Highlights

Resilient Cities | Urbanization Knowledge Platform
Sat, 2014-03-01
Increasing the Resilience of Cities in MENA, upcoming MENA UKP Conference in Marseille
Resilient Cities | Urbanization Knowledge Platform
Sat, 2014-03-01
Increasing the Resilience of Cities in MENA, upcoming MENA UKP Conference in Marseille
Municipal Finance | Urbanization Knowledge Platform
Tue, 2014-02-11
Metropolitan Public Finance: The Case of Mumbai
Municipal Finance | Urbanization Knowledge Platform
Tue, 2014-02-11
Metropolitan Public Finance: The Case of Mumbai
International Labor Mobility
Fri, 2014-01-17
Movers and Shakers
International Labor Mobility
Wed, 2013-12-18
Marking International Migrants Day
Cities & Climate Change | Sustainable Urban Transport | Sustainable Growth | Strategic Urban Development
Fri, 2013-12-13
HE Governor of Alexandria visits the CMI to talk collaboration between AFD, the Center and Egypt

Disease, cure, prescription: do we need a rethink on migration of the skilled?

This article is the second in a 3 part blog series on brain drain in the context of international labour mobility. Its aim is to question the conventional wisdom and help devise win-win solutions to age old problems.

By Manjula Luthria*

A Question of Equilibrium

This article is the first in a 3 part blog series on brain drain in the context of international labour mobility. Its aim is to question the conventional wisdom and help devise win-win solutions to age old problems.

By Manjula Luthria*

On our drive home from a recent trip to the ski slopes we decided to add a bit of education to the vacation (despite vocal protests from the rear seat) and take a detour into the small town of Meyrin, located on the outskirts of Geneva. Meyrin is where the European Organization for Nuclear Research (CERN) is located, the home of the Large Hadron Collider where tales of dark matter, black holes and the end of the universe have added perennial newsworthiness to scientific inquiry. It was a memorable visit by all counts.  I relearnt my long-forgotten concepts of physics over a few hours, but what I saw in my first minute seized my attention and here’s a photo of the plaque in the lobby that got me writing this…

HE Governor of Alexandria visits the CMI to talk collaboration between AFD, the Center and Egypt

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His Excellency Mr. Tarek Mahdi, Governor of Alexandria, Egypt, visited the CMI on December 3rd during a trip organized by the City of Marseille as part of the ongoing cooperation between Marseille and Alexandria. He was welcomed in the Villa Valmer by Mourad Ezzine, the CMI Manager.

In a group comprising of: Dominique Rojat, the AFD program coordinator and representative to the Center; Sara Boughedir, Consultant on Cities and Climate Change and Integrated Risk Management; and Hervé Levite, Senior Environment Specialist on the CMI program on Green Growth; His Excellency Tarek Mahdi further discussed ongoing development challenges in Egypt while focusing on the themes around which the CMI operates, including sustainability.

5th Annual Meeting of CMI Founding Members and Partners

Annual Meeting 2013 - CMI

Chaired by Inger Andersen, World Bank VP for the MENA region, the CMI’s annual meeting today brings together member countries and partners to discuss the Mediterranean's political, economic and social development issues and how the CMI can best contribute to broad-based and inclusive growth for the countries of the region. The annual meeting will address key issues as it seeks to consolidate its role driving the integrational agenda in the Mediterranean region.  It will bring together strategic and technical experts, international institutions, and policymakers from around the Mediterranean to discuss and reach consensus on the work program ahead. The CMI’s annual meeting coincides with the publication of the CMI annual report which will be presented at the event. In total 50 guests will be present including Ministers from our founding members together with representatives from the World Bank and EIB. 

Press Release Read CMI Annual Report 2013