Injaz Al Arab

Injaz Al Arab is a nonprofit organisation focusing on improving financial literacy, work readiness and entrepreneurship skills of Arab youth. It partners with the private and public sector to provide hands-on learning, business training and mentorship for young people in the Middle East and North Africa. Injaz Al Arab is the regional operating center for Junior Achievement Worldwide (JAW), one of the largest global NGOs dedicated to addressing youth challenges globally. With offices across 13 countries, the organisation has reached five million students through its programmes.

  • Organisation type Nonprofit
  • Year founded 1999
  • Headquartered Amman
  • Registration Algeria · Bahrain · United Arab Emirates · Palestine · Lebanon · Egypt · Tunisia · Saudi Arabia · Jordan · Oman · Yemen · Kuwait · Qatar · Morocco
  • Website https://www.injazalarab.org/

Related sustainable development goals

  • Quality Education
  • Decent Work and Economic Growth
  • Partnerships for the Goals

Focus areas

Focus sectors

  • Development
    • Economic development
      • Business and industry
        • Social enterprise
        • Entrepreneurship
      • Financial services
        • Investment services
        • Financial counselling
      • Employment
        • Job training
        • Job creation and workforce developement
  • Education
    • Elementary and secondary education
      • STEM education
  • Public affairs
    • Leadership development

Focus populations

  • Adolescents
  • Preteens
  • Young adults

Focus geographies

  • Middle East
    • Oman
    • Kuwait
    • United Arab Emirates
    • Saudi Arabia
    • Qatar
    • Yemen
    • Bahrain
    • Lebanon
    • Palestine
    • Jordan
  • North Africa
    • Morocco
    • Algeria
    • Tunisia
    • Egypt

Partners

  • Alghanim Industries
  • Boeing
  • Citi Foundation
  • Consolidated Contractors Company
  • Educational Foundation
  • FedEx
  • Google
  • Hill+Knowlton Strategies
  • HSBC
  • Investcorp
  • Mastercard
  • McKinsey & Company
  • MetLife Foundation
  • Microsoft
  • Oliver Wyman
  • Oooredoo
  • PepsiCo
  • SAP
  • The Starbucks Foundation
  • Zain

Programmes

  • Entrepreneurship
    This programme teaches youth how to start, manage and grow their own enterprises by exposing them to real-life learning experiences and the foundations of entrepreneurship. Initiatives include: Maharat Men Google; Women Technopreneurs; Innovation Camp; Incubation; and Coaching Support.
  • Financial literacy
    This programme aims teach young Arabs the necessary skills for responsible financial management such as economics, investing and future planning. Programmes include: Smart Investor; More Than Money; and Economics for Success.
  • Work readiness
    Injaz programmes aim to effectively bridge the gap between classroom education and the workplace. They offer internships, mentoring and job shadowing opportunities and they also focus on technical skills and soft skills such leadership, ethics, life skills, STEM, sustainability, coding and more. Some of the programmes underneath this component include: Abtal Al Internet; Jamati Programme; Our Nation; Personal Life Planning; Steer your Career; The Little Scientist; Success skills; Coding with Scratch; and Me and My Community.

Financials

Funding model

  • Foundation-administered programme awards
  • Grants to organisations
  • Programme related investment
  • Volunteering

Primary funders

  • Alghanim Industries
  • Boeing
  • Citi Foundation
  • Consolidated Contractors Company
  • FedEx
  • Google
  • Hill+Knowlton Strategies
  • HSBC
  • Investcorp
  • Mastercard
  • McKinsey & Company
  • Metlife Foundation
  • Metlife Foundation
  • Microsoft
  • Oliver Wyman
  • Pepsico Foundation
  • PMI Educational Foundation
  • Qatar Fund for Development
  • SAP
  • The Starbucks Foundation
  • Zain

Funding source

  • Corporate
  • Fundraising

Operations

Key staff

  • Akef Akrabawi, president and CEO

Board members

  • Sheikha Hanadi Al Thani, chair
  • Omar El Hamasy
  • Asheesh Advani
  • Hashim Gillani
  • Omar Fahoum
  • Jordana Semaan
  • Kuljit S.Ghata-Aura, Member
  • Viktor Hediger
  • Sheikh Mohammed bin Abdulla Al Thani
  • Beatrice Cornacchia
  • Rabih Haber
  • David Ramos
  • Carmen Haddad
  • Ramzi T. AbdelJaber
  • Bashar Alkadhi
  • Sabrin Rahman, Member

Contact details

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Resources

Injaz Al Arab annual reports can be downloaded here.