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
HMLN Webinar on Local Economic Development in Host Communities: Concept Note and Agenda
[HMLN Webinar] Local Economic Development in Host Communities
Dec 19, 2018 / Highlight
To support local governments dealing with a high influx of forcibly displaced, the Center for Mediterranean Integration (CMI) periodically organizes knowledge exchange, capacity building and learning activities for municipal representatives who are members of the Host Municipalities Learning Network (HMLN).
During the 3rd Annual Event...
A Moonshot for the Middle East and North Africa
Nov 20, 2018 / Blog entry
The Middle East and North Africa (MENA) Region needs to reinvent its economic model to meet the aspirations of its people. It needs a new vision – one that’s built around a shift towards a promising future, while being cognizant of the fundamental challenges of today. In recent years, the region has witnessed the devastating effects of the unmet...
A New Economy for the Middle East and North Africa
Nov 07, 2018 / Library
Countries in the Middle East and North Africa possess all the ingredients they need to leapfrog into the digital future. Their well-educated youth have already adopted new digital and mobile technologies, but, this is still in its infancy. Seizing the opportunities that the digital economy offers the MENA region will require a big push....
[Regional Conference] Mediterranean of the Future- Act 2: Youth & Innovation
[Regional Conference] Mediterranean of the Future - Act 2: Youth & Innovation First!
Oct 15, 2018 / Highlight
[Workshop] Youth as Drivers for Change in the Mediterranean
Young people from the Mediterranean face a threefold exclusion on the economic, social and political levels, preventing them from achieving fulfillment in the working life and in the public sphere.
300 million young people will enter the labor market in the Middle East...
[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...
[Agenda] Women, Water and Youth: Perspectives from the MENA Region
[Regional Workshop] Integrating University and Private Sector Development: The Role of STP’s
Jun 28, 2018 / Highlight
Context and Theme
In a joint effort to promote a knowledge-based economy in the Middle East and North Africa (MENA), the European Investment Bank (EIB), through the Centre for Mediterranean Integration (CMI), and the Islamic Educational Scientific and Cultural Organization (ISESCO) organized, in cooperation with a local consortium...
IMPACT OF BANK REFORMS ON EUROMEDITERRANEAN COUNTRIES:NABIL FELFEL
[Photo Story] Jobs Changing Lives of Refugees and Locals in Sarhan, Jordan
Jun 19, 2018 / Blog entry
With the attendance of a committed group of 45 local governments’ representatives from Jordan, Lebanon, Palestine, Iraq, Turkey and Afghanistan, the Center for Mediterranean Integration (CMI) organized a training workshop for the Host Municipalities Learning Network (HMLN) on strategic planning for local economic development. As part of the...
“Strategic Planning for Local Economic Development in Host Communities” - Regional Capacity Building Workshop of the Mediterranean Host Municipalities Learning Network
Feb 23, 2018 / Highlight
In the context of the Mediterranean Host Municipalities Learning Network (HMLN), the CMI organized a capacity building workshop on “Strategic Planning for Local Economic Development in Host Communities”, targeted at local government representatives, local economic development practitioners and experts.
The workshop took place on March...
Concept Note "Strategic Planning for Local Economic Development" Capacity Building Workshop
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Summary of Discussion (English – Arabic)
How can Mobility and Cultural Exchanges Promote Entrepreneurship and Regional Integration?
Dec 11, 2017 / Blog entry
Silvia Marchionne moderated the discussion on “How can Mobility and Cultural Exchanges Promote Entrepreneurship and Regional Integration?” in the context of the regional conference on Youth and Employability in MENA: Better Skills, More Jobs” in Cairo in July 2017. In this article, she restitutes the discussion’s main takeaways.
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[Webinar] Private Sector Mobilization for Communities Hosting Refugees and Launch of the Host Municipalities Network Online Collaborative Platform
Oct 17, 2017 / Highlight
After six years of Syrian conflict, local governments hosting refugees are facing a number of challenges for securing the welfare of both their host and refugee communities. They are feeling the need to alleviate the existing pressure on and to reduce unemployment and competition over jobs between locals and Syrians, which can also...
[Press Release] Youth and Employability in MENA: Better Skills, More Jobs
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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Egyptian Youth Speak their Minds in Essays: We Need Better Skills for More Jobs
Feb 22, 2017 / Blog entry
In a country with high youth unemployment—such as Egypt—could it be that young people can develop new solutions? Can young, creative minds come up with new ideas that have never been considered or tested? Are young people themselves the answer to solving the unemployment challenge?
Continue reading the article on the World Bank website,...