Featured Resources

Coalition Building and Networking

Organized by: PartnersGlobal
Published: 2015

This manual is meant to serve as an introduction to coalition building for organizations interested in strengthening their knowledge and promoting collaboration and sustainability within the civic sector. It is one of a series of 12 manuals that was developed as part of the STAND program, which aims to build the capacity of non-profit organizations in Kuwait and the region. It also is available online in English and Arabic. In addition, a brief introductory video is available in English with Arabic subtitles.



Other Resources included in the Manuals - Support for Training, Advocacy and Networking for Development (STAND) program series:





Entrepreneurship Training Trainer Manual

Organized by: Institute of International Education (IIE)
Published: 2010

This manual accompanies the Entrepreneurship Training Participant Manual, providing trainers with timing, context and purpose, materials, preparation, learning objectives and practice for six sessions. This is part of WIT's Entrepreneurship Training.





With My Project I Create My Future: A Training Manual for Designing and Managing Small Income-Generating Projects

Organized by: Family Social Association for Development (FAD)
Published: 2013

This training manual offers practical examples and applications for designing and managing small businesses. The guide consists of three chapters that focus on small sustainable income generating business; borrowing and microfinance institutions (MFIs); and success stories for youth projects.






Coalition Building and Networking

Organized by: PartnersGlobal
Published: 2015

This manual is meant to serve as an introduction to coalition building for organizations interested in strengthening their knowledge and promoting collaboration and sustainability within the civic sector. It is one of a series of 12 manuals that was developed as part of the STAND program, which aims to build the capacity of non-profit organizations in Kuwait and the region. It also is available online in English and Arabic. In addition, a brief introductory video is available in English with Arabic subtitles.



Other Resources included in the Manuals - Support for Training, Advocacy and Networking for Development (STAND) program series:





Entrepreneurship Training Trainer Manual

Organized by: Institute of International Education (IIE)
Published: 2010

This manual accompanies the Entrepreneurship Training Participant Manual, providing trainers with timing, context and purpose, materials, preparation, learning objectives and practice for six sessions. This is part of WIT's Entrepreneurship Training.





With My Project I Create My Future: A Training Manual for Designing and Managing Small Income-Generating Projects

Organized by: Family Social Association for Development (FAD)
Published: 2013

This training manual offers practical examples and applications for designing and managing small businesses. The guide consists of three chapters that focus on small sustainable income generating business; borrowing and microfinance institutions (MFIs); and success stories for youth projects.






Coalition Building and Networking

Organized by: PartnersGlobal
Published: 2015

This manual is meant to serve as an introduction to coalition building for organizations interested in strengthening their knowledge and promoting collaboration and sustainability within the civic sector. It is one of a series of 12 manuals that was developed as part of the STAND program, which aims to build the capacity of non-profit organizations in Kuwait and the region. It also is available online in English and Arabic. In addition, a brief introductory video is available in English with Arabic subtitles.



Other Resources included in the Manuals - Support for Training, Advocacy and Networking for Development (STAND) program series:





Entrepreneurship Training Trainer Manual

Organized by: Institute of International Education (IIE)
Published: 2010

This manual accompanies the Entrepreneurship Training Participant Manual, providing trainers with timing, context and purpose, materials, preparation, learning objectives and practice for six sessions. This is part of WIT's Entrepreneurship Training.





With My Project I Create My Future: A Training Manual for Designing and Managing Small Income-Generating Projects

Organized by: Family Social Association for Development (FAD)
Published: 2013

This training manual offers practical examples and applications for designing and managing small businesses. The guide consists of three chapters that focus on small sustainable income generating business; borrowing and microfinance institutions (MFIs); and success stories for youth projects.






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Leadership Skills and Peacebuilding

Organization: Kuwaiti Human Rights Society
Project: Youth Leadership for Peace-Building (YLP)
Arabic

This guide describes the peace-building process with a focus on integrated concepts and culture. It highlights development of leadership skills for advocacy campaigns and factors for garnering external support. The guide also identifies concepts and types of human rights, good governance, effective project writing and training skills.

