Our Programs

AMEL Speakers Bureau - The AMEL Speakers Bureau brings the voices of young changemakers from the Middle East and Africa (MEA) - including refugees, immigrants, diaspora and visiting fellows - to audiences across the United States. Through speaking engagements that bring together diverse audiences, AMEL is sharing different perspectives about the MEA region and inspiring new forms of engagement, while at the same time building the public speaking skills and profiles of these inspiring young leaders. Read more...

AMEL Leadership Institute - Beginning with a pilot program in Winter 2018, the AMEL Institute will provide practical online training and networking for young activists across the Middle East & Africa. Taught by seasoned activists and renowned experts, the full online training will cover topics including Human Rights, Safe & Effective Activism, Genocide History & Prevention, Peace & Conflict, Leadership & New Media. The AMEL Institute will target 500 activists per year and top graduates will have the opportunity to be selected for the AMEL Nexus Fellowship. Fellows will be placed in Congressional offices and Silicon Valley companies in order to gain further skills and experience while providing fresh perspectives to policy and business in the U.S. Apply here…

AMEL Nexus - AMEL Nexus brings together MEA young leaders with each other, and with American peers, policymakers and influencers to learn from one another and collaborate on issues of mutual concern. Empowering both visiting fellows and MEA activists already present in the U.S., the program raise awareness on key MEA-related issues, with a view towards creating relationships, policies and initiatives that support the values of human rights and democracy. In so doing, the AMEL Nexus program accelerates the leadership journeys of MEA activists - building their know-how, raising their profiles and expanding their networks - while at the same time contributing to the discourse about the region and the issues that impact it.

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