IDC began working in the MENA region in 2011. Over the years, IDC has hosted regional capacity building workshops and training for service providers in Lebanon, Jordan, and Tunisia, as well as researched and assessed ATD in Egypt, Lebanon, Jordan, Morocco, Algeria, Tunisia, Libya, Sudan, and Israel.

MENA has high levels of migration and movement, making ATD critical. In 2019, IDC partnered with IOM Libya to facilitate a 6-day training and exchange on ATD implementation among Libyan and sub-Saharan African humanitarian professionals from UN agencies and aid organisations. On a local level, community hosting is a valued practice in the region, such as this example in Egypt. As a result, MENA has a community of practice on ATD with strong roots in regional history, culture and solidarity.

IDC is currently focusing on strengthening our networks through advocacy, research, and coalition and capacity building, as well as engaging funding bodies to resource the community of practice that exists in the region.

For more information about IDC’s work in MENA, please contact:

Amera Markous MENA Regional Coordinator

[email protected]