassin méditerranéen font face à une triple exclusion sur le plan économique, social et politique qui les empêche de se réaliser pleinement dans la vie active et dans la sphère publique.
300 millions de jeunes arriveront d’ici 2050 sur le marché du...
[Workshop] Fiscal Reforms for Low Carbon Growth in the Mediterranean
[Workshop] Fiscal Reforms for Low Carbon Growth in the Mediterranean
Oct 08, 2018 / Highlight
In December 2017, participants at the One Planet Summit cautioned that “we are losing the battle” on climate change and we are “nowhere near” being able to contain rising temperatures to between 1.5°C to 2°C.
Altering the trajectory of carbon emissions will require operationalizing the Paris Accord’s Nationally Determined...
CMI Manager: Host Municipalities’ Access to Private Capital is Key
Oct 03, 2018 / Library
In the context of the World Alliance of Cities Against Poverty (WACAP) Conference on Cities and Migration, CMI Manager Blanca Moreno-Dodson discusses municipal finance for migrant integration and how can the diaspora play a role in local development.
Municipalities Exchange Knowledge on Hosting Refugees
Sep 12, 2018 / Blog entry
This article is based on interviews conducted during the CMI Training Workshop on Strategic Planning for Local Economic Development in Forced Displacement Contexts; Amman, Jordan; March 19-23, 2018.
Since 2016, local government representatives and members of the CMI-managed Host Municipalities Learning Network (HLMN) meet face-to-face or online...
Water Management in Fragile Systems: Building Resilience to Shocks and Protracted Crises in The Middle East and North Africa
Sep 05, 2018 / Library
Water scarcity is pervasive throughout the Middle East and North Africa and getting worse. Even before the recent political turmoil, several countries in the Middle East and North Africa were struggling to manage their water resources sustainably and to expand water supply and sanitation services efficiently. Now conflict has combined with weak...
[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...
[Regional Workshop] Integrating University and Private Sector Development: The Role of STP’s
Jun 28, 2018 / Highlight
Context and Theme
In a joint effort to promote a knowledge-based economy in the Middle East and North Africa (MENA), the European Investment Bank (EIB), through the Centre for Mediterranean Integration (CMI), and the Islamic Educational Scientific and Cultural Organization (ISESCO) organized, in cooperation with a local consortium...
[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...
Are Females good Managers in MENA Countries? (MED Brief)
Jun 25, 2018 / Library
This policy brief tries to answer the important question of whether firms gain from women participation in management positions. The debate on academic and policy levels have not reached a consensus regarding the existence of gender gaps in firm performance. This policy brief attempts to clarify some of the misconceptions associated with the idea...