About US

 
Who We Are
 
The Academy for International Development-Middle East and North Africa (AID-MENA) was originally established and registered in Cairo, Egypt in 2006 and then, registered in Kingdom of Hashemite of Jordan as Regional Organization. 
 
AID-MENA has a multidisciplinary team of more than 50 professional staff and consultants with different educational backgrounds, skills and experiences in various development, economic, social, political, and health fields. AID-MENA has an extensive network of more than 100 non-governmental organisations, academic institutions, civil societies, faith based organizations and privately owned business in the Middle East and North Africa (MENA) region, Europe and Africa.
 
AID-MENA is adopts strategic participatory planning, evidence-based and action-oriented approaches to enable civic participation, socio-economic development, governance, career and skills building, community behaviour change, urban development, poverty alleviation, conflict resolutions and peace building programs.
 
AID-MENA has its community training centres in South Sinai and Cairo-Egypt, as well as international and regional affiliations with international and national organizations in more than 30 countries in Europe, Africa and the MENA region. 
 
OUR CORE VALUES
 
PASSION: AID-MENA is driven by personal and collective professional commitment to initiate and sustain positive change in the MENA region.
 
RESPECT: AID-MENA values and appreciates cultural diversity and local experiences and assets. 
 
INTEGRITY: AID-MENA strives for the highest ethical standards, transparency, and accountability in all aspects of its work as an independent firm with no political or cultural biases.
 
INNOVATION: AID-MENA works with innovative non-traditional interventions and problem solving techniques.
 
OUR VISION
 
AID-MENA envisions competent, informed, empowered and vocal societies able to identify, initiate and sustain their choices. 
 
 
OUR MISSION
AID-MENA partners with local organizations to:
 
  • Design, implement and evaluate strategic,evidence based and action oriented community centred programs that influence political dialogue, collective action, social norms and individual behaviour.
     
  • Enhance networking and access to information, skills and the exchange of lessons learned and best practice.
     
  • Design and initiate formative social research to guide and shape program design, evaluate impact, test theories and advance knowledge within different development fields. 
     
  • Develop, field test and produce program oriented training curriculums, materials, job resources and tools.
     
  • Strengthen organizational capabilities through institutionalizing sustainable systems.
 
 
AID-MENA’s Major Services:
 
AID-MENA has several running offices nationally and internationally based, which are utilized to provide various services; including:
  • Design, implement and evaluate strategic, evidence based and action oriented community centred programs that influence political dialogue, collective action, social norms and individual behaviour.

  • Enhance networking and access to information, skills and the exchange of lessons learned and best practice.
     
  • Design and initiate formative social research to guide and shape program design, evaluate impact, test theories and advance knowledge within different development fields.

  • Develop, field test and produce program oriented training curriculums, materials, job resources and tools.

  • Strengthen organizational capabilities through institutionalizing sustainable systems.

  • Support in the re-establishment of local governance, by providing socio-economic programmes that provide sustainable development; re-organise and train public administrations; optimise inter-institutional relationships and decentralisation; guide local development processes and the involvement of stakeholders.

  • Assistance and support to local authorities and government agencies for sustainable development, institution capacity building, placement actions and organization of training workshops, training for local and regional trainers, training for local and national public administrators on issues of governance, local development, as well as accounting and financial management.

  • Assistance and support to consulting firms' participation to international tenders.

  • Advanced and vocational training programmes, delivered on-site or via distance learning.

  • Determine sustainability criteria and guidelines for reconstruction that are in line with long-term development objectives.
     
  • Drafting of micro development projects for remote communities; planning and management of microcredit projects for development.

  • Encouragement for regions looking to capitalise on their assets to develop a sustainable local economy and facilitate equal opportunity.
 

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