CGDS marks the start of 16 Days of Activism with soft launch of EU grant

The Center for Gender and Development Studies (CGDS) at American University of Iraq, Sulaimani (AUIS) held an event on November 27 marking the start of the 16 Days of Activism against Gender-Based Violence with a a soft launch of its recently awarded €900,000 European Union grant. The grant will fund a series of projects and activities to support the review and development of gender-related educational courses across the region, as well as conduct media monitoring and increase gender related resources through films, songs, texts, and audio discussions. 
Members of the AUIS and wider Sulaimani community as well as representatives from the European Union delegation attended the soft launch, in which CGDS staff also delivered a presentation on the center’s projects and activities over the previous year, as well as a preview of activities planned under the new grant. The presentation was followed by a musical performance by artists and performers from XFM radio.

Sales & Marketing Training: Professional Development Institute collaborates with Al-Mouyasser Company

The Professional Development Institute (PDI) at AUIS delivered an extensive sales & marketing training for professionals at the Al-Mouyasser company in Erbil in November 2018. Al-Mouyasser, operating under the Fattal Group, is a Lebanese-Iraqi joint venture providing FMCG and home appliances. The training provided a comprehensive view of marketing principles and strategies as well as sales management and processes. Following the completion of the program, participants are be able to understand the importance of marketing as one of the central functions of the organization and focus on product development, pricing strategies, and branding. The program also focused on understanding long-term thinking in sales as well as principles and practices involved in selling processes. As sales and marketing skills are becoming increasingly vital in today's competitive and challenging business environment, mastering these in-demand skills will create potentials for business growth. The Professional...

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