Announcements

  • With the prolongation of fighting, it was just a matter of time for AMIDEAST that tragedy would strike close to home. On June 16, we were deeply saddened to learn of the death of Sultan Iqbal Faqeer of Dengue fever, a disease that has become far too common in the deteriorating living conditions in Aden. Sultan was one of the first Yemenis to graduate from the English Access Microscholarship... more
  • We are pleased to announce a new initiative to assist Yemeni students currently enrolled at accredited U.S. institutions who are facing financial hardships due to the Yemen crisis. The initiative, the Yemen Emergency Student Support Fund (YESSF), will provide critical, one-time financial support to selected students to enable them to continue their higher studies in the U.S.According to IIE's... more
  • AMIDEAST’s solar power system complements an already-existing rainwater harvesting system, developed by former AMIDEAST/Yemen Country Director Sabrina Faber as part of her Rainwater Aggregations (RAINS) Project, which won the 2010/2011 Philips Livable Cities Award. The system has created the cleanest, quietest, and most sustainable learning environment possible for exchange students, EL students... more
  • Our 2013 annual report, Changing Lives, invites you to learn about a positive story. Turmoil in the Middle East and North Africa is widely reported; less so are the accounts of young men and women across the region using opportunities for education and training to build a brighter future, for themselves and their communities. We encounter many of them — students, young professionals, aspiring... more
  • The Aden office, which opened in 1998, offers the full range of AMIDEAST services, including English language and professional training, testing, exchange programs, and an EducationUSA advising center. The move to a new facility is the latest in a series of efforts by AMIDEAST to strengthen the professional quality of its training centers across the region. Since 2010, these efforts have included... more
  • Dana Shuqom, AMIDEAST’s country director for Jordan, was honored by The International Alliance for Women (TIAW) for her efforts to advance women’s economic empowerment in Jordan. The TIAW awarded her its “World of Difference 100 Award” during its Global Forum, held March 26, 2014, in Washington, DC.  The award recognizes men and women who have advanced women’s issues, either on a local or global... more
  •  AMIDEAST congratulates its UAE country director, Mary Corrado, for being honored with the 2014 Woman in Business Award by AmCham Abu Dhabi. This award, which was presented at the AmCham's annual awards gala on January 31, 2014, recognizes working females who have demonstrated exemplary leadership and accomplishment by pushing barriers, overcoming challenges and setting an example of perseverance... more
  • AMIDEAST mourns the passing on January 6, 2014, of its former president, Orin Dean Parker, a man of dedication and conviction whose career at AMIDEAST spanned more than a quarter century and whose legacy is still felt in its commitment to expanding opportunity through education and training and to strengthening understanding between Americans and the peoples of the Middle East and North Africa. ... more
  • The Business Edge toolkit was developed and introduced by the IFC to put management tools in the hands of owners, managers, and staff of SMEs, enabling them to grow their companies. The training encompasses a range of skills to improve personal productivity, human resources management, finance and accounting, quality and operations, and marketing. It is adapted to the local business context, and... more
  • The economic participation of women in the Middle East and North Africa (MENA) region is lower than anywhere else in the world. MENA women have limited access to financial and training services, and face far higher unemployment rates than men. Added to this are common perceptions and beliefs that women should not be the financial heads of households.   AWEP addresses these constraints... more

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