Med Expertise: Sharing Good Practices Helps Local Governments Remain Resilient
Med Expertise: This is Not a Temporary Crisis, It Requires Better Planning
Med Expertise: Long Term Strategic Planning Should be a Priority For Host Municipalities
Med Expertise: The Role of the Investment Climate in Creating Job Opportunities for Refugees and Host Community
[Conference] Youth and Employability in MENA: Better Skills, More Jobs
Jul 02, 2017 / Highlight
In the Mediterranean region there are about 140 million young (aged 15-29) women and men. That is almost 20 percent of the population. They account for a large reservoir of untapped human resources, with the world’s highest unemployment rate among youth and the lowest participation of females in the labour force (25 percent in the...
Higher Education In the State of Palestine
R For Resilient Refugees
Jun 20, 2017 / Blog entry
June 20 is an international day to salute the resilience of refugees worldwide. Five years into the Syrian crisis, refugees have proved strength, courage, and perseverance.
We tell here some stories on their status and lives.
The Three Neighboring Countries
A young Syrian girl playfully hides from our camera at an adhoc compound for...
[Webinar] The Impact of the 9.45 US$ Cents CSP Bid on the MENA Region
Jun 14, 2017 / Highlight
The webinar, taking place online on Tuesday 20th of June, 2017 at 2pm time in Dubai, is free to attend and it is organized by the World Bank MENA CSP Knowledge & Innovation Program. Places are free but limited, offered on a first come first served basis at http://bit.ly/2sJEovn
The recent tender of the CSP project in Dubai DEWA 200 has...
[Summary] CMI Urban Hub Regional Workshop “Addressing the Challenges of Territorial Cohesion and, Promoting the Role of Cities in the MENA Region”
Women Driving the Middle East and North Africa Forward, One Business Innovation at A Time
Jun 12, 2017 / Blog entry
Our continued belief in the enormous resourcefulness, resilience and sheer drive of young Arab women has yet again been reconfirmed. In Cairo, Yara Yassin and Rania Rafie are agents of change. These young women work with local artisans to transform plastic bags into high-quality fashion products sold around the world.
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Addressing Territorial Cohesion Challenges and Promoting the Role of Cities in MENA
May 30, 2017 / Highlight
Context and rationale
The members of the Center for Mediterranean Integration (CMI) Urban Hub held on May 4-5, 2017 at the Villa Valmer, Marseille, France an inaugural workshop.
This workshop convened more than 50 national and local government representatives, urban practitioners, researchers and urban activists from six countries – Algeria,...
Strengthening Host Municipalities: The ‘Municipal Know-how for Host Communities in the Middle East’ Programme
[Summary] Host Municipalities Network Webinar Data Production for Strengthening Social Cohesion in Host Communities
[Compendium] Best Practices in Hosting Refugees
Municipalities at the Forefront of the Refugees’ Crisis
Regional Workshop for Decision-makers on Groundwater Management
Apr 10, 2017 / Highlight
As part of the CMI program on Water Demand Management, a regional workshop on decentralized and participatory groundwater management was organized on March 9-10, 2017 in Marseille by AFD and the World Bank with the co-funding of the MENA Multi Donor Trust Fund, water scarce cities initiative, and GIZ, and a valuable technical partnership and...
Education for Competitiveness (E4C): Technical Workshop on School Disciplinary Climates in MENA
Apr 10, 2017 / Highlight
The Education for Competitiveness (E4C) initiative was launched to support MENA countries improve their education systems to achieve higher productivity, inclusive growth, and global competitiveness. The E4C 21st Century Skills team and their partners aim to shed light on the critical importance of promoting not only cognitive but...
[Webinar] Data production for Strengthening Social Cohesion in Host Communities
Apr 05, 2017 / Library
[Webinar] Data Production for Strengthening Social Cohesion in Host Communities
Apr 05, 2017 / Highlight
Context and Rationale
Producing reliable data on social cohesion often presents a challenge to municipalities hosting large numbers of refugees. This is not only due to the complexity of the topic, but also to capacity constraints and a fragile and rapidly changing environment. Social cohesion plays however an important role in urban settings,...
Mediterranean Refugees and Migrants Newsletter - Issue 7
#WaterHeroes أبطال المياه#
Mar 28, 2017 / Highlight
Youth has an important role to play in working towards water security and increased water awareness. We asked young people who are involved in innovative water-related projects around the Mediterranean to speak up and share their message, these are the results.
للشباب دور مهم في الأمن المائي وزيادة الوعي حول قضايا الثروة المائية....
[Agenda] Youth Innovating with Wastewater for a Sustainable Mediterranean
Youth Innovating with Wastewater for a Sustainable Mediterranean
Mar 06, 2017 / Highlight
The Middle East and North Africa (MENA) region is the most water scarce region in the world, with 15 countries in the region suffering from extreme water scarcity (less than 500 m³/year of renewable water per capita per year). Numerous phenomena are further worsening water security in the region, notably climate change and...
Working Amid Fragility: Delivering Results in Essential Services in Palestine
Feb 27, 2017 / Blog entry
As far back as 320 BC, the Ancient Greeks made laws forbidding people to throw away their waste or leave it to accumulate in unpaved streets and roadways. They realized that dumping household garbage and the improper incineration of solid waste were making pollution worse and jeopardizing public health—just as, today in Palestine, the burning and...
Municipalities Learn from the Palestinian Experience in Waste Management
Feb 27, 2017 / Library
The current refugee crisis in the Middle East is increasing pressure on the environment. Mayors from Jordan and Turkey visited Palestine to learn about the waste management of Al-Minya landfill in Bethlehem.
أدت أزمة اللاجئين الحالية في منطقة الشرق الأوسط إلى زيادة الضغط على البيئة. وفي هذا السياق، قام وفد من رؤساء البلديات من الاردن وتركيا...
Municipalities in Jordan and Turkey look to Palestinian Example of Waste Disposal
Feb 27, 2017 / Blog entry
Since the Syrian crisis began almost six years ago, Jordanian and Turkish mayors have faced the challenge of how to manage the impact of Syrian refugees on their municipalities? In host municipalities, population increase has had a huge impact on infrastructure and the delivery of public services.
Continue reading the article on...
Economic Challenges in the MENA Region: MENA Chief Economist Interview
Feb 20, 2017 / Library
Shanta Devarajan, chief economist of the World Bank’s Middle East and North Africa Region, joins host Paul Salem to discuss economic challenges facing Egypt and crisis areas in the region, how the World Bank is adapting its approach to handle ongoing conflicts, and where there may be signs for optimism looking to the future for regional economies.
[Summary] Host Municipalities Network Webinar PPPs and New Technologies in Solid Waste Management
Analysis of Youth Approaches in the MENA Region: Challenges and Opportunities of Youth Participation
Mixed Migration Hub Trend Bulletin May 2016