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

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

14.12.2020

Connective Cities global exchange series on ”Municipal Response to COVID-19”

Call for Participants: Local Economic Development and Job Creation in MENA

Call for Participants: Local Economic Development and Job Creation in MENA

13.12.2020

Connective Cities Virtual Projects Workshop from 19th - 25th January 2021

Events

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Local Economic Development and Job Creation in MENA

Local Economic Development and Job Creation in MENA

19.01.2021 - 25.01.2021

Call for Participants: Connective Cities Virtual Projects Workshop

Insights

Asset Management to Optimize Water and Wastewater Infrastructure

30/11/2020 to 17/12/2020
Virtuelle Dialogveranstaltung

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

 

Local Economic Development and Job Creation in the Middle East and North Africa

29/09/2020 to 07/10/2020

More than 40 local urban practitioners from 22 municipalities and 10 countries from the MENA region and Germany took…

 

Good practices

Waste to positive energy in Mafraq governorate in Jordan

04/01/2021

The establishment of the composting plant to produce organic fertilizers was part of the plan for solid waste management…

 

Women’s Training and Development Center in Hay Al-Andalus municipality in Libya

21/12/2020

The Centre for Women's Development and Training was planned as a socio-economic project that aims at women’s economic…

 

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