MEPI Regional Offices
To better promote democratic reform objectives in the region by working directly with local partners on the ground, MEPI opened Regional Offices (ROs), the Med Region Office and the Arabian Peninsula Office, in the summer of 2004. MEPI is a U.S. policy initiative and, as such, the ROs serve as liaisons between MEPI’s central office in Washington, DC, and the U.S. Embassies located in the region, as well as working directly with MEPI’s partners, program participants, and other reformers at the civil society or “grassroots” level.
The Med Region RO administers MEPI local grants in Algeria, Egypt, Israel, Lebanon, Libya, Morocco, Tunisia, and West Bank/Gaza. Please visit the Tunis Med Region online.
The Arabian Peninsula RO administers MEPI local grants in Bahrain, Jordan, Kuwait, Oman, Qatar, Saudi Arabia, and Yemen. Please visit the Arabian Peninsula Regional Office online.
In addition to coordinating with the U.S. Embassies throughout the region, the ROs organize conferences, facilitate exchange programs, and provide a variety of funding opportunities, as well as supporting visits, seminars, and training programs designed to advance reform.