North African Policy Initiative

NAPI strengthens participatory governance in North Africa by building the research, writing, and advocacy capacity of youth


About NAPI

The North African Policy Initiative is an independent, non-profit, and non-partisan association based in Tunis. NAPI seeks to improve the quality of public policy in North African countries and increase the active participation of youth in their elaboration. Thus, NAPI fosters and supports the production of evidence-based research, the articulation of policy analysis and recommendations in excellent writing, their dissemination in three languages (Arabic, English, and French), and their promotion through effective public communication and advocacy.



Hub & Spoke Program

Through partnerships with local incubators, research centers, and co-working spaces, NAPI's Hub and Spoke program provides targeted training to youth across Libya, Tunisia, and Morocco. The program provides region-wide expert and peer-to-peer training on research,...

NAPI in the news

Although NAPI focuses on capacity-building and research in the field of public policy, it is not oblivious of the hardship endured by many human beings in North Africa. In response to the increased hardship brought about by the COVID-19 pandemic, in late March 2020...

Young Policy Leaders Program

The Young Policy Leaders program is NAPI’s flagship activity. YPL is a youth capacity-building 7- month long program that trains and mentors young policy leaders across the whole policy formation journey: research; discussion and refining; writing; outreach and...



Build Knowledge, networking

Important part of a broader capacity-building and engagement strategy.

When done jointly across cities and countries, they help establish connections, it fosters networking

Roundtables and Panel Discussions

Critical Thinking, Discussion, and networking

As in Hub and Spoke, done across countries and cities, roundtable discussions foster dialogue, cooperation, and networking.

They can take the form of facilitated roundtable discussions among activists, or panel discussions with experts, followed by discussions between them and activists



Selected individuals deserve and require closer training, mentorship, and support to become leaders in their field.