Youth from around the Middle East and North Africa traveled to the United States as part of USAID’s Peace Scholars scholarship program.
A recent USAID-led youth conference in Morocco brought together young leaders from around the Middle East and North Africa to articulate youth priorities.
About Middle East Regional
The Middle East and North African region faces many challenges, including burgeoning youth populations with limited opportunities for meaningful employment; transition; increasing conflict and violent extremism; and a growing scarcity of natural resources, particularly water, which increases tensions and constrains economic growth and education.
USAID’s Middle East Regional programs respond to these transnational challenges and emerging needs, with a focus on increasing private sector investment and enhancing job creation and matching, improving education, promoting water security, strengthening governance and local civil society, and advancing gender inclusivity.
Work in each of these areas focuses on regional activities that complement bilateral foreign assistance initiatives and sharing best practices among countries. All of our programs expand participation and opportunities for women and youth and promote the use of science and technology in regional development.
Last updated: April 16, 2016