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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.



Assessing Your Political Environment
Published: 2010

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.


Create Your Activism Plan
Published: 2010

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.


Media Relations
Published: 2010

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.


Polish Your Public Speaking Skills
Published: 2010

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.


Civic Issues: Living and Acting in a Civil Society
Published: 2010

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.


Building Skills for Empowerment - Workshop 1
Published: 2006

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.


Building Knowledge, Understanding and Skills for Education and Action - Workshop 2
Published: 2006

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.


Course Book on Citizenship for Common Core Classes and Middle School Teacher Trainees
Published: 2010

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.


Community Service/Service learning
Published: 2010

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.


Civic Education Seminars - Identity and Diversity
Published: 2010

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.


Democracy and its Discontent
Published: 2010

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.

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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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