Women in Technology

Women in Technology (WIT) for the Middle East and North Africa (MENA) Region is funded by the Middle East Partnership Initiative (MEPI) of the U.S. Department of State, managed by the Institute of International Education (IIE) West Coast Center and implemented in collaboration with local partners in nine countries: Bahrain, Iraq, Jordan, Lebanon, Morocco, Oman, Saudi Arabia, UAE and Yemen. Since its launch in 2005, WIT has trained over 7,000 women and built the capacity of more than 60 local women’s organizations in the Middle East and North Africa.

WIT takes a two-fold approach to empowering women and expanding their participation in the workforce through specially tailored training activities.

Program Type: Grants, Scholarships, and Fellowships, Teacher Training

Participant Type: Working Professionals and Teachers, Students

Fields of Study: Education and Vocational Training, Science, Technology, Engineering and Math (STEM), Other

Program Location: Middle East and North Africa

Sponsor: Middle East Partnership Initiative, U.S. Department of State