PROGRAM BACKGROUND: New Media is a new technology training and capacity building program developed in response to Secretary Clinton’s announcement of Civil Society 2.0, an initiative which helps grassroots organizations around the world use digital technology to tell their stories, build membership and support, and connect to their community of peers around the world.

PARTNERS: The program is funded by the Middle East Partnership Initiative (MEPI) of the United States Department of State with support from Microsoft. The program is managed by the Institute of International Education (IIE), and implemented with a coalition of leading new media experts and local and international partners from the public and private sectors.

COUNTRIES: New Media will be implemented in five countries:
• Jordan
• Morocco
• United Arab Emirates

PROGRAM DETAILS: New Media will deliver targeted, cutting-edge new media training and coaching to a diverse group of 150 - 250 NGOs in order to build their digital infrastructure and capacity to use new media effectively. The program will create networks of diverse individuals and organizations that share knowledge, skills, and best practices in digital activism, new media, and advocacy.

In-country trainings will start in April 2011.

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