Tag Archives | Netherlands

Start-Ups On The Move, Networking Event in Erbil

SPARK and Startups Without Borders are hosting the Startups On The Move networking events, a series of ecosystem events happening in June, to connect entrepreneurs from diverse backgrounds with key ecosystem players in the Middle East. The events are part of the Startups on the Move incubation programme, launched with support from Google.org, which involves […]

New Iraqi Innovation Fund Launched

Orange Corners Innovation Fund signs an MoU with the National Bank of Iraq (NBI) to launch the Orange Corners Innovation Fund (OCIF) program in Baghdad KAPITA, a leading private sector development company, has signed a Memorandum of Understanding with the National Bank of Iraq (NBI) to launch the Orange Corner Innovation Fund (OCIF) in Baghdad. […]

Netherlands offers Scholarships to Iraqi Professionals

By John Lee. The Dutch Ministry of Foreign Affairs has announced training opportunities at educational institutions in the Netherlands, targeted at Iraqi professional "impact makers" under the age of 45. Approximately 20 scholarships will be awarded to female and male professionals who are: highly motivated; living and working in Iraq; 20 to 45 years old; […]

Netherlands contributes another EUR 5m to Iraq

The United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) in Iraq welcomes a EUR 5 million (US$ 5.63 million) contribution from Government of the Kingdom of the Netherlands to UNDP's Funding Facility for Stabilization (FFS), which finances fast-track initiatives to stabilize areas liberated from the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (ISIL). This new commitment brings the […]

1,000 SMEs Financed by IOM's Enterprise Development Fund

Sustainable Living in Iraq: A Milestone 1,000 SMEs Financed Through IOM's Enterprise Development Fund At the conclusion of Iraq's devastating conflict with the Islamic State in Iraq and the Levant (ISIL), small and medium enterprises (SMEs) found themselves without access to the finance necessary to rebuild in the wake of the war's large-scale destruction. In […]

Netherlands, UNESCO enhance Safety of Journalists in Iraq

Netherlands supports UNESCO Iraq to enhance the safety of journalists The Netherlands Ambassador Michel Rentenaar and the director of UNESCO Iraq Office, Paolo Fontani, have signed the project agreement of the phase two of "Breaking the Silence: Enhance Accountability and Prosecution for Safety of Journalists and Fighting Impunity". The funding will help among others to […]

UN Meets Donors to Discuss Development Strategy for Iraq

A high-level meeting between the United Nations and international donors took place in Baghdad to discuss the United Nations' updated development strategy for Iraq. The meeting focused on the 2020-2024 United Nations Sustainable Development Cooperation Framework (UNSDCF), which was signed by the Government of Iraq in September. The UN was represented by the Deputy Special […]

Supporting Young Engineers in Improving Iraqi Environment

ILO and UNICEF joint initiative supports young engineers to play a key role in promoting Green Works in Iraq With the support of the Government of the Netherlands, the ILO and UNICEF¬†are working together to build the capacities of selected youth to engage in Employment Intensive Investment Programme (EIIP) interventions aimed at improving the¬†local environment […]

IFC, NBI boost access to Finance for SMEs, Create Jobs

IFC, National Bank of Iraq Partner to Boost Access to Finance for SMEs, Create Jobs To support the growth of smaller businesses in Iraq and help them create jobs and overcome challenges, including from COVID-19-related disruptions, the International Finance Corporation (IFC) has announced an investment for the National Bank of Iraq (NBI). IFC's $10 million […]

Social Responsibility Skills for Young Entrepreneurs in Erbil

UNFPA launches Social Responsibility Skills for Young Entrepreneurs Project UNFPA and the Ministry of Labour and Social Affairs with the Ministry of Culture and Youth in the Kurdistan Regional Government launched the Social Responsibility Skills for Young Entrepreneurs project in Erbil. The project was based on the success story of the "Orange Corners Erbil Programme" […]

Housing, Land and Property Rights in Iraq

Housing, Land and Property Rights in Iraq - An Assessment of Progress Towards Durable Solutions in Line with the Pinheiro Principles Since the 1960s, housing, land and property (HLP) challenges faced by the people of Iraq have varied throughout different waves of conflict and displacements. These problems worsened during the period of conflict with the […]

Young Female Entrepreneur strives to Transform Medical Sector

From the International Labour Organization (ILO). Re-published with permission by Iraq Business News. Young female entrepreneur strives to transform the medical sector in the Kurdistan Region of Iraq Twenty-five-year-old Nasreen Hassan has been working for years on a business idea that will help hospitals and medical centres in the Kurdistan Region of Iraq improve and […]