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Jan 21, 2015 / Program
January 21, 2015 – Marseille, France   In preparation for the “Conference Paris Climat 2015” (COP 21), CMI Green Growth experts participated in a debate on climate change  focusing on the questions resulting from the Lima climate change conference (December 2014). The debate was organized... read more
Jan 20, 2015 / Program
The Network of Urban Developers in the Mediterranean gathered for a workshop at the Villa Valmer in Marseille on October 22, 23 and 24.   Entitled «Implementing economic development strategies in large, sustainable urban projects in the Mediterranean : Employment and innovation policy in... read more
Dec 19, 2014 / Program
December 19-21, 2014 – El Sharqah, United Arab Emirates   CMI Innovation Capacities program (a European Investment Bank-led program) was present at the Forum's second instalment, organized by the Arab League’s Educational, Cultural and Scientific Organization (ALECSO) in cooperation with... read more
Dec 16, 2014 / Program
Research and development are the most important generators of knowledge and major knowledge transfer channels within knowledge-based economies systems; so that the partnerships among universities, research & development institutions on the one hand and nationalization aided by public policy and... read more
Dec 11, 2014 / Program
December 11, 2014 – Marseille, France   CMI experts moderated a session involving representatives from 16 countries and IRD (Institut de recherche pour le développement) and Plan Bleu at a Climate Meeting of Local and Regional Elected Officials of the Mediterranean. WB and CMI presented... read more
Dec 10, 2014 / Program
In order to ensure a constant follow-up to the face-to-face trainings and knowledge activities provided within the Community of Practice on Employment and Social Safety Nets, the World Bank organizes a set of virtual workshops. The following one focused on the provision of direct income support to... read more
Dec 09, 2014 / Program
December 9, 2014 – Marseille, France   An expert panel discussion followed the presentation of a newly-launched World Bank report, Turn Down the Heat III.... read more
Dec 01, 2014 / Program
The third report in the Turn Down the Heat series finds that warming of about 1.5°C above pre-industrial times is already locked into the Earth’s atmospheric system by past and predicted greenhouse gas emissions, meaning more severe droughts, sea level rise, and increasing risk to food and water... read more
Nov 04, 2014 / Program
More than 20 percent of youth in Lebanon is unemployed, and more than 40 percent of educated young people leave the country within five years after graduation. Lebanon, like many countries in the Mediterranean, suffers a severe mismatch of skills between demands of the market place and low quality... read more
Oct 30, 2014 / Program
The MENA Urbanization Knowledge Platform (MENA UKP) team is proud to release the third and last round of its six video blogs series on the resilience of cities in MENA and beyond.   These interviews see city leaders, decision-makers, development experts, academics, private sector representatives,... read more
Oct 16, 2014 / Program
  When you look at countries like Syria, Iraq and Egypt, do you see troubled institutions and civil discord? We see youth, resources and potential. If private and public sectors work together now to build a stronger Levant, then prosperity could forge a lasting peace.    ... read more
Oct 16, 2014 / Program
How can a city become a place where people are empowered, opportunities exist for all, and policies promote the well-being of its citizens? Can new technologies make governments more accountable to citizens? In this event, development leaders will discuss the transformative power of inclusive... read more
Oct 16, 2014 / Program
  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... read more
Oct 13, 2014 / Program
As part of The Center for Mediterranean Integration’s (CMI) Urban Transport program, AFD in partnership with the ministry of Interior in Morocco, and with assistance from CODATU, CEREMA and Transitec have organized the “National Urban Transport Days” workshop from September 23rd to 24th, 2013 in... read more
Oct 13, 2014 / Program
 “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... read more