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Thursday, May 29th, 2014
High Level International Workshop on Increasing the Resilience of Cities

EMI Chairman and Executive Director Dr. Fouad Bendimerad attended the High Level International Workshop on “Increasing the Resilience of Cities: What Can City Leaders Learn from International Experience” in Marseille-France on May 22-23, 2014.

This invitation-only high level workshop provided a venue for public and business leaders to help cities in MENA increase their resilience to a range of shocks through:

sharing the experiences and lessons learned from major cities and countries in the world that have similar risk exposure and have taken successful measures to enhance their resilience;
enabling MENA leaders to share the challenges and opportunities they face in enhancing their cities’ resilience;
discussing ways to operationalize the recommendations of recent studies and to replicate this type of approach in other cities ; and
discussing ways to involve the private sector in the definition, the funding and the implementation of new solutions/technologies to address/reduce risks in cities.
Dr. Bendimerad participated in a panel where he presented an overview of Urban Resilience Master Planning as a enabling approach for investing in urban resilience.

The Workshop is co-organized by the World Bank, the Arab Urban Development Institute, and the Center for Mediterranean Integration.

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