Entrepreneurship can play a critical role in creating economic opportunity and changing lives. AMIDEAST is committed to working with local, regional, and international partners to advance entrepreneurship in the Middle East and North Africa through programs and initiatives that raise awareness and provide training opportunities for men and women alike.
Under a new partnership with the nonprofit arm of Cisco Systems, AMIDEAST centers in five countries ― Lebanon, Morocco, Oman, Tunisia, and the West Bank/Gaza ― offer the Cisco Entrepreneurship Institute’s cutting edge entrepreneurship training curriculum to students and aspiring entrepreneurs. [ + ]
In partnership with Citi Foundation, AMIDEAST is providing women entrepreneurs from underserved backgrounds with training that will help them start a new business or expand an existing one [ + ].
Sponsored by HSBC Bank Middle East, female students from Jordan, Kuwait, Lebanon, Oman, and the UAE received training on financial entrepreneurship and business skills, including a two-week summer program at Wilson College in Pennsylvania and meetings in Washington, DC, and Chicago, Illinois. [ + ]
Piloted in Oman, Tunisia, and Yemen in 2009, this program provided basic entrepreneurship training to female students entering their final year of high school.