Our mission is to mobilize, empower, and unite millennial leaders and activists from the Middle East and Africa (MEA) to build resilient, inclusive societies that are free from discrimination, persecution, and violent coercion, and to advocate for policies in support of these goals.

VISION & Activities

AMEL empowers and connects young activists from the Middle East & Africa (MEA) region with one another and with American audiences, peers and policymakers with view to strategically impacting human rights and democracy landscapes today and for decades to come.

Through online training, speaking engagements, fellowships, and strategic networking, bold and creative young African and Middle Eastern activists – both those living in the U.S. and those throughout the MEA region – are spreading inspiration, dialogue and solidarity, while at the same time building their skills and experience to ascend to top leadership positions.

From its multi-faith co-creation story, to its unique programming, AMEL is a wholly fresh approach to enabling the next generation of civic leaders, while strategically impacting relations between the U.S. and the MEA region.

Click here to read more about our programming, or here to get involved.