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Nov 17, 2016 / Program
The outcomes of the Syrian crisis fall the hardest on those who found themselves suddenly forced to leave their normal life behind and run for their lives seeking refuge in a country that is so foreign to them. Life away from Syria is not normal and in a country like Turkey where the language is... read more
Nov 17, 2016 / Program
Context and Rationale Currently almost a quarter of humanity live in countries of physical water scarcity, and this number may double in the next two decades. The challenge is particularly acute in the Mediterranean region, which is both the most water scarce region in the world and one of the most... read more
Oct 26, 2016 / Dialogue Forum
The Accessibility we Need: Challenges for the Habitat III New Urban Agenda   The urbanization process is strongly linked to social and economic development and cities can mitigate its negative externalities through a coordinated approach and clear policy directions.   In most developing... read more
Oct 26, 2016 / Dialogue Forum
Smart Urban Places, Low-tech Projects & Cities in Transition   At the forefront of the “engineered” city and the “agile” city, developers are key players in shaping urban spaces in the Mediterranean, and are at the core of the processes transforming project conception and implementation.... read more
Oct 19, 2016 / Program
Context and Rationale Following the exchanges from the Peer to Peer learning workshop “Mediterranean Municipalities at the Forefront of the Refugee Crisis” which took place in Amman May 30... read more
Oct 06, 2016 / Program
A webinar will be provided, if you would like to participate register here and will get back to you with our availabilities.   Context and Rationale   Following the exchanges during the Peer to Peer learning workshop “... read more
Sep 28, 2016 / Program
Innovation Barometer  ”"لوحة مؤشرات الإبتكار for MENA Countries:   Following-up on the last innovation scoreboard workshop held in Amman in 2015, the 12 national experts (including Palestine, Iraq and Oman) and institutional partners of the program (ISESCO, ALECSO, ESCWA, UNESCO, AIDMA) met to... read more
Sep 28, 2016 / Program
Context/ Rationale   The high influx of refugees in the Eastern Mediterranean region continues to pose challenges to host local governments, as according to UNHCR the vast majority of Syrian refugees live in urban areas, with around only 8 per cent accommodated in refugee camps. Most of the... read more
Sep 28, 2016 / Program
Rooted in 10 conflicts, majority of refugees have been hosted by 15 countries, says new World Bank report   Forced displacement is a crisis centered in developing countries, which host 89 percent of refugees and 99 percent of internally displaced persons, says a new World Bank report. At its root... read more
Sep 26, 2016 / Program
On Monday, September 19th, 2016 world leaders came together at the UN General Assembly to adopt the New York Declaration for Refugees... read more
Jul 12, 2016 / Dialogue Forum
Lead Organization CMI   Partners World Bank, Mediterranean Observatory of Energy (OME), Mediterranean Association of the National Agencies for Energy Conservation (MEDENER)   Rationale Given its geographic position, the Mediterranean region plays a key role in the implementation of the Paris... read more
Jul 06, 2016 / Program
Lead Organizations Event organized by the World Bank Group and the Center for Mediterranean Integration (CMI)   Context Half of the population in the Middle East and North Africa is under 25 years old.   According to the International Labour Organization, 28% of them are unable to find jobs. This... read more
Jun 30, 2016 / Program
Context / Rationale Violence and radicalization in schools, especially at the high school level, is a relatively new phenomenon in Tunisia. This challenge needs to be tackled collectively and with more force in order to minimise its impacts and progressively reduce its magnitude.   The workshop... read more
Jun 14, 2016 / Program
The ADEME, with the support of its Mediterranean partners, launched a competition to promote personal actions and encourage stakeholders in the Mediterranean to adapt to climate change impacts. This competition is addressed to public actors (in particular to regional authority and universities) and... read more
Jun 07, 2016 / Program
Eight years after the global financial crisis, policy makers around the Mediterranean are to various degrees still grappling with restoring adequate financing to the real economy. Employment, particularly for young graduates and women, has become the defining real economy issue around the... read more

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