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 interventions that help emerging MENA-based economies access the networks of support, resources, and guidance they need to work towards regional stability and socioeconomic equity for all.
We work with U.S.-based donors on the design and implementation of innovative programs and interventions. The goal is to help emerging self-starters, entrepreneurs, and professionals build connections with the U.S. private sector and access the support, skill development, and mentorship they need to compete in growing markets.
In addition, we are working with donors to bridge the systemic gender divide across the MENA region by designing and implementing empowerment programs targeting marginalized women. These programs relate to professional skills development, access to U.S.-based markets for enhanced economic cooperation, social developmental support to help women increase their leadership roles and become active citizens, and advocacy initiatives aimed at conducive policies that break the socio-economic systemic marginalization of women.