Executive Guide - A Civil Society Approach to the Media

Organization: Arab Foundation for Development and Citizenship
Project: Promoting Citizenship to Engage Arab Youth
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.

Entrepreneurship Training Trainer Manual

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

This manual accompanies the Entrepreneurship Training Participant Manual, providing trainers with timing, context and purpose, materials, preparation, learning objectives and practice for six sessions. This is part of WIT's Entrepreneurship Training.

The How-To Guide For Student Councils

Organization: Academy for Educational Development (AED)
Project: Establishing Student Councils
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.

Exercises for Strategic Planning

Organization: PartnersGlobal
Project: Local Engagement for Advocacy and Dialogue (LEAD)
English Arabic

This brief handout accompanies the guide on strategic planning for NGOs and includes an exercise for participants to consider reasons for strategic planning, using SWOT analysis and a selection of tools.

Develop Your Personal Leadership Style

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

In this self-paced course, users explore and develop their leadership style and identify what kind of leadership would be most effective for their situation. Steps are included to create a plan for developing a communication style.

The Political Empowerment of Youth in Yemen

Organization: Yemeni National Forum for Human Rights (NFHR)
Project: Youth and Democracy Reform in Yemen
Arabic

This resource describes an inclusive democratization process in Yemen through increasing political awareness and empowerment of youth. The training guide presents a wide range of programs, exercises and workshops focusing on democratic principles. It includes five chapters: concepts of political empowerment and youth; political rights and duties; mechanisms of political empowerment; political empowerment skills; and the future of youth political empowerment.

Business Planning for Sustainability: Business Plan Template

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

This is a template for business plans. It is part of WIT's Business Planning for Sustainability Curriculum.

How to Write a Success Story for a Civil Society Organization?

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

This file offers tips for writing success stories about the programs and projects of civil society organizations (CSOs).

With My Project I Create My Future: A Training Manual for Designing and Managing Small Income-Generating Projects

Organization: Family Social Association for Development (FAD)
Project: Improving the Services Provided by Microfinance Institutions
Arabic

This training manual offers practical examples and applications for designing and managing small businesses. The guide consists of three chapters that focus on small sustainable income generating business; borrowing and microfinance institutions (MFIs); and success stories for youth projects.

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

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

Financial Management for Non-Profit Organizations

Organization: PartnersGlobal
Project: Support for Training, Advocacy and Networking for Development (STAND) program
English Arabic

This manual is meant to serve as an introduction to financial management for organizations interested in strengthening their knowledge and promoting collaboration and sustainability within the civic sector. It is one of a series of 12 manuals that was developed as part of the STAND program, which aims to build the capacity of CSOs in Kuwait and the region. A brief introductory video is available in English with Arabic subtitles: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3u5hn2ewCd4&list=PLJv7VOmQDSjCiufqB6vBimeuDu0WG5-qy&index=2. The full tool kit also is online: http://www.envearth.com/program_post_type/toolkit.

Project Budgeting

Organization: PartnersGlobal
Project: Local Engagement for Advocacy and Dialogue (LEAD)
English

This brief handout on project financial management highlights budgeting, what the process can show about possible upcoming challenges, and internal controls.

Performance Evaluation for NGOs

Organization: American Near East Refugees Aid (ANERA)
Project: Empowering Women's Community Based Organizations in Jordan
Arabic

This presentation addresses the main aspects of performance evaluation for NGOs. It focuses on nine points: mission statement and goals, legislation, membership, governing bodies, planning and implantation, services and programs, IT, financial resources and the relations with governmental and international organizations.

Confidence, Capacity, Connections: A Young Woman's Guide to Leadership

Organization: National Democratic Institute (NDI)
Project: Strengthen Political Parties and Improve the Transparency of Electoral Systems in North Africa
Arabic

The manual has three sections: Building the Confidence to Participate, Enhancing Capacities to Lead, and Making Connections to Succeed. The guide is designed to provide basic tools necessary to start taking action in communities.

