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  • Queen Rania Center for Entrepreneurship kicking off Global Entrepreneurship Week 2014 in Jordan © GEW

    MEPI Local Grantees Celebrated the World’s Largest Celebration of Entrepreneurship

  • YEFE students in Sana’a celebrating their graduation from a MEPI-funded intensive academic and skill-training program intended to help them secure future employment © YEFE

    MEPI Grantee Matched Unemployed Yemeni Youth with Jobs

  • Al Wafa’a holding the closing ceremony of the MEPI-funded “Engagement of Local Non-Governmental Organizations (NGOS) in the Work of Local Authority” local grant in Dhamar © Hodhod Yemen

    Local NGOs Strengthen their Leverage on Local Authorities to Better Address Citizens’ Needs and Demands in Dhamar

  • Yemeni students learn about their civic values and political rights in five Yemeni governorates through OLCTC's MEPI-funded “Youth Political Awareness” project © OLCTC

    USG Helps Yemeni Youth Become Active Citizens

  • Yemeni school children taking an active role in a reading activity during YRA's MEPI-funded training program © YRA

    Fostering Critical Thinking and Enhancing Civic Knowledge Among Yemeni Children

  • A MEPI participant speaking about the impact of the MEPI-funded ‘My Business/Mashroui’ program in Qatar © Roudha Center

    MEPI – A Vehicle for Gender Equality and Women's Empowerment

  • “Youth Learning for Change” participants in Taiz and Hodeidah © iEARN Yemen

    Yemeni Youth Raise their Civic Knowledge and Engagement


  • The Organization for Promoting Integrity (OPI) conducting MEPI-funded training sessions on social media for 15 women activists in Hodeidah © OPI
    MEPI Grantee Enhanced Women’s Social Media and Advocacy Skills to Increase their Watchdog Functions

    Yemen Al Aan (12/06/2014) - On December 6, the Organization for Promoting Integrity (OPI) began its fourth training workshop on social media for 15 women activists in Hodeidah. The MEPI-funded workshops aimed to increase women’s watchdog functions by training them on corruption and good governance.   Watch the Video - Hodeidah Radio »

  • U.S. ambassador to Qatar Dana Smith attending the closing ceremony for Bader’s MEPI-funded volunteerism project at Qatar University © QU
    Qatar University Successfully Completed a MEPI-Funded Project that Promoted Volunteerism in Qatar

    Raya (12/04/2014) - On December 3, the Center of Volunteerism and Community Service at Qatar University (QU) hosted a closing ceremony in recognition of 60 students who implemented six volunteering projects through a MEPI-funded student initiative ‘Bader’ at Qatar University. The initiative developed and enhanced Qatari youth’s leadership and communication skills in volunteer work and promoted the culture of volunteerism in Qatar. 'Building Human Capital,' which funded four underprivileged families with $823 of startup capital to help them start a business, won the first prize for best volunteering project.  

  • Lebanese Association for Rural Development inaugurating Youth for Local Governance project in Akkar to promote electoral reform through the introduction of electronic voting project © LARD
    MEPI Grantee Launched Youth for Local Governance Project in Lebanon

    LARD’s Facebook page (12/04/2014) - On November 28, the Lebanese Association for Rural Development (LARD) launched Youth for Local Governance project in the Lebanese city of Akkar. The project will promote the concept of e-elections as a gateway to transparent, accountable, and a corruption-free electoral process by training 96 youth in Akkar on local governance issues and mechanisms to advocate for an e-election system. 

  • Divorced women attending ADWAR’s MEPI-funded training workshop on confidence and communication skills in in Bethlehem ©  ADWAR’s Facebook page
    Building Confidence and Communication Skills for Divorced Women in Bethlehem

    ADWAR’s Facebook Page (11/30/2014) - On November 30, ADWAR - Roles for Social Change Association successfully completed its fourth training workshop on confidence and communication skills for divorced women in Bethlehem. The MEPI-funded project has been helping 40 divorced women advocate against their isolation from civic life by raising public awareness of the socio-economic challenges they face.   Watch the Film »

  • A snapshot of the book comprising of 16 pieces of literary works produced by 25 Qatari female authors who participated in the MEPI-funded ‘Promising Writers’ program © The Peninsula Qatar
    The Successful Completion of a MEPI-Funded Program that Improved the Writing Skills of Qatari Female Authors

    Raya (11/21/2014) - On November 19, Moza Al-Malki Rehabilitation and Training Centre hosted a closing ceremony in recognition of 25 female authors who successfully completed the MEPI-funded ‘Promising Writers’ program. The project improved the writing skills of 15 Arabic-speaking female authors and 10 English-speaking female authors and helped them promote their literary work. In her Al Raya op-ed entitled "MEPI and the Transformation of Dreams into Reality" on the success of the program, director of the center Dr. Moza Al Maliki wrote, "The results of ‘Promising Writers’ program have exceeded our expectations as the workshops culminated in the production of a book comprised of 16 pieces of literary works, poems and stories, in both Arabic and English written by the female authors."  

  • Sixteen media specialists participating in BBFD’s MEPI-funded social media activism workshop  in Hajjah © Al Bald News
    Media Specialists Learn How to Use Social Media to Monitor the Effectiveness of Local Councils in Hajjah

    Al Bald News (10/18/2014) - On October 18, Bridge Brotherhood Foundation for Development conducted an eight-day training workshop for 16 media specialists on social media activism to monitor the effectiveness of local councils in Hajjah. The MEPI-funded program seeks to increase public awareness of the importance of good governance.   Watch the Video - Azal TV »

  •  Hebron University announcing the inauguration of the Ro’a laboratory training program to  mobilize women university students into the Palestinian agriculture sector ©  Hebron University’s Facebook Page
    Mobilizing Women University Students into the Palestinian Agriculture Sector by Developing their Soft Skills

    Hebron University (10/14/2014) - On October 14, Hebron University inaugurated the Ro’a laboratory training program on its premises. The MEPI-funded program will strengthen the Palestinian dairy sector by providing 10 undergraduate students with farm and laboratory skills.  

  •   NISAA’s focus group members discussing their 52-episode radio show which will assess the need of Palestinian women entrepreneurs© NISAA’s Facebook Page
    MEPI Grantee To Raise Awareness on Best Business Models for Palestinian Women Entrepreneurs

    NISAA's Facebook Page (10/12/2014) - On October 11, NISSA Broadcasting Radio Company held its first MEPI-funded focus group meeting with eight women entrepreneurs from the Business Women Forum in the West Bank city of Ramallah. The group selected the topics that will be aired in NISAA’s 52-episode radio show which will assess the need of Palestinian women entrepreneurs and raise their awareness on best business models through 

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    MEPI Arabia provides funding to support civil society groups and business leaders in their efforts for societal and economic development. MEPI Arabia works in six countries and contributed around $11.5 million to more than 205 projects since its inception in 2004. Apply for a MEPI Local Grant and use the funds in a project that would foster positive change based on your community’s needs

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