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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Covid-19: The local implementation of vaccination strategies and related communication in municipalities

Covid-19: The local implementation of vaccination strategies and related communication in municipalities

07.04.2021

Review of the virtual expert exchange on March 22nd and 25th, 2021

Cooperation in the MENA network picks up speed

Cooperation in the MENA network picks up speed

06.04.2021

City of Hazmieh is leading and backing up municipal peers in development. Energy efficiency…

Events

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Global Water Summit 2021

Global Water Summit 2021

16.05.2021 - 18.05.2021

Challenging Assumptions

Promoting Energy Efficiency through innovative city-led projects

Promoting Energy Efficiency through innovative city-led projects

18.05.2021 - 20.05.2021

Call for Participation for the Virtual Connective Cities Dialogue Event for the…

Insights

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…

 

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

Amman - strengthening social responsibility

07/04/2021

With a prudent vision, the Greater Amman Municipality implemented several hard and soft measures to curb the impact of…

 

Enhancing the Trust of the Citizens in Local Governance through Digital Transformation in Tunisia

31/01/2021

In cooperation with the National Center for Information, Sfax municipality joined the national system ‘INJAZ’ for the…

 

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