Syrian Social Gathering Photo Presentation
Social Cohesion: Concepts and Measurement
Social Innovation for Refugee Inclusion
Ministry of Municipal Affairs: Sarhan Municipality
Zaatri Manshiah Municipality
Center for Mediterranean Integration Workshop on Social Cohesion for Host Municipalities
Social Cohesion in the Context of Urban Refugees Crisis
Social Cohesion Concepts and Measurement
Strengthening Social Cohesion in Mediterranean Host Municipalities
Concept Note: Strengthening Social Cohesion in Mediterranean Host Municipalities
Regional Knowledge Program on Water
Oct 20, 2016 / Program
Center for Mediterranean Integration
Agence Française de Développement
Deutsche Gesellschaft fuer Internationale Zusammenarbeit (GIZ)
European Investment Bank
International Center for Advanced Mediterranean Agronomic Studies (CIHEAM)
Union for the Mediterranean
Peer-to-Peer Learning Workshop: Strengthening Social Cohesion in Municipalities Hosting Refugees
Oct 19, 2016 / Highlight
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-June 1st, 2016, the Center for Mediterranean Integration (CMI) launched a Host Municipalities Learning Network in September 2016. Within the framework of this...
The Global Concessional Financing Facility Provides Development Support on Concessional terms to Middle-income Countries Impacted by Refugee Crises across the World
Oct 18, 2016 / Library
The MENA Concessional Financing Facility was launched in April 2016 through a partnership between the World Bank Group, United Nations, and Islamic Development Bank Group and since it has made rapid progress in providing urgent support to help Jordan and Lebanon address the impact of Syrian refugees.
Invisible Wounds: Mental Health among Displaced People and Refugees
Oct 17, 2016 / Blog entry
The plight of forcibly displaced people, who are fleeing conflict and violence, is best summed up by the lyrics of the plaintive 1970 classic by Argentine troubadour Facundo Cabral: "No soy de aquí ni soy de allá" ("I'm not from here nor there"). Those lyrics convey both the sense of uprootedness felt by those displaced from their native lands and...
Méditerranée une histoire à partager
Education Reform to Create Entrepreneurs
Oct 10, 2016 / Blog entry
The demographic clock is ticking on both sides of the Mediterranean – from an aging workforce on one end to a workforce surplus on the other. Yet whatever the demographic dynamics, the Mediterranean space is facing an incredible challenge: providing a safe, buoyant and prosperous future for its youth which would benefit its societies, their...
Access to Talent for MENA'S Entrepreneurs
Oct 06, 2016 / Library
In 2015, unemployment in the Middle East and North Africa (MENA) stood at 12%, the highest regional unemployment rate in the world. Estimates suggest that the region must create 85 million jobs by 2023 to be on par with global average unemployment rates. Governments and private sector institutions are pointing to entrepreneurship as a way to...
Peer-to-Peer Learning for Host Municipalities on Solid Waste Management
Oct 06, 2016 / Highlight
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 “Mediterranean Municipalities at the Forefront of the Refugee Crisis” which took place in Amman May 30-June 1st, 2016, the Center...
Preparing for the Future: Coordinating Syrian refugees and the Diaspora
Oct 04, 2016 / Blog entry
I have been looking for possible sources of investment and possible markets that would help both Syrian refugees and their host communities, and, as someone who has worked on the subject of the private sector for two decades now, one of my first questions is—“what role can the diaspora play?”
Continue reading the article on the World Bank...
Q & A: New Initiatives for Education in the Middle East and North Africa, Including for Refugees
Oct 04, 2016 / Blog entry
In Part II of her interview, Safaa El Tayeb El-Kogali, World Bank Practice Manager for Education, explains the initiatives being take to improve all levels of public education in the Middle East and North Africa (MENA), and how important it is for children to be able to go to school, especially when their countries are affected by conflict....
Q & A: The Importance of Early Childhood Development in the Middle East and North Africa
Oct 03, 2016 / Blog entry
With the school year starting in the Middle East and North Africa (MENA), millions of children are busily preparing to resume their studies. Some, caught in conflict, may not be able to go to school at all; others may be joining schools in countries neighboring their own. At peace or in war, throughout MENA more emphasis is being placed on early...
Arab World Start-ups Need Partners, Pathways, and Talent to Access Markets
Sep 26, 2016 / Blog entry
Market access is critical to the growth of start-ups in the Middle East and North Africa(MENA). Start-ups seeking to scale up their operations need to think in terms of regional, rather than solely national, growth strategies from day one. However, maneuvering themselves into new countries is a complex process, and one that hinges on finding the...
Forced Displacement: Toward a Development Approach Supporting Refugees, the Internally Displaced and Their Hosts
Sep 26, 2016 / Library
One global issue at the forefront of World Bank Group work this year and beyond is the forced displacement of people and its impact on ending extreme poverty. Forcibly Displaced: Toward a Development Approach Supporting Refugees, the Internally Displaced, and Their Hosts, prepared by The World Bank Group and the United Nations High Commissioner...
UN Refugee Summit Issues a New Declaration for Refugees and Migrants
Sep 26, 2016 / Highlight
On Monday, September 19th, 2016 world leaders came together at the UN General Assembly to adopt the New York Declaration for Refugees and Migrants expressing their commitment to protect the rights of refugees and migrants, to save lives and to share responsibility for large movements on a global scale. The Declaration was adopted in the context of...
How Many Years Do Refugees Stay in Exile?
Sep 26, 2016 / Blog entry
"The average length of time that refugees spend in camps is 17 years." This cruel statistic has been quoted many times, influencing our perception of refugee crises as never-ending events which are spinning out of control. It has significant implications when deciding the type of aid that is needed, the combination of humanitarian and...
Digital Technologies for Economic Development in the Mediterranean
Sep 26, 2016 / MDF
Starts: Nov 4, 2016 Ends: Nov 4, 2016
Location: Villa Méditerranée, Marseille, France
A multi-partner dialogue to try to answer the following questions: What is the impact of digital technologies on economic development? How can digital technologies provide solutions to operational improvements to promote growth, employment and fight...
Young, Loud and Clear
Jul 20, 2016 / Library
In the Middle East and North Africa (MENA), being young is a superpower. It is the youth who have started revolutions, led their countries to freedom and made history. In this set of videos, ten of the region’s most aspiring youth speak about their generation’s achievements, challenges, dreams and legacy.
You may also wish to watch the full...
Refugees in Lebanon: Challenge or Opportunity?
Jun 22, 2016 / Blog entry
At a time when Europe is trying to restrict refugees’ access to its territory, it is essential to provide more support to the countries bordering Syria. This support should meet the vital needs of those fleeing the conflict, while at the same time strengthening cohesion between the host country and the refugee population.
With 1.8 million[1...
Sustainable Urban Transport - Middle East and North Africa - Issue #1
Jun 22, 2016 / Library
First Webinar organized by the Community of Practice for Sustainable Urban Transport : How to implement a mass transport project?
Monday, July 18, 2016
Rabat 10:00 / 11:00 Algiers, Tunis / Paris 12:00 / 13h00 Beirut
The implementation of mass transit projects includes difficult challenges for many southern cities in the Mediterranean. With...
Community of Practice on Sustainable Urban Transport
Jun 22, 2016 / Program
Algeria, Egypt, Jordan, Lebanon, Morocco, Tunisia, Turkey, West Bank and Gaza, and also Libya, Syria and other MENA countries
Agence Française de Développement (AFD)
CODATU (Cooperation for Urban Mobility in the Developing World)
CEREMA (Center for Studies and Expertise on Risks,...