Finding a job after college is has been difficult for students in Baghdad, particularly now as a result of the increasing instability. Approximately 300,000 people under the age of 24 enter the workforce each year, coupled with a youth unemployment rate of more than 18 percent. To address this, university career centers are connecting students and faculty with industry recruiters while providing soft skills training to better prepare students as competitive applicants for the workforce.
“I feel there is no better time than this to be a health practitioner in Liberia. I’m proud that I can make a difference in people’s lives; especially during the Ebola crisis,” says 2014 Mandela Washington Fellow Kolu Kamah, Director of Nursing Services and Acting Hospital Administrator at the Eternal Love Winning Africa (ELWA) hospital. Both ELWA and Kolu are at the forefront of Liberia’s fight against Ebola: three of the American physicians who contracted the virus worked at ELWA hospital, and Doctors without Borders maintains a unit at the hospital.
IREX is pleased to announce the new five-year, USAID-funded Media for Transparent and Accountable Governance (M-TAG) program. Through trainings and guidance with a core group of committed media outlets, M-TAG will enable journalists to gain a better understanding of select government reform areas for more competent reporting, in addition to helping journalists improve sensitivity when covering diversity for more inclusive policies in newsrooms.