MENASourceMar 16, 2023
I was once denied an education in Iraq. This is why the Taliban’s prohibition on female education matters.
By Nibras Basitkey
As an Iraqi refugee who understands the importance of education, I recognize that achieving gender parity in education is critical for Afghanistan’s long-term economic growth and prosperity.
MENASourceMar 2, 2023
Meyce Alauddin: The WIn fellowship ‘helped and empowered me’
By Meyce Alauddin
‘As a Saudi female entrepreneur running a business in the MENA region for over eight years, I have seen the evolution in overall participation and business processes firsthand.’
MENASourceDec 2, 2022
Saudi Arabia lost at the 2022 World Cup. But its sports sector is winning.
By Lujain Alotaibi
The sports sector is one of the vital pillars of Saudi Vision 2030 and the Ministry of Sport’s dedication is tangible in Saudi Arabia, where one can witness the enhanced facilities and increased citizen participation in sports.
MENASourceNov 1, 2022
The startup industry is struggling. Here’s how founders can navigate the current funding environment.
By Mahmood Abdulla
Founders who can adapt to the current economic climate and survive long periods without their equivalent of food and water—VC funding—will be able to weather the current uncertainty.
Event RecapOct 3, 2022
New laws in Saudi Arabia support women in business, and society is catching up quickly
By Amira Attia
On September 28, the Atlantic Council’s empowerME initiative held a discussion on regulations and laws that impact women in business in Saudi Arabia.
MENASourceSep 22, 2022
Egypt is hosting COP27. What are the expectations?
By Lama El Hatow
As the host country for the 2022 United Nations Climate Change Conference, Egypt has a huge role to play during its presidency of the event, as all eyes will be geared towards how the country can lead by example.
Event RecapJul 7, 2022
From crypto winter to crypto spring: The challenges and opportunities of cryptocurrency in MENA
By Alexandra Kaiss
On June 28, the Atlantic Council’s empowerME Initiative held a virtual event on “Will the crypto winter cool the Middle East?” in partnership with ABANA.