By: Khalid Khalid, UNDP Iraq
A group of 22 Iraqi youths recently joined five development specialists from UNDP Iraq at a five-day workshop between the 15 and 19 July. The purpose was to develop Youth Communications and Networking skills, in preparation for the upcoming youth-focused Iraq National Human Development Report (NDHR).
The workshop was an opportunity for the organisers to tap into the dynamism and creativity of Iraq’s youth and enable the participants to contribute to the Iraq NHDR for 2012.
The workshop trained the attendees in conducting, arranging, and participating effectively in Focus Group Discussions and how to apply communication strategies. The training sessions included presentations and working groups to discuss how youth can advocate for the Iraq NHDR and promote its key messages when it is launched later this year.
The NHDR team encouraged participants to take an imaginative approach towards the discussions to help build confidence amongst the attendees and create new practical initiatives for the report. This workshop complements the broader efforts of the NHDR team to ensure the report is aligned with youth priorities.
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