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Dec 09, 2014 / Program
December 9, 2014 – Marseille, France   An expert panel discussion followed the presentation of a newly-launched World Bank report, Turn Down the Heat III. One... read more
Dec 01, 2014 / Program
The third report in the Turn Down the Heat series finds that warming of about 1.5°C above pre-industrial times is already locked into the Earth’s atmospheric system by past and predicted greenhouse gas emissions, meaning more severe droughts, sea level rise, and increasing risk to food and water... read more
Nov 04, 2014 / Program
More than 20 percent of youth in Lebanon is unemployed, and more than 40 percent of educated young people leave the country within five years after graduation. Lebanon, like many countries in the Mediterranean, suffers a severe mismatch of skills between demands of the market place and low quality... read more
Oct 30, 2014 / Program
The MENA Urbanization Knowledge Platform (MENA UKP) team is proud to release the third and last round of its six video blogs series on the resilience of cities in MENA and beyond.   These interviews see city leaders, decision-makers, development experts, academics, private sector representatives,... read more
Oct 16, 2014 / Program
  When you look at countries like Syria, Iraq and Egypt, do you see troubled institutions and civil discord? We see youth, resources and potential. If private and public sectors work together now to build a stronger Levant, then prosperity could forge a lasting peace.    ... read more
Oct 16, 2014 / Program
How can a city become a place where people are empowered, opportunities exist for all, and policies promote the well-being of its citizens? Can new technologies make governments more accountable to citizens? In this event, development leaders will discuss the transformative power of inclusive... read more
Oct 16, 2014 / Program
  The countries in the Middle East and North Africa (MENA) boasts 57% of the world’s proven oil reserves (World Bank), in addition to other resource-rich characteristics, such as their unique endowment with solar resources. However, and this is especially true in countries where oil and gas... read more
Oct 13, 2014 / Program
As part of The Center for Mediterranean Integration’s (CMI) Urban Transport program, AFD in partnership with the ministry of Interior in Morocco, and with assistance from CODATU, CEREMA and Transitec have organized the “National Urban Transport Days” workshop from September 23rd to 24th, 2013 in... read more
Oct 13, 2014 / Program
 “Leaders in Urban Transport Planning” (LUTP) training sessions were developed under the CMI Sustainable Urban Transport Program. The LUTP capacity building program is offered by the World Bank on a... read more
Oct 03, 2014 / Program
TUNIS, October 2, 2014— Three years after the revolution, young people in Tunisia have a limited presence in politics, continue to face high levels of unemployment and are not systematically consulted on key issues that directly affect them. A new report from the World Bank and the Center for... read more
Oct 01, 2014 / Program
This is the inaugural Middle East and North Africa Urbanization Knowledge Platform (MENA UKP) newsletter on urban development. The newsletter is designed to facilitate knowledge exchange on policies and initiatives that aim to leverage urbanization. It is oriented towards decision makers,... read more
Oct 01, 2014 / Program
The MENA Urbanization Knowledge Platform (MENA UKP) team is proud to release the second round of its six video blogs series on the resilience of cities in MENA and beyond.   These interviews see city leaders, decision-makers, development experts, academics, private sector representatives, from the... read more
Sep 05, 2014 / Program
Is Your City Ready To Become Resilient?   The 100 Resilient Cities Challenge seeks to find 100 cities that are ready to build resilience to the social, economic, and physical challenges that cities face in an increasingly urbanized world.   We can't predict the next disruption or catastrophe. But... read more
Sep 05, 2014 / Program
New World Bank study Do households living in climate-affected areas in the Middle East and North Africa (MENA) region believe that changes in climate patterns and their environment are taking place? Have households been affected by extreme weather events, and in that case to what extent and which... read more
Sep 05, 2014 / Program
World Bank Quick Note on the Impact of Weather Shocks on MENA Households Introduction: Do households living in climate affected areas in the MENA region believe that  changes in climate patterns and their environment are taking place? Have households been affected by extreme weather events, and if... read more

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