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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.


2016
Recommendations for Mental Health Professionals working with Transgender Persons
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.

2016
So How Does One Start Transitioning?
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.

2016
Critical Thinking & Community Engagement Facilitation Guide and Curriculum - 2016
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.
2016
Conflict Management Techniques Manual for Youth Councils
Organization: Search for Common Ground
Project: Empowering Young Change-Makers in Tunisia

This conflict management 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 conflict definitions and solutions. The manual focuses on specific strategies to avoid conflict.
2016
Project Management Techniques for Youth Councils
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.
2016
Solid Waste Collection
Organization: Creative Associates International
Project: Libyan Local Council Administration and Legitimacy (LOCAL) Program

This presentation highlights the importance of solid waste collection processes, provides a comprehensive definition and describes indirect benefits for communities. Examples are given for how refuse or waste can be economic resources. The information is targeted for local governments and specialized organizations and companies.
2016
Project Management
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.
2016
Human Resources Management: Importance for Development of Administration
Organization: Creative Associates International
Project: Libyan Local Council Administration and Legitimacy (LOCAL) Program

This presentation highlights several definitions of human resources and describes it as one of the most complex and challenging fields of management. It aims to provide an understanding about human resource processes in public organizations and to share experience among partners. The original audience was Libyan municipal government staff.
2016
Common Ground Advocacy Techniques Manual for Youth Councils
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.
2016
Communications Techniques Manual for Youth Councils
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.
2016
Tunisia Ministry of Youth Training Manual
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.

Problem Solving
Organization: Pal Think
Project: Towards Becoming an Entrepreneurial Society through Promoting Youth Entrepreneurship in Gaza

This training manual focuses on problem solving, providing training objectives, a detailed agenda, needed materials for a workshop and criteria for selecting appropriate problem-solving solutions. It includes notes for the instructor for a guided intervention and optional discussion.

Working Together for Strong Communities: Leading Advocacy Campaigns for Civil Society Organizations
Organization: Freedom House
Project: Working Together for Strong Communities

This presentation aims to raise participants’ standards and skills in advocacy. It describes the characteristics of advocacy, highlights time action plans, and explains how the process of lobbying and advocacy differ from other types of intervention in community issues.

Working Together for Strong Communities: Facilitating and Managing Public Meetings with the Community
Organization: Freedom House
Project: Working Together for Strong Communities

This presentation describes how to facilitate and manage public meetings. It highlights tips for effective facilitation, characteristics of good facilitators and how to make appropriate decisions during facilitation.

Working Together for Strong Communities: Facilitating Skills
Organization: Freedom House
Project: Working Together for Strong Communities

This presentation focuses on the meaning of facilitation, including key skills, when the different skills should be used and how the learning process supports facilitation.

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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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