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2019-09-10

Role and Governance of Chambers of Commerce

Organization: Tunisian American Association of Young Professionals
Project: Driving Local Development with the Tunisian Chambers of Commerce
French

This manual provides an overview of chambers of commerce, including history, mission and modernization. Specifics are also provided about types of governance structures, with a focus on chambers of commerce in Tunisia.
2019-09-10

Prime Exporter: Succeed International

Organization: Tunisian American Association of Young Professionals
Project: Driving Local Development with the Tunisian Chambers of Commerce
French

This manual focuses on succeeding at driving local development through chambers of commerce. With a focus on international business, the guide highlights exporting from Tunisia, stakeholders, banks and structures. Tips include developing visibility abroad, participating in international fairs and understanding cultural differences.
2019-05-14

Fighting Child Labor through Social Inclusion and Financial Education

Organization: Algerian Network for the Defense of Children's Rights NADA
Project: Fighting against Child Labor Through Social Inclusion and Financial Education
Arabic

This slide presentation summarizes a report from the National Symposium on the Protection of Children from Economic Exploitation in the Parallel Market. Key themes include: • delineating the negative effects of economic exploitation on the normal development of children; • increasing and intensifying efforts to protect children from economic exploitation; and • integrating and rehabilitating previously exploited children and adolescents.
2019-05-14

Training Skills Guide, Team Management and Conflict Resolution

Organization: Maharat Foundation
Project: Media and Diversity
Arabic

This manual for young female trainers focuses on leadership, facilitation and conflict resolution, including: • Leadership skills: teamwork, communication, and application of verbal and nonverbal communication skills • Facilitation skills: methods, aids, training methods and skills for presenting business proposals • Conflicts: sources and stages of conflict development, conflict resolution mechanisms, and women, conflict and negotiation
2019-05-14

Media and Conflict

Organization: Maharat Foundation
Project: Media and Diversity
Arabic

This training manual for media professionals focuses on the relationship between the press and conflicts. It focuses on how journalism and conflict coverage contribute to maintaining security, non-escalation and resolving kidnappings. Part one includes five chapters on skills related to media in conflict and negotiation. Part two has four chapters on how media professionals behave in conflict situations.
2019-05-14

Teaching for Peace

Organization: Lebanese American University
Project: Equality for Everyone: Gender Reform from Grassroots to Government
Arabic

This guide provides background on democracy, citizenship, diversity and conflict management resolution. It highlights the social goals of education for peace, including approaches, prejudices, tolerance, understanding of conflict, human rights and education through citizenship.
2018-10-29

Empowering Youth Through Entrepreneurship in Morocco (EYEM) Post-Creation: Exercises

Organization: Near East Foundation
Project: Empowering Youth Through Entrepreneurship in Morocco (EYEM)
English

This manual for empowering youth through entrepreneurship includes 13 exercises to support the training course. Topics include cash flow, expense and revenue calculation, understanding customer components, understanding market components and more.
2018-10-29

Empowering Youth Through Entrepreneurship in Morocco (EYEM) Post-Creation Workshop: Financial Management and Business Strategy

Organization: Near East Foundation
Project: Empowering Youth Through Entrepreneurship in Morocco (EYEM)
Arabic

This course for empowering youth through entrepreneurship provides an overview of financial management, covering the contractor relationship, calculating profitability, determining periodic budgets and expected flows, and revenue calculations. A section on business management includes techniques for products, sales, customers and management.
2018-10-29

Empowering Youth Through Entrepreneurship in Morocco (EYEM) Pre-Creation Exercises

Organization: Near East Foundation
Project: Empowering Youth Through Entrepreneurship in Morocco (EYEM)
Arabic

This manual includes 22 exercises and supplements for the pre-creation workshop presentation for empowering youth through entrepreneurship. The exercises focus on identifying business plans and opportunities, developing strategies for product demand, finding appropriate business partners, hazards of projects, operating costs, profitability ceilings and more.
2018-10-29

Empowering Youth Through Entrepreneurship in Morocco (EYEM) Pre-Creation: Training Session PowerPoint Slides

Organization: Near East Foundation
Project: Empowering Youth Through Entrepreneurship in Morocco (EYEM)
Arabic

This presentation for a four-day Young Entrepreneur Support Program workshop focuses on the pre-creation stage of developing a business model. It highlights suggested exercises for use in the workshop, which are included in this resource series.