Partners for a New Beginning (PNB) commits to broaden and deepen engagement between the United States and international Muslim communities by building public-private partnerships which advance economic opportunity, science and technology, education, and exchange. These partnerships will increase access to financing, boost business capacity and development services, improve educational opportunities for students and teachers, foster physical and virtual exchange programs, and enhance science and technology solutions that will positively impact up to 500,000 people across PNB targeted countries over the next five years.
PNB is supported by a global coalition of prominent business and civil society leaders. Ten locally-owned and locally-driven PNB Chapters have been launched, including a regionally focused partnership in North Africa. Local Chapters include: Algeria, Egypt, Indonesia, Jordan, Mauritania, Morocco, Pakistan, Tunisia, Turkey, and the Palestinian Territories. The establishment of a local PNB Chapter in Libya is currently underway. PNB and its partners have launched, expanded, or pledged support for more than 180 new projects since the partnership began in September 2010. In turn, these projects will have impacted over 330,000 people, result in job training for over 43,000 individuals, and will initiate over 21,000 new businesses.