Network in Middle East and North Africa

Our network

Connective Cities supports municipal actors and urban practitioners in developing locally adapted solutions for sustainable urban development by:

  • promoting exchange of experience between municipal actors and urban practitioners
  • supporting cooperation between German and international cities
  • initiating joint projects
  • disseminating proven solutions and concepts

The Middle East and North Africa (MENA) network help cities replicate, improve and disseminate good practices within the four thematic focus areas. Exchange takes places within thematic clusters and in several formats including:

  • Virtual exchange opportunities
  • Physical networking events

Within the network, Connective Cities supports the documentation and dissemination of good practices, especially those that include climate and gender-sensitive solutions.


Our focus

Two learning processes are planned in MENA, which will be carried out during the third phase of the project (2019 - 2022):

  1. Local economic development and job creation.
  2. The theme for the second learning process is still to be defined in cooperation with the regional actors.

The MENA network is effective and inclusive:

  • As a result, urban practitioners from the region consult with each other and learn from each other about the successes and challenges in implementing locally adapted urban solutions.
  • The network's interaction and communication provides a platform for cities to present their urban solutions and inspire their peers.
  • It also helps cities and urban practitioners to work with technical experts and facilitates direct collaboration between network members.

Our activities

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Interested? Would you also like to contribute your expertise? For further information, please contact Muna Shalan, Connective Cities' regional coordinator for MENA: muna.shalan(at)giz.de


News

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Pandemic Response in refugee-hosting cities

Pandemic Response in refugee-hosting cities

12.10.2020

Review of the virtual expert exchange for the MENA region on August 27, 2020 | Outlook on further…

Civil society initiatives during and after the corona pandemic

Civil society initiatives during and after the corona pandemic

09.10.2020

Review of the virtual expert exchange for the MENA region on August 25, 2020

Events

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International exchange of experiences: lessons learned in the Covid-19 crisis

International exchange of experiences: lessons learned in the Covid-19 crisis

25.08.2020 - 31.12.2020

Connective Cities invites German and international urban practitioners to a virtual…

Insights

Municipal Response to the COVID-19 Pandemic III

07/07/2020

More than 30 municipal representatives from around 20 cities in MENA and sub-Sharan Africa  participated in the third…

 

Municipal Response to Covid-19 Pandemic II

01/07/2020

More than 30 municipal representatives from around 20 cities in MENA and Sub-Sharan Africa participated in the second…

 

Good practices

Towards ecological urban development in Palestine

08/06/2020

For the Palestinian town Ajja, transitioning into a sustainable growth path was a result of a comprehensive vision by…

 

Promoting female employment in the water sector services in Jordan

27/05/2020

Despite societal and structural challenges that impede women’s participation in the Jordanian labor market, a pioneer…

 

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