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Feb 20, 2013 / Program
  This event took place in Barcelona. Lear more about the conference on Conference on Urban Development Strategies in the Mediterranean dedicated page.
Feb 20, 2013 / Program
The MENApolis project is a prospective study showing urban sprawl and demographic trends in Mediterranean cities, available on Google Earth and Google Map.  It shows urban population figures from 1960 to 2010, and it makes use of statistical and spatial data as well as of satellite imagery to... read more
Feb 19, 2013 / Program
Anticipate and mitigate vulnerabilities of Tunisian coastal cities facing climate change and disaster risk May 9 and 10 in Tunis ____________________________________________ To achieve the third objective, 3 national workshops were organized at the end of the 1st phase in Alexandria, Tunis and... read more
Feb 18, 2013 / Program
To better respond to their citizens’ needs, the Mediterranean cities need to be efficiently managed, economically competitive and financially viable to be livable and accountable. The Arab spring has raised critical needs and challenges regarding participatory processes and decentralization, and... read more
Feb 18, 2013 / Program
The JWP was presented back to back the UCLG conference on decentralization in Tunis, May 29-30, 2012, to shed light on this unique collaboration in the Mediterranean region. It was the opportunity to discuss the potential and challenges of decentralization as well as hear voices of Tunisian local... read more
Feb 18, 2013 / Program
Egypt, Lebanon and Morocco have expressed interest in joining the WAVES Natural Capital Accounting (NCA) initiative. They are among the first countries in the Middle East and North Africa (MENA) region to consider natural capital accounting as a... read more
Feb 18, 2013 / Program
While countries increasingly see sound environmental practices as critical to long-term growth, policy implications for transitioning to a green growth agenda are less clear. The 2012 MED Report "Towards Green Growth in the Mediterranean Countries" gathers evidence on the environmental, social and... read more
Feb 18, 2013 / Program
Mediterranean countries are confronted to economic, environmental, and social challenges that are strongly interlinked. Economic performances are stagnating and local manufacturing firms are struggling to remain competitive in the face of the rapid expansion of new industrial powers in Asia.... read more
Feb 18, 2013 / Program
The Sustainable MED program is a 5 year program aimed at enhancing and accelerating the implementation of trans-boundary pollution reduction, improving water resources management, and developing biodiversity conservation measures in priority hotspots and sensitive areas in selected Mediterranean... read more
Jan 26, 2013 / Program
How are water utilities in the Mediterranean region controlling and reducing their water losses and what has been the recent trends?   Can a water utility separate real losses (leakages) from commercial losses (water utilized by customers but not billed) and for what purposes? Is the non-revenue... read more
Jan 16, 2013 / Program
The World Bank launched the Community of Practice (COP) and Social Safety Nets (SSN) program by organizing a launching forum in the Turkish capital Istanbul aiming to expose countries from the Middle East and North Africa region to experiences of other countries in the same field.    Objectives... read more
Jan 10, 2013 / Program
Employment is amongst the most daunting challenges facing Southern and Eastern Mediterranean Countries, where around 30% of population is under the age of 15. 30 to 40 million jobs will have to be created over the next 20 years to maintain the current rate of employment, which is already quite low... read more
Jan 10, 2013 / Program
Unlocking the potential for job creation and renewing the social contract are challenges the MENA region is currently facing. Virtually every country suffers from high unemployment, which mostly affects the young, the educated and women. The revolutions across the region were a reminder that... read more
Oct 02, 2012 / Program
  On June 25-26, 2012 the Center for Mediterranean Integration (CMI) and the Islamic Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (ISESCO) co-organized a regional workshop to discuss the draft report entitled Transforming Arab Economies: The Knowledge and Innovation Road at the ISESCO offices... read more
Oct 02, 2012 / Program
  The main challenge in the MENA region today is to create more, better paid, decent, and higher quality jobs. A key way for MENA countries to meet this challenge is to invest more in knowledge and innovation related areas and to develop competitive, high productivity, and sustainable economic... read more

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