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Dalia Alzendi | CEO & Founder

The backlash of wars and the ongoing conflict in the Middle East have greatly autographed prolonged humanitarian disasters, which in turn have sustained the instability and the insecurity of the region. The tense political atmosphere and the improper post- disaster management have been considered as major causes of an endless cycle of corruption, lack of basic services, and the dreadful production of all forms of violence in these communities. New extremist ideologies and the number of terrorists have been largely increased as a product of the aforementioned destabilizing factors.

Consequently, the development landscape of these countries, represented by the economic and the social factors were considerably impeded as a ramification of the entire situation. This caused an uncontrollable brain-drain migration, leaving these countries with significant loss of its wide-skilled technical and intellectual capacities and human power. Accordingly, a group of Middle Eastern former United Nations servants and international community workers, as well as a number of local academic think tanks who have been working as expatriates have embarked on a new initiative that aims to bridge the local professionals and capacities who have left the country to participate in the rebuilding of the post-conflict communities of the Middle East.

The initiative aims to capitalize on such capacities in order to produce their utmost knowledge and best commands to help serve and adequately transform the impaired societies. Therefore, it produces the required local technical and intellectual advice in a high professional value and best practices for the implementation of development programs in intra and post conflict zones. Also, it exists to induce the change for better adaptation alongside the current status quo in the Middle East. It is an enabling initiative to both public and private spheres in order to promote better services to all people equally, using responsive and parallel policies and mechanisms.

BRIDGE has its own local specialized teams in the area of political advice, public administration, and psychosocial development. The core treasure of the organization relies on its local capacities and the highly qualified personnel of the international advisory board. The organization is governed by a volunteer, unpaid board of advisors who provide advice on policy, advocacy, and psychosocial interventions. Bridge provides its services in both professional consultations and capacity building methods for the enhancement of collaborative Middle East and North Africa (MENA) communities in both, the MENA region and the United States of America.

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