MENA-Forum was established with the objective of becoming the leading online information and discussion resource for anyone involved in the development of the Middle East and North Africa (MENA) region.
The MENA region is economically diverse, encompassing both areas that are resource-rich, such as the oil economies in the Gulf, and those where millions of people still live on less than a dollar a day. With this in mind, it is vital that the development of this region is carried out responsibly, sustainably and for the benefit of all people. With a population of 355 million, the MENA region has a young and educated population, a strong resource base, and economic resilience. It will be a vital region in determining future global stability and prosperity. This makes web-based forums for dialogue and exchange of ideas an ideal space within which each and everyone and all are welcome.