A partnership between the Natural Resource Governance Institute (NRGI) and the Lebanese Center for Policy Studies (LCPS), the Middle East and North Africa Regional Knowledge Hub aims to support and build capacities of civil society, journalists and policymakers to improve the governance of the oil and gas sector for more sustainable development in the MENA region.


The hub has offers a foundation course, “Fundamentals of Oil and Gas Governance in the Middle East and North Africa,” civil society and media from Iraq, Lebanon, Libya and Tunisia. In this course, participants strengthen their understanding of the oil and gas sectors and develop skills to engage in effective policy advocacy or reporting.

The eight-day course takes place in Beirut, and features a conference with international experts. Sessions alternate between knowledge-building and skill-building. Group-work sessions enable participants to build on their technical knowledge and to develop action plans to tackle issues relevant to them.

The course is delivered in Arabic. For more information, please visit the course page or address your questions to LCPS’ Alexandra Tohme at [email protected].

Learn more:

  • Brochure: “Fundamentals of Oil and Gas Governance in the Middle East and North Africa 2015” Brochure [English] [Arabic]

Participant perspectives on the NRGI blog:
Participant perspectives, including video interviews, on the LCPS website:
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