It’s not news that Iraqi youth have few opportunities and even fewer choices. With little education and growing unemployment among their ranks, they are forced to choose between disparity and exclusion in the Iraqi State, or power and inclusion in the Islamic State; or so they’ve been told. But Samer Mobarak at the University of Baghdad is changing that narrative; offering youth a path of education and opportunity in Iraq’s economy.
The 2015 Community Solutions Leaders have arrived! This is the fifth year of the Community Solutions Program (CSP), which connects community leaders from over 30 countries around the globe with like-minded organizations in the U.S. Over the next four months, these leaders will work hand in hand with their American colleagues on issues that affect communities from Turkey to Tanzania to Texas. From issues of domestic violence to youth work skills development to renewable energy, the Community Solutions leaders are passionate advocates and key players in their communities, who are ready to make the hard choices and be the change they want to see.
POSTPONED - Join IREX and the Millennium Challenge Corporation's Human and Community Development Group for a roundtable that showcases experiences in the field that incorporated technology to solve communication, information, and learning needs in a variety of sectors. Key leaders in the ICTs for development space will share lessons learned on creating technology successes, with a focus specifically at the point of uptake by the user and how uptake can be enhanced. New date to be announced.
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