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

Name Country Sector(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
visiter et se déplacer, à vélo
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