Reconstruction in MENA region post-conflict areas: Past experiences and the inclusion of different role-players in the reconstruction of Libya, Syria and Iraq
The first meeting will be held in Barcelona on April 11 (IEMed), and the second at Casa Árabe’s headquarters in Madrid on June 13.
March 23, 2016
BARCELONA - MADRID
Several countries in the Middle East and North Africa are currently undergoing times of social and political conflict. Some countries, after having experienced major transformations in their political systems, are in very vulnerable situations, subject to wide-ranging dynamics of destabilization, including terrorism; others are going through the return of authoritarian regimes, and others yet are plunged into long-lasting wars and conflicts that are devastating their infrastructures and resources at all levels, in addition to causing widespread suffering among their populations.
With the objective of analyzing the challenges in the reconstruction that will take place once the conflicts have come to an end and to suggest potential proposals for future reconstruction processes, Casa Árabe and the European Institute of the Mediterranean (IEMed), with the support of the Spanish Foreign Trade Institute (Icex), are organizing two work meetings in Barcelona and Madrid on the reconstruction processes in post-conflict countries in the Middle East and North Africa region, with a particular emphasis on Syria, Iraq and Libya. The first meeting will be held in Barcelona on April 11 and the second in Madrid on June 13.
The meetings will bring together a selection of experts and representatives from multilateral institutions, specialized institutions and companies from different countries, with the goal of analyzing the complex factors and challenges that will be involved in these countries’ reconstruction, and their impact on different parts of their economies and societies. The final objective is to publish a document with the conclusions and proposals to serve as a preliminary evaluation on the different steps to be taken and initiatives to be implemented in the future reconstruction processes.
The first meeting, to be held in Barcelona on April 11, will be given in four themed sessions. The first will attempt to quantify the destruction and potential cost of reconstruction, as well as evaluating the challenges entailed by reconstruction processes in the region. The second session will seek to analyze prior experiences relevant to the region and the priorities to be faced in specific economic sectors, such as energy and transportation infrastructures, both national and regional. Last of all, we will approach the challenges in urban planning and the housing industry in destroyed cities.
Participation by invitation. Further information by writing to IEMed at firstname.lastname@example.org
Reconstruction within post-conflict contexts in the MENA region: Past experiences and the inclusion of different role-players in the reconstruction of Libya, Syria and Iraq.
September 19, 2016 MADRID