Who are we? What do we do?
The Tahrir Institute for Middle East Policy (TIMEP) is a non-profit (501(c)(3)) that works to center advocates and experts from and in the Middle East and North Africa (MENA) region in the policy discourse to foster transparent, accountable, and just societies.
Inspired by the changemakers who peacefully took to the streets in 2011 and who have continued to take to the streets, online, and in diaspora and exile since, TIMEP was founded in 2013 to carve out a space for those presenting alternate visions to address decades of status quo. TIMEP is headquartered in Washington, D.C. and has a network of fellows and partners based across the MENA region and around the world.
TIMEP’s programming, analysis, and advocacy interact to ensure that the perspectives of experts and advocates from and in the MENA region are heard, that their work is strengthened, and that they as individuals are protected.
Why do we do the work that we do?
It is our belief at TIMEP that advocates and experts from and in the MENA are uniquely positioned to understand developments, challenges, and opportunities on the ground. Their voices and experiences are instrumental in crafting solutions-oriented policies that respond to the root causes of pervasive challenges and that deliver transformative change. Despite this, we find that these experts and advocates are often sidelined; they suffer from resource challenges; they lack access to training and convening opportunities; and they are often cut off from each other and the international community.
By guaranteeing that their perspectives are heard, strengthened, and protected in the global policy-making community, TIMEP ensures that policies are ethical, responsive, and effective. And in doing so, it ensures that these policies can help foster the accountable, just, and transparent societies that those on the ground are working to bring about, can address popular demands, and can guarantee economic development, long-term stability, and security.