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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


  • 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 »

  • The closing ceremony of the MEPI-funded  “Build to Succeed” program in Qatar © The Peninsula Qatar
    MEPI-funded Build to Success Program Recognized 12 Young Entrepreneurs in Doha

    The Peninsula Qatar (07/01/2014) - Bedaya Center hosted a closing ceremony in recognition of 12 young entrepreneurs and business owners that recently completed a business mentorship training. Through a MEPI grant, the Bedaya Center’s Build to Succeed program supported Qatar’s first initiative to help established start-ups to overcome challenges in the Qatari market. At the ceremony, guests watched a 10-minute film showcasing five Qatari entrepreneurs who shared their success stories as a result of this grant. 

  • Takween for Researches, Training and Consultancies, launching a MEPI grant to train 30 media personnel in 12 syndicates and unions in Sana’a © Al Montasaf
    MEPI Grantee To Work with Media Professionals to Develop a Media Strategy Advocating for Social Causes in Yemen

    Al Ahale (06/26/2014) - Takween for Researches, Training and Consultancies, launched a MEPI grant to train 30 media personnel in 12 syndicates and unions in Sana’a. The project will teach participants skills to help them develop media strategies to advocate for their interests and social causes. 

  • Civil society, government, and political party leaders discussing fiscal decentralization in Aden © Aden Al Ghad
    Key Stakeholders Discussed Presenting Fiscal Decentralization to Yemen’s Constitution-Drafting Committee

    Aden Al Ghad (06/26/2014) - The Studies and Economic Media Center (SEMC) brought together civil society, government, and political party leaders for a workshop on fiscal decentralization in Aden, where they discussed finalizing legislation that will be presented to Yemen’s Constitution-Drafting Committee. 

  • MPs discussing ways to advocate for passing draft amendments to the current law on MFIs in Sana’a © Al Watan Voice
    Advocating for the Improvement of the Current Law on Microfinance Institutions in Yemen

    Al Watan Voice (06/24/2014) - With support from MEPI, the Family Social Association for Development (FAD) succeeded in persuading members of parliament (MPs) to advocate for the passing of draft amendments to the current law on Microfinance Institutions. The MPs promised to present the draft amendments for debate after the month of Ramadan.  

  • OPI  © OPI’s Facebook Page
    Yemeni Women to Become Better Advocates for their Participation in Political and Economic Development

    OPI Yemen (06/19/2014) - The Organization for Promoting Integrity (OPI) began soliciting applications from 30 women activists in the governorates of Hodeida and Taiz to strengthen their advocacy skills. Through a MEPI grant, the project will enable women to monitor public funds at the community level and form an advocacy network to lobby for female participation in the next parliamentary elections.  

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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    Maktabat MEPI features more than 520 training resources that some 40 partner organizations in the U.S. and the Middle East have developed with MEPI funding. The site includes materials in English, Arabic and French. These resources are available for free at