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Chinese Companies to build "Science City" near Mosul

By John Lee. Zawya has reported that Chinese companies will build a major new "Science City" near the Iraqi city of Mosul. It says the deal was finalised under a landmark oil-for-projects agreement signed in 2019. The project involves the University of Alhamdaniya [Al-Hamdaniya], but the Chinese companies have not been named. (Source: Zawya)

Rehabilitation of 60 Shops and 3 Schools in Ninewa

UNDP completes rehabilitation of 60 municipality shops and three schools in western Ninewa Sixty municipality shops in Tal Abta and three primary schools in Sinjar that were damaged or destroyed during the ISIL conflict were officially inaugurated by the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) and the Ninewa Governorate. Benefitting around 1,900 residents, the four facilities […]

USD1.4m from Canada to support Youth Entrepreneurship in Iraq

UNICEF receives USD $1,4 million from the Government of Canada to support young people's transition to entrepreneurship and employment in Iraq The Government of Canada has contributed USD$1.4 million to UNICEF to support close to 1,500 young people in Iraq to generate educational and economic opportunities for inclusive development and participation for a 2-year period. […]

Case Study: Empowering Girls through IT Education in Iraq

Case Study Empowering girls through IT and Coding education in Iraq: an innovative learning pathway for secondary school girls in Shatt Al-Arab, Basra In the Middle East and Northern Africa (MENA) region, despite school enrolment is higher today both at primary and secondary levels than one decade ago, significant differences remain in the education opportunities […]

The Station Opens Branch in Erbil

By John Lee. The Station Foundation for Entrepreneurship has opened its fourth branch in Erbil, According to a press release from The Station, the opening marks a significant step forward in ensuring that Kurdistan's youth can contribute to the ecosystem's enhancement and build a connected network of entrepreneurs, creatives, and innovators who can reach across […]

5K Run to help Iraq's most Vulnerable Children

From Iraq Solidarity News (Al-Thawra). Re-published with permission by Iraq Business News. Global 5K run aims to help Iraq's most vulnerable children Liz McRae is the Executive Director of the Iraqi Children Foundation and in this interview, Hussein Al-alak speaks with Liz McRae about the work of the ICF, along with finding out more about […]

World Bank to fund Iraq Education Initiatives

By John Lee. The Cabinet held its weekly meeting on Tuesday under the chairmanship of Prime Minister Mustafa Al-Kadhimi. Following discussions, the Cabinet authorised the Ministry of Finance to sign two grant agreements with the World Bank: the first, to support higher education in Iraq in the amount of 5 million dollars aimed at improving […]

TAG.Global signs Agreement with Al Manar

By John Lee. Jordan-based Talal Abu-Ghazaleh Global Digital Academy (TAG.Global Digital Academy), a member of Talal Abu-Ghazaleh Global (TAG.Global), has signed an agreement with the Iraqi Al Manar Human Resources Training and Consulting Company to cooperate in preparing and implementing face-to-face capacity-building programs, as well as remote digital training programs, in addition to implementing training […]

Applications Open for Humphrey Fellowship Program

The United States Embassy in Iraq is pleased to announce the opening of the application period for the Hubert H. Humphrey Fellowship Program.  This one-year Fellowship is open to mid-career professionals who have a proven track record of leadership, a commitment to public service, and the capacity to take full advantage of a self-defined program […]

Application Period opens for Fulbright Program

The U.S. Embassy in Baghdad is pleased to announce that the application period is now open for the 2023 Fulbright Foreign Language Teaching Assistant (FLTA) program. Applications are due June 3, 2022.   Detailed program information, eligibility guidelines, and application procedures can be found at the U.S. Embassy Baghdad website at:  https://iq.usembassy.gov/education-culture/exchange-programs/flta-program/ The FLTA Program is […]

Najaf launches Chinese-Funded Schools Project

By John Lee. Work has started on the construction of 40 new schools in Najaf, as part of the Chinese-funded plan to build 1,000 schools across the country. The schools will be built by the Power Construction Corporation of China (PowerChina). The Secretary-General of the Council of Ministers, the Minister of Education and the Governor […]