Education for Employment (EFE)

Education for Employment (EfE) was founded in 2002 with the goal of creating economic opportunities for unemployed youth in the Middle East and North Africa. It does this through demand-driven skills training, job placements, and by supporting youth to become self-employed or start micro-enterprises. EfE’s network spans Egypt, Jordan, Morocco, Palestine, Saudi Arabia, Tunisia, and Yemen, with global offices in the UAE, US and Spain.

  • Organisation type NGO
  • Year founded 2002
  • Headquartered Washington DC
  • Registration United States
  • Website

Related sustainable development goals

  • No Poverty
  • Quality Education
  • Decent Work and Economic Growth
  • Reduced Inequalities

Focus areas

Focus sectors

  • Development
    • Business and industry
      • Entrepreneurship
    • Economic development
      • Employment
        • Job training
        • Job creation and workforce developement
  • Education
    • Vocational education
    • Higher education
    • Graduate and professional
    • Student services
  • Humanitarian
    • Youth development
      • Youth mentoring

Focus populations

  • Immigrants and migrants
  • Refugees and displaced people
  • Students
  • Unemployed people
  • Young adults

Focus geographies

  • Middle East
    • United Arab Emirates
    • Yemen
    • Palestine
    • Jordan
  • North Africa
    • Morocco
    • Tunisia
    • Egypt


Funding model

  • Foundation-administered programme awards
  • Grants to organisations


Key staff

  • EFE-Egypt, Nora Abou El Seoud
  • EFE-Global, Amr Abdallah
  • EFE-Global, Jasmine Nahhas di Florio
  • EFE-Global, Dima Najim
  • EFE-Global, Andrew Baird
  • EFE-Jordan, Ghadeer Khuffash
  • EFE-Maroc, Jihane Lahbabi-Berrada
  • EFE-Palestine, Saro Nakashian
  • EFE-Saudi Arabia, Abdullah Al Ghamdi
  • EFE-Tunisie, Lamia Chaffai
  • EFE-UAE, Dima Najim
  • EFE-Yemen, Ameen Alqadri

Board members

  • board member, Samer Khoury
  • board member, Isam Salah
  • board member, Nayla Rizk
  • board member, Mohammad Shishtawi
  • board member, Carol Bellamy
  • board member, Alton Frye
  • board member, Abed El-Jaouni
  • board member, Shibley Telhami
  • board member, Mary Dedinsky
  • board member, Yorick van Slingelandt
  • board member, Andrea Brentan
  • board member, Anis Aclimandos
  • board member, Karthik Venkataraman
  • board member, Tariq Hassan
  • chair of the board, Ronald Bruder

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