Inspiring and Accelerating Entrepreneurship in MENA Youth

To provide fellowship opportunities to young entrepreneurs, nongovernmental organization (NGO) leaders and business educators from the Middle East and North Africa (MENA). The main objective of this program is to expose entrepreneurs, small business owners, private sector development specialists and business educators from the MENA region to best practices in entrepreneurial innovation and small business growth in the United States. Participants will increase their understanding of the links between entrepreneurial activity and free markets, as well as the importance of transparency and accountability in business and government through first hand experience in American small businesses and entrepreneurship education and support organizations.




Barbara Peitsch, Center for Political Studies (PI)

Current Funding
U.S. Department of State

Project Period
September 30, 2011 - October 31, 2013