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Iraqi Entrepreneurship Centre

By Aziz Al Nassiri. Proposition Even though Iraq is an oil producing country, it is now with 35% of its population living below the poverty line. Unemployment running at 60% among the youth sector (17-25). Almost all important social indicators places the country among the bottom 5% of countries in the world. The country has […]

In Iraq, Teenagers who Dress Differently have Much to Fear

This article was originally published by Niqash. Any opinions expressed are those of the author, and do not necessarily reflect the views of Iraq Business News. Several years ago, Iraq’s so-called “emos” – young men who dressed differently – were attacked openly for looking strange in a conservative culture. Now that their attackers are otherwise occupied, […]

Iraqi Youth Turn to Bingo-like Game

By Omar al-Jaffal for Al-Monitor. Any opinions expressed are those of the author, and do not necessarily reflect the views of Iraq Business News. Iraqi Youth Turn to Bingo-like Game to Forget their Worries The lounge at the playwrights’ club in central Baghdad’s Karada district offers alcoholic beverages and dambala, a game similar to bingo. The […]

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Human Rights Recommendations from Iraqi Youth

By John Lee. The United Nations reports that, based on the conference held in Baghdad on 9th December, Iraqi youth recommend the following to the Iraqi Government: Fair Trial To establish an independent judicial board to investigate cases that were decided based on vague evidence and to ensure public re-trial. To abolish the practice of […]

Iraqi Youth Initiative Combats Sectarianism

By Ali Mamouri for Al-Monitor. Any opinions expressed are those of the author, and do not necessarily reflect the views of Iraq Business News. While the Iraqi government seems to be in a coma when it comes to bridging the gaps between the different segments of Iraqi society, Iraqi youth volunteers have opened the doors of […]

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Youth Strike Balance Between Conservatism, Modernity

By Wassim Bassem for Al-Monitor. Any opinions expressed are those of the author, and do not necessarily reflect the views of Iraq Business News. The youth in Iraq are taking advantage of the summer months to wear the clothes they like and flaunt their flexibility in changing hairdos and giving themselves makeovers. In light of […]

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UN Calls on Govt to Empower Youth

The United Nations is marking International Youth Day with an urgent call on the Government of Iraq to protect and empower young people, as a worsening security situation and limited employment prospects drive youth to seek a life outside the country. “The global theme for International Youth Day in 2013 is ‘migration’,” explained Gyorgy Busztin, […]

USAID Initiative Boosts Youth Employment

USAID-supported job training, apprenticeships and microfinance loans help unemployed Iraqi youth secure meaningful work. CHALLENGE. At the start of 2010 Iraq had the highest rates of unemployment in the Middle East. Thirty percent of its adults lacked jobs. More than half of the country's young urban males were unemployed. At 19 percent, female participation in […]

US Embassy Helps Young Iraqi Entrepreneurs Create Businesses and Jobs

The U.S. Embassy’s Iraqi Youth Initiative, which forms part of the Tijara Provincial Economic Growth Program run by the United States Agency for International Development (USAID), will mark its two-year anniversary in April 2012. Since the start of the program, loans valued at $3,625,100 have enabled 1,045 young entrepreneurs to build businesses that today employ […]

"Iraq infinity"

By T. Keyzom Ngodup, co-founder at Ideas sYnergy.  Ideas sYnergy is Iraq’s first multiple bottom line advisory company committed to inclusive economic and social development through market-based solutions that help build and scale youth-driven innovative ideas for social change. Hamada Zahawi’s article on Al Jazeera writes about the TEDxBaghdad conference in Baghdad that focused on […]

Iraqi Entrepreneurs & Novelty: Coming of Age

By T. Keyzom Ngodup, co-founder at Ideas sYnergy.  Ideas sYnergy is Iraq’s first multiple bottom line advisory company committed to inclusive economic and social development through market-based solutions that help build and scale youth-driven innovative ideas for social change. The youth (ages 18 – 34) constitute over 50% of Iraq’s 32 million population, with over […]

Supporting Entrepreneurship in Iraq – The Challenge of Translating Mandates to Action

By T. Keyzom Ngodup, co-founder and Executive Director at Ideas sYnergy, an Iraq based private sector development consulting company. Most development agendas for Iraq putatively support entrepreneurship and the need to support private sector development through its focus on the growing number of unemployed youth in the country. UK’s Department for International Development (DFID) recently […]