@NGED : The Arab Network for Gender and Development

@NGED is a regional network established in 2002. It is funded by the support of

the World Bank’s Development Grant Facility (DGF), in addition to supplementary funds committed by other donors to cover some of its activities. Its membership consists of: research centers, governmental institutions, NGOs, , journalists, media professionals, trainers, experts, parliamentarians as well as regional and international organizations from 19 Arab Countries (Algeria, Bahrain, Egypt, Iraq, Jordan, Kuwait, Lebanon, Libya, Mauritania, Morocco, Saudi Arabia, Sudan, Sultanate Oman, Syria, Tunisia, Qatar, The United Arab Emirates, and Yemen).

@NGED objectives are mainly: to mobilize regional expertise and resources to address priorities in the field of gender and development; advocate the use of a robust analytical base in policy making and advancement of gender equality through media; contribute to the formulation of policy recommendations which take into consideration the context of the Arab region; promote findings of regional policy-oriented research including CAWTAR’s Arab Women Development Reports in the international, regional and national levels; and Provide a unique space for dialogue on gender issues.

@NGED focuses on topics covered by CAWTAR’s Arab Women Development Reports

  • Arab Women in the Economic Sphere
  • Arab Women and Decision Making
  • Arab Adolescent Girl
  • Arab Women and the Media
  • Arab Women and Legislation

@NGED Mechanisms:

  • Annual Meetings as an opportunity for members to engage dialogue, plan activities, attract new members
  • Research Competitions/ Publications for its members to contribute to regional knowledge.
  • Cooperation with Media for members to sensitize Decision Makers and the community
  • Training of members to acquire essential tools to effectively manage programs​


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