As part of our Iraq Climate Dialogue series, IRIS hosted Basima Abdulrahman, the founder of Iraq's first greentech company KESK. Basima met with AUIS students and discussed prospects for green building in Iraq. In a lecture to business and engineering students, she explored the business and financial side of the greentech sector, as well as the engineering implications of green building in Iraq. The event was sponsored by Taurus Arm Company.

Bio: Basima Abdulrahman is a greentech entrepreneur and the Founder and CEO of the first company established to synergize green solutions and cloud-computing technologies in Iraq. Ms. Abdulrahman is a World Economic Forum Foundation Board Member and Cultural Leader, TEDx speaker, and Cartier Women’s Initiative laureate of the MENA Region. She was a co-chair of the 2019 WEF Annual Meeting in Davos. Featured in TIME’s magazine, Inhabitat, Forbes, WEF Agenda, and the National among other platforms. Ms. Abdulrahman holds an MA in Structural Engineering.