Synergos Middle East & North Africa Social Innovators Program

| Jul 16, 2008 | comment 2 Comments

SynergosIn October 2007 Synergos launched the Middle East and North Africa Social Innovators Program, with funding from the US Agency for International Development (USAID) and other donors. The three-year initiative seeks to identify and support twenty individuals from Egypt, Jordan, Lebanon, Morocco and Palestine who are implementing successful social projects.

In order to be considered for selection, a candidate must be implementing an idea that has demonstrated positive social change and impact at a local level with the potential for replication in other communities and expansion to a national level. Social innovations will be considered which have as a focus one or more of the following fields; economic, social, or sustainable development; health; education; and culture.

The Program will invest in these Social Innovators through professional development and financial support to better enable participants to transform their small-scale projects into sustainable programs and organizations.

The selected Social Innovators will have access to training, mentoring and peer learning through a network of professionals and social entrepreneurs to help build financial and organizational sustainability for your innovation; as well as facilitation of connections to business, government, philanthropic and other civil society leaders in the area and across the world to leverage their innovation and make a greater impact. Financial awards of up to $17,000 per year, for two years, are also offered to help develop the winner’s social ventures.

The application period for the Social Innovators program began in early May 2008 and goes on until mid-September.

For more details about the program and project submission, check out the official program website: Synergos Social Innovators Program.

  • http://triplem.host.sk TripleM

    great website… I have plenty of ideas for social development that may help improve the life and working conditions for thousands of people I even try to reach local authorities for help but I got ignored and ditched…so I think the programme might be the best way to implement some of my ideas that completely depend on Philanthropy and Volunteerism.
    thanks for the website

  • http://triplem.host.sk TripleM

    great website… I have plenty of ideas for social development that may help improve the life and working conditions for thousands of people I even try to reach local authorities for help but I got ignored and ditched…so I think the programme might be the best way to implement some of my ideas that completely depend on Philanthropy and Volunteerism.
    thanks for the website

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