Amir Ben Ameur
- CEO & Founder, WeYouth
Amir Ben Ameur is a young Tunisian social activist, who advocates for youth development and democracy. Ameur recently received a Middle East Partnership Initiative Tomorrow's Leaders (MEPI TL) scholarship to study business management at the American University in Cairo. He has been involved in social activism since 2009 and is an alumnus of the English Access Microscholarship Program and the Youth Leadership Program for Libya, Egypt, and Tunisia. In March 2012 Ameur founded WeYouth, a nongovernmental organization that promotes youth participation in decision making, leadership, education, and civic engagement. He aspires to help young people build leadership skills in order to become change agents in their communities. He has directed several projects within his organization on gender advocacy, government transparency, and political accountability, and delivered trainings on leadership and youth development. Ameur is currently the chairman of a national campaign funded by MEPI and implemented by WeYouth, which aims to provide information and raise awareness about the 2014 electoral process, targeting citizens located in neglected areas in rural areas of Tunisia.