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Our 2017 annual report — Making Dreams Possible — highlights the achievements of youth in the Middle East and North Africa (MENA) region wh

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A New Home for AMIDEAST in the UAE

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AMIDEAST’s main UAE office has moved to a new home. The large, modern quarters in the heart of Abu Dhabi’s commercial quarters will allow it to serve an increasing number of students and professionals looking to AMIDEAST for a range of educational, training, and testing services, while supporting the growing needs of nearby businesses for training and testing.


AMIDEAST and the Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum Foundation Embark on a New Partnership

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AMIDEAST President and CEO Theodore Kattouf (left) and MBRF Managing Director Jamal bin Huwaireb sign the MOU that will strengthen cooperation between AMIDEAST and the MBRF.

Washington, DC, October 21, 2016 – AMIDEAST is pleased to announce that it has signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) with the Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum Foundation (MBRF). The agreement, which was signed during GITEX Technology Week 2016 in Dubai, aims to strengthen cooperation between the two parties and coordinate their joint efforts to serve the community. 

From left, AMIDEAST Country Director for the UAE Rula Dajani, AMIDEAST President Kattouf, MBRF Managing Director Jamal bin Huwaireb, Dr. Khalid Wazani, MBRF Knowledge Advisor, and Shamsa Al Blooshi, MBRF Director of Partnershi

“MBRF and AMIDEAST will explore initiatives and sustainable programs to enhance R & D to establish a new generation of scientists, thinkers and researchers in line with the UAE National Agenda 2021,” MBRF said in a statement issued following the signing.


ETS Global Partners with AMIDEAST in Egypt, Tunisia, & the UAE

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Mohammad Kousha, Managing Director of ETS Global BV (left), and Theodore H. Kattouf, AMIDEAST president and CEO, after signing the new agreement at AMIDEAST's headquarters in Washington, DC

Under a new agreement with ETS Global, AMIDEAST will continue to serve as the exclusive Country Master Distributor (CMD) in Egypt, Tunisia, and the UAE for ETS Global’s TOEFL® and TOEIC® families of tests, ensuring that students, businesses, and institutions continue to benefit from access to ETS Global's internationally recognized tests of English for both academic and professional purposes.

The new agreement builds on AMIDEAST’s successes in expanding access to ETS testing products since ETS Global selected the organization to be the Country Master Distributor for in the three countries in 2010.

The TOEFL family of tests includes the TOEFL ITP® Assessment Series, which provides higher education institutions with the tools to evaluate English-language proficiency from high beginning to advanced levels. The TOEFL ITP is used for academic placement or admissions purposes by approximately 2,500 higher education institutions worldwide.


AMIDEAST Appoints New Country Director in the UAE

Washington, DC, June 1, 2015 — AMIDEAST is pleased to announce the appointment of Ms. Rula Dajani as its new country director for the United Arab Emirates. Ms. Dajani, who assumed her duties on May 10, will oversee the operations of AMIDEAST’s offices in Abu Dhabi, Dubai, and Sharjah. Under her leadership, AMIDEAST/UAE will continue its extensive portfolio of English language and professional skills training, educational advising and testing, and scholarship program management.

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Assessing the Region’s Educational Outlook

In a Nov. 16, 2012, speech, AMIDEAST President and CEO Theodore H. Kattouf underscored the vital role of education in ensuring a successful outcome of the revolutions in Egypt and elsewhere in the Middle East and North Africa. Addressing the joint annual benefit of the National Arab American Medical Association (NAAMA) and Egyptians Abroad in Development (EAD) in Chicago, he said, “A bright future for the region is one in which its many young men and women are able to improve their life circumstances and realize their dreams of political and social inclusion.

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AWEP Project Advances Entrepreneurship among Arab Women

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Women in the AWEP program in Lebanon listen attentively to trainer Jade Dagher.

In a little over a year, the Arab Women's Entrepreneurship Project (AWEP) — an AMIDEAST partnership with Citi Foundation to expand opportunities for entrepreneurship training for women in the Arab world — completed a first round of training and recently launched a second one.


A Call For Tolerance

AMIDEAST strongly condemns the offensive film that has inflamed passions across the Middle East and abhors, as do the vast majority of Americans, the hateful intentions behind it. Such actions must not be allowed to undermine the bonds of friendship that exist between Americans and the peoples of the Middle East. AMIDEAST likewise strongly condemns the senseless violence that caused the deaths this week of four American diplomats in Libya, who were there to assist the Libyan people rebuild their country. Peaceful demonstrations are a right, but there is no justification for violence.

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AMIDEAST, Citi Foundation to Offer Women's Entrepreneurship Training in Four Countries

 Washington, DC, Kuwait, UAE, Lebanon, Morocco, November 14, 2011—The American non-profit education organization AMIDEAST and the Citi Foundation—Citi's philanthropic arm—today announced the launch of the Arab Women's Entrepreneurship Project (AWEP) in four countries: Kuwait, Lebanon, Morocco and the UAE.  This initiative, which will be launched in November, aims to provide 80 female entrepreneurs from underserved backgrounds with training that will help them start a new business or expand an existing one.

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