Social Cohesion and Integration of Refugees with Local Communities
Apr 01, 2020 / Blog entry
Social activities are an essential starting point for a successful integration of Syrian refugees in the host community. This project aims to strengthen communication among all parties to help refugees achieve social stability and mitigate the impact of the economic crisis, as well as help members of the host community to accept and support...
CMI’s 11th Annual Meeting: Partnership for Knowledge, Knowledge for Action
Feb 12, 2020 / Highlight
Paris, France, 04 February: The CMI held its eleventh annual meeting with the presence of high-level representatives of its member countries as well as its partner organizations. The meeting, chaired by the world bank's Chief Economist for the MENA region, Rabah Arezki, gave an overview of the CMI work throughout the year and highlighted through...
[2019 Results] Territorial Resilience
SADA Women’s Development and Solidarity Center
Feb 11, 2020 / Blog entry
SADA Women’s Development and Solidarity Center’s overall goal is to support the social and economic stabilization of refugee women, and to contribute to their self-reliance and ability to co-exist with women from the host community by creating a women-only center that provides services to Syrian and host community women.
Lead Authority or...
Iraq, Duhok Governorate Sustainable Empowerment in Rehabilitation Centers
Jan 08, 2020 / Blog entry
This project leads to the integration of both Syrians and detainees while enhancing economic opportunities through the creation of a confectionery plant in Dohuk’s rehabilitation centers (prisons) for women and minors, who will be trained in the production of sweets and quality carpets under the supervision of Syrian experts.
Lead Authority or...
[Proceedings] Territorial Resilience to Climate Change
Adaptation du littoral au changement climatique : L'enjeu de l'érosion des plages en Provence-Alpes-Côte-d'Azur
Dec 16, 2019 / Library
L’objectif de cet appel à projets est d’accompagner les collectivités et organismes gestionnaires de plages de la Région Sud dans leurs pratiques de gestion afin de les aider à mettre en œuvre des méthodes souples et/ou expérimenter des méthodes innovantes de gestion du trait de côte et d’aménagements côtiers favorables à la préservation des...
Metropolitan Workshops 2020: From Projects to Action
Dec 09, 2019 / Highlight
The Mediterranean is now more than ever, facing major challenges created by its urban transformation, its integration into globalization, its ecological transition, its social and territorial cohesion or even the massification of its flows, and more especially migratory flows.
Territorial planning has shown its limits, particularly...
Turkey, Zeytinburnu Municipality - Snow Finch Project
Nov 19, 2019 / Blog entry
The project aims to provide refugee women with adequate labor skills for securing sustainable income. In addition, it also envisages to fulfill their basic needs. Trips in the city and sale stands provide social cohesion and socialization.
Lead Authority or Organization: Family, Women Support and Disabled People Centre (AKDEM) and Zeytinburnu...
[High-Level Workshop] “Forced Displacement, Migration and Human Capital Mobility”
Nov 13, 2019 / Highlight
Context & Rationale
At the present time, issues related to flows and movements of people – in all their forms – figure prominently among the most pressing, relevant and, often, divisive policy agendas in the Mediterranean region.
A comprehensive approach to migration is needed, taking into account its root causes as well as all related...
[Minutes] Local Economic Development in Host Communities- Enhancing Refugee-led Businesses and Private Sector Engagement
Territorial Resilience to Climate Change
Sep 26, 2019 / Program
Photo Credits: www.thenational.ae
Territorial resilience to climate change (TRCC), both mitigation and adaptation, refers to “the capacity of individuals, communities, institutions, businesses, and systems within a territory to survive, adapt, and grow, no matter what kinds of climatic and environmental chronic stresses and acute shocks they...
Lebanon, Union of Municipalities of Middle Bekaa Health and Sports Development Projects
Sep 10, 2019 / Blog entry
Due to the lack of sufficient infrastructures in health and education and lack of recreational activities, the Union of Municipalities of Middle Bekaa established several institutions to mitigate tensions caused by the high number of refugees and tough economic conditions
Lead Authority or Organization: Union of Municipalities of Middle Bekaa ...
Water & Collaboration Know No Boundaries: Two MedYWat Members Win 100.000 Euro Grant for Joint Project
Sep 05, 2019 / Blog entry
Ghadeer Arafeh and Faissal Aziz, two members of the Mediterranean Youth for Water (MedYWat), won a research grant of 100.000 euros from the IHE Delft Institute for Water Education for their project on “MENARA: Assessment of Wastewater Treatment Technologies and Promotion of Smart Irrigation Systems in the MENA Region Using an Eco-Friendly Gum.”
[Webinar] Local Economic Development in Host Communities- Enhancing Refugee-led Businesses and Private Sector Engagement
Sep 05, 2019 / Highlight
Local Economic Development (LED) strategies are essential in forced displacement contexts. In the presence of a rapid population growth following a displacement crisis, Local Economic Development (LED) strategies with a focus on attracting the private sector and enabling refugee-led businesses could help cities benefit from the presence of...
[Agenda] Local Economic Development in Host Communities - Enhancing Refugee-led Businesses and Private Sector Engagement
Urban and Territorial Development Projects in the Mediterranean
La tratégie financière des collectivités locales module
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...
Palermo Book of Abstracts
Summit of the Two Shores of the Mediterranean - Forum on Environment and Sustainable Development
May 09, 2019 / Highlight
Strategies Towards More Sustainable Food Systems in the Mediterranean Region
Background & Context: Summit of the Two Shores of the Mediterranean
On 27th August 2018, French President Emmanuel Macron announced a Mediterranean summit penciled for 23rd and 24th June 2019 in Marseille, France: the Summit of the Two Shores of the Western...
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...
The Middle East and North Africa Cannot Miss The Fourth Industrial Revolution
Mar 25, 2019 / Blog entry
The traditional route of industrialization for developing countries may no longer be available for the Middle East and North Africa (MENA) region. This should not be a source of regret, as the aspirations of the region’s young and well-educated population extend far beyond auto assembly lines. Furthermore, the repetitive work of an assembly line...
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...