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The Middle East and North Africa Hub

As part of the Innovation for Change (I4C) global network, the Middle East and North Africa Hub was established in 2017 to be a network of people and organizations who connect, collaborate, interchange ideas, innovations, and resources, and learn together. With vast country coverage throughout the region, The MENA Hub plays a critical role in joining efforts with network members to open the Civic Space and overcome restrictions to civil rights of assembly, association, and speech in the MENA region, through Advocacy, Digital security awareness, resourcing, and knowledge management.

Our Goals

  • To strengthen civil society policy advocacy capacity in leading policy advocacy efforts and for an improved civil society enabling environment in the MENA region.
  • Support activists, CSOs, and journalists and increase their capacity through the launch and curation of thematic Communities of Practice.
  • Develop a strengthened and collaborative community of CSOs with increased capacities in financial sustainability and monitoring good governance in the MENA region.


Activities & Initiatives


Total Participants




I4C MENA Areas of Work

The Middle East and North Africa Hub works on civic space development in the region, and focuses on implementing projects, initiatives, and campaigns in the following areas:

board members

Ali Alrashede

Board Member

Mohamed Farahat

Board Member

Sarah Elsheikh Ali

Board Member and Global Governance Steward

Dima Samaro

Board Member

Ahmad Mroueh

Board Member and Global Governance Steward

Our Team

Rajae Boujnah

Regional Hub Manager

Mais Nimri

Regional Hub Coordinator

Hind El Younsi

Finance and Grants Officer

Razan Nour

Communications & Network Development Officer

Abdelghani Abdelghani

Technology Officer