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Regional Campaign Schools Programs Mobilize Thousands Across the Middle East and North Africa

With the support of the Middle East Partnership Initiative (MEPI), the National Democratic Institute (NDI) Campaign Schools program tailored its global practices to the post-Arab Spring context in the Middle East and North Africa to help potential election campaign managers and candidates build strategies using tested techniques. From 2012 to 2017, NDI trained 430 potential ...
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MEPI Leaders for Democracy Fellowship Program Kicks Off at Duke University

Duke University has welcomed 21 participants of the Leaders for Democracy Fellowship (LDF), a leadership development program organized through the U.S.-Middle East Partnership Initiative of the U.S. State Department. The program provides early- and mid-career professionals from across the Middle East and North Africa (MENA) region with the opportunity to gain academic and practical experience ...
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MEPI-Funded Initiative Engages Half a Million Tunisian Voters During Municipal Elections

Ahead of Tunisia’s municipal elections on May 6th, MEPI partnered with the International Foundation for Electoral Systems (IFES) to build a mobile radio station dedicated to impartial, accurate, and equitable elections reporting as an effective way to provide voters with the information needed to make informed choices at the ballot box. In alignment with one ...
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MEPI Announces a Funding Opportunity to Advance U.S. Economic Interests in the MENA Region While Bolstering the Nascent eSports Industry

  The Department of State’s Middle East Partnership Initiative (MEPI), a program within the Bureau of Near East Affairs Office of Assistance Coordination (NEA/AC), announces a Notice of Funding Opportunity (NOFO) for projects designed to advance U.S. economic interests in the MENA region while bolstering the nascent eSports industry. This initiative will advance and promote ...
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Amb. Freidman Commends MEPI for Increasing Employment Diversity in Israel by 150% Through “Diversity Works” Initiative

On July 9th, Ambassador David Freidman hosted the closing ceremony for the “Diversity Works” project – a joint initiative led by the itworks nonprofit organization and  supported by the U.S. Embassy’s Middle East Partnership Initiative (MEPI).  Diversity Works contributed to a dramatic 150% increase in employment diversity in the 47 participating companies by integrating various ...
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MEPI Alumni Venture Fund Application Information

The MEPI Alumni Venture Fund (AVF) aims to collaboratively utilize the leadership skills that alumni have developed through their various MEPI program experiences in the Middle East and North Africa. The AVF supports alumni to work together on innovative solutions to economic and/or community needs. The small grants provide seed funding for innovative ideas to develop new partnerships, foster sustainable collaboration ...
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