Phase 1

Registration Date: Not determined

Youth for Change succeeded in reaching out and supporting hundreds of Arab youth in the different targeted Arab countries:

  • 9 youth have been chosen as focal points to coordinate and promote the program activities in their countries.
  • 9 host organizations supported and promoted the program. This promotion along with TIG and BA networks made it possible for over 360 youth to participate in the open forums and over 100 to participate in the live chats.
  • We received 55 project applications for the mini-grants of which 13 were offered the mini-grants. These projects focused on crucial issues facing young people in the Arab world such as employment, education, environment, HIV/AIDS, health, culture and identity, cross-cultural dialogue, and human rights and democracy.
  • 2 winners (Asmaa Abdel Gawad from Egypt and Rashed Ghayeb from Bahrain) participated in the World Youth Congress in Quebec, Canada to receive additional support, training and access to international networks focused on supporting youth-led development
  • 8 winners as well as 3 focal points participated in the 4th Arab Youth Forum and the 6th Arab Reform Conference in Alexandria, Egypt to present their projects and share experiences with other youth in the MENA region.
    • Youmna El-Khattam and Ahmed Haroon from Egypt
    • Amal Al-Yaheeri from Yemen
    • Rafat Khalifeh and Samer Abu Eisha from Palestine
    • Fayssal Mahjoubi from Morocco
    • Nabil Chemli from Tunisia
    • Ameeneh Yaqoob from Jordan
    • Sayed Adnan - Focal point from Bahrain
    • Naoufal Al-Hammoumi - Focal point from Morocco
    • Ilyes Zine - Focal point from Tunisia
  • The number of TIG members from the MENA region increased from 5,500 - 6,200, which is an increase of 700, over the course of the program. These new members have been actively contributing to the different sections of TIG including the discussion boards, blogs, Panorama and Global Gallery sections.

Program Team

Eng. Esraa Adlan
Program Manager
Heba El-Rafey
Jennifer Corriero
Executive Director
Michael Furdyk
Director of Technology and Finance
Tala Nabulsi
Program Manager

Country Coordinators

Alaa Almalfouh
Country: Palestine
Alaa Al-Aghbari
Country: Yemen
Ehsan Naser
Country: Palestine
El Sayed Adnan
Country: Bahrain
Maya Boutros
Country: Lebanon
Nada Rady
Country: Egypt
Naoufal El Hammoumi
Country: Morocco
Tarek Belghith
Country: Tunisia
Tina Almukhtar
Country: Iraq
Waleed Al-Zyoud
Country: Jordan
Zine Ilyes
Country: Tunisia

Agents of Change/Winners


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