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River's Talk
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December 6-7, 2021

Project Objectives:

The key objectives for the project are:

  • Environmental awareness: Visualize the status of ecological sites seen for the rivers, to raise awareness about the environmental significance of protecting and conserving these vital water bodies.

  • Open discussion: Talking to the different stakeholders (state and no-state actors) i.e. Executive government, civil societies and activists, international agencies , Academic institutions, and Media.

  • Cultural Heritage: Recall the cultural memory of the Iraqi people by striking visual narratives, fostering cross-cultural understanding to encourage preserving the cultural heritage and appreciation of the ancient civilizations.

River's Talk
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Sep 10, 2021

As part of Sanad’s vision to develop the Iraqi economy through entrepreneurship, we were delighted to collaborate with the United Nations Institute for Training and Research (UNITAR) as part of their program titled (UNITAR COVID-19 Response and Recovery Programme: Mobilizing Resilient Entrepreneurs to Address Food Insecurity, Public Health and Unemployment - For Youth in Iraq) which equips youth entrepreneurs in Iraq with the knowledge, skills, and attitudes to turn ideas for a social or for-profit enterprise into a business model that meets the urgent domestic needs stemming from the COVID-19 pandemic and that promotes sustainable recovery.


Sanad’s offered its expertise and presented a session on Food Security and Agribusiness – Iraq by Sanad’s CEO Dr. Sameh W. Al-Muqdadi in which he offered an overview about the current situation with focus on the challenges related to water resources management and opportunities of agribusiness in the current Iraqi landscape, the session was attended by the Iraqi learners of the program as well as UNITAR staff from Iraq and Japan, the attendance showed interest in the topic and the session concluded after engaging discussions with the presenter especially exploring the future opportunities that the future entrepreneur can utilize to support the Iraqi economy.

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