FAQ

The Maktabat MEPI Library contains more than 800 resources from 65 organizations that received MEPI funding to conduct training-related projects between 2006 and the present. In addition, more than 50 additional resources from other organizations have been included on a case-by-case basis, dependent on potential interest to site users. Resources are available in a mix of Arabic, English and French. The site is regularly updated.


There are seven category types:

  •  1.) Instructor Curriculum: This includes both brief overviews and full course curricula for trainers.
  •  2.) Student Manual: Manuals and guides are available on a variety of topics.
  •  3.) Slide Presentation: Primarily PowerPoint files, ranging from brief presentations to multi-day training events.
  •  4.) Website: Links to MEPI-funded project websites.
  •  5.) Video: Videos related to training events will be added to the site when available.
  •  6.) Reports: Reports are included when the subject matter is related to training material on the site.
  •  7.) Laws and Treaties: This category includes Middle East family codes and the text of human rights treaties and conventions.


MEPI provides resources in the style and format submitted by organizations, without editing or altering the submissions. If you see information you believe is inaccurate or outdated, please notify us at info@maktabatmepi.org.

All submissions are reviewed by the Library team to ensure the quality of the content, relevancy for the MENA region and to ensure that the resource is informative and of interest to a broad audience. Resources should fit within the scope of MEPI’s technical areas – civic engagement, democracy and human rights, economic, education and media.

All submissions are reviewed by the Library team to ensure the quality of the content, relevancy for the MENA region and to ensure that the resource is informative and of interest to a broad audience. Resources should fit within the scope of MEPI’s technical areas – civic engagement, democracy and human rights, economic, education and media.

Library resources are organized in six technical areas. These include the following, with sample tags for each:


  •  1.) Civic Engagement: CSOs/NGOs, Activism, Advocacy, Leadership
  •  2.) Governance and Human Rights: Rule of Law, Voter Participation, Governance, Crime Prevention, Minority Rights
  •  3.) Economic Growth: Entrepreneurship, Business Planning, Professional Development, Corporate Governance
  •  4.) Education: School Programs, English as a Second Language (ESL)
  •  5.) Media: Journalism, Social Media, Communication
  •   6.) Gender and Youth: Primarily related to Civic Engagement, but also Education, Democracy and Human Rights, and Economic


Library resources can be browsed in several ways:

 Key Word Search – Search is available in English, Arabic and French from the homepage and secondary pages.

 Technical Areas – Each technical area categorizations has a page listing with all of the resources in that category along with featured resources.

 Trending – The trending link on the homepage includes new resources and examples of top downloads.

 MENA Map – From the homepage, the map features resources tagged by the country where the project was conducted.

 Advanced Search – The find resources page provides a variety of options to browse and filter resources, including:

  - Technical area, which includes six thematic areas

  - Target groups, which are based on audience reached during the project

  - Tags, including country tags when the resource content is related to a specific country

  - Organization that implemented the project

  - Type of resource (presentation, manual, etc)

  - Language

  - Country of origin

 Resource Pages – Each resource page includes details to help determine whether the resource is of interest, including: resource title, language, organization, project name, type of document, number of pages and tags. Additional information is provided, when available, such as the name of the training event, trainer, date and country of origin. Links to share or save the page are included. Also, related resources are provided.

If you cannot find the type of resource you need or have questions about browsing the site, please email info@maktabatmepi.org.

As noted in the Terms of Use, the MEPI Library includes resources that are copyrighted by third parties and, thus, protected by copyright laws and international intellectual property regulations. Use of these materials is limited to personal instruction, training for an organization's direct membership or training conducted free of charge for other civil society organizations.


Material available on the site may be reproduced and/or translated for noncommercial purposes provided the organization is acknowledged as the source of the material and MEPI is sent copies of any translation. We welcome links to the MEPI Library. Please contact us or send a note to info@maktabatmepi.org to let us know.

Resources are available in English, Arabic and French. All resources on the site have descriptions in English, and files that are in French and Arabic also have descriptions and tags in those languages.

We encourage feedback and suggestions through our feedback form or email to info@maktabatmepi.org.

Please email us through the contact form or at info@maktabatmepi.org.

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