Center for Governance Middle East | North Africa

The Center for Governance Middle East | North Africa focuses on the region in Middle East and North Africa. Its main goal is to unite stakeholders from politics, economics and civil society to work together on creative solutions for pressing societal issues and put sustainable, democratic politics (good governance) into action.

The Center was founded in the summer of 2012 and is headed by Professor Udo Steinbach. It is a hub for Good Governance in the region. It focuses on societies in North Africa and the Middle East that are on their way to participatory democracy and are desperately looking for solutions for the upheaval and changes taking place.

The Center is also a consultant for initiatives that aim at supporting and strengthening democracies in their countries.

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Lead: Prof. Dr. Udo Steinbach

Our activities

Projects: Yalla Yalla I & II: Politics and Culture for young politicians to live out their full political potential in Egypt and Germany

Consecutive projects in communication trainings and developing the full potential of young politicians from Germany and Egypt


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Event series: Human Rights in the MENA-Region - Chances for Good Governance

Importance of human rights in social disputes in the region and their role in the interaction between civil society, companies and governments


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Program: Promoting conflict management in Afghan civil society and administration

Program for sustainable strengthening of the discourse, participation and conflict management abilities of persons acting as multipliers in the Afghan civil society and administration

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Event Series: Europe and the Mediterranean

Conference on the future of Europe between representatives from politics, business, science, civil society and the media of numerous Mediterranean countries

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