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"The Broadening Participation through Civil Society (BPCS),”or "Musharaka" program is a three year USAID funded program led by Mercy Corps, in partnership with ACDI/VOCA, the International Center for Non-Profit Law (ICNL), Internews, Mercy Hands, and Public Aid Organization (PAO). One of the aims of BPCS is to support Iraqi civil society to strengthen their ability to influence public policy through advocacy. In order to better support civil society advocacy initiatives, Mercy Corps has developed a short, voluntary and anonymous survey to gather information from Iraqi civil society actors on the issues they are addressing, and the advocacy strategies being used. The BPCS program and implementing partners would appreciate any interested civil society actor completing this survey - which should take…
PUBLIC ANNOUNCEMENT SALE OF USED VEHICLES, COPIERS AND GENERATORS Mercy Corps, a non-profit international relief and development humanitarian organization announces the sale of its used generators, copy machines and vehicles. Please refer to the attached documents for the dates, locations and general information about the sale of the used assets
Baghdad, 30 October 2013; As the humanitarian situation in Syria continues to deteriorate, more innocent people find themselves obligated to flee violence and seek refuge in the neighbouring countries. With the increasing number of Syrian refugees in Iraq, urgent challenges arise on many levels. UNESCO, along with other international agencies, has assumed its leading role in responding to the Syrian Refugees Crisis in Iraq. With the aim to improve the poor living conditions of Syrian refugees in Iraq, UNESCO focuses its attention on education as mean to increase employability opportunities. In this framework, UNESCO is launching an Entrepreneurship Training Course that will provide 75 youth, chosen by UNHCR according to UNESCO criteria, with the required knowledge, skills and attitudes that…
Baghdad, 28 October 2013; In the framework of their significant efforts towards supporting the Iraqi government in overcoming the devastating impact of water shortage, UNESCO and the European Union (EU) launched the phase II of the "Advanced Survey of Hydrogeological Resources in Iraq" (ASHRI-2), a pioneering initiative that aims to improve national capacities in the exploration and integrated management of groundwater resources, and enhance both, efficiency and effectiveness of public planning and policy making in the National Water Sector. After several months of technical and operation consultations, UNESCO and EU representatives met with Iraqi officials in Baghdad today, October 28 2013, to announce the official launch of the diversified activities which will be implemented in the framework of this new…
The Widows Training and Development Center, in collaboration with the Institute of Publications and National Archives, held a legal awareness workshop that focused on the Civil Status Laws, violence against women, early marriage and forced marriage on 10/02/2013. Press release is attached.
The Save the Tigris and Iraqi Marshes Campaign is a project of the Iraqi Civil Society Solidarity Initiative (ICSSI). According to their website, ICSSI created the Save the Tigris Campaign (STC) in an attempt to protect World Heritage sites along the Tigris River from the Ilisu Dam, which is a hydroelectric project being constructed by the Turkish government. Nature Iraq joined STC as a gesture of goodwill towards organizations in the region working to protect Iraq’s cultural resources, and because of our mission in protecting the Mesopotamian Marshlands of southern Iraq. Over the last few months, there have been a number of factually inaccurate public criticisms by STC of the Iraqi government’s handling of the World Heritage Site application process…