• AMIDEAST’s solar power system complements an already-existing rainwater harvesting system, developed by former AMIDEAST/Yemen Country Director Sabrina Faber as part of her Rainwater Aggregations (RAINS) Project, which won the 2010/2011 Philips Livable Cities Award. The system has created the cleanest, quietest, and most sustainable learning environment possible for exchange students, EL students... more
  • Our 2013 annual report, Changing Lives, invites you to learn about a positive story. Turmoil in the Middle East and North Africa is widely reported; less so are the accounts of young men and women across the region using opportunities for education and training to build a brighter future, for themselves and their communities. We encounter many of them — students, young professionals, aspiring... more
  • The Aden office, which opened in 1998, offers the full range of AMIDEAST services, including English language and professional training, testing, exchange programs, and an EducationUSA advising center. The move to a new facility is the latest in a series of efforts by AMIDEAST to strengthen the professional quality of its training centers across the region. Since 2010, these efforts have... more
  • Dana Shuqom, AMIDEAST’s country director for Jordan, was honored by The International Alliance for Women (TIAW) for her efforts to advance women’s economic empowerment in Jordan. The TIAW awarded her its “World of Difference 100 Award” during its Global Forum, held March 26, 2014, in Washington, DC.  The award recognizes men and women who have advanced women’s issues, either on a local or global... more
  • AMIDEAST mourns the passing on January 6, 2014, of its former president, Orin Dean Parker, a man of dedication and conviction whose career at AMIDEAST spanned more than a quarter century and whose legacy is still felt in its commitment to expanding opportunity through education and training and to strengthening understanding between Americans and the peoples of the Middle East and North Africa. ... more
  • The Business Edge toolkit was developed and introduced by the IFC to put management tools in the hands of owners, managers, and staff of SMEs, enabling them to grow their companies. The training encompasses a range of skills to improve personal productivity, human resources management, finance and accounting, quality and operations, and marketing. It is adapted to the local business context, and... more
  • The economic participation of women in the Middle East and North Africa (MENA) region is lower than anywhere else in the world. MENA women have limited access to financial and training services, and face far higher unemployment rates than men. Added to this are common perceptions and beliefs that women should not be the financial heads of households.   AWEP addresses these constraints... more
  • Unemployment among university graduates in Tunisia is a serious problem, and one that many believe contributed to the recent revolution there. The success of the government’s “free education for all” policy has enabled thousands of young Tunisians to receive university degrees over the past years. Unfortunately, however, many of them have graduated without acquiring key skills that employers are... more
  • AMIDEAST will soon launch a Cisco Entrepreneur Institute in Ramallah, making the successful entrepreneurship training program available to aspiring entrepreneurs in the West Bank. High turnout for a demo workshop, co-sponsored by Souktel, underscored the strong interest in acquiring these types of skills in Palestine. AMIDEAST expects to hold the first Cisco Entrepreneur Institute workshops... more