FNF MENA and JCHF Sign an MOU to Implement a Youth Civic Education Program in the MENA Region.
Celebrating the festive month of Ramadan, FNF- MENA hosted tonight, Monday, April 17th 2023, the Jordanian Club of Humboldt Fellows (JCHF) members and distinguished guests over Iftar in Amman, Jordan.
The MoU of cooperation was signed by Prof. Dr. Marwan. S. Mousa, the Jordanian Club of Humboldt Fellows President and Vice President of Mu’tah University, and from Friedrich Naumann Foundation for Freedom side by the Regional Director of Middle East& North Africa Mr. Jörg Dehnert represented at the ceremony by Mrs. Areej Y. Khreeis, the Project Coordinator AHLN & Networks (MENA). The ceremony of signing the MoU was witnessed by His Excellency Dr. Florian Reindel, the Deputy Head Mission of the Embassy of the Federal Republic of Germany in Amman, Mr. Benjamin Schmäling, the Director of DAAD Regional Office, Prof. Dr. Yaseen Al-Soud, the Vice President of JCHF and AVH Al al-Bayt University and Prof. Dr. Mohammad El-Khateeb, Treasurer of JCHF and AVH Jordan University among a group of Jordanian Universities leaders academics and administrative.
Both, FNF- MENA and JCHF have passed another milestone on the road to freedom and democracy by signing a Memorandum of Understanding to implement a civic education program that aims to strengthen the political participation of youth in the MENA region and support the Humboldt Fellows Network of distinguished experts, and academics to become policy advisors.
The civic education program will target MENA region youth ages between 16-24 years old from various MENA countries, different backgrounds, cultures, religions, and origins. The program will create the opportunity of a safe space for youth for a facilitated dialogue where they can express their thoughts and ideas on topics of Democracy, human rights, political parties, media, electoral processes…etc.
The program will provide many capacity-building opportunities for both the Humboldt Fellows Network and participants in developing policy papers to present innovative solutions that address regional issues and advocate in the future.
Moreover, a roundtable on “Global Developments and its effects on the region” was conducted where academics and activists debated on possible liberal solutions and how to promote them in the region.