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The Forsa programme has now concluded. This website has been retained for lesson-sharing purposes only.


The Forsa final report and annexes are available for download.

Entrepreneurs, mentors and organisations interested in ongoing mentoring opportunities in the Middle East and North Africa and beyond should contact Forsa project partner Mowgli Foundation.


Thank you to all those who have supported Forsa.



Who we are: Forsa is a UK-sponsored initiative, which is part of a commitment by the G8 and Deauville Partnership nations to support Arab countries in transition.

What we do: We support entrepreneurship across the Arab region through our innovative mentoring programme and assist governments in ongoing efforts to improve the business environment, foster economic growth, and create sustainable private sector jobs.

"Life changing" – Safa Hajjaj, Morocco

"My mentor is terrific, Forsa gave me the confidence and the opportunity to find exactly what I need" – Yahia El-Sayed, Egypt
"This is a very inspirational self-exploration and motivational program. Looking forward to implement what I learned to move myself and my business forward" - Nabil Hijazi, Jordan
"It’s been such an enriching experience due to the space provided for us to connect with the mentors, not just superficially but on a deeper level" – Walaa Hamdan, Jordan
"It's been a great pleasure to attend Forsa Rabat as an entrepreneur... For those of you who will be present at the next Forsa workshops: don't miss a minute, and trust Forsa, it will make you a better person!" – Anass Benshrir, Morocco

Latest news

  • Forsa alumni eligible to win $50 during Ramadan

    During the month of Ramadan, the Forsa team is offering all entrepreneur and mentor alumni a chance to win US$50 for completing a Forsa Souk profile on the website.

  • Forsa Mentor and Entrepreneur Featured on Moroccan Radio Programme

    Zaineb El Fakir and his Forsa mentor Najoua Dribine share their experience with mentoring on the SNRT radio programme 'Maa Chabab' (in Arabic)

  • Press Coverage of Forsa Event at the British Embassy in Rabat, March 2014 (Multiple Languages)

    Press Coverage of Forsa Event at the British Embassy in Rabat, March 2014 (Multiple Languages)

Latest blog

  • Entrepreneur Profile: Ahmad Magdi Ramadan

    Nov 18, 2014

    بدأت قصة أحمد مجدي رمضان في ريادة الأعمال منذ عام 2008، حين حصل على أول تدريب صيفي مجاني مع طلاب ليسوا جغرافيين، ألهمه لبدء تدوين تجربته عبر "مدونة خطوات". وحتى اليوم يحصل العديد من طلاب جغرافيا على التدريب الصيفي وتدون تجارب التدريب على المدونة. الأمر الذي جعله يفكر بإنشاء مشروعه لعدم وجود أي فكرة مشابهة، واعتماد المشروع من قبل أصحاب الخبرات التدريبية.

  • Entrepreneur Profile: Ahmad Abu Qauod

    Nov 17, 2014

    Ahmad Abu Qauod is the co-founder and managing director of QBS, a software development company that provides web portals and business intelligent solutions for enterprises.

  • Entrepreneur Profile: Zainab El Fakir

    Aug 27, 2014

    Le mentoring a permis à l’alumni Forsa Zainab El Fakir de devenir plus consciente de ses choix et de se développer afin de faire avancer son projet , faisant du mentoring un levier de la croissance de son entreprise.