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.
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[Summary] Host Municipalities Network Webinar PPPs and New Technologies in Solid Waste Management
Conclusions “Acting Together in Migration Management – Enhancing Coordination among Central and Local Level”
Statement on Local Governments facing the Challenges and Impacts of Refugee Crisis in South East Europe
Territorial and Urban Aspects of Migration and Refugee Inflow
Host Municipalities Network Webinar- PPPs and New Technologies in Solid Waste Management
Jan 23, 2017 / Highlight
Context and Rationale
Following the exchanges during the Peer-to-Peer Learning Workshop for Municipalities Hosting Refugees held in Amman, Jordan, from May 30th-June 1st 2016, CMI is organizing a series of workshops on priority sectors identified by municipalities affected by refugee influx, which will gather municipal, governmental and NGOs...
Refugees and Host Communities: Building Stronger Ties
Jan 16, 2017 / Blog entry
“It has been 4 years since we first arrived, it is good here, but nothing replaces Syria, it is home”- Dhiya Sahari[i], 61 years old, a Syrian refugee living at the Harran city camp in Turkey.
Dhiya, is one of millions who fled a war-torn Syria taking a journey into the unknown hoping to reach the other side at least, alive. However,...
CMI Water Hub Meeting: Minutes
The Water Hub Consultation Meeting
Dec 05, 2016 / Highlight
Representatives from the AFD, CIHEAM, Plan Bleu, the World Bank Water Global Practice convened in the CMI Water Hub to discuss the World Bank MENA Regional Water Security Initiative and to welcome CIHEAM into the Water Hub.
The Rationale :
The CMI Water Hub gathers partners working in the water sector in the Mediterranean in order to engage...
CMI Meets ALNAP to Discuss Sharing Best Practices on the Refugee Crisis
Dec 05, 2016 / Highlight
CMI refugee program team met with Leah Cambell, Research Officer at ALNAP (Active Learning Network for Accountability and Performance in Humanitarian Action) to discuss knowledge sharing tools and practices on refugees and host communities, specifically on the Syrian Refugee Crisis.
ALNAP is an international interagency forum working to improve...
Strengthening Social Peace: CMI-GIZ Workshop in Turkey
Nov 30, 2016 / Blog entry
'Social cohesion develops when people accept each other! When they live in peace and dignity with each other and communicate, too!' says Yasmin Holoubi, a young Syrian woman from Aleppo. After her sister was injured in a bomb attack, Yasmin fled with her from the ruined city. Their father, a doctor, wanted to stay and help. He is still there to...
Urban Development and Territorial Cohesion
Nov 29, 2016 / Program
Countries of Southern and Northern Mediterranean.
The Center for Mediterranean Integration in partnership with AFD, Agence des Villes et Territoires Méditerranéens Durables (Avitem), CDC, Cities Alliance, CODATU, GIZ, EIB, MedCities, World Bank, United Cities and Local Governments (UCLG), UCLG-MEWA.
[Interview] How Has the Refugees' Influx Impacted the Economy of the Hosting Communities in Jordan and Lebanon
Nov 21, 2016 / Library
The Middle East and North Africa region could remain trapped in a cycle of instability without the resources to manage the current consequences of conflict and seize opportunities for peace as soon as they arise. To meet the scale of the need, the World Bank Group, United Nations and the Islamic Development Bank Group have launched a new...
[Interview] How Has the Concessional Financial Initiative Supported Hosting Communities in Jordan and Lebanon
Nov 21, 2016 / Library
The World Bank Group, the United Nations and the Islamic Development Bank Group launched a new financing initiative to scale-up financing in the Middle East and North Africa to help countries hosting significant refugee populations, countries impacted by conflict, as well as countries that have significant investment needs to achieve economic...
[Photo Reportage] Life Away from Syria
Nov 17, 2016 / Highlight
The outcomes of the Syrian crisis fall the hardest on those who found themselves suddenly forced to leave their normal life behind and run for their lives seeking refuge in a country that is so foreign to them. Life away from Syria is not normal and in a country like Turkey where the language is different, more odds are stacked against those...
An Integrated Solid Waste Management Scheme
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CMI Host Municipalities Network
Istanbul Experience in Solid Waste management
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Syrian Social Gathering Photo Presentation
Social Innovation for Refugee Inclusion
Strengthening Social Cohesion in Mediterranean Host Municipalities
Social Cohesion Concepts and Measurement
Center for Mediterranean Integration Workshop on Social Cohesion for Host Municipalities
Zaatri Manshiah Municipality