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Guide to Small Business and Employment (30)

Organization: Lebanese American University
Project: Young Women Leaders Program Resource Language: English

This manual focuses on starting a small business (English), employment of women (English), labor law in Saudi Arabia (English/Arabic), preparing for interviews (English/Arabic), interviewing skills (Arabic) and CV writing (English).

How to Start Your Own Business (26)

Organization: CHF International
Project: Youth Economic Development Initiative Resource Language: Arabic

This manual goes over general issues involved in starting a business, including legal, administrative and planning issues, focusing on the Palestinian Territories.

Violence Against Women: From Theory to Practice (23)

Organization: Lebanese American University
Project: Young Women Leaders Program Resource Language: Arabic

The presentation describes societal causes for gender-based violence in the Middle East, definition, reasons for silence, the role of education, why women stay and myths.

Investigative Journalism: Professionalism (20)

Organization: Business Care Consulting
Project: Principles of Writing for the Web Effectively Resource Language: Arabic

This presentation focuses on journalistic professionalism. It includes instructions on separating news and opinion, respecting other opinions, and respecting sources and subjects.

Investigative Journalism: Writing for the Internet (19)

Organization: Business Care Consulting
Project: Principles of Writing for the Web Effectively Resource Language: Arabic

This presentation focuses on effective writing for the Internet. It goes over several styles for effectively communicating information in a brief format, which is preferred by online readers.

Presentation - Using Social Media in Education: How Social Media Can Help Teachers (18)

Organization: Creative Associates International
Project: Partnership School Project in Oman (and the Middle East) Resource Language: English

This presentation focuses on how social media can be used in education. The presenters explain what types of social media are available, how they can be used when teaching a course, advantages and disadvantages, as well as risks and gains.

Executive Guide - A Civil Society Approach to the Media (16)

Organization: Arab Foundation for Development and Citizenship
Project: Promoting Citizenship to Engage Arab Youth Resource Language: Arabic

This manual contains a table of contents, as well as an introductory section focusing on the manual's goals - who it is intended for and how to benefit from it. It also contains a chapter on "The Media and Us," covering the history, financing and importance of the news media.

Corporate Governance in the Middle East and North Africa Website (14)

Organization: Center for International Private Enterprise (CIPE)
Project: Building a Modern System of Corporate Governance Resource Language: Arabic

The website provides corporate governance resources, the Corporate Governance Trends newsletter and describes country initiatives. Many of the resources are available in Arabic.

The How-To Guide For Student Councils (14)

Organization: Academy for Educational Development (AED)
Project: Establishing Student Councils Resource Language: Arabic

The manual is used in workshops to establish and run student councils in Yemen. It focuses on eight areas related to student councils: significance, duties and responsibilities, and formation; elections; the means to begin work; planning and the development of action plans; fundraising; evaluation; leadership skills; and helping the transition to the next year.

European Models for NGO Regulation and Supervision (13)

Organization: International Center for Not-for-Profit Law (ICNL)
Project: Civil Society Law Reform Resource Language: Arabic

The presentation describes principles for supervision for the Council of Europe (CoE), definitions of accountability and transparency, trends in public regulation and approaches to supervision.

My Arabic Library: Teacher's Guide - Third Grade (13)

Organization: Scholastic
Project: My Arabic Library Resource Language: Arabic

This Teacher Guide for My Arabic Library for the Third Grade contains 48-pages filled with lesson plans and activities developed for My Arabic Library, and suggestions for promoting reading in the classroom. The guide aims to enhance reading skills of third grade students, as well as improve their thinking and analysis abilities. The manual guides the teacher to the best methods and techniques to achieve these goals.

Create Your Activism Plan Builder Template (Designed to Accompany the rest of the Create Your Activism Plan Course) (13)

Organization: Foundation for the Defense of Democracies (FDD)/Center for Liberty in the Middle East (CLIME)
Project: Online Activism Institute Resource Language: Arabic

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.

WES Entrepreneurship Participants Manual (13)

Organization: Institute of International Education (IIE)
Project: Women's Enterprise for Sustainability (WES) Resource Language: French
This curriculum resource was part of the Institute of International Education's November 2011 Training of Trainers event, part of the Women's Enterprise for Sustainability (WES) program.

