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Civic Engagement

Civic Engagement projects funded by MEPI focused on CSO capacity building and advocacy, and civic education. Projects have aimed to strengthen local engagement, CSO national dialogue, voter ownership, leadership skills and NGO governance.


2010
Assessing Your Political Environment
Organization: Foundation for the Defense of Democracies (FDD)/Center for Liberty in the Middle East (CLIME)
Project: Online Activism Institute

This self-paced course guides users in analyzing their country’s political environment and exploring ways in which it could affect the implementation of activism plans. It includes six lessons, focusing on the political environment, branches of government, civic freedoms and the role of civil society.

2010
Develop Your Personal Leadership Style
Organization: Foundation for the Defense of Democracies (FDD)/Center for Liberty in the Middle East (CLIME)
Project: Online Activism Institute

In this self-paced course, users explore and develop their leadership style and identify what kind of leadership would be most effective for their situation. Steps are included to create a plan for developing a communication style.

2010
Create Your Activism Plan
Organization: Foundation for the Defense of Democracies (FDD)/Center for Liberty in the Middle East (CLIME)
Project: Online Activism Institute

This self-paced course helps users to understand what they need to do to accomplish their goals. It presents a guide for creating a specific plan to succeed. The course covers six “building blocks” of activism: vision, goals and objectives, leadership, civic environment, message and audience, and outreach activities.

2010
University Course in Civic and Democratic Education
Organization: Higher Education for Development (HED)
Project: Civic Education Partnership Initiative

This curriculum summarizes the 11 sessions of the Ben Msik University Course in Civic Education. Included are session objectives, main points and worksheets. Several sessions are in French and Arabic.

2010
Create Your Activism Plan Builder Template (Designed to Accompany the rest of the Create Your Activism Plan Course)
Organization: Foundation for the Defense of Democracies (FDD)/Center for Liberty in the Middle East (CLIME)
Project: Online Activism Institute

The Activism Plan Builder Template includes questions about goals and objectives, leadership, civic environment, message and audience, and outreach activies. Information about the steps is included, as well as templates for developing an activism plan.

2010
Media Relations
Organization: Foundation for the Defense of Democracies (FDD)/Center for Liberty in the Middle East (CLIME)
Project: Online Activism Institute

In this self-paced course, participants learn how to use the media to communicate their messages to constituencies. Media techniques are described, including how to present messages online. Also included is information about how to organize media briefings and materials to keep the media informed of plans, events and accomplishments.

2010
Polish Your Public Speaking Skills
Organization: Foundation for the Defense of Democracies (FDD)/Center for Liberty in the Middle East (CLIME)
Project: Online Activism Institute

This self-paced public speaking course was designed primarily for women running for public office in the Arab world. It describes how to craft and deliver a message that is memorable. The aim is for participants to become more confident, prepared and in-demand speakers.

2010
Civic Issues: Living and Acting in a Civil Society
Organization: Higher Education for Development (HED)
Project: Civic Education Partnership Initiative

The objective of this curriculum is for students to define and explain the importance of individual and civic responsibilities. It includes pre-activity discussion, living and acting responsibly, and concluding questions.

abids.pdf (English)

2010
Building Skills for Empowerment - Workshop 1
Organization: Solidarity Center
Project: Building Working Women's Political and Social Participation in Jordan

This Educator's Notes and Curriculum Guide has information for 14 sessions, including: social construction of gender, problem identification, legal rights, understanding power and empowerment. Each session includes goals, handouts, trainer's tips and more.

2010
Building Knowledge, Understanding and Skills for Education and Action - Workshop 2
Organization: Solidarity Center
Project: Building Working Women's Political and Social Participation in Jordan

This Educator's Notes and Curriculum Guide has information for seven sessions, including: social, economic and political timeline; understanding the global economy; and participatory education techniques. Each session includes goals, handouts, trainer's tips and more.

2010
Course Book on Citizenship for Common Core Classes and Middle School Teacher Trainees
Organization: Higher Education for Development (HED)
Project: Civic Education Partnership Initiative

This curriculum consists of five main themes (units) about the essential components of Moroccan citizenship - identity, principles and symbols, values and attitudes, rights and responsibilities, and active citizenship. Each unit is divided into four lessons. The material is targeted to both common core classes and middle school trainees, with different activities and issues based on academic and age differences.

2010
Community Service/Service learning
Organization: Higher Education for Development (HED)
Project: Civic Education Partnership Initiative

This course aimed to promote greater university community involvement. The introductory text for the course describes service learning and its importance.

SERV_EZK.pdf (English)

2010
Civic Education Seminars - Identity and Diversity
Organization: Higher Education for Development (HED)
Project: Civic Education Partnership Initiative

The objective of this lecture was to discuss issues related to the concept of identity and how it is related to the field of civic engagement. Key points include the concept of identity, civic and minority ethnic nationalism, and building civic identity.

MOUMIN_A.pdf (English)

2010
Democracy and its Discontent
Organization: Higher Education for Development (HED)
Project: Civic Education Partnership Initiative

This presentation gives a definition of democracy, three kinds of citizenship, democratic theories, principles of liberalism and types of democracies.

DEMO_YZI.PPT (English)

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This Institute of International Education (IIE) training-of-trainers workshop for the Women's Enterprise for Sustainability (WES) program took place in Tunisia in 2017. IIE

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