and civil society in Iraq, and help Iraq in contributing to regional stability.
In addition to hearing sessions with judicial stakeholders and awareness sessions for UNSCR 1325 and the NAP, vocational training for women’s economic empowerment in Baghdad involved providing training and equipment for hairdressing and sewing. The goals of the project are for women to start their own businesses within the IDP camp using the goods and skills provided to them. Activities in the Prophet Younis IDP camp also featured health and well-being training as well.
IF Board Member Azzam Alwash recently published a report for the Wilson Center detailing solutions for the possible failure of the Mosul Dam. The full report titled, “The Mosul Dam: Turning a Potential Disaster into a Win-Win Situation”, can be found here: https://www.wilsoncenter.org/publication/the-mosul-dam-turning-potential-disaster-win-win-solution
The Iraq Foundation mourns the death of Iraqi-born architect Zaha Hadid. She was an architect of global renown, winning the Pritzker Architecture Prize, among many others, for her bold and convention-shattering designs. The world has lost a brilliant architect, and Iraqis have lost a rare beacon of greatness.
The Iraq Foundation congratulates our dear and valued colleague, Dhefaf Al-Jarahi, for 10 years at the Iraq Foundation in Baghdad. Dhefaf joined IF on April 9th, 2005, and soon rose to be the Manager of our operations in Iraq. Her professionalism and intelligence have earned her admiration from colleagues inside IF and all those who have worked with her. Her commitment to the Foundation and her hard work deserve our sincere gratitude. We are extremely proud of her. Dhefaf, thank you, and may we enjoy another successful 10 years together.