IACC’s Social Entrepreneurs Initiative for the Middle East & North Africa 2014 (5000 Euros)

IACC’s Social Entrepreneurs Initiative for the Middle East & North Africa 2014 (5000 Euros)

Deadline: October 15, 2014

The International Anti-corruption Conference (IACC) and Transparency International (TI) invites applications for the Social Entrepreneurs Initiative for the Middle East and North Africa. The initiative aims to support innovative ideas from all members of society to boost transparency, accountability and help the fight corruption in the Middle East and North Africa (MENA) region.

The Social Entrepreneurs Initiative invites all citizens of the MENA region to take part in this exciting competition. The competition provides a platform for social entrepreneurs who aspire to create positive change in their communities. With innovative ideas and creative solutions to corruption problems we can help tackle some of the key challenges of today and offer sustainable solutions for tomorrow.


We need innovative ideas and fresh thinking if we want to create a world free of corruption. The IACC and Transparency International (TI) places a strong emphasis on promoting citizen engagement and enabling citizens to take the active role in becoming change makers in their own societies. This is the idea behind the International Anti-Corruption Conference’s Social Entrepreneurs Initiative.


  • Seed funding for a total of three projects, each worth 5000 Euros towards the implementation of your project.
  • The individuals behind the winning projects will join the SEI network, with each of the projects featured on the IACC SEI page.
  • The winners will be sponsored to participate in the next gathering of the International Anti-Corruption Conference.


  • Participants must be both a national of the MENA region and based in one of the following countries: Algeria, Bahrain, Egypt, Iraq, Jordan, Kuwait, Lebanon, Libya, Mauritania, Morocco, Oman, Palestine, Qatar, Sudan, Saudi Arabia, Syria, Tunisia, the UAE and Yemen.
  • The proposed projects must have direct impact in at least one of these countries.
  • Applications are preferred in English but proposals in Arabic are also welcome.

Selection Criteria

Entries will be evaluated and nominated based on the following criteria among other factors:

  • Entrepreneurial vision
  • Feasibility
  • Innovation
  • Impact
  • Sustainability
  • Relevance to anti-corruption, integrity or transparency

Application Process

Complete the online application form. Only applications received via this form will be accepted. Please be as detailed and precise in your answers as possible.

For more information, visit Social Entrepreneurs Initiative for MENA 2014. Not from the MENA region? Apply to the Global Social Entrepreneurs Initiative 2014.