Mariel Davis

Education For Employment


Mariel Davis manages communications and partnerships at Education For Employment (EFE), a network of eight non-profits creating job opportunities for youth in the Middle East and North Africa (MENA). She focuses on crafting EFE's global communications strategy, messaging, and materials as well as building the communications capacity of MENA region local affiliates, in addition to managing a portfolio of partners and special projects in governance and development.

Davis joined EFE from Qatar, where she served as a Georgetown University Arabic language fellow at Qatar University and a consultant for the American Bar Association Rule of Law Initiative. Previously, she coordinated development and public relations for the Arab American Association of New York and designed an American-Palestinian exchange exhibit for the National Children's Museum and Tomorrow's Youth Organization.

In addition to her experience in Qatar, Davis has researched and worked in Egypt, Yemen, and the West Bank.

Featured Work

NOV 29, 2018 Podcast

Global Ethics Weekly: Women's Employment & Working in a War Zone, with Mariel Davis

Education for Employment's Mariel Davis discusses some of the many issues surrounding women's employment in the Middle East and North Africa, focusing on the story ...

OCT 25, 2018 Podcast

Global Ethics Weekly: Youth Unemployment & Refugees in the Middle East & North Africa, with Mariel Davis

The Middle East and North Africa has a huge youth and young adult population--65 percent of the people in the region are under 30--but unfortunately ...

Fatima AlRiami at work

OCT 17, 2018 Article

Unlocking the Potential of Young Working Women in the Middle East and North Africa

Through the story of Fatima AlRiami, a doctor in Yemen, Mariel Davis of Education for Employment not only illustrates some of the challenges that young ...

Mariel Davis at the UN Youth Assembly, August, 2013. CREDIT: Friendship Ambassador Foundation (FAF)

MAY 26, 2015 Podcast

Job Creation in the Arab World: Education for Employment's Mariel Davis

The Middle East and North Africa is a particularly challenging region to create employment for young people and women, says Mariel Davis. Yet Education for ...