Entrepreneurship Training

Entrepreneurship can play a critical role in creating economic opportunity and changing lives. AMIDEAST is committed to working with local, regional, and international partners to advance entrepreneurship in the Middle East and North Africa through programs and initiatives that raise awareness and provide training opportunities for men and women alike.

Our work in this area includes:

AMIDEAST Entrepreneur Institute

Launched in spring 2014, the AMIDEAST Entrepreneur Institute seeks to advance entrepreneurship as a way of stimulating job creation and economic growth in the Middle East and North Africa. Currently located in Beirut, the AEI offers training and other support to new and aspiring entrepreneurs as they seek to launch and grow their business ventures.  [ + ]

Arab Women's Entrepreneurship Project (AWEP)

In partnership with Citi Foundation, AMIDEAST is providing women entrepreneurs from underserved backgrounds with training that will help them start a new business or expand an existing one  [ + ].

HSBC Finance and Entrepreneurship Awareness Program

Sponsored by HSBC Bank Middle East, female students from Jordan, Kuwait, Lebanon, Oman, and the UAE received training on financial entrepreneurship and business skills, including a two-week summer program at Wilson College in Pennsylvania and meetings in Washington, DC, and Chicago, Illinois. [ + ]


Piloted in Oman, Tunisia, and Yemen in 2009, this program provided basic entrepreneurship training to female students entering their final year of high school.