The PRME Middle East and North Africa, or PRME Chapter MENA, was initially discussed at the 1st PRME MENA Regional Forum in 2011, hosted by the American University in Cairo School of Business (Egypt). In 2012, it was officially endorsed by participants at the 2nd PRME MENA Regional Forum, organised by USEK (Lebanon). The goals of the PRME MENA Chapter included offering a faculty development programme as part of the 3rd PRME MENA Regional Forum, which took place November 2013 at the University of Dubai (UAE). The PRME Chapter MENA became formally established following the 4th PRME MENA Regional Forum, ”Regional and Local Challenges for Responsible Management Education,” which took place at ESCA School of Management, in Casablanca, Morocco in November 2014.
The 5th PRME MENA Regional Forum was hosted by Talal Abu-Ghazaleh Graduate School of Business, German Jordan University, in 2015.
The 6th PRME MENA Regional Forum was hosted by School of Business, the American University in Cairo, in 2016.
The 7th PRME MENA Regional Forum took place at The American University of Beirut in 2017.
Main Activities/Core Value Proposition
Main activities were discussed at the November 2014 meeting, with the spirit of peer learning, towards strengthening the regional PRME community and collaboratively tackling barriers to responsible management. The following projects were proposed for focus:
- Teaching: Curriculum development, content sharing, and faculty webinars on topics of interest
- Research: Anti-corruption, among other topics
- Outreach on the sustainability literacy test
- Women on boards in the Arab Region