[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,...
Localizing the Global Compacts: UN Experts Meeting
Jun 05, 2019 / Highlight
In December 2018, the Global Compact for Safe, Orderly and Regular Migration (GCM) and the Global Compact for Refugees (GCR), were adopted by UN Member States. Both Compacts acknowledge not only the national dimension of migration and responses to refugee crisis, but also the actions needed at regional and local level.
Jordan, GIZ Waste to Positive Energy – Labor Intensive Waste Collection and Sorting
May 28, 2019 / Blog entry
Considering the increasing amount of waste in Jordan’s municipalities and the high unemployment rate, the project aims to address the lack of adequate waste disposal services, while at the same time creating employment opportunities for Jordanians and Syrian refugees.
Lead Authority or Organization: Deutsche Gesellschaft für Internationale...
Summit of the Two Shores of the Mediterranean - Forum on Environment and Sustainable Development
May 09, 2019 / Highlight
Strategies Towards More Sustainable Food Systems in the Mediterranean Region
Background & Context: Summit of the Two Shores of the Mediterranean
On 27th August 2018, French President Emmanuel Macron announced a Mediterranean summit penciled for 23rd and 24th June 2019 in Marseille, France: the Summit of the Two Shores of the Western...
Palermo Book of Abstracts
Palermo Conference Brochure
[Second Edition] She too is a #WaterHero
Apr 24, 2019 / Blog entry
For so long women have represented the symbol of resilience. In the water sector they are no different. In the Middle East and North Africa, the world’s most water-stressed region, women are playing their part in protecting water and fighting water scarcity.
This project was initiated during the CMI's World Water Day Youth Workshop: Nature-based...
[Summit of the Two Shores - Youth, Education & Mobility Forum] CMI Advocates for a New Narrative on Education, Employability and Mobility
Apr 23, 2019 / Highlight
Background & Context
On 27th August 2018, French President Emmanuel Macron announced a Mediterranean summit penciled for 23rd and 24th June 2019 in Marseille, France: the Summit of the Two Shores of the Western Mediterranean. This high-level meeting will bring together Heads of State/Governments from the 5+5 Western Mediterranean Dialogue...
Urban Resilience to Regional Transboundary Sand and Dust Storms - Abdullah AlEnezi and Ali AlHemoud
Enabling Business Environment and Private Sector Mobilization: Jordan, Zarqa Municipality; "Your Job from Home"
Mar 31, 2019 / Blog entry
"Your Job from Home" aims at providing simple and accessible jobs to certain disadvantaged social groups, by focusing on women and housewives in the host and refugee communities. The project will soon be scaled up to include more Syrian women as beneficiaries.
Lead Authority or Organization: Directed Energies Association, in cooperation with...
[Agenda] Young Mediterranean Water Heroes: Water and Migration
CMI’s 10th Annual Meeting: Reflections, Results & New Ideas
Mar 13, 2019 / Highlight
Paris, France, 23 January: The tenth Annual Meeting gathering members and partners of the CMI and chaired by Ferid Belhaj, World Bank Vice President for the MENA region, was held with high-level participation from the Center’s country members as well as its partner organizations. With the CMI entering its 10th year, the meeting was of strategic...
Young Mediterranean Water Heroes: Water and Migration
Feb 06, 2019 / Highlight
CMI World Water Day 2019 Regional Youth Workshop, 25-28 March 2019 (Marrakesh, Morocco)
Every year, World Water Day draws the world’s attention to key water challenges. World Water Day 2019 focused on “Leaving No One Behind - Water and Migration”, or how to provide safe water and sanitation for all by 2030, including the most...
Perilous Crossings: A Comparative Look at Risk for Immigration in the United States and Europe
Jan 07, 2019 / Highlight
Background & Context
Along the continuum of the immigrant experience – is the underlying theme taken up by four scholars from different academic perspectives in this comparative conference. Human migration has always been an uncertain endeavor, leaving behind friends, family and familiar territory for a chance at a better life. In recent...
UN Habitat Commits to Implementing the Global Compact on Migration
Dec 12, 2018 / Highlight
On the back drop of the Intergovernmental Conference to adopt the Global Compact for Migration for Safe, Orderly and Regular Migration, UN-Habitat contributed to the 5th Mayoral Forum Mayoral Forum on Human Mobility, Migration and Development and organized a side event alongside the Intergovernmental Conference. Together with partners from the...
Territorial and City Development in the Mediterranean - Newsletter #4 (EN/FR/AR)
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...
[Compendium] Experiences in Hosting Refugees: Local Economic Development in Host Communities
[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...
CMI Mediterranean Water Heroes Contest around World Water Day 2019 on Water and Migration
Oct 30, 2018 / Highlight
Every year, World Water Day draws the world’s attention to key global water issues. World Water Day 2019 will focus on Water and Migration. Youth has an important role to play in working towards regional water security and increased water awareness. Young people are involved in innovative water-related projects and research around the...
Syrian Refugees and The Schooling Challenge
Oct 29, 2018 / Blog entry
In 2017, the U.N. refugee agency, UNHCR, estimated that globally 68.5 million people had been forcefully displaced—the worst such crisis since World War II. Of these, 40 million were internally displaced peoples (IDPs), 25.4 million were refugees, and 3.1 million were asylum seekers. Over half were minors and over half of those minors were out of...
How Can Transit Data Make Mobility Easier?
Oct 15, 2018 / Blog entry
Credits: Transport for Cairo
Urban life is becoming ever more complex with high densities, growing population and ever-expanding urban sprawl. These factors represent a higher demand for mobility, where conventional ways of transport do not guarantee a sustainable future and may not necessarily cope with growing mobility demand. For so many...
[Regional Conference] Women, Water & Youth: Perspectives from the MENA Region
Sep 27, 2018 / Highlight
The Mediterranean region is the most water scarce region in the world and one of the most vulnerable to climate change and extreme weather events. Combating water scarcity in order to reduce environmental damage effects could be conducive to job creation and entrepreneurship, particularly among Mediterranean youth and women, with...
MedYWat Mid-Term Integrated Training
Sep 17, 2018 / Highlight
From 17th to 19th September, the Center for Mediterranean Integration will organize an integrated training for the CMI-managed Mediterranean Youth for Water (MedYWat) Coordination group in Bari, Italy. The group will also participate in the second edition of the CIHEAM Mediterranean Forum “Research and Innovation as Tools for Sustainable...
She too is a #WaterHero
Sep 13, 2018 / Library
For so long women have represented the symbol of resilience. In the water sector, they are no different. In the Middle East and North Africa, the world’s most water-stressed region, women are playing their part in protecting water and fighting water scarcity.
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 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...
Territorial and City Development in the Mediterranean - Newsletter #3 (EN/FR/AR)