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Oct 01, 2015 / Program
From Detroit to Lahore, most cities around the world are facing financing challenges. Bankruptcy, budget deficits, unmaintained infrastructure, declining quality of services and increasing urban poverty are unfortunately too common headlines. At the same time, the world is becoming more complex and... read more
Oct 01, 2015 / Program
In the frame of the Municipal Academy on Municipal Finance and Creditworthiness (May 24-28, 2015, Amman – Jordan) financial and municipal experts as well as participants representing municipalities in Jordan and the West Bank and Gaza, discuss the importance of municipal finance for municipal... read more
Sep 17, 2015 / Program
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,... read more
Sep 16, 2015 / Program
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.   ... read more
Sep 14, 2015 / Program
Are you a green entrepreneur? Do you want to launch in the market a new green product or service but you don't know where to start? Would you like to learn how to develop a green business model that creates environmental and social value?   Apply to one of the first highly qualified green... read more
Aug 27, 2015 / Program
This course compiles knowledge and lessons learned during the design and implementation of investment plans funded through the Climate Investment Funds (CIF) Clean Technology Fund (CTF) and the Scaling Up Renewable Energy... read more
Aug 27, 2015 / Program
Urban crime and violence constitute a serious impediment to economic and social development globally. In many urban centers across the world, high crime and violence rates are undermining growth, threatening human welfare and impeding social development. Within this context, the aim of this course... read more
Aug 17, 2015 / Program
Context 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.... read more
Aug 05, 2015 / Program
The World Bank and the Center for Mediterranean Integration (CMI) in partnership with GIZ and the Public-Private Infrastructure Advisory Facility (PPIAF), are organizing the first regional workshop on Regulating Water Services Provision in MENA in Marseille, France, on July 28-30th, 2015.   The... read more
Jul 31, 2015 / Program
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... read more
Jul 16, 2015 / Program
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... read more
Jul 16, 2015 / Program
As record numbers of refugees attempt dangerous Mediterranean crossings to escape instability and poverty in parts of Northern Africa and the Middle East, countries in Europe and North America have struggled to craft helpful policy responses –from the role of nations within a global protection... read more
Jun 30, 2015 / Program
As part of the 2nd Mediterranean Water Forum, held in Murcia, Spain from 25 to 27 November 2014, the French Development Agency (AFD) and Plan Bleu organized the 4th Regional Forum on Water Demand Management (WDM).   About a hundred of policymakers, specialists and water services operators from 12... read more
Jun 23, 2015 / Program
June 15, 2015, Marseille, France   The CMI-World Bank Community of Practice on Employment and Safety Nets held its eighth virtual workshop involving nine countries from the Middle East and North Africa (MENA) region (Djibouti, Egypt, Iraq, Jordan, Lebanon, Morocco, Palestinian Territories, Tunisia... read more
Jun 23, 2015 / Program
June 15, 2015 – Marseille, France    The International Labor Mobility Program team organized a discussion group on “International Portability of Social Benefits for Migrants.” The objective of the meeting was to gather experts for a final consultation on the bilateral social security agreements (... read more

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