UK Aid funding Priorities and Opportunities in the Middle East 2018 – 2021

Start Time

11 am

13, Feb

End Time

12 pm

13, Feb



13, Feb

Event background

The Department for International Development (DFID) leads the UK’s work to tackle global challenges including poverty and disease, mass migration, insecurity and conflict especially to countries which are at risk of conflict or instability. In the Middle east DFID is providing support to mitigate negative economic chocks and stability as a result of the Arab Spring and the Syria conflict. To date, UK AID has committed over £2.71 billion in humanitarian funding to the region.

Event Objectives & Content

DARPE has identified and analyzed tenders and grants opportunities announced and funded by UK AID. The analysis and conclusions revealed interesting facts and guidelines about UK AID funding priorities, funding channels and key lessons learned on delivery approaches and safe-guards required to be adopted by contract and grants seekers alike, all within the Middle East and North Africa region. The Webinar will help organizations and businesses to be more informatively ready to navigate the new UK AID policies and directions in one hand while submitting more competitive proposals and grants applications on the other.

Event Agenda 

The one-hour webinar will include:

  • Overview of UK aid funding allocations and priorities in Jordan, Lebanon, Syria, Palestine, Sudan, South Sudan and the whole Middle East region
  • Lean the current tenders and grants opportunities (accepting bids and forecasts)
  • Learn more about potential local, regional and international partners who have successfully worked-with and partnered with UK AID in designing and delivering development projects in the Middle East.

Who Should Attend

Consulting firms, technical and professional services providers as well as non-governmental organizations including the following: -

  • Business Developers
  • Partnership Managers
  • Fundraising specialists
  • Proposal developers and writers
  • Manager of Development Aid Funded Projects
  • Other development practitioners

Alaa Shaheen is a business development specialist and the founder of the Development Assistance Roadmap Portal in the Middle East which serves as a business development enabler for the many profit and non-profit businesses and organizations which design and deliver development-aid funded projects and programs in the Middle East. Alaa has developed and delivered training in proposal writing, fundraising best practices, monitoring and evaluation and business development. Alaa has worked in projects funded by USAID, EU, World Bank, GIZ among others in different markets including democratic governance, decentralization, youth empowerment, community services, water and sanitation, etc. Alaa has a Master Degree in Project Management from Brighton University, UK, 1996 and a B.SC. in Construction Engineering from the American University in Cairo, 1994.


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