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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


  • 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 »

  • 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 »

  • ADWAR’s logo © ADWAR
    Palestinian MEPI Grantee to Help Women Advocate Against the Stigmatization of Divorced Women

    ADWAR's Facebook Page (9/9/2014) - On September 9, the General Director of ADWAR - Roles for Social Change Association announced that ADWAR will begin to implement a MEPI-funded project to help women advocate against the stigmatization of divorced women and their isolation from civic life in Hebron. She added that the project will raise public awareness of the socio-economic problems and challenges facing divorced women.  

  • No to Harassment © Al Madenah News
    MEPI Jordanian Grantee Organizes Conference To Combat Harassment

    Al Madenah News (8/30/2014) - On August 30, TechTribes held a conference at the Columbia University Middle East Research Center in Amman to launch a rights-based advocacy campaign. The conference, which brought together civil society organizations (CSOs), discussed ways to combat harassment in northern Amman and to advocate for the rights of persons with disabilities in the Aqaba workforce. This conference is part of the MEPI-funded project that aims to build the social media capacity of 45 Jordanian CSO representatives.  

  • 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.  

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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