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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
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)

2010
Volunteer Enrollment Form
Organization: Rady School of Management, University of California, San Diego
Project: Middle East Entrepreneur Training Program in the U.S. (MEET U.S.)

This volunteer enrollment form includes skills and interests, preferences in volunteering, availability and background verification.

2010
Volunteer Position Description
Organization: Rady School of Management, University of California, San Diego
Project: Middle East Entrepreneur Training Program in the U.S. (MEET U.S.)

This is a form to fill out volunteer position descriptions, including sample activities, timeframe and qualifications sought.

2010
Exiting Volunteer Survey
Organization: Rady School of Management, University of California, San Diego
Project: Middle East Entrepreneur Training Program in the U.S. (MEET U.S.)

This survey form is meant to evaluate the exiting volunteer's experience with orientation and training, the job and the time commitment.

V8_Exit_Survey.pdf (English)

2010
Recruitment
Organization: Rady School of Management, University of California, San Diego
Project: Middle East Entrepreneur Training Program in the U.S. (MEET U.S.)

This handout has eight questions that an organization should consider prior to volunteer recruitment.

V7_Recruitment.pdf (English)

2010
Volunteer Position Planning Worksheet
Organization: Rady School of Management, University of California, San Diego
Project: Middle East Entrepreneur Training Program in the U.S. (MEET U.S.)

This position planning worksheet includes recruitment strategies, screening procedures and training the volunteer will need.

2010
Series Awareness Tools -- Recueil des outils de sensibilisation
Organization: Academy for Educational Development (AED)
Project: Women's Literacy in Morocco (ALEF)

This curriculum material includes pedagogical tools and TOT materials for women's empowerment classes. It also has sample lesson materials, such as theatrical scenarios and poetry.

2010
Defining the Goals and Crafting the Message
Organization: International Center for Not-for-Profit Law (ICNL)
Project: Civil Society Law Reform

The presentation presents nine questions related to strategic communication and five steps to successful advocacy.

2010
Media Outreach
Organization: International Center for Not-for-Profit Law (ICNL)
Project: Civil Society Law Reform

The presentation briefly describes effective media outreach and includes examples from Honduras and Afghanistan.

2010
Coalition Building
Organization: International Center for Not-for-Profit Law (ICNL)
Project: Civil Society Law Reform

This presentation describes the importance of coalitions, forming a coalition and includes examples from Venezuela, Honduras and Yemen.

2010
Where Can We Go? Best Practices from the Arab World
Organization: International Center for Not-for-Profit Law (ICNL)
Project: Civil Society Law Reform

The presentation describes essential issues in the NGO lifecycle, examples of voluntary registration using MENA examples, registration procedure, fundraising, permissible activities, foreign affiliation and dissolution.

2010
Introduction to International Law Governing the Freedom of Association
Organization: International Center for Not-for-Profit Law (ICNL)
Project: Civil Society Law Reform

This presentation describes international law governing freedom of association and sources of international law. It focuses on the International Covenant on Civil and Political Rights and the Arab Charter on Human Rights.

2010
Internal Governance and Accountability of CSOs
Organization: International Center for Not-for-Profit Law (ICNL)
Project: Civil Society Law Reform

The presentation describes principles of good NGO governance, legal rules promoting good internal governance and methods of self-regulation.

2010
Interactive Exercise: Arab NGO Laws Compared to International Standards
Organization: International Center for Not-for-Profit Law (ICNL)
Project: Civil Society Law Reform

This exercise asks groups to consider issues of registration, fundraising, dissolution, political activity and status based on Arab NGO laws, including Qatar, Jordan and Yemen.

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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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