Tag Archives | USAID

Entrepreneurs Network and Gain Skills at Erbil Conference

Entrepreneurs Network and Gain Skills at USAID-Top Mountain Business Canvas Conference in Erbil U.S. Consul General Rob Waller spoke with the over 250 entrepreneurs and job seekers at the second-annual Top Mountain Business Canvas Conference on May 27 at the Rotana Hotel in Erbil. The Business Canvas Conference, supported by the United States Agency for […]

USAID, Top Mountain launch Business Accelerator Project in Iraq

USAID and Top Mountain Announce 15 Iraqi MSMEs to Receive In-Kind Grants The United States Agency for International Development (USAID) and Top Mountain have launched a Business Accelerator Project to assist micro, small, and medium-sized businesses (MSMEs) in Iraq recover, develop, and grow their businesses. Today, Top Mountain announced the names of 15 Iraqi MSMEs […]

UN, USAID to support UN Electoral Assistance to Iraq

UN signs financing agreement with the USAID to support UN electoral assistance to Iraq The United Nations in Iraq welcomes the contribution of USD 9.7 million from the USAID to a UN-led project to support and assist capacity-building within the Iraqi Independent High Electoral Commission (IHEC). The USAID funding will also support the deployment of […]

MoU to Boost Private Sector in Iraq

The United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) in Iraq and the Iraqi Ministry of Planning (MoP) have today signed a new Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) that will boost the private sector through micro, small and medium enterprises, create job opportunities and support an inclusive growth policy. The MoU provides a general framework for cooperation between the […]

New USAID-funded Business Accelerator in Iraq

The United States Agency for International Development (USAID) and Top Mountain have launched a Business Accelerator Project to assist micro, small, medium-sized businesses (MSMEs) in Iraq to provide immediate assistance to help their business recover, develop, and grow. In support of this effort, Top Mountain will distribute USAID-funded grants to 15 Iraqi businesses.  These grants […]

New COVID-19 Isolation Ward opens in Dohuk

Newly-constructed COVID-19 Isolation Ward opens in Dohuk A 20-bed Isolation Ward designed to handle the most severe COVID-19 patients has been officially opened by the Governor of Dohuk in partnership with the United States Agency for International Development (USAID) and the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) in Iraq. Constructed by UNDP and funded by USAID, […]

US announces $204m Humanitarian Assistance for Iraq

On Wednesday in Washington, the United States announced nearly $204 million in additional humanitarian assistance for the people of Iraq, Iraqi refugees in the region, and to generous communities hosting them. This funding includes nearly $133 million from the State Department's Bureau of Population, Refugees, and Migration and more than $71 million from USAID's Bureau […]

$10m USAID contribution for COVID-19 in Iraq

Timely $10 million USAID contribution protects more communities against COVID-19 outbreak The United States Agency for International Development (USAID) has committed over US$10 million recently to fight the COVID-19 pandemic in Iraq, allowing the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) to scale-up its response to the pandemic into three additional governorates. The funds - pledged under […]

Fears Mount as US Guts USAID's Iraq Presence

By Robbie Gramer, for Foreign Policy. Any opinions expressed here are those of the author and do not necessarily reflect the views of Iraq Business News. Fears Mount as Trump Administration Guts USAID's Iraq Presence The United States' top aid agency is dismantling its presence in Iraq, leaving a skeleton crew ill-equipped to oversee over […]

Top Mountain, USAID open Business Incubator in Erbil

Top Mountain and USAID open Business Incubator and Training Center in Erbil Top Mountain, in partnership with USAID, held a ribbon cutting ceremony to celebrate the opening of the Business Incubator and Employment Program’s first training center. This will be the first of four facilities that Top Mountain will open over the next two months, […]

Ninewa Investment Forum

The Ninewa Investment Forum is taking place from 3rd to 5th December in Erbil. This two-day event will showcase investment-ready businesses to private investors from around the world. Presenting a portfolio of very attractive investment opportunities will spark a virtuous cycle of both exciting project opportunities and increased investor confidence. The event is organized by […]

New US Contribution to Health Services in Iraq

The World Health Organization (WHO) welcomes a new contribution of US$24 million from the US Agency for International Development’s Office of Foreign Disaster Assistance (USAID-OFDA) to strengthen primary, secondary and preventive health services in conflict-affected governorates in Iraq. Access to improved life-saving health services will be ensured for approximately 3.5 million beneficiaries in seven governorates […]