en.v

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en.v is a civil society organisation founded in Kuwait in 2008 to promote social responsibility and environmental sustainability in the Arab world. En.v tries to raise awareness for pressing social issues as well as leading development initiatives in the region through collaborative efforts and outreach activities. As part of its continued commitment, en.v has geared all its efforts towards playing a more targeted part in three focal areas: education, the environment, and capacity-building, in order to foster a culture of proactive engagement and empowerment.
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Glowork

Glowork
Glowork is the first organisation dedicated to women recruitment and empowerment in the GCC. It was founded by young Saudi entrepreneurs who aim to bring empowerment to women from the Gulf and increase diversity in the Saudi workforce. To facilitate job matchmaking, it has established relationships with Saudi Arabiya’s Ministry of Labour and the Human Resource Development Fund as well as universities and colleges that educate women. Glowork also launched a platform that links female jobseekers with employers. Its digital system or (so-called virtual offices) lists thousands of job opportunities for women in customer service, sales, research and digital marketing. This tool led Glowork to win the most innovative solution for job creation by the International Labour Organisation, UN and the World Bank. To address the gap between the education sector and the labour market, Glowork's board members conduct weekly workshops for women attending university to explore post-graduation opportunities. All in all, Glowork has managed to find employment for over 30,000 women in Saudi Arabia in the last four years.
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IBTKAR

Ibtkar is a niche political, strategic and public relations consultancy registered in Kuwait, which runs tailor-made cultural sensitivity, leadership and diversity training workshops for public and private sector institutions.
Ibtkar is a niche political, strategic and public relations consultancy registered in Kuwait, which runs tailor-made cultural sensitivity, leadership and diversity training workshops for public and private sector institutions. Our experts have worked with government institutions, NGOs and individual candidates running for public office on campaign strategy and social outreach in Kuwait and the wider GCC area, where Ibtkar has been a strategic partner in local and international projects looking at leadership development within specific political fields. Our collaborative projects have focused on gender and youth empowerment since 2016, with local partners such as Kuwait’s Ministry of Youth Affairs, and international institutions such as MEPI and the Konrad Adenauer Foundation resulting in four unique programs aimed at strengthening the presence and participation of these underrepresented groups in local politics such as the Empowering Kuwaiti Women in Politics Program (2018), the Political Leadership and Campaign Management Program (2020) and the recently launched Power of Youth program (2021).
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Al-Madaniya magazine

“Al-Madaniya magazine was founded in mid-2017 by members of Yemen Polling center team. It came in a time of conflict when both traditional media and social media in Yemen was and still polarized and highly politicized. Yemen in international media has been presented and reduced to be a sieged place  full of  problems such as extremism,  conflict and diseases, what has been  absent in this image has been the civic  initiatives of people and the everyday struggle of its millions of peaceful citizens in normalizing their lives and in  producing and consuming culture and enjoying the beauty of life, art and literature. Thus, the aim of Al-Madaniya has been to present an alternative choice of both Yemeni and international audience
Al-Madaniya magazine was founded in mid-2017 by members of Yemen Polling center team. It came in a time of conflict when both traditional media and social media in Yemen was and still polarized and highly politicized. Yemen in international media has been presented and reduced to be a sieged place full of problems such as extremism, conflict and diseases, what has been absent in this image has been the civic initiatives of people and the everyday struggle of its millions of peaceful citizens in normalizing their lives and in producing and consuming culture and enjoying the beauty of life, art and literature. Thus, the aim of Al-Madaniya has been to present an alternative choice of both Yemeni and international audience. During the last few years Al-Madaniya has been a platform for Yemeni art, culture and civil society. It has embarked on the task of highlighting and nurturing Yemeni art, culture and civil society initiatives through contributions from emerging and established writers, photographers and creatives. Many contributors to the material published in the magazine, who belong to different regions, sects and parties in Yemen, have found in this neutral space their own tool for sending their unheard voice and thus they have used it as a medium for communicating with their readers and followers inside and outside the country, especially those who have dreamed of a civic state and democratic life since the Yemeni upraising in 2011. To achieve this mission in an effective way, Al-Madaniya Magazine has been run by a diversified team, from experienced artists, editors and writers to academics, journalists and consultants.
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The German Saudi Liaison Office for Economic Affairs (GESALO)

