2019 Metropolitan Workshops Series: Greater Beirut
Oct 17, 2019 / Highlight
Context and Rationale
How can Greater Beirut be defined today?
A high demographic growth: Greater Beirut (that includes Beirut municipality and its suburbs) is estimated to cover an area of 500 km2. According to estimates, it is home to about 3 million dwellers (about 1 million more than before the start of the Syrian crisis in 2011), or half of...
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.”
[HMLN 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...
Brochure - Cycle 2019 : L'Atelier métropolitain du projet à l'action
Press Review - 2018 Cycle of Metropolitan Workshops: Greater Tunis
Agenda - 2018 Cycle of Metropolitan Workshops: Greater Tunis
2018 Cycle of Metropolitan Workshops: Greater Tunis
Jan 17, 2019 / Highlight
Context and Rationale
The second workshop of the 2018 cycle on urban and territorial development, organized by Avitem, CMI, AFD and GIZ took place in Greater Tunis in September 2018, after a first workshop held in Tangier and Tetouan in May 2018. The rationale for choosing Greater Tunis was:
A context of large-scale institutional change...
"Archibat", The Tunisian Journal of Urban Planning and Architecture
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...
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...
Territorial and City Development in the Mediterranean - Newsletter #4 (EN/FR/AR)
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...
How Can Transit Data Make Mobility Easier?
Oct 15, 2018 / Blog entry
Credits: Transport for Cairo
Urban life is becoming ever more complex with high densities, growing population and ever-expanding urban sprawl. These factors represent a higher demand for mobility, where conventional ways of transport do not guarantee a sustainable future and may not necessarily cope with growing mobility demand. For so many...