Managing Urban Forced Displacement to Build Resilient Communities
Jul 03, 2019 / Blog entry
Globally, around 68.5 million people have fled their homes from conflict or persecution either as refugees, internally displaced persons, or asylum seekers. Contrary to what some may think, most of the displaced people don’t live in camps. In fact, it’s estimated that about 60%–80% of the world’s forcibly displaced population lives in urban areas...
Producing Knowledge through the Combination of Expertise and Youthful Drive
Jun 20, 2019 / Blog entry
The CMI paired young researchers with senior experts to produce joint papers on water and migration. Through this experience, the young researchers had the chance to work closely with some of the most knowledgeable water experts from around the Mediterranean region and beyond.
PAPER TITLE: ADDRESSING THE WATER-MIGRATION NEXUS: THE...
Steps of Solidarity
Jun 18, 2019 / Highlight
Every year there is a special theme to highlight the World Refugee Day to draw attention to the importance of shared efforts and solidarity. The 2019 Theme is #StepWithRefugees — Take A Step on World Refugee Day. Around the world, communities, schools, businesses, faith groups and people from different sections of society are taking big...
Agenda - [Mediterranean Strategy Group 19] Migration: Mediterranean Cities on the Frontline
[Mediterranean Strategy Group 19] Migration: Mediterranean Cities on the Frontline
Jun 11, 2019 / Highlight
Fragility and conflicts, unemployment and exclusion, vulnerability to climate change, and even increased violent extremism in some enclaves, contribute to forced displacements and instability. This turmoil in the Middle East and Africa regions does not just affect them. The whole world is affected by its spillovers.
Numbers peaked in...
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.
Mid-Term Meeting and Training of Core Members of the Host Municipalities Learning Network (HMLN)
Jun 04, 2019 / Highlight
Photo Credit: Ezzldeen Al-Natour
Since June 2016 the Mediterranean Host Municipalities Learning Network (HMLN) supports host local governments with evidence-based knowledge and Capacity Building to improve their response capacity to forced displacement. The Network have benefitted from face-to-face workshops and webinars on priority...
[Capacity Building Workshop] 2nd Capacity Building Workshop on Strategic Planning for Local Economic Development
Jun 04, 2019 / Highlight
Photo Credit: Ezzldeen Al-Natour
Local governments are in a strategic position to address the needs of host communities and the displaced. Forcibly displaced populations are not evenly spread through the host countries but rather tend to concentrate in some regions, and especially within cities. Despite their strategic position, local...
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...
[HMLN Webinar] Local Economic Development in Host Communities: The case of Bethlehem, Palestine
May 14, 2019 / Highlight
Local Economic Development (LED) strategies are essential in forced displacement contexts. In presence of a rapid population growth following a displacement crisis, Local Economic Development (LED) strategies with a focus on attracting the local and refugee private sector could help cities benefit from the presence of displaced communities...
Enabling Business Environment and Private Sector Mobilization: Turkey, Syrian Economic Forum; "Rukhsati Project"
Apr 16, 2019 / Blog entry
This project aimed at licensing and formalizing “informal” Syrian businesses in Gaziantep. It also strengthened awareness among Syrian refugee business owners on the Turkish business environment and legal regulations. The project ensured Syrian businesses’ sustainability and development, and improved Syrian refugee integration in the Turkish host...
[CALL FOR PARTICIPANTS] 2nd CMI CAPACITY BUILDING WORKSHOP: Strategic Planning for Local Economic Development
Mar 04, 2019 / Highlight
Mediterranean Host Municipalities Learning Network
South-South Knowledge Exchange
2nd CMI CAPACITY BUILDING WORKSHOP
Strategic Planning for Local Economic Development
Turkey, July 01-05, 2019 (location and date tbc)
APPLY HERE BEFORE MARCH 24, 2019:
English language: https://goo.gl/forms/saHjwoQelGLEYGE63
Arabic language: https://goo.gl/forms/...
[HMLN Webinar] Private Sector Mobilization in Host Communities
Feb 20, 2019 / Highlight
To support local governments dealing with a high influx of forcibly displaced, the Center for Mediterranean Integration (CMI) periodically organizes learning and capacity building activities for municipal and central representatives who are members of the Host Municipalities Learning Network (HMLN).
During the 3rd Annual Event of the...
Agenda - [HMLN Webinar] Private Sector Mobilization in Host Communities
CMI Refugee Hub Meeting
Feb 19, 2019 / Highlight
For three years, the Center for Mediterranean Integration (CMI)’s Refugees and Host Communities Program has been contributing to strengthen existing knowledge and evidence on development solutions to forced displacement and develop consensus around policy adjustments with regard to both host communities and refugees. The recent 3rd annual event of...
Enabling Business Environment and Private Sector Mobilization: Jordan, Sarhan Municipality; Partnerships with the Private Sector for Business Creation
Feb 15, 2019 / Blog entry
The project has created a diversified local economy within the craft area, to train and upgrade the skills of youth to work in the various businesses working in the area.
Lead Authority or Organization: Municipality of Sarhan
Area: Sarhan, Jordan
Beneficiaries: Jordanian and Syrian women and youth, private entrepreneurs, the municipality of...
2018 Results: Refugees and Host Communities
Brochure - Cycle 2019 : L'Atelier métropolitain du projet à l'action
Mediterra: Migration and Inclusive Rural Development in the Mediterranean
Jan 21, 2019 / Highlight
The International Centre for Advanced Mediterranean Agronomic Studies (CIHEAM) and the Agence Française de Développement (AFD) co-directed the new edition of the report “Mediterra. Migration and Inclusive Development in the Mediterranean”. Every two years, Mediterra gives the floor to experts and partner institutions to better understand the...
Mobilization of Syrian investors and the private sector to boost local economic development in refugee hosting municipalities
Enabling Business Environment and Private Sector Mobilization: Armenia, Yerevan Municipality; Economic Programs for Refugees
Jan 21, 2019 / Blog entry
Yerevan Municipality implements economic programs aimed at enabling the business environment through the economic integration of Syrian businessmen in the local context, together with social activities for housing of refugees and education programs for young Syrians.
Lead Authority or Organization: Yerevan Municipality
Area: Yerevan, Republic...
"Archibat", The Tunisian Journal of Urban Planning and Architecture
Jan 17, 2019 / Library
This special issue of the Tunisian Journal of Urban Planning and Architecture Archibat gives the floor to the participants, organizers and speakers of the workshop held in Greater Tunis from 23 to 27 September 2018, as part of the 2018 Metropolitan Workshop Cycle co-organized by Avitem, CMI, AFD and GIZ.
Ce numéro spécial de la revue tunisienne...
Development Response to Displacement Impacts Project (DRDIP): Local Economic Development (LED) Experiences from the Horn of Africa Context
HMLN Webinar on Local Economic Development in Host Communities: Concept Note and Agenda
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...
How to Engage for better LED in Hosting Contexts: The SADA Center in Gaziantep
IOM Turkey Refugee Response: Support to Livelihoods & Resilience of Refugees, Jamil Awan
Effective Partnerships at the Local level: GIZ‘s Cooperation with Gaziantep Chamber of Industry
Attracting Foreign Investments in Refugee-Owned Business