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How to Start Your Own Business (17)

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.

Investigative Journalism: Professionalism (12)

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.

Guide to Small Business and Employment (12)

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).

WES Entrepreneurship Participants Manual (12)

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.

Investigative Journalism: Writing for the Internet (9)

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.

European Models for NGO Regulation and Supervision (9)

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.

Violence Against Women: From Theory to Practice (9)

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.

My Arabic Library: Teacher's Guide - Third Grade (7)

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) (7)

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.

Violence Against Women: From Theory to Practice (7)

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

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.

The How-To Guide For Student Councils (7)

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.

Phase II Leadership Participants Guide (7)

Organization: Institute of International Education (IIE)
Project: Women's Enterprise for Sustainability (WES) Resource Language: French
This guide for WES participants consists of 13 worksheets divided into sections focusing on leadership. It highlights reinforcement of interpersonal communication skills, territory adaptation, creativity and opportunity management, and activity methodology and management.

Business Planning for Sustainability: Community Technology Center Planning & Implementation Handbook (7)

Organization: Institute of International Education (IIE)
Project: Women in Technology (WIT) Resource Language: Arabic

This is the community technology center (CTC) handbook. It is part of WIT's Business Planning for Sustainability Curriculum.

Phase II Entrepreneurship Trainer's Guide (7)

Organization: Institute of International Education (IIE)
Project: Women's Enterprise for Sustainability (WES) Resource Language: French
This two-part guide is intended for WES curriculum trainers. The first part explains the guide’s logic and methodology. The second part, highlighting curriculum content, is organized by topic and provides information and recommendations for the trainer to present economic sustainability material.

Presentation - Using Social Media in Education: How Social Media Can Help Teachers (6)

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.

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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.

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.

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.

This manual promotes strategic thinking for people working in the field of human rights. It provides tools and tactics to achieve change, including identifying the problem, establishing a common vision, selecting the playground - using a tactical planning tool - uncovering and choosing tactics, and developing an implementation action plan.
2017

Working Together for Strong Communities: Facilitating Skills

Organization: Freedom House
Project:
Language(s): Arabic

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.

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.

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.
2016

HR and Job Description Guide

Organization: Creative Associates International
Project:
Language(s): Arabic

This training manual provides several definitions of human resources and emphasizes the importance of human resources for public administration. It provides job descriptions based on several criteria, including the purpose of the job, duties and responsibilities, supervisory responsibilities, qualifications and level of communication with other parties. Sample job descriptions are given for the local council chairman, the Shura Council and key administrative positions.

This guide highlights aspects of effective contract administration in local governments - from award to closeout. Emphasis is given problem avoidance, day-to-day operating practices, working relationships and performance monitoring systems, such as early detection and correction of non-performance. Sections, all focusing on local government, include: decentralization, strategic management, project cycle management and contract cycle management.
2017

Support Female Candidates

Organization: Club UNESCO Alesco Gafsa
Project:
Language(s): Arabic

This presentation provides suggestions and a workplan for supporting and empowering women in Tunisian society. It focuses on communication rules, the role of women in the election process, local democracy and group work. The presentation aims to support qualified women candidates for municipal elections, highlighting knowledge, skills and behaviors.