Managing Urban Forced Displacement to Build Resilient Communities
Jan 22, 2019 / Library
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...
Mediterra: Migration and Inclusive 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
Migration and Inclusive Rural Development in the Mediterranean
Jan 21, 2019 / Library
MEDITERRA 2018 report on “ Migration and Inclusive Rural Development in the Mediterranean”, led by CIHEAM in collaboration with Agence Française de Développement, Sciences Po and the Center for Mediterranean Integration.
Chapter by CMI & World Bank on “Mobilization of Syrian Investors and the Private Sector to Boost Local Economic Development...
The Article from Archibat
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
Building a Favorable Regulatory Environment, John Speakman
LED Compendium Presentation, Gilda Borriello
Towards Competitive Cities in Forced Displacement Contexts, Ashutosh Raina
LED in Host Communities, Concept Note & Agenda
LED Thematic Survey Results
[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...
UN Habitat Commits to Implementing the Global Compact on Migration
Dec 12, 2018 / Highlight
On the back drop of the Intergovernmental Conference to adopt the Global Compact for Migration for Safe, Orderly and Regular Migration, UN-Habitat contributed to the 5th Mayoral Forum Mayoral Forum on Human Mobility, Migration and Development and organized a side event alongside the Intergovernmental Conference. Together with partners from the...
Metropolitan Workshops: From Projects to Action
Dec 11, 2018 / Highlight
Common challenges shared by Mediterranean countries: at the beginning of the 21st century, the Mediterranean faces 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...
Three questions to Dr. Brigitte Hoermann, Senior Migration Specialist at The Cities Alliance
Nov 27, 2018 / Blog entry
This interview has been produced as part of the fourth CMI Urban Hub Newsletter on Territorial and City Development and especially its “spotlight” section on urbanization & migration.
Brigitte Hoermann joined the Cities Alliance Secretariat hosted by UNOPS in July 2018. She is responsible for mainstreaming migration into Cities Alliance...
The Mediterranean Host Municipalities Learning Network (HMLN): Championing Local Economic Development Since 2016
Nov 15, 2018 / Library
The Mediterranean Host Municipalities Learning Network (HMLN) is an intiative by the Center for Mediterranean Integration (CMI) as an attempt to respond to the refugees crisis in the Middle East. Established back in 2016, the HMLN counts now 5 countries, 117+ local governments, 265+ members, 60+ institutional and local partners. It aims at...
[Compendium] Experiences in Hosting Refugees: Local Economic Development in Host Communities
Syrian Refugees and The Schooling Challenge
Oct 29, 2018 / Blog entry
In 2017, the U.N. refugee agency, UNHCR, estimated that globally 68.5 million people had been forcefully displaced—the worst such crisis since World War II. Of these, 40 million were internally displaced peoples (IDPs), 25.4 million were refugees, and 3.1 million were asylum seekers. Over half were minors and over half of those minors were out of...
The Economic Miracle of Women
Oct 08, 2018 / Blog entry
WATCH IN SPANISH
Gender Equality, the guarantee of access to equal rights and opportunities for women same as their men counterparts, has yet to be fully achieved for women across the globe.
Historically, women have been actively pursuing their right to equality since the nineteenth century, and maybe even longer.
The Economic Miracle of Women
Oct 08, 2018 / Library
Gender Equality is key for development in the Middle East and North Africa. Countries must bridge gender gaps to achieve their full potential. CMI Manager, Blanca Moreno-Dodson, shares the CMI’s vision for guaranteeing female inclusion in all sectors and introduces the stories of some of the most impressive women in the region who are...
Mediterranean Refugees and Migrants Newsletter - Issue 13
Municipalities Exchange Knowledge on Hosting Refugees
Sep 12, 2018 / Blog entry
This article is based on interviews conducted during the CMI Training Workshop on Strategic Planning for Local Economic Development in Forced Displacement Contexts; Amman, Jordan; March 19-23, 2018.
Since 2016, local government representatives and members of the CMI-managed Host Municipalities Learning Network (HLMN) meet face-to-face or online...
The University for Refugees: a Successful Model of Integration
Aug 23, 2018 / Blog entry
In a globalized and interconnected world, characterized by a technological revolution affecting all countries, and by a landmark event, involving Europe above all, which is linked to the largest migration in the history of mankind, the Universities must discover a new mission, a new role and a new function.
The problem of forced migrations...