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. Energy efficiency

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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Promising success: Connective Cities Network in the MENA region

Promising success: Connective Cities Network in the MENA region

09.06.2021

Launch event on 15 June 2021: Goals, action planning and presentation of the roadmap

COVID-19 – The local implementation of vaccination strategies and vaccine communication in municipalities

COVID-19 – The local implementation of vaccination strategies and vaccine communication in municipalities

26.05.2021

Proceedings of the virtual dialogue of Connective Cities on 22 and 25 March 2021

Publication

Local Economic Development (LED) and Job Creation in Middle East and North Africa

22.04.2021

Six municipalities from the MENA region have participated in the Local Projects Workshop, which was…

Events

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Launch of the Connective Cities Network in the MENA region

Launch of the Connective Cities Network in the MENA region

15.06.2021

Good practices, goals, action planning and presentation of the roadmap …

Insights

Promoting Energy Efficiency through innovative city-led projects

18/05/2021 to 20/05/2021
virtual event

Within the ambit of the learning process on municipal energy efficiency projects in MENA, the virtual dialogue event was…

 

Asset Management to Optimize Water and Wastewater Infrastructure

30/11/2020 to 02/12/2020
Virtuelle Dialogveranstaltung

Cost-intensive infrastructures such as drinking water and wastewater systems require carefully considered and…

 

Good practices

Hebron – Promoting a healthy learning environment in public schools

25/05/2021

The “Dr. Hafiz Abd-Nabi” public school was constructed as a green building that is naturally ventilated, heated and…

 

Hazmieh in Lebanon: A lighthouse in good urban governance

17/05/2021

Hazmieh municipality has set a comprehensive and effective strategy for local economic development, in which the public…

 

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