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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


  • Representatives from civil society organizations (CSOs) learn ways on managing development projects through TSD’s MEPI-funded workshop held in Hodeida © Hod News
    Representatives from Civil Society Organizations Become Better Projects Managers

    Hod News (10/01/2014) - On September 30, Tamkeen for Social Development (TSD) initiated a three-day MEPI-funded workshop for 16 representatives from civil society organizations (CSOs) on managing development projects in Hodeidah. This workshop is part of a MEPI-funded project that has been training local CSOs to improve internal management and advocate effectively on local causes. 

  • Thirty female journalists participating in Mawada’s MEPI-funded workshops to become experts in monitoring and reporting on human rights abuses in Aden © Mawada's Facebook Page
    MEPI-Funded Program Improved Photography Skills of Female Journalists in Aden

    Saba News (09/28/2014) - On September 28, Mawada Association For Society Development concluded a series of training workshops for 30 female journalists in Aden. The two-month MEPI-funded workshops helped prepare these journalists to become experts in monitoring and reporting on human rights abuses. 

  • Thirty youth participating in a MEPI-funded workshop entitled “Create something out of nothing,”  to reduce sectarianism and increase awareness of civic participation in Taiz © Bader Foundation's Facebook Page
    MEPI Grantee Reduced Sectarianism and Increased Civic Participation Among Youth in Taiz

    Bader Foundation's Facebook Page (9/24/2014) - On September 24, Bader Foundation completed a MEPI-funded workshop entitled “Create something out of nothing,” for 30 youth to reduce sectarianism and increase youth’s awareness of civic participation and citizenship in Taiz.  

  • HRH Prince Feisal, founder and chairman of Generations For Peace, recognizing GFP facilitator for  completing a nonviolent conflict transformation training program © GFP's Facebook Page
    MEPI-funded Project Helped Reduce Violence in Schools in Jordan

    GFP's Facebook Page (9/23/2014) - 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.  Watch the Film »

  • Thirty media specialists from 12 target syndicates and unions based in Sana’a participating in Takween’s MEPI-funded  social media training session © Aden Al Ghad
    MEPI Enhanced the Social Media Skills of Yemeni Unions To Advocate for Their Social Causes

    Aden Al Ghad (09/17/2014) - On September 17, Takween for Research, Training and Consultancies (TRTC) completed its first MEPI-funded social media training session for 30 media specialists from 12 target syndicates and unions based in Sana’a. The purpose of the project was to strengthen the capacity of Yemeni unions and syndicates to develop media strategies to advocate effectively for their interests and social causes.  

  • CLOY conducting a MEPI-funded job-skills training for 50 unemployed Yemeni youth in Aden in order to improve their employability © CLOY’s Facebook page
    Job-Skills Training for Unemployed Youth in Aden

    Aden Al Ghad (9/17/2014) - On September 17, Change Your Life Organization for Developing Society (CLOY) initiated a three-month MEPI-funded job-skills training for 50 unemployed Yemeni youth in Aden. 

  • Facilitating Access to the Labor Market for Female University Students in Hebron

    Maan News (9/12/2014) - On September 12, U.S. Consul General Michael Ratney visited Hebron University and reviewed a MEPI-funded project to facilitate access to the labor market for 72 female university students by developing confidence, leadership, farm, laboratory and job-oriented skills.  

  • Information Officer Christiaan James announcing the launch of the MEPI-funded Media Observatory project in Sana’a © Al Tagheer
    Raising the Standards of Media Professionalism and Enhancing Unbiased Reporting in Sana’a

    Al Tagheer (9/9/2014) - On September 8, Freedom Foundation inaugurated the MEPI-funded “Media Observatory” project in Sana'a. Freedom Foundation will encourage Yemeni media to raise their standards, minimize political agendas and reduce incitement of violence by monitoring the content on nine local TV channels, 16 newspapers and 16 websites and publishing monthly reports on their professionalism.  Watch the Video - Shabab TV »

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  • 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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