The German Saudi Liaison Office for Economic Affairs (GESALO)
The German-Saudi Arabian Liaison Office for Economic Affairs (GESALO) is part of the German Chamber Network (AHKs). With 130 locations in 90 countries around the world, the AHKs offer their experience, connections and services to German and foreign companies. Closely connected to the Chambers of Industry and Commerce (IHKs) in Germany, AHKs fulfills three main tasks: 1. To provide an official representation for German companies, 2. To interact with politics, business and administration in terms of promoting bilateral business relations on behalf of their members and 3. to support foreign business activities of companies form Germany and the host country. In Saudi Arabia, GESALO is represented in Riyadh and Dammam. Next to Saudi Arabia GESALO also covers Bahrain and Yemen
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Die Delegation der Deutschen Wirtschaft für Saudi-Arabien, Bahrain und Jemen

Die Delegation der Deutschen Wirtschaft für Saudi-Arabien, Bahrain und Jemen
Die Delegation der Deutschen Wirtschaft für Saudi-Arabien, Bahrain und Jemen (AHK Saudi-Arabien) ist Teil des weltweiten Netzwerks von Auslandshandelskammern des Deutschen Industrie- und Handelskammertags. An 130 Standorten in 90 Ländern weltweit bieten Deutsche Auslandshandelskammern (AHKs) ihre Erfahrungen, Verbindungen und Dienstleistungen deutschen wie ausländischen Unternehmen an. Eng mit dem Netzwerk der deutschen Industrie- und Handelskammern (IHKs) verbunden, vereinen die AHKs drei Funktionen: 1. Die offizielle Vertretung der deutschen Wirtschaft, 2. Interaktion mit Politik, Wirtschaft und Verwaltung zur Förderung der bilateralen Wirtschaftsbeziehungen für ihre Mitglieder, und 3. Dienstleistungen zur Unterstützung der außenwirtschaftlichen Geschäftstätigkeit von Unternehmen aus Deutschland und dem Gastland. In Saudi-Arabien ist die AHK in Riad und Dammam vertreten, neben Saudi-Arabien deckt das Büro zudem Bahrain und den Jemen ab.
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SEPAD

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The Sectarianism, Proxies and De-sectarianisation (SEPAD) project based at Lancaster University’s Richardson Institute is a collaborative project aimed at understanding the conditions that give rise to sectarian violence and proxy conflicts along religious lines with the aim of creating space for a ‘de-sectarianisation’ of socio-political life. After the onset of the Arab Uprisings and the fragmentation of regime-society relations, communal relations across the Middle East have become increasingly strained as societal actors retreat into sub-state identities whilst difference becomes increasingly violent, spilling out beyond state borders. The power of religion - and trans-state nature of belief and linkages - has provided the means for external actors to exert influence over a number of groups across the region. Moving beyond such static views, this project seeks to explore the conditions that give rise to such conditions, looking at political, legal and theological factors to create space for a 'de-sectarianisation' of socio-political life. The idea of de-sectarianism seeks to erode “primordialist” and deterministic views that see religious tensions, in particular between Sunnis and Shi’as, as preordained and immutable and as the unmovable source of conflicts in the region. By focusing on other factors that influence the transformation and diffusion of sectarian identities, ‘de-sectarianisation’ is the process of deconstructing exclusionary and binary forms of identity to reveal the contingent factors that shape life.
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SheWorks

Sheworks is the first co-working space and business hub for women in Saudi Arabia since 2014. It is has become a go-to destination for young female entrepreneurs and startups, as well as an initiative for women empowerment. It is designed by women for women, where they work, meet and evolve.
Sheworks is the first co-working space and business hub for women in Saudi Arabia since 2014. It is has become a go-to destination for young female entrepreneurs and startups, as well as an initiative for women empowerment. It is designed by women for women, where they work, meet and evolve.
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Yemen Polling Center (YPC)

Yemen Polling Center (YPC)
The Yemen Polling Center (YPC) is an independent research centre. It was established in 2004. As the first and only polling centre in Yemen, YPC prides itself on providing the highest quality in social science research. YPC designs and performs opinion polls, surveys, and employs other methods in studies, which serve the research needs of national and international institutions, non-profit organisations, corporations, government agencies, and professional associations. It conducts public attitude surveys, focus groups, in-depth interviews, demographic studies, and market research employing both quantitative and qualitative methods for development projects, international organisations and foundations, publications, business groups, banks, and other stakeholders. YPC has a dedicated, well-experienced, and qualified team. In addition, YPC cooperates with dozens of experts, consultants and university professors within Yemen and abroad. Its experience, as well as its personnel and technical resources, allow YPC to conduct surveys of any size throughout all of Yemen’s governorates while adhering to the most stringent international standards in data quality and insuring cost effective and timely studies.
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