WES is designed by the Institute of International Education's (IIE), Center for Women’s Leadership Initiatives in San Francisco. WES is implemented in collaboration with partner organizations across Tunisia. WES is funded by the Middle East Partnership Initiative (MEPI) of the United States Department of State.


Middle East Partnership Initiative

MEPIThe U.S.-Middle East Partnership Initiative (MEPI), located within the Bureau of Near Eastern Affairs at the U.S. Department of State, is a unique program designed to create vibrant partnerships with citizens in the Middle East and North African (MENA) region to foster the development of pluralistic, participatory, and prosperous societies. MEPI partners with local, regional, and international non-governmental organizations, the private sector, academic institutions, and governments to support projects that directly respond to priorities identified by the people of the MENA region. Since 2002, and through its Washington headquarters and two Regional Offices, MEPI contributed over $600 million to more than 1,000 projects in 18 countries and territories.

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WES provides training and support to partner organizations throughout 11 regions in Tunisia enabling them to operate WES centers using a cost-recovery business model.

Read descriptions of the WES implementing partner organizations here

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