Near East Foundation (NEF)

Helping build more sustainable, prosperous, and inclusive communities in the Middle East and Africa through education, community organizing, and economic development

The Near East Foundation helps build more sustainable, prosperous, and inclusive communities in the Middle East and Africa through education, community organizing, and economic development.

For nearly 100 years, the Near East Foundation has pioneered innovative solutions to social and economic development challenges impacting communities throughout the Middle East and Africa.

Headquartered in Syracuse, NY, and engaged in a strategic partnership with Syracuse University, NEF is an operational non-governmental organization (NGO) with current programs in nine countries: Armenia, Jordan, Lebanon, Mali, Morocco, Palestine, Senegal,  Sudan, and Syria.

In these countries and throughout the region, we work with local partners to directly improve the lives of tens of thousands of vulnerable people each year through initiatives in sustainable agriculture, microenterprise development, women’s empowerment, civic education, and peacebuilding.

Latest news and articles

GRP at World Water Week 2022

Seeing the Unseen: Value of Water

Tanzania: Beekeeping for sustainable livelihoods and climate resilience

In the Singida region in Tanzania, we meet Sophie who leads the Mashujaa women’s group in diversifying their livelihoods. This is the third of the 'Voices from the Frontline (Phase-II)' stories by ICCCAD and GRP.

Tanzania: Horticulture farming in the midst of climate change impacts

In the Singida region in Tanzania, we meet Amani Saidi Mwangu, an onion and tomato farmer who defies climate change to secure his livelihood. This is the second of the ‘Voices from the Frontline (Phase-II)‘ stories by ICCCAD and GRP.

Global South Talent Pool: Youth Engagement Specialist

The Resilience Knowledge Coalition is hiring an intern to drive youth engagement at COP27 and beyond.

Call for applications: Catalyzing Loss and Damage action in South Asia

Apply for the Climate Resilience Academy for South Asia (CRAL 2) by 26 July 2022.