Near East Foundation

The Near East Foundation helps build more sustainable, prosperous, and inclusive communities in the Middle East and Africa through education, community organizing, and economic development. Our work is based on a conviction that, to play an active role in the development of their communities and countries, people need opportunities and tools: the knowledge to participate in civic and economic life, a voice in public decisions that affect their wellbeing, and a means of making a meaningful living. We call this approach “Knowledge, Voice, and Enterprise”- a philosophy reflected in all of NEF’s work.


The organisation's main areas of work are: 

  • Peacebuilding through economic cooperation and development. 
  • Women's microenterprise development. 
  •  Agriculture and natural resource management.
  • Youth civic engagement. 


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