Tag Archives | United States

Opportunity for Libyan Entrepreneurs

Apply to become a Professional Fellow in the Fall 2018 Program The Professional Fellows Program (PFP) for the Middle East and North Africa is a fully funded 6-week program (including a 4-week fellowship placement) in the U.S. for young professionals committed to empowering their communities through innovation and entrepreneurship, socially responsible businesses, and workforce development. […]

UN Launches Policing and Security Programme for Libya

Towards Effective and Democratic Governance, the UN Launches Policing and Security Programme for Libya A strong and peaceful Libya requires building effective and capable state institutions that enjoy the trust of the citizens. Towards this objective, the United Nations, in collaboration with the Libyan ministries of justice and interior, launched the Policing and Security Programme […]

Leaders for Democracy Fellowship Program 2018

Since 2007, the Leaders for Democracy Fellowship (LDF) program has provided early and mid-career professionals from the MENA region with the opportunity to complete training in leadership, civic engagement, participatory governance, conflict resolution, and communication. Emerging civic leaders with strong Arabic skills will spend three months in Lebanon, gaining academic and practical experience, as well […]

Algeria, Libya to Jointly Study Border Fields

By John Lee. Algeria’s state-run oil company Sonatrach signed an agreement with the Libyan National Oil Corporation (NOC) to jointly study the Al Wafa and Al Rar fields, along with US-based DeGolyer & MacNaughton  (D&M). Al-Rar field is on the Algerian side of the border, while Al-Wafa field (pictured) is on the Libyan side. The study […]

New Competition for Libyan Entrepreneurs

I. Competition format: 1. Deadline: 12:00 PM US ET on December 28, 2017 Online applications submitted. 2. January 2018: Applications reviewed by GIST Tech-I Alumni Mentors. 3. January/February 2018: Three applications from each Alumni Mentor will be voted on by the online global public. 4. April 16-19, 2018: Finalists attend the Global Entrepreneurship Congress. 5. […]

Blackwater Founder to Solve Libyan Migrant Crisis?

By John Lee. The Guardian reports that Erik Prince (pictured), the founder of private military contractor Blackwater, is pushing a plan to intervene in the migrant crisis in Libya with a proposal involving a privately trained police force. He claims his proposal would be a more humanitarian option for the European Union than the current […]

Serraj Opens Embassy in US, Meets Trump and Tillerson

US President Donald Trump met on Friday with Libyan Prime Minister Fayez al-Sarraj [Faiez Serraj] to discuss the bilateral relationship between the United States and Libya and opportunities for future partnerships. President Trump underscored the United States’ continued support for the Government of National Accord and the United Nations-facilitated efforts to achieve political reconciliation in […]

NOC to open US Office to support $20bn Spending Prog

By John Lee. National Oil Corporation (NOC) Chairman Mustafa Sanalla has announced the NOC will open an office in Houston, Texas, as it embarks on an ambitious $20 billion spending program to restore production capacity over the next three years. “The Houston office puts America’s world-class equipment manufacturers and oil field service providers at the […]