MENACodes: Science, technology and innovation (STI) Program for MENA Future Entrepreneurs and InnovatorsRead More
MENACatalyst (MC) is an impact-driven nonprofit creating the conditions necessary for the marginalized to emerge as leaders of positive social impact and effect lasting economic growth across the MENA region. We collaborate with our global donor community and leading organizations on the design and implementation of tailor-made interventions that address the various challenges faced by marginalized communities throughout the MENA region.
At 48.2 percent, women account for nearly half the population across the MENA region. Yet, despite this significant number, women are faced with many persisting challenges such as barriers to economic... Read More
Green Growth & Circular Economy
Green growth has become important now more than ever amidst the rapidly changing environmental landscape, which is changing the way the world does business. According to the OECD, green growth refers... Read More
MENACatalyst also addresses several cross-cutting issues, which include the following: Stimulate Innovation: To foster a more market-ready economic ecosystem, we provide an array of support service... Read More
For international or regional-based donors implementing impact projects in unfamiliar socioeconomic ecosystems can lead to underwhelming results. This is why we provide consulting services to donors a... Read More
In today’s digitally connected world, digitization has become essential to organizations of all sizes to optimize their internal processes and maximize outreach regionally and globally. We help... Read More
Access to decent economic opportunities and inclusive markets is the foundation of a healthy economy. Our Access program makes “markets work for the poor” by enhancing market access and fo... Read More
Improved Access to Markets
The following features showcase the accomplishments of our beneficiaries, the impact of our programs, and the cross-cutting developmental issues transforming the MENA region.
03 Oct 2022
Innovating the future with MENACodes: The regions first virtual digital literacy programSuccess Stories Read More
20 Apr 2022
MENACatalyst Sweden: Bringing enterprising young minds together to learn, grow, and innovate across the MENA regionSuccess Stories Read More
where we work
MENACatalyst Palestine was founded in 2016 with the overall goal of transforming the socio-economic landscape of the country. We do this via a series of integrated programs that build on the competencies of emerging professionals, self-starters, changemakers, and enterprising youth and connecting them with networks of support on a cross-regional and global scale. We work with local stakeho... Read More
MENACatalyst Sweden was founded in 2020 and is actively forging new economic bridges between MENA and Sweden-based enterprises. We are currently leveraging the support of key stakeholders, the donor community, leading developmental organizations, academic institutions, and emerging enterprises to spur dynamic cross-border economic opportunities and initiate impactful collaborations that lead to mu... Read More
Established in 2020, MENACatalyst-United States is fostering cooperation, mutual understanding, strengthened connections, and peacemaking initiatives to build bridges between the United States and the MENA region. Enhancing strategic cross-border partnerships with the donor community and leading public-private sector stakeholders provides the basis for MC to design and implement innovative interve... Read More
About the Project: While MENA’s youth literacy rates increase, the quality of education remai...
MENACodes: Science, technology and innovation (STI) Program for MENA Future Entrepreneurs and Innovators
About the Project: MENACodes: Science, technology and innovation (STI) Program for MENA Future Entr...
Empowering Youth Through Digital Development
About the Project: To improve economic participation of youth in East Jerusalem, MENACatalyst launc...
Self-Employment in a Digital Age
About the project: Self-Employment in a Digital Age provided participants with the transformative o...
Business Assessment and Virtual Acceleration
About the Project: The Women and Youth Empowerment, Entrepreneurship and Employment in West Bank...
About the project: MENACodes, previously Palestine Codes, is an off-shoot program launched direct...
Starting Up the Future of Women Driven Enterprise
About the Project: The project worked towards establishing a TVET Women Business Hub/incubator, to...
Market Access Study for Palestinian Startups to Regional and International Markets
About project: The aim of the consultancy was to undertake an extensive local and regional market a...
Mapping Platform of Palestine’s Entrepreneurial Ecosystem (Consultancy)
About project: Contracted by the GIZ to develop Palestine’s first-ever interactive entreprene...
Startup Istanbul Networking Event
About the project: 20 of the most promising idea-stage startups participating in Leader’s Pal...
Palestine Codes (Coding for Children's Rights)
About the Project: The project was established as an after-school program for secondary school stud...
Diaspora Angel Investors and Mentors Network (DAIMN)
About the Project: The project created a gateway for Palestinian diaspora members to become active...