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AUIS hosts leadership academy training for Iraqi professionals

  American University of Iraq, Sulaimani (AUIS) hosted the first class of the Leadership Academy for Development-Iraq (LAD-IQ) training program from July 1-6.   The program is a partnership with Dr. Francis Fukuyama’s Center on Democracy, Development and the Rule of Law (CDDRL) at Stanford University and the Center for International Private Enterprise (CIPE), funded by the National Endowment for Democracy (NED). Thirty Iraqi participants -- mid- and high-level government officials, business and civil society sector leaders from all over the country -- were selected through a competitive application process. The instructors -- Associate Professor of the Practice, Mary E. Hilderbrand, from the George H.W. Bush School of Government and Public Service, Texas A&M University, and economist, social entrepreneur and policy innovator, Elena Panaritis -- are leading experts in their fields with decades of experience conducting such trainings.   The four-day intensive program focused on addressing how government can encourage and enable the private sector to play a larger, more constructive role as a force for economic growth and development. It provided participants with an analytical framework to build these leadership abilities and operate effectively under adverse conditions. Major themes additionally covered during the training were: 1) the state and institutions as catalysts for private...

CGDS participates in humanitarian workshops in Baghdad and Erbil

AUIS professor Dr. Lynn Rose and Center for Gender and Development Studies (CGDS) project coordinator Shko Shwan attended workshops titled “Call to Action on Protection from GBV in Emergencies” in Baghdad and Erbil on July 17-18, 2018. In both cities, the workshops were sponsored by the European Civil Protection and Humanitarian Aid Operations (ECHO). The events began with presentations summarizing progress on protection of vulnerable civilians affected by war in Iraq from gender-based violence (GBV) since 2013. A number of ECHO-partnered organizations provided overviews of milestones over the course of their projects and offered suggestions on ways to improve outcomes going forward. The sessions concluded with group discussions...

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