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UNITAR Iraq Fellowship Programme 2016 Cycle 

UNITAR Iraq Fellowship Programme 2016 Cycle

About the 2016 Cycle

The 2016 Cycle of the Iraq Fellowship Programme was officially launched on 28 November 2016 in Amman, Jordan, by UNITAR staff.

Twenty-four Iraqi Fellows, including eight women, were selected for the 2016 Cycle from 17 organizations after a rigorous selection process. Participating in two workshops and a range of web seminars and asynchronous training modules, the Fellows will undertake an organizational needs assessment, and develop, throughout the Fellowship, a project proposal that addresses contemporary challenges in Iraq. The proposal will serve as an action plan for implementation upon completion of the Programme. Workshop I was held in Jordan in November 2016, and Workshop II will be held in Hiroshima, Japan, in March 2017, at which time the 2016 Cycle will conclude.

Learning Objectives

By the end of the Programme, participants should be able to:

  • Outline what a social business is and why it is important we create them for today’s Iraq
  • Discuss the processes behind designing a social business that can solve a self-identified social issue
  • Define key steps in developing a plan to make social businesses high performing
  • Discuss selection criteria and development plans for servant leaders of social businesses
  • Outline steps in setting a climate for social business success
  • Define their leadership legacy, outlining the positive impact they will have on Iraq

Selected Fellows for the 2016 Cycle

The 24 Fellows selected for the 2016 Cycle come from 17 different institutions in Iraq:

  • Public Sector: The Ministry of Youth and Sports, the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, the Ministry of Industry, the Ministry of Culture, and the Ministry of Oil
  • Private Sector: The Federation of Iraqi Chambers of Commerce, Alsalami Company for Software Engineering, Mishwar, Feka Store, and Startup Weekend Baghdad
  • Civil Society Organizations: Mercy Corps, Mercy Hands, and Iraqi Health Access Organization 
  • Academic Institutions: Development Horizon Association for Cultural Exchange Alumni, the University of Al Nahrain, the University of Baghdad, and the University of Technology

Key Documents and Links

Orientation Session Presentation [PDF]

Participant Biographies [PDF]

Workshop I Story