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Middle East Partnership Initiative (MEPI)

Middle East Partnership Initiative (MEPI)

President Obama Greets a MEPI Alumna at the Presidential Summit on Entrepreneurship; Washington, D.C. © White House

President Obama Greets a MEPI Alumna at the Presidential Summit on Entrepreneurship; Washington, D.C. © White House

 

MEPI's mission is to create vibrant partnerships between America and the citizens of the Middle East and North Africa to empower them to build more pluralistic, participatory, and prosperous societies throughout the region. 

Partnership is more than a slogan of the Obama Administration; it is a foundational principle of U.S. diplomacy.  President Obama and Secretary Kerry continue to make partnership a cornerstone of our engagement with Muslim communities, and it is the guiding principle of MEPI.  Partnerships between the U.S., the private sector and non-governmental organizations of the Middle East and North Africa are facilitated by MEPI's work in the region.

Ultimately, MEPI seeks to transform the U.S. relationship with citizens of the Middle East and North Africa.  Through MEPI projects, we want citizens to view the United States as a partner in their efforts to create positive changes in their own societies.

MEPI in Israel

MEPI's projects in Israel help to build a more pluralistic, participatory, and prosperous society.  Specifically, MEPI programming in Israel empowers community leadership, provides educational opportunities, and opens an outlet for civic discourse that provides an alternative to extremism and violence.  To this end, MEPI partners with local implementers to strengthen the sustainability and capacity of the region's future agents of change.

Contact information:

Ms. Manal Haddad, Program Specialist
Middle East Partnership Initiative
Public Affairs Office
US Embassy Tel Aviv
03-5103823
Email: MepiTelAviv@state.gov