Frequently Asked Questions
- What material is available on the site?
- How is material selected?
- Can I submit resources to the Library?
- How is material organized?
- How do you define "Technical Areas", "Tags" and "Target Groups"?
- How can the materials be used?
- What languages are available?
- How do I leave feedback about the site or training materials?
- How do I learn more about MEPI?
- How do I contact MEPI about the Library?
The Maktabat MEPI Library contains more than 500 resources from 40 organizations that received MEPI funding to conduct training-related projects between 2006 and the present. More than 50 additional resources from other organizations have been included on a case-by-case basis, dependent on potential interest to site users. The site is regularly updated.
There are seven categories of resources:1. Instructor Curriculum: This includes both brief overviews and full course curricula for trainers.2. Student Manual: Manuals and guides are available for program participants on a variety of topics.3. Slide Presentation: Primarily PowerPoint files, ranging from a few overview slides to full presentations.4. Website: Links to MEPI-funded project websites are included when the sites are not password protected. Links to related resources and other libraries also are available.5. Video: Videos related to training events will be added to the site when available.6. Reports: Reports are included when the subject matter is related to the types of training material on the site.7. Laws and Treaties: This category includes Middle East family codes, and the text of human rights treaties and conventions.
MEPI provides resources in the style and format submitted by organizations, without editing or altering the submissions. If you see information you believe is inaccurate or outdated, please notify us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Resources initially selected for the MEPI Library were specifically related to trainings and fit into one of five categories: curricula, manuals, presentations, websites or videos. These categories have since been expanded to include supporting material – even if not created for training purposes – such as reports and the text of laws/treaties. All submissions are reviewed by the Library team to ensure the quality of the content, relevancy for the MENA region and to make sure that the resource is informative and of interest to a broad audience.
The Maktabat MEPI Library welcomes submissions from both MEPI grantees and other organizations. Resources can be submitted for review by using the online submission form or by emailing email@example.com.
Material is organized on the Find Materials page by Technical Area, Target Group and Tags. Resources also can be selected by organization, by language and by special focus (Women or Youth). When a category is selected through any of these filters, a summary of resources appears, with the most recently added listed first.
The 12 MEPI Technical Areas (with sample Tags) include:1. Business Environment: Accountability/Transparency, Investment2. CSO Capacity Building/Advocacy: Activism, CSO/NGO Management, Leadership3. Civic Education: Civic Engagement, Health Awareness4. Education: School Programs, English as a Second Language (ESL)5. Elections: Voter Participation, Election Management, Anti-Corruption, Accountability/Transparency6. Employment Training: Professional Development, Information Technology (IT)7. Entrepreneurship: Small and Medium Enterprises (SMEs), Business Planning8. Human Rights: Women’s Rights, Minority Rights9. Media: Journalism, Social Media10. Parliamentary Training: Governance, Laws/Legislation11. Political Parties: Campaigns, Marketing/Branding12. Rule of Law: Judicial, Crime Prevention
There are approximately 65 tags, including 17 countries.
In addition, the site uses 25 Target Group categorizations, based on the intended audience for the resource. The categories range from job seekers to election administrators.
Material available on the site may be reproduced and/or translated for noncommercial purposes provided the organization is acknowledged as the source of the material and MEPI is sent copies of any translation. We welcome links to the MEPI Library. Please contact us or send a note to firstname.lastname@example.org to let us know.Back to top
Resources are available in English, Arabic and French. All resources on the site have descriptions in English, and files that are in French and Arabic also have descriptions and tags in those languages.
We encourage your feedback to improve this site and make it easier to use. There are several feedback options on the site, including a survey and feedback form. We also welcome email at email@example.com
Please visit the MEPI site at: http://mepi.state.gov
Please email us at firstname.lastname@example.org.