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  • 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

Yemeni media professionals attending YEMN’s MEPI-funded training on electoral reforms in the governorate of Hadramout © NODS

    Raising Media Awareness on Electoral Reforms and Supporting Women’s Political Participation in Yemen


  • Generations for Peace recognizing students and teachers for completing a nonviolent conflict transformation training program during a MEPI-funded closing ceremony © Jordan Times
    MEPI Helped Reduce Violence in Schools in Jordan

    Jordan Times (8/26/2014) - On August 25, Generations for Peace hosted a closing ceremony in recognition of 200 students and 20 teachers from four schools in northern Amman who successfully completed a nonviolent conflict transformation training program. The MEPI grant strengthened the capacity of Jordanian youth to reduce escalating violence in schools. At the ceremony, guests watched a nine-minute MEPI-funded film showcasing students and teachers  Watch the Film »

  • The Organization for Promoting Integrity (OPI) holding its first training sessions on corruption and good governance to 15 women activists in the governorates of Taiz and Hodeidah © Al Wahdawi
    MEPI Grantee Enhanced Yemeni Women’s Advocacy Skills to Increase their Watchdog Functions

    Al Khabar Now (8/25/2014) - In August, the Organization for Promoting Integrity (OPI) held its first training session on corruption and good governance for 15 women activists in the governorates of Taiz and Hodeidah. In addition, OPI developed an online user-friendly guide on the monitoring of public funds. At the training session, the Deputy Governor of Hodeidah underscored the importance of women’s participation in combatting corruption, especially in Hodeidah where corruption is entrenched in its society.  

  • 25 young volunteers graduating from a MEPI-funded training of trainers workshop in the governorate of Hajjah © Makarem’s Facebook page
    Promoting Volunteerism Among Youth in Hajjah Governorate

    Makarem’s Facebook page (8/25/2014) - On August 25, Makarem Al-Akhlaq Development Society of Hajjah successfully completed its first training of trainers workshop for 25 young volunteers in the governorate of Hajjah. The MEPI-funded workshop raised awareness for volunteerism and local community development among youth.  

  • The Mustagel Developmental Foundation training 25 young activists on political advocacy in Hadramout © Hona Hadramout
    Political Empowerment for Young Activists in Southern Yemen

    Hona Hadhramout (8/24/2014) - On August 17, the Mustagel Developmental Foundation conducted a training of trainers workshop for 25 young activists on political advocacy in Hadramout, a governorate in southern Yemen. The MEPI-funded workshops will encourage effective political participation and help foster an inclusive transitional period in Yemen.  

Riwaa Youth for Development providing job-oriented skills to 50 young women in Aden © Sada Al Ayam
    MEPI Addressed Poverty and Female Unemployment in Aden Through Job-Oriented Skills Training

    Sada Al Ayam (8/20/2014) - Riwaa Youth for Development launched the MEPI-funded Women Leaders Program (WLP) to address poverty and female unemployment in Aden by providing 50 young women with job-oriented skills through a 10-day training course. The project will secure jobs for a selected number of them in private companies. 

30 female media journalists receiving MEPI-funded training on legal empowerment in Aden © Yemen Akhbar
    Legal Empowerment for Female Media Journalists in Aden

    Yemen Akhbar (8/11/2014) - On August 11 in Aden, Mawada Association for Society Development trained 30 female journalists on legal empowerment. As an outcome of the MEPI-funded program, these journalists will become experts in monitoring and reporting human rights abuses.  

  • Jobs and Internships to the Underserved Youth in Sana'a © YEFE's Facebook Page
    Jobs and Internships to the Underserved Youth in Sana'a

    YEFE Facebook Page (7/23/2014) - Yemen Education for Employment (YEFE) produced a five-minute Facebook documentary showcasing some of the 115 unemployed Yemeni youth who graduated from a MEPI-funded internship program. The program has, so far, secured job placements for eleven of the participants. 

  • Daem for Media recognizing 15 female parliamentarians during a MEPI-funded closing ceremony © Petra News
    MEPI-funded Media Skills Training Program Recognized 15 Female Parliamentarians in Jordan

    Ammon News (7/8/2014) - On July 7, Daem for Media hosted a closing ceremony in recognition of 15 female parliamentarians who successfully completed a media skills training program. As a result of the MEPI grant, the parliamentarians improved their online engagement in responding to constituents’ comments and delivered a number of TV interviews on key local issues. At the ceremony, guests watched a four-minute film showcasing the training of the parliamentarians.   Watch the film »

What is MEPI Arabia

  • What is MEPI Arabia





    MEPI Arabia provides funding to support civil society groups and business leaders in their efforts for societal and economic development. MEPI Arabia works in 6 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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