Middle East & North Africa

Our network in the Middle East and North Africa region has a strong focus on supporting a well-functioning, independent civil society sector that has the capacity to develop and execute their own local-level initiatives. Together with our network of partners, we promote democratic governance and engage civil society across the region during times of conflict and peace.

We work with our network to advocate and promote:

  • citizen engagement
  • good governance
  • the peaceful resolution of differences and conflict
  • rule of law
  • transparency and accountability
  • women’s empowerment

Local Partners

Partners has affiliate centers in Iraq, Jordan, Lebanon, and Yemen and committed partnerships with local organizations across the region. Our network brings organizations, activists, and entrepreneurs together for collective action and coalition-building to advance social cohesion and empower marginalized groups to have a say in the decisions that affect them the most.

Are we second class citizens?
Bahrain Keep Reading
How Yemeni media can change the narrative on women
Reverse the Terrorist Designation of Ansar Allah in Yemen

Learn more about the tools, approaches and resources related to our work in the Middle East & North Africa.


Engaging Narratives for Peace Guide The Narratives for Peace Guide is a call for the peacebuilding community to conscientiously analyze our own narratives a...
Building Sustainable Peace in Yemen: How Community Engagement Can Support National Stability

Yemen has been embroiled in conflict for the better part of the last six years. Deteriorating e...

Signature Approaches

Narratives for Peace To effectively promote social change and bring different groups of people together, we have to start by engaging narratives.
Pathways to Sustainable Mediation Pathways to Sustainable Mediation is a peer-learning based program to support sophisticated Mediation Promoters to build long-term, sustainable mediation programs in their own contexts.
Resiliency+ Around the globe, government restrictions on freedoms of speech, assembly, and association are changing the operating environments for civil society organizations (CSOs).