BADIR is one of the most extensive social entrepreneurship support programs in the Middle East. Designed to equip young Jordanian leaders with the knowledge and skills they need to strengthen and scale up their social change projects, it was Launched by the International Youth Foundation (IYF) in 2011, BADIR was adapted from the YouthActionNet® Global Fellowship model to provide a tailor-made, culturally-relevant, and Arabic/English-language centered leadership development experience for young leaders in Jordan, ages 18 to 29. We at BADIR are affiliated with a global network of young leaders, carrying out their social change projects around the globe through the IYF’s YouthActionNet, which is currently made up for over 1,700 young social reformers from over 90 countries.

BADIR is part of the YouthActionNetâ global network of youth leadership development programs. Similar national and regional programs are currently underway in, Australia, Brazil, Chile, Costa Rica, Honduras, Mexico, Morocco, Nigeria, Peru, South Africa, Spain and Turkey. Like BADIR, each local program is deeply rooted in the society where it operates and works to strengthen youth leadership within individual countries and regions.