Writing and Editing - A Civil Society Approach to the Media (12)

Organization: Arab Foundation for Development and Citizenship
Project: Promoting Citizenship to Engage Arab Youth Resource Language: Arabic

This chapter covers general guidelines on writing and editing a news report, including deciding what is newsworthy, investigating and conducting interviews.

Fundraising Program: Effective Proposal Writing (12)

Organization: SOUL For Development
Project: Youth Learning for Change Resource Language: Arabic

This training manual focuses on the steps to develop, write and submit effective proposals. Details are provided for the preparation phase, project formulation, developing problem statements, determining objectives and sub-goals, designing the monitoring and evaluation plan, defining project components and following up with the donor.

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This manual for a workshop on resource evaluation methods introduces assessment tools for local needs and resources. It aims to increase opportunity for creativity and innovation among facilitators and local residents. The manual recommends using the base approach for community situational assessment and explains the importance of development needs assessments. Additional content includes: • Defining development needs, development assessments and the community needs assessment methodology. • Description of the foundations of community participation assessment methodology. • A detailed roadmap for facilitating the workshop and conducting an assessment, including field preparation and implementation.

This facilitator’s manual describes stages of CSO development and highlights financing, funding management, resource mobilization and challenges. Detailed information is provided for: • Funding: types of resources, corporate social responsibility and requirements for finance managers. • Networking: types of networks, their importance, benefits and downsides, and the role of advocacy and alliances. • Advocacy: characteristics and dynamics of successful advocacy campaigns, and methods for influencing policy and formulating advocacy objectives. • Research: suggestions for planning and utilizing public opinion and surveys of external members and groups.
2017

Peace Journalism

Organization: Lebanese Center for Active Citizenship
Project: YouthTube for Peace Language(s): Arabic

This presentation focuses on the media’s role and responsibility in covering conflict. It explores the definition of conflict, distinguishes between conflict and combat, and discusses characteristics of conflict related to the media. It also highlights media covering sensitive conflicts and the responsibility of print publications and onscreen programs. Additional material includes examples of news on social media sites and the importance of objectivity versus bias in news reporting.
2017

Problem Solving

Organization: Pal Think
Project: Towards Becoming an Entrepreneurial Society through Promoting Youth Entrepreneurship in Gaza Language(s): Arabic

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.
2017

Political Participation

Organization: Pal Think
Project: Towards Becoming an Entrepreneurial Society through Promoting Youth Entrepreneurship in Gaza Language(s): Arabic

This presentation highlights obstacles to women’s political participation, including media constraints, and provides suggestions to develop women’s role. It focuses on Palestinian political life and participation in decision-making and also more broadly on international charters and covenants, including: civil and political rights, elimination of racial discrimination, elimination of discrimination against women (CEDAW), and increasing women’s participation in peacekeeping and conflict resolution initiatives.
2017

Mediation

Organization: Pal Think
Project: Towards Becoming an Entrepreneurial Society through Promoting Youth Entrepreneurship in Gaza Language(s): Arabic

This training manual provides an overview of mediation, including definition and explanation of attitudes and non-alignment in the context of mediation. It outlines eight skills and five steps for mediation and describes the principles and ethics of the mediation process.
2017

Negotiations

Organization: Pal Think
Project: Towards Becoming an Entrepreneurial Society through Promoting Youth Entrepreneurship in Gaza Language(s): Arabic

This training manual provides a definition for negotiation, compares negotiating positions to interests, outlines basic rules and highlights steps for each phase of negotiation.
2017

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

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

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.
2017

The Use of Social Media in Civil Community Work

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

This presentation highlights the importance of community media to civil society organizations. It describes community media strategy, including preparing a timetable, setting goals, identifying the target group, choosing optimal sites, and achieving targets and timetables. In addition, it focuses on common mistakes to avoid.
2017

New Tactics for Human Rights: Background and Fundamentals

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

This curriculum guide describes how to teach human rights and the philosophy of Sun Tzu. His lessons emphasize three sources of knowledge, including knowing yourself, knowing your opponent and knowing your playing ground. It describes new tactics for human rights, which is organized around the analysis of potential solutions rather than analysis of the issues.