Sunday | 14 Jul 2024

EMEA and Alfanar sign MoU to enhance collaboration on the Euro-Mediterranean and Africa ecosystems

The Euro-Mediterranean Economists Association – EMEA, represented by its Founder and President, Prof. Rym Ayadi, and Alfanar, represented by its Executive Director, Myrna Atalla, signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with the purpose to enhance collaboration on the Euro-Mediterranean and Africa ecosystems, enhance expert knowledge in the regions and support transparent inclusive social and economic development with a particular emphasis on expertise, sharing of knowledge, co-funding and dissemination to support a transformation towards a transparent sustainable transition in the Mediterranean and Africa.

In this sense, the Parties will cooperate where and when feasible and appropriate, aiming at maximizing bilateral and multilateral Euro-Mediterranean and Euro-African cooperation from a global and sustainable perspective.

Alfanar is the Arab region’s first venture philanthropy organization. It works to sustainably educate, employ and empower vulnerable women and children by empowering enterprise for social change. Alfanar also works to enable women to either start or grow a business or secure gainful employment. It is based in the UK and operates projects in activities in Egypt, Lebanon, Jordan, & Palestine. Alfanar is coordinating and is a partner of several projects co-funded by the European Union, the GIZ, and other internationally funded projects.

The Euro-Mediterranean Economists Association – EMEA is a Barcelona-based regional think-tank that serves as a leading independent and innovative policy research institution; a forum for debate on the political and socio-economic reforms in Mediterranean and Africa; and promoter of actions and initiatives that fulfil objectives of sustainability, inclusiveness, regional integration and prosperity.