Frequently Asked Questions

Which countries are in the MENA region?
The MENA region broadly includes the following countries: Algeria, Bahrain, Djibouti, Egypt, Iran, Iraq, Israel, Jordan, Kuwait, Lebanon, Libya, Mauritania, Morocco, Oman, Palestinian territories, Qatar, Saudi Arabia, Somalia, Sudan, Syria, Tunisia, Turkey, UAE and Yemen.
Isn’t the MENA region politically unstable?
It’s true that the MENA region has a long history of political instability. However, it is also a region with huge potential, thanks to a richness of natural resources and a young, educated population. There is plenty to be optimistic about in the future of the MENA region, but it’s important that development is sustainable and benefits all people.
What are the benefits of getting involved in development in the MENA region?
Many of the countries in the MENA region have fast-growing economies and increasing middle classes. That makes this a good time to get involved in development in the MENA region, as the opportunities are many and varied, but there is a huge need for professional knowledge sharing, which is where MENA-Forum comes in.
What are the benefits of getting involved in the MENA-Forum?
By getting involved in MENA-Forum, you’ll have the opportunity to share ideas, experience and professional knowledge with other people involved in development in the MENA region. By taking this collaborative approach, everyone can benefit, as information is shared and wider intelligence grows.
What sort of topics does the MENA-Forum cover?
You will find a wide range of discussion topics on MENA-Forum, all related to development in some way. These range from technical discussions, around project and construction management for example, to environmental discussions, to dialogue about the financial aspects of development.
How do I join a discussion?
When you’ve found a discussion on the forum that you want to join, you can join in by simply clicking ‘reply’ on the last post. You will then be able to add your contribution.
Can I edit and delete my forum posts?
Yes you can. Simply use the ‘edit’ or ‘delete’ icons on your post, as appropriate, to change or remove your postings.
Can I connect with another member on the forum?
Yes. By clicking on the member’s user name, you will be taken to their profile, where you’ll see the options available for communicating with them.