MENA: Inspiring and Accelerating Entrepreneurship in MENA Youth

November 7, 2012

On November 7, CLDP hosted a delegation of young entrepreneurs from the Middle East and North Africa (MENA) region as part of a Department of State sponsored program on “Inspiring and Accelerating Entrepreneurship in MENA Youth.” The program, led by the University of Michigan-Dearborn, was designed to expose entrepreneurs and private sector development specialists to U.S. best practices in innovation and small business growth. The delegation was composed of 14 participants from Algeria, Egypt, Israel, Morocco, Palestinian Territories and Tunisia.
CLDP organized an afternoon session of presentations and interactive discussions in order to provide the delegation with insight on a number of Department of Commerce initiatives to support and promote entrepreneurship and small businesses in the United States. CLDP also called on Dr. Barrett Haga and Dr. Gautam Prakash of the Economic Development Administration (EDA), and George Mui and Devta Ohri of the Minority Business Development Agency (MBDA) to make presentations on entrepreneurship. The participants were provided with relevant material, including CLDP’s book “Entrepreneurship and Innovation in the Maghreb.”
This program supports the US government’s Middle East Partnership Initiative, which aims to support the development of small-to-medium sized enterprises, networks of social entrepreneurs, and aspiring young business leaders in the MENA region.

Upcoming Programs

October 1, 2020 - December 31, 2020

 CLDP coaches will be working with the 2 Maldivian Vis Moot teams on written advocacy. The coaches will be conducting weekly webinars with the teams on helping them draft research their legal issues, formulate their arguments, and write their memoranda. First, the teams will focus on writing their claimant’s memorandum. Then, the teams will focus on writing their respondent’s memorandum. Once the teams have completed their briefs, they will focus on preparing their oral arguments. 

October 5, 2020 - December 31, 2020

On October 5, the Maldives International Arbitration Center (MIAC) had its first ever arbitration filed. CLDP will be assisting MIAC with the case management of this case – helping MIAC’s case managers process this case effectively, efficiently, and transparently.  In the process, CLDP will ensure that MIAC’s staff and case managers receive case management training on the job.

CLDP in Action

November 9, 2020

CLDP, along with INSOL International and the World Bank Group, a series of Live Forum broadcasts, providing a platform for the judiciary to discuss current issues whilst facilitating knowledge sharing. 

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