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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.



The Building of Human Rights Culture (History and the Most Important International Treaties)
Published: 2015

Organization: International Research and Exchanges Board (IREX)
Project: Social Media | Social Action for Good Governance


This guide highlights human rights culture and history in the last century, the Chinese philosopher Sun Tzu, and practical steps to increase human rights and legal awareness in communities. It describes how to build groups of activists who support human rights and strategies for encouraging communities, especially youth, to prevent human rights violations. Several examples are provided, such as the issue of human trafficking and how activists found supporters, pressured decision makers and influenced communities.

ProPack II - The CRS Project Package: Project Management and Implementation Guidance for CRS Project and Program Managers
Published: 2016-06-19

Organization: Catholic Relief Services


This manual was written to respond to CRS field requests for more support on project management. It follows ProPack I, Project Design and Proposal Guidance and builds on the simple concepts and methodologies introduced in that volume. Together, the two manuals are meant to provide basic project information and tools from the early design stage through the close of the project. The next manual in the series is ProPack III - The CRS Project Package: A Guide to Creating a SMILER M&E System.


ProPack III - The CRS Project Package: A Guide to Creating a SMILER M&E System
Published: 2016-06-19

Organization: Catholic Relief Services
Project: MENTOR project


This guide provides information on M&E systems, focusing on the SMILER system: Simple Measurement of Indicators for Learning and Evidence-based Reporting. It is the third in the Project Package (ProPack) series written to raise the quality of CRS work in relief and development projects. ProPack I provided a tool to design projects and write proposals, and ProPack II provided basic project implementation guidance.


ProPack - The CRS Project Package: Project Design and Proposal Guidance for CRS Project and Program Managers
Published: 2016-06-19

Organization: Catholic Relief Services
Project: MENTOR project


The manual is intended to provide readers with a tool to design projects and write proposals. The approach is meant to build on CRS values, be locally appropriate, coherent and achieve positive results. It was produced and published in 2004 with financial support from Food For Peace. It was followed by the Project Management and Implementation Guide, also available in the Library.


Recommendations for Mental Health Professionals working with Transgender Persons
Published: 2016-06-24

Organization: Arab Foundation for Freedoms and Equality (AFE)
Project: Transpowerment


This overview for mental health professionals on working with transgender persons includes information on good practices, gender dysphoria, and tasks related to assessment and referral. It provides recommendations to raise awareness, help mental healthcare providers, and assist in providing effective treatment and care.


So What Do You Mean by Trans?
Published: 2016-06-24

Organization: Arab Foundation for Freedoms and Equality (AFE)
Project: Transpowerment


This short brochure provides basic information for understanding what people mean when they say they are trans, highlighting the meanings behind sex, gender and gender roles. It also explains that transphobia refers to hostile behavior against individuals who identify as trans.


What Do You Mean by Transition?
Published: 2016-06-24

Organization: Arab Foundation for Freedoms and Equality (AFE)
Project: Transpowerment


This short brochure provides basic information for understanding what people mean when they say they are transitioning. It explains that transitioning can take place on severallevels: social, physical and legal.


So How Does One Start Transitioning?
Published: 2016-06-24

Organization: Arab Foundation for Freedoms and Equality (AFE)
Project: Transpowerment


This short brochure provides basic information for understanding how individual start transitioning. This includes a focus on mental health, psychological follow-up, and being identified as having gender dysphoria. It highlights laws in Lebanon.


Critical Thinking & Community Engagement Facilitation Guide and Curriculum - 2016
Published: 2016-08-05

Organization: International Research and Exchanges Board (IREX)
Project: Regional Assistance Program (RAP)


This curriculum guide includes four modules: citizenship, critical thinking, advocacy and media messaging, and digital advocacy. A training-of-trainers agenda is included for a four-day workshop, along with detailed module descriptions, activities, applied learning and debrief notes.

Tunisia Ministry of Youth Training Manual
Published: 2016-09-20

Organization: Search for Common Ground
Project: Empowering Young Change-Makers in Tunisia


This guide focuses on skills related to the development of young leaders, including community participation, conflict management, facilitation dialogue and lobbying. It was created for staff at the Ministry of Youth and Sports of Tunisia to strengthen their dialogue with young people in local states.

Project Management Techniques for Youth Councils
Published: 2016-09-20

Organization: Search for Common Ground
Project: Empowering Young Change-Makers in Tunisia


This presentation focuses on project management for youth councils, including definitions, terms, strategies and philosophy. It describes how to create a project charter to define and give purpose to a project, develop and maintaining schedules, assign responsibilities, monitor the performance of a project, maintain organization and create lessons learned documents.

Project Management
Published: 2016-09-20

Organization: Creative Associates International
Project: Libyan Local Council Administration and Legitimacy (LOCAL) Program


This presentation provides an overview of project management, including definitions, terms, strategies and philosophy. Sections are included on creating a project charter, developing and maintaining schedules, assigning responsibility, monitoring performance, organization and creating lessons learned documents.

Common Ground Advocacy Techniques Manual for Youth Councils
Published: 2016-09-20

Organization: Search for Common Ground
Project: Empowering Young Change-Makers in Tunisia


This advocacy manual for Tunisian youth promotes constructive dialogue between various socio-political groups. It provides tools to work with local officials and communities in a positive manner and focuses on youth councils, a network of young leaders that works on both local and national issues.

Communications Techniques Manual for Youth Councils
Published: 2016-09-20

Organization: Search for Common Ground
Project: Empowering Young Change-Makers in Tunisia


This communication manual for Tunisian youth promotes constructive dialogue between various socio-political groups. It provides tools to work with local officials and communities in a positive manner and focuses on developing the ability to focus on outcome, tuning into audiences and developing messages for clarify and impact. It highlights the importance of creating an environment for open discussion and ongoing dialogue.

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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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