A ground-breaking peace studies program to supply the young leaders of the MENA region with the necessary tools to create a future of self-sustaining and durable peace.
Young leaders from the MENA region will learn online directly from the men and women who pioneered, implemented and sustained the processes of peace negotiation, human rights, reconciliation and citizen journalism in South Africa, Rwanda, Ireland, the Balkans and the Middle East. For more, please click here.
The MENA Leaders for Change Program, sponsored by the U.S. State Department, launched in November 2012. This intensive program for emerging peace leaders consisted of online training and face-to-face workshops in collaboration with the US Institute of Peace, Vanderbilt University and the Harvard Program on Negotiation. Over the course of two years (four semesters), a total of 350 young leaders from the MENA region participated in the program:
The top 150 students participated in the two year-end workshops held in Jordan in 2013 and 2014 and 45 projects were developed and are being pursued by participants through seed funding, mentorship opportunities, and a network of supporters through the US State Department Alumni Program.