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 - The AMEL Institute empowers young activists in the Middle East and Africa (MEA) with practical knowledge and skills so that they can do their human rights and civil society activism more safely and effectively. The goal is to transfer know-how from experienced activists and experts to brave and creative young people in the MEA region who are taking action to address rights violations, inequalities, injustices, discrimination, conflicts or similar issues affecting their communities. The AMEL Institute is a new program that innovates upon decades of experience in empowerment and online training projects for young people across the Middle East and Africa by AMEL's LeadershipLearn more…

AMEL Nexus - AMEL Nexus raises awareness in the U.S. on issues related to the Middle East and Africa (MEA), with view towards creating relationships, policies and initiatives that support the values of human rights and democracy. To this end, the program 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. AMEL Nexus empowers and connects visiting fellows, Speakers and activists of MEA origins who live in the U.S., including refugees, new immigrants and multi-generation immigrants. 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.

AMEL Incubator - The AMEL Incubator helps innovative initiatives for positive change in the MEA region and in related communities in the U.S. to grow from the start-up phase into independent organizations or social businesses. The Incubator draws upon the rich experiences of our team and partners in activism and organization-building to provide changemakers with guidance, mentoring and fiscal sponsorship so that they can develop their unique initiatives into successful and sustainable entities.

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