MedUP!

Promoting social enterprises’ growth and scale-up in the Mediterranean region

Overview

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Egypt, Jordan, Lebanon, Morocco, Palestine, State of, Tunisia
Agribusiness, Business services, Clean technology and energy, Utilities, Construction and manufacturing, Creative, media and entertainment, Education, Financial services, Healthcare, ICT, Leisure and travel, Retail and wholesale, Consumer durables, Consumer non-durables, Transport and logistics, Water, sanitation and hygiene, Automotive, Clothing and textiles production, Computer hardware, Electronics, Food production, Furniture

MedUP! aims to increasing economic inclusiveness and employment in Morocco, Tunisia, Lebanon, Egypt, Jordan and Palestine.

The project’s overall objective is to promote an enabling environment in the Southern Mediterranean partner countries for the development of the social entrepreneurship sector as a driver for inclusive growth and job creation.

Its specific objective is to increase economic inclusiveness and employment in Morocco, Tunisia, Egypt, Lebanon, Jordan and Palestine where adequate policies on social entrepreneurship are in place, public-private dialogue and exchanges of practices are promoted and high-quality business development services are available and provided for social enterprises.

MedUp! has a total budget of €5.46 million, and promotes actions along three levels of intervention: 

At Macro Level: The Action will promote policy and advocacy initiatives and public-private dialogue to improve regulatory and institutional environments at country and cross-country levels. 

At Meso level: Social Entrepreneurship Support Organizations (SESOs) will be supported, through capacity building programs and networking, with the final aim of improving the quality, innovativeness and outreach of their services targeting local SEs and building strategic alliances with other SESOs in the MENA region and in Europe. 

At Micro level: Selected Social Enterprises will be supported through financial and technical support and examples of successful social enterprises will be disseminated at national, regional and EU level.

More specifically, in 2019, Oxfam and its partners launched a call for applications in each country and assigned 1 million Euros of grant funding to 64 promising existing social enterprises ready to grow and scale-up. Please visit the country specific pages for more information.

The project started in March 2018 and it is expected to end in February 2022. 

Team

Programs

Events

    2019

    Portfolio

    NameCountrySector(s)
    Hum’N Go under Social Enterprise Cluster
    Hum'N Go, Healthy Tasty on the Go
    Lebanon Food and beverage, Food production, HR and recruit…
    VLaby
    virtual lab platform
    Egypt Educational products, Educational services, Inform…
    Holy Land Handicraft Cooperative Society
    Sustaining the Palestinian handicraft
    Palestine, State of Business services
    Healthy Choice
    Healthy delicious fast food
    Jordan Food production
    Zelij Invent
    Waste management
    Morocco Construction and manufacturing, Waste management a…
    SunCity
    Small Solar Pumps for small farmers
    Egypt Agribusiness, Clean technology and energy, Renewab…
    mothers’cooking
    Making healthy home-cooked meals available for everyone!
    Lebanon Agribusiness, Agritech, Food and beverage
    Live Love Recycle
    Live Love Recycle is an instant mobile app solution that collects recy
    Lebanon Waste management and recycling
    Le Lemon Tour
    Visiting and travelling, by bicycle
    Tunisia Events, Personal transport, Tourism
    Educall
    Education4All, Education, EdTech, Blended Education
    Morocco Education, Educational services
    FabricAID
    A new start for your old clothes
    Lebanon Clothing and textiles, Fashion
    Ressourc’In
    KOUN Brand - Waste upcycling as a solution for youth professional inclusion
    Morocco Educational services, Environmental services, Wast…
    Green Track
    Sustainable Waste Management System
    Lebanon Waste management and recycling
    Schaduf
    Sustainable living solutions
    Egypt Agritech
    KALYS
    KALYS is an online shop selling decorative objects made by craftsmen
    Tunisia E-commerce
    Yomken.com powered by Istebdaa’ LLC
    Turning Challenges into Economic opportunities
    Egypt Consulting and business development, Information t…
    Compost Baladi SAL
    Converting any biowaste, anywhere into bioresources
    Lebanon Environmental services
    Sciencia
    Sciencia is the provider of Popular Sciences and Scientific Leisures
    Tunisia Education, Educational products, Educational servi…
    AKYAS
    Sanitation, Public Health, Toilet, organic fertilizer
    Jordan Agritech, Sanitation
    Recycling For Education
    Recycling and Green economy, environmental awareness and training,
    Jordan Animal farming, Environmental services, Waste mana…
    The Good Socks
    Socks for Humanity
    Jordan Clothing and textiles production, Fashion
    Ghoorcom
    We're an online marketplace that connects farmers to retailers.
    Jordan Crop farming
    BC Distribution
    Promotion of tunisian agricole product
    Tunisia Agribusiness
    Annahda Women’s Association
    Wooden toys workshop for persons with disabilities
    Palestine, State of Business services
    IDYR
    a sustainable lifestyle of fashion lovers
    Morocco Fashion, Manufacturing, Waste management and recyc…
    Bookagri : Ehjez Zerrai Lel Estisharat AlTasweeqie
    Bookagri is new agritourism destination in 4 Governorates in Jordan
    Jordan Agribusiness, E-commerce, Tourism
    Dibeen
    Uber of farms and local produce
    Jordan Agribusiness
    Bethlehem Star Charitable Society
    Vocational, social, psychological and economic empowerment
    Palestine, State of Utilities
    Muffaker
    Producing educational content for better educational opportunities
    Palestine, State of Educational products, Educational services
    Evaptainers
    Electricity free refregiration
    Morocco Water storage