[High-Level Workshop] Launch of the MENA Urbanization Knowledge Platform
Sep 17, 2015 / Highlight
The Urbanization Knowledge Platform (UKP) for the Middle East and North Africa region (MENA) stems from a partnership between Center for Mediterranean Integration (CMI), the World Bank (WB), and the Arab Urban Development Institute (AUDI). The Platform was officially launched on September 17-18, 2012, during a high-level workshop entitled “...
Craft Trade Sector: Organisational Structures and Innovative Approaches
Sep 16, 2015 / Highlight
The CoMun-GIZ program, in partnership with Medcities and the Center for Mediterranean Integration (CMI), organized a two days exchange on « Organisational structures of the Craft Trade Sector and Innovative Approaches » on September 10, 2015 in Tunis and September 11, 2015, in Sousse, Tunisia.
Part of the CMI-Multi Donors Trust Fund, this study...
Territorial Cohesion and Inclusive Growth in a Mediterranean Region Undergoing Transition
Sep 14, 2015 / MDF
Starts: Nov 06, 2015
Ends: Nov 06, 2015
Location: Villa Mediterranée, Marseille, France
Event organized as part of the Mediterranean Economic Week, held in Marseille on November 4-7th, 2015, on the topic of « Cities and Territories, Drivers of Economic Development in the Mediterranean »
Center for Mediterranean...
Territorial Cohesion and Inclusive Growth in the Mediterranean Region undergoing transition
#SheIsResilient: Young Women Entrepreneurs from MENA Build the Resilience of their Cities
Women for Resilient Cities Grand Finale: #SheIsResilient
Aug 17, 2015 / Highlight
While around the world, the number of disasters has almost doubled since the 1980s, in MENA, the average number of natural disasters has almost tripled over the same period. Approximately 40 million people have been affected by over 350 natural disasters between 1981 and 2010. Vulnerabilities are on the rise across the region, with risks...
Qui paie quoi en matière de transport urbain ? Guide de bonnes pratiques
Jul 31, 2015 / Library
Le présent “Guide de bonnes pratiques de financement du transport urbain” met en relief, sans prétendre à l’exhaustivité, des expériences significatives de mobilisation des principales possibilités de financement du secteur. Il s’agit ainsi de fournir une base de référence à tout décideur, du Sud comme du Nord, qui serait amené à participer à la...
Urban Mobility in Mediterranean Cities: Feedback & Perspectives
Jul 31, 2015 / Highlight
The program « Sustainable Urban Transport » of the CMI, coordinated and funded by the AFD, that delegated implementation to CODATU, started in 2010 with an inaugural conference in Damascus (Syria).
In its first phase the program activity has consisted mainly in the organization of regional seminars and thematic workshops (Damascus, 2010,...
Programme de l’Atelier Optimisation du système de gestion des déchets dans la médina de Sfax
Workshop: Waste Management Optimisation in the Medina of Sfax
Jul 16, 2015 / Highlight
On July 21st, the Municipality of Sfax and its Knowledge Transfer Centre (KTC) supported by MedCities will organize a participatory workshop on the optimization of waste management in the Medina.
This workshop is part of the technical assistance that is being provided to the city of Sfax regarding the management of waste in the Medina. This...
Highlighting the Role of Local Authorities in the Rehabilitations of Medinas
Jun 23, 2015 / Highlight
June 4-5, 2015, Tunis, Tunisia
In the framework of the Medinas 2030 initiative, the CMI, EIB, AFD, CDC, in collaboration with l’Association de Sauvegarde de la Médina de Tunis, Municipality of Tunis, Organization of World Heritage Cities for Africa and the Middle East, and the Heritage and Historical Arab Cities Foundation, organized 2 events...
Women Risk Management Start-up Competition: Because Resilient Entrepreneurs Make Resilient Cities
Jun 17, 2015 / Library
Read more about the competition here.
Representatives from 20 Jordanian Municipalities to participate to an upcoming Municipal Finance and Creditworthiness Academy in Jordan
May 05, 2015 / Blog entry
By Ghada A. Shaqour*
Administratively, Jordan’s intergovernmental system is divided into three tiers - central, provincial (governorate) and local (municipal) levels. At the local level, 100 municipalities exist today and are governed by elected municipal councils. They were assigned over 39 different functional responsibilities, but many of...
Representatives from 15 Municipalities in West Bank and Gaza to participate to an upcoming Municipal Finance and Creditworthiness Academy in Jordan
May 05, 2015 / Blog entry
By Dana Almubaied*
In the West Bank and Gaza, Local Government Units (LGUs) have a long history - some were created as early as the second half of the 19th century. With increasing political and geographical fragmentation over the last two decades, LGUs have gained paramount importance providing services to the local population, particularly in...
Strategic Urban Development
Apr 30, 2015 / Program
Caisse des dépôts et consignations (CDC)
Limited integrated city management and the need for a new cross-sectorial understanding of citizens’ needs throughout the southern Mediterranean.
To enhance the capacities of Mediterranean cities and respond to the need for a new...
WB (2014), Climate Change and Migration: Evidence for the Middle East and North Africa (English)
Building resilience : integrating climate and disaster risk into development - the World Bank Group experience (Vol. 2) : Executive summary
Climate change, disaster risk, and the urban poor: cities building resilience for a changing world
WB Quick Note #79, “Adaptation to a Changing Climate in the Arab Countries”
WB (2012), MENA Development Report, Adaptation to a Changing Climate in the Arab Countries.
Global Risks 2014 - Ninth Edition
Weather and climate resilience : effective preparedness through national meteorological and hydrological services
Urban Risk Assessments: An Approach for Understanding Disaster and Climate Risk in Cities
WB Quick Note #128, "Impact of Weather Shocks on MENA Households", by Quentin Wodon and Andrea Liverani
Urban Risk Management Is City Leaders’ New Concern
Apr 20, 2015 / Library
Why Does City Resilience Matter? Interviews with Decision-Makers and Experts from MENA Region and Beyond
The MENA Urbanization Knowledge Platform (MENA UKP) team is proud to launch a series of six video blogs on the resilience of cities in MENA and beyond.
These interviews see city leaders, decision-makers, development experts, academics,...
Turn Down the Heat: Climate Extremes, Regional Impacts, and the Case for Resilience
WB Quick Note #102, “Improving the Reliability of Weather and Climate Services in Yemen”
WB (2013), Natural Disasters in the Middle East and North Africa: A Regional Overview
WDR 2014, Risk and Opportunity: Managing Risk for Development