Tag Archives | Netherlands

Belgium, Netherlands, Sweden give $5m to Iraq COVID-19 Response

Belgium, Netherlands and Sweden commit $5 million to tackle COVID-19 outbreak The governments of Belgium, the Netherlands and Sweden have collectively committed US$5 million to support the Government of Iraq's response to the COVID-19 crisis, in partnership with UNDP Iraq. The funds, which were originally pledged under UNDP's Funding Facility for Stabilization to help rehabilitate […]

European Forces Withdraw from Iraq

By John Lee. European countries including France, Spain and the Netherlands have reportedly announced the temporary withdrawal of troops from the anti-Islamic State (IS) coalition and NATO Training Mission in Iraq. According to Janes 360, the withdrawals follow an announcement by Combined Joint Task Force Operation Inherent Resolve (CJTF-OIR) that it had ceased training Iraqi […]

Restoring critical Healthcare Services to Mosul

The newly-rehabilitated Al Shifa Surgical Center was officially opened by United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) and the Government of Iraq today. The surgical center will serve as the primary medical facility for approximately 800,000 people across East Mosul. This major project included rehabilitating inpatient wards with 24 beds for men and women, two full operating […]

ALE acquired by Mammoet

By John Lee. UK-based heavy lifting company ALE has been acquired by Dutch company Mammoet BV. ALE has worked on several major projects in Iraq, including Kerbala Refinery, and the oil fields at Majnoon, West Qurna 1 and 2, and Zubair. ING acted as financial advisor to Mammoet. (Sources: ALE, Mammoet)

Euro Ambassadors Condemn State Violence in Iraq

The Ambassadors of Canada, Croatia, Czech Republic, Finland, France, Germany, Hungary, Italy, the Netherlands, Norway, Poland, Romania, Spain, Sweden, the United Kingdom and the United States condemn the excessive and lethal use of force by Iraqi security forces and armed groups since 24 January against peaceful protestors, including in Baghdad, Nasiriya and Basra. Despite assurances […]

Dutch University to Develop Climate-Smart Agriculture in Iraq

By John Lee. Wageningen University and Research (WUR) will support six Iraqi universities to develop climate-smart agriculture and efficient water management in Iraq. Together with the Institute for Water Education (IHE) in Delft and ICRA Global, Wageningen researchers will train academic staff and develop knowledge transfer facilities. Iraq is one of the focus countries of […]

Start-Up Competition in Baghdad

By John Lee. Forty-five start-ups have presented their projects to a jury at a competition in Baghdad. They were selected from an initial list of 250 applicants, with a final 20 being chosen to participate in the Orange Corners incubation programme. Orange Corners Baghdad is an initiative of the Dutch Embassy in Baghdad, and is […]

Netherlands assists Vulnerable Displaced Persons in Iraq

UNHCR, the UN Refugee Agency, welcomes a new donation of USD 5.6 million from the Kingdom of the Netherlands for 2019 and 2020 to assist internally displaced persons (IDPs), returnees, and Syrian refugees in Iraq. This contribution is part of the global PROSPECTS Partnership aiming at joining partners’ efforts to develop a new paradigm in […]

Netherlands Supports Explosive Hazard Management in Iraq

The Dutch Government Reiterates its Support to Explosive Hazard Management Activities in Iraq The United Nations Mine Action Service (UNMAS) in Iraq welcomes an additional contribution of EUR 3 million (approximately USD 3.5 million) from The Netherlands to mitigate the threat posed by explosive hazards and enable the return of displaced communities to their areas […]

Seminar on Cooperation with Dutch Universities

The Embassy of the Republic of Iraq in The Hague organized a seminar titled: “Capacity Building in the Iraqi Higher Education Sector for Sustainable Development” with the participation of a large number of major Dutch universities, representatives of the Dutch Foreign Ministry, the Nuffic Foundation for the Internationalization of Education, the Foundation for the Netherlands […]

Damen delivers Tugs for Iraqi Ports

On 20th October, a handover ceremony was held at Albwardy Damen, in Sharjah, UAE, marking Damen’s delivery of thirteen tugs to Jawar Al Khaleej Shipping. The tugs will be operated at various offshore terminals in Iraq, in a joint cooperation between Jawar Al Khaleej Shipping and General Company for Ports of Iraq (GCPI). The contract for […]

The 5 Challenges to Tech Entrepreneurship in Iraq

By Alice Bosley and Patricia Letayf, Co-Founders of Five One Labs. At Five One Labs, we work with idea or early-stage entrepreneurs from diverse communities to launch scalable, innovative businesses. We’ve had the privilege to work with tech startups like Dada, PHARX, Khanoo and more, and deeply understand the struggles that entrepreneurs who pursue apps, […]