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  • Hundreds of families to benefit from UNDP’s new partnership with Toyota IraqJul 17, 2016The United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) and Toyota Iraq signed a flagship agreement today in Erbil to train and place hundreds of displaced people in jobs. This new partnership brings together one of the world’s leading car companies, Toyota, and UNDP, which is actively working to improve conditions for the more than 3.4 million Iraqis who have been displaced by the conflict with the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (ISIL).

  • EU funded cleaning campaign collects more than 2,500 tonnes of garbage from Kurdistan Region of IraqJun 16, 2016More than 2,500 tonnes of garbage were collected yesterday from the Governorates of the Kurdistan Region of Iraq- Erbil, Sulaimaniyah, Duhok and Halabja- as a result of the Let us Clean Kurdistan in One-Day campaign funded by the European Union. With the objective of raising awareness on conservation of the environment, the campaign was supported by UNDP’s EU Local Area Development Programme (LADP), and organized by the Ministry of Municipality and Tourism of the Kurdistan Regional Government (KRG) and Kurdistan Region Governorates, in collaboration with Clean Organization Environment Friends (COEF).

  • UNDP partners with a Canadian non-profit institution to advance Iraq’s crises management abilityJun 12, 2016The United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) and the Canadian non-profit Institute on Governance (IoG) signed a partnership agreement in Baghdad that aims at advancing Iraq’s crises management ability. Accordingly, UNDP will support IoG to implement Fiscal Federalism, Decentralization and Resilience Building Project, a joint effort to help Iraq to become a stable, federal democracy with sustainable economic growth.

  • Italy provides additional funding to stabilization activities in liberated areasJun 5, 2016The Italian Republic is contributing an additional US$4.91 million (€4.5 million) to UNDP’s Funding Facility for Immediate Stabilization (FFIS), which finances fast-track initiatives in areas liberated from the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (ISIL). This follows a contribution of $2.72 million (€2.5 million) in December 2015, and brings the total funds channeled through the Italian Agency for International Cooperation (AICS) to $7.63 million (€7 million).

  • Support to improve government services continues through training to re-engineer work systems and delivery modelsJun 2, 2016As part of its support to the Government of Iraq to facilitate effective and efficient access to quality and responsive government services for citizens, UNDP Iraq's Public Sector Modernization (I-PSM) Programme conducted a 5-day workshop on Simplification of Work Systems, Procedures and Service Delivery Models at National and Sub-national Levels. Organized in Amman, this second round in a series of capacity development workshops was built on results achieved in workshops held in October 2015.

  • Join "Let us Clean Kurdistan in One Day" campaign on 15 JuneMay 31, 2016Let us Clean Kurdistan in One Day campaign is organized by Ministry of Municipality and Tourism of the Kurdistan Regional Government, Kurdistan Region Governorates, and EU Local Area Development Programme, implemented by the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) and funded by the European Union (EU). The campaign takes place on 5 June 2016 in all Kurdistan Region Governorates: Erbil, Sulaimaniyah, Duhok and Halabja.

  • Duhok launches its 2-year Provincial Development Strategy supported by the EU and UNDPMay 29, 2016The Governorate of Duhok launched its Provincial Development Strategy 2016-2018 in a ceremony organized in collaboration with the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP), the European Union (EU), and NOREL non-governmental organization. Conceptualized with the support of UNDP’s EU funded Local Area Development Programme (LADP), the Strategy seeks progress in six areas: Multi-sector economy, geographical location, governmental services, investment environment, administrative and financial efficiency, and human resources.

  • JCC agrees on action priorities for effective crises management and emergency response in KurdistanMay 18, 2016The Joint Crisis Coordination Centre (JCC) of the Kurdistan Regional Government (KRG) convened a two-day conference on 17 and18 May in Erbil, bringing together more than 60 representatives of government institutions and offices. Initiated by the JCC and endorsed by the Council of Ministers, the conference consolidated action priorities to improve coordination, build domestic expertise and enhance efficiency in resource mobilization and utilization for effective crises management and emergency response.

  • Finland contributes funding to accelerate stabilization in newly liberated areasMay 16, 2016The Republic of Finland is providing US$1,13 million (€1 million) to the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) to support stabilization in areas newly liberated from the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (ISIL).

  • More volunteers trained to support EU/UNDP’s Innovation for Development InitiativeMay 13, 2016Under the Local Area Development Programme (LADP) funded by the European Union (EU), a volunteers’ training and introduction workshop on Innovation for Development has been organized over the period of 11 to 13 May in Erbil. The initiative implemented by the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) promotes business and social entrepreneurship through methods such as Design Thinking and the Business Model Canvas in order to familiarize young entrepreneurs with these concepts and their applications.