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No.

Province

Date of Town Hall Meeting

Venue

1

Wasit

05/23/2011

Agriculture Education Hall

2

Basra

05/25/2011

Cultural Center of Basra

3

Maysan

05/14/2011

Al-Huda Organization for Strategic Studies

4

Thi-Qar

05/05/2011

Thi-Qar Businessmen Center

5

Babil

05/26/2011

Rehabilitation Center of Wounded

6

Baghdad

05/15/2011

Zafarania Youth Forum

7

Karbala

05/25/2011

Shabab Al-Hur Center

8

Najaf

05/24/2011

Al-Najef  Hotel

9

Al-Muthana

06/21/2011

Samawa Youth Forum

10

Anbar

05/26/2011

Ramadi Local council Hall

11

Kirkuk

05/26/2011

Kirkuk Cultural Center

During the month of February 2011, IF successfully implemented three coalition building meetings across  Iraq, including the the mid-south region, in Baghdad region, as well as the north-western region as part of the Provincial Accountability and Governance (PAG) project. During these meetings, IF’s Integrity Monitoring Groups (IMGs) exchanged information about their activities, discussed successes and challenges, identified best practices, and coordinated their outreach efforts aimed at goverment officials, the media, and the public.

Schedule of coalition building meetings in Feb. 2011:

No.

Province of Implementation

Date of

Participating IMGs

1

Karbala(Mid-South)

February 27-28, 2011

IMG from Karbala, Najef, Wasit, Al-Qadisiyaah

2

Baghdad Region

February 20-21, 2011

IMGs from Baghdad, Anbar, Babil, and Diyala

3

Ninawa( North-West)

February 23-24, 2011

IMGs from Salah Al-Deen, Kirkuk, and Ninawa

4Basra (South)March 29- 30, 2011IMGs from Basra, Maysan, Dhi Qar, Al-Muthanna

Due to security concerns, the Southern Regional Coalition Building Meeting, which was originally scheduled for February, was rescheduled and held on March 29th and 30th.

Baghdad Coalition Building Meeting
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Ninawa coalition building meeting
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Karbala Coalition Meeting
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During the months January and February 2011, IF partner NGOs and IMGs successfully completed the implementation of 14 town-hall meetings in 14 provinces. During those town-hall meetings, the general public was able to interact face to face with the government officials of their provinces, who in return addressed the people’s inquiries and explained anti-corruption efforts and procedures adopted by the local governments. The IMGs presented interim reports on the status of the Agenda for Change being implimented in their province and invited provincial officials to discuss the findings and recommendations delivered by the IMGs and the general public.

No.

Province

Date of Town Hall Meeting

Venue

1

Wasit

02/09/2011

Meeting hall of  Youth and Sports Directorate

2

Basra

02/08/2011

Culture Center of Basra

3

Maysan

02/12/2011

Al-Huda Organization for Strategic Studies

4

Thi-Qar

02/01/2011

Thi-Qar Businessmen Center

5

Babil

02/08/2011

Rehabilitation Center of Wounded

6

Samawa

01/31/2011

HealthCare Center Hall

7

Baghdad

02/02/2011

Zafarania Youth Forum

8

Ninawa

01/27/2011

Ninawa Hotel

9

Karbala

02/01/2011

Parliament bureau

10

Najaf

02/05/2011

Al-Najef  Hotel

11

Anbar

01/31/2011

Ramadi Local council Hall

12

Diyala

02/13/2011

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13

Diwania

02/07/2011

Diwania Hotel

14

Kirkuk

02/15/2011

Sara Hall / Kirkuk Street

Two Links to Wasit Town Hall Meeting:
http://www.wasitpress.net/news.php?action=view&id=1603
http://www.ninanews.com/Arabic/News_Details.asp?ar95_VQ=FFGIDE

Selected Photos

Baghdad Town Hall Meeting Photos
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Diyala Town Hall Meeting Photo

Ninawa Town Hall Meeting Photos:
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Baghdad Town Hall Meeting:
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Babil Townhall Meeting:

 

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Basra Province:
Radio talk show on 01/04/2011 with Basra provincial council member, Head of the Education Committee in Basra PC, Mr. Ganim  Abid Al-Ameer.

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Basra IMG visit to Basra PC on 01/02/2011 and meeting with Basra

PC member, Mr. Walled Abbas

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Thi-Qar Province:

Implementation of Agenda for Change activities for the month of January 2011 in Thi-Qar province (hold anti-corruption workshops for government officials). Below are photos of anti-corruption workshop for the Municipal directorate of Thi-Qar in 01/02/2011

Radio talk show with Officials from Thi-Qar province department of education and a Provincial council Member on 01/06/2011

Agenda for Change Activity, Workshop Thi-Qar

IMG Monthly Meetings with Provincial Council, Maysan

IMG meeting, Basra Governorate

Radio Talk Show, Basra Governorate

Official being interviewed by IF’s IMG in Al-Qadisyahh

IMG meeting in Thi Qar

No.ProvinceDate of MeetingNo. of Attendees
1Baghdad10/28/201058
2Al-Qadisiyyah10/27/201081
3Babil10/28/201086
4Basra10/21/201076
5Maysan10/22/201075
6Thi-Qar10/27/201076
7Ninawa10/28/201075
8Wasit10/19/201058
9Diyala10/20/201062
10Karbala10/30/201063
11Najef10/31/201059
12Al-Muthana10/28/201080
13Al-Anbar10/28/201082

During October, IF’s Integrity Monitoring Groups (IMGs) held the first of a series of four town hall meetings in 13 provinces throughout Iraq. The town hall meetings included local officials, the media, and the general public. The IMGs presented status updates on the Agenda for Change and provided provincial officials with the opportunity to discuss the measures they are implementing to curb corruption as well as listen to recommendations offered by the IMGs and the public. Local media covered the meetings and publish independent news articles and reports on specific issues of transparency and accountability in each province. To learn more about the press and media that resulted from theses town hall meetings, click here.

Basra Town Hall Meeting

Diyala Town Hall Meeting

Maysan Town Hall Meeting

Al-Manara Network (Wasit Province, October 22, 2010)

http://www.almannarah.com/Mobile/NewsDetails.aspx?CatID=6&NewsID=20400

Wasit news network  (Wasit province, October 21, 2010)

http://www.wasitpress.net/news.php?action=view&id=1310

Al-Nasiria electronic newspapers (Thi-Qar province, October 27, 2010)

http://nasiriaelc.com/index.php?act=artc&id=4258

Nasiria news network (thi-Qar province, October 28, 2010) 

http://www.nasiriyah.org/nar/ifm.php?recordID=16130

Al-Shabiya electronic newspaper (Th-Qar province, October 28, 2010)

http://www.nasiriyahnews.com/news.php?action=view&id=725

 

Broadcast from November 2010, Al-Qadisiyaah

Broadcast from Marshes Local Media Channel, Thi Qar

IMG Member interviewing Local Iraqi Official

Head of the Thi Qar IMG

Official being interviewed by IF’s IMG in Thi Qar

Screenshot from IF’s training materials, highlighting how inaction can lead to corruption.

The IMG of each province held a consultation meeting in September to discuss and consult on the work strategy of the group. At these meetings, each group reviewed the draft Agenda for Change, the progress of work, and planned the periodic visits to the local government officials. The groups  also prepared  and designed the questions that would be addressed in the radio talk interviews.

The Agendas for Change for all provinces were approved on September 23, 2010.

IMG Meeting Anbar Province

Ninawa Province IMG meeting

Ninawa Province IMG meeting