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First National Conference to Address Early Marriage in Iraq

The United Nations Population Fund (UNFPA), and the Council of Ministers Secretariat (COMSEC), in partnership with the Women Empowerment Department (WED), and support from the United Kingdom, Sweden, France and Canada, organised a two-day conference to address early marriage in Iraq. The conference, which took place on 11-12 June, recognised the alarming situation with early […]

Italy supports Out-of-School Children in Iraq

Italy supports UNESCO Iraq to improve access to quality and inclusive education with gender equality for out of school children UNESCO Iraq welcomes a new generous contribution from the Directorate General for Development Cooperation of the Italian Ministry of Foreign Affairs and International Cooperation, through the Italian Agency for Development Cooperation (AICS). During the visit […]

Iraq launches National Strategy on Early Childhood Development.

Iraq launches, with the support of UNICEF, the National Strategy on Early Childhood Development. The Government of Iraq, in collaboration with UNICEF, has launched the National Strategy on Early Childhood Development (ECD). The Strategy represents a comprehensive and coherent approach to ECD and acknowledges different stages in child development up to age 8 years. It […]

$10m to Enhance Teaching in Lagging Iraqi Governorates

Iraq: US$10 million to Enhance Teaching Practices and Improve Learning for the Most Vulnerable Primary Students in Lagging Governorates The World Bank has approved a new US$10 million project to support Innovations towards Learning in three lagging Iraqi Governorates. The project aims to enhance teaching practices of Arabic and Mathematics teachers, and improve literacy and […]

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 […]