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IF worked with local anti-corruption citizens’ groups, Integrity Monitoring Groups (IMGs), to coordinate over 30 extremely successful youth-led activities in 15 provinces. Detailed information on selected students’ projects by province is described below:

Al-Muthanna: On January 30, students performed a play, which was attended by over 120 students in addition to a number of university professors. The play discussed incidences of corruption that commonly occur in Iraq and the consequences facing society as a result of such corruption.

On January 30, students presented 45 caricatures at an exhibit, attended by over 100 students.

Anbar: On February 23, 2012, students opened a playground at a local girls’ school.

On January 30, 2012, students held an art exhibit displaying 65 pieces. This event was well covered by members of the media.

Baghdad: On January 30, 2012, IF assisted students in presenting a puppet show at Imam Sadiq University entitled, “No to Corruption… Yes to Transparency.”

On January 31, 2012, IF cooperated with local youth to organize a soccer game after which medals and gold trophies were distributed to the winning team.  The losing team received silver trophies.

On April 9, 2012, as part of IF’s second no-cost extension activities, IF coordinated a youth soccer game at a local playground. Youth wore T-shirts displaying the phrase, “No to Corruption… Yes to Transparency.”

Babil: On January 25-27, IF supported local youth in holding a 2-day forum for youth titled, “Forum for Combating Administrative and Financial Corruption” at the University of Babil. 120 individuals, including students, professors and other members of the community, attended the forum. During this period, university youth also distributed 1500 copies of critical anti-corruption information around campus.

On January 29-30, 2012, youth worked with the Department of Physical Education at the University of Babil to organize two races to combat corruption.

Basra: On February 4, youth held a poetry festival to raise awareness of corruption issues.

On February 9-10, a group of students held a two-day mobile exhibition. On the first day, students visited the University of Basra and to the offices of a number of government officials including, the Minister of Human Rights, the Head of the County and members of the Provincial Council and a number of professors and students. On the second day, students spoke with a number of citizens and visited the offices of a number of local government officials to distribute pamphlets and posters on the CoC as well as the telephone numbers of the Commission on Integrity’s hotlines. Youth also conducted interviews throughout the exhibition.

Diwaniya: Throughout the month of February, the Diwaniya IMG worked with local youth to hold a radio program and launch PSAs on the radio to raise awareness of corruption.

On February 27, 2012, the local IMG held a special form for youth to familiarize them with the National Anti-Corruption Strategy (NAS) and the role of CSOs, the local IMG and the Iraq Foundation in this strategy. Youth were also briefed on the many manifestations of corruption and ways to combat it.

Diyala: From January 15-31, 2012, two groups of students worked to raise awareness of corruption issues in the community: One group traveled to local elementary, middle and high schools in the area to educate young students on corruption and another worked in rural and urban areas to raise awareness among all community members.

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Karbala: Students held a play entitled, “When the Papers are Mixed” on January 25-27. Approximately 56 people attended performances.

From January 25 – 31, 2012, students held an art exhibit featuring 110 pictures, 4 large posters and 50 booklets. The exhibit was titled, “No to Corruption… Yes to Integrity.”

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Kirkuk: On January 17, 2012, IF assisted students in organizing a free verse poetry festival to combat corruption at a local elementary school.

On January 19, 2012, IF assisted students to organize a cartoon exhibition. The exhibition was attended by students and members of the community of both genders. 16 pieces were on display.

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Maysan: On January 15, 2012, students organized an exhibit featuring 65 illustrations and photographs highlighting the effects of corruption on society. Attendees enjoyed the artwork and recommended that students hold these exhibitions in local schools in order to expand the awareness raising efforts. Students also held a short symposium to introduce the achievements of the project.

On February 25, 2012, students held a skit to raise awareness.

Najaf: On January 17 and 19, the local IMG facilitated two youth workshops that included artistic exhibitions: a skit and an exhibition of cartoons on corruption.

Ninewa: From January 31 to February 6, 2012, local youth painted anti-corruption murals in 32 schools. In the mural pictured below, a tortoise is fatigued by the burdens of society (unemployment, basic services, vulnerable populations) while a rabbit runs ahead, unhampered as he carries only “corruption.”

On February 27, 2012, students held an art exhibit depicting the effects of corruption on society. A number of government officials and representatives of local CSOs were in attendance.

In April, 2012 as part of PAG’s no-cost extension, a group of students released a large hot-air balloon with the slogan, “Yes to Transparency, No to Corruption” displayed. Students also marched with signs denouncing corruption.

Salah Al-Deen:In February, 2012, youth held an art exhibit to combat corruption and facilitated a discussion forum between youth and local government on corruption.

Thi Qar: On January 26, students completed shooting an anti-corruption film and delivered a copy to the head of the local IMG. From January 20-27, 2012, students discussed with their local IMG the idea of establishing an electronic bulletin on corruption issues to support the project.

From January 20-27, 2012, students discussed with their local IMG the idea of establishing an electronic bulletin on corruption issues to support the project.On February 24, an electronic publication created by youth was completed.

On April 10, as part of IF’s second no-cost extension activities, a group of youth and the head of the Thi Qar IMG met with a local television network to discuss broadcasting PSAs to combat corruption. The PSA will be aired eight times during the period from 4/15-4/22 and will depict the destruction of recently constructed sidewalks.

Wasit: On January 24, 2012, local youth worked with the Wasit IMG to hold a five-kilometer marathon to bolster community support for anti-corruption efforts sponsored by IF. More than 50 young men and women ran in the marathon. Runners wore special shirts with the message: “No to corruption, yes to transparency.” The event was unexpectedly successful and resulted in the formation of a youth group that calls themselves, “Friends of the IMG” and has expressed eagerness to work with the local IMG on future projects. As a result of their efforts, students were awarded honorary medals by the Head of the county.

On April 2-5, the Wasit IMG worked with local youth to create a mural depicting the negative consequences of corruption on society.

Schedule of IMG Consultation Meetings & IMG Meeting with the Provincial Councils

No.

Province

 

Date of Meeting with  PC

 

Date of IMG Consultation  Meeting

1

Baghdad

2/8/2012

2/3/2012

2

Diyala

2/15/2012

2/4/2012

3

Ninawa

2/27/2012

2/3/2012

4

Wasit

2/6/2012

2/4/2012

5

Diwaniya

2/9/2012

2/2/2012

6

Anbar

2/14/2012

2/4/2012

7

Babil

2/8/2012

2/5/2012

8

Maysan

2/12/2012

2/10/2012

9

Basra

2/2/2012

2/3/2012

10

Al-Muthanna

2/23/2012

2/20/2012

11

Thi-Qar

2/5/2012

2/2/2012

12

Kirkuk

2/15/2012

2/18/2012

13

Najaf

2/13/2012

2/15/2012

14

Salah Al-Deen

2/4/2012

2/2/2012

15

Karbala

2/6/2012

2/4/2012

Selected Photos from Activities:

IMG Consultation Meeting, Baghdad, February 3, 2012.

Visit to Baghdad Provincial Council, February 8, 2012.

IMG Consultation Meeting, Babil, February 5, 2012.

Visit to Babil Provincial Council, February 8, 2012.

IMG Consultation Meeting, Wasit, February 4, 2012.

IMG Consultation Meeting, Diwaniya, February 2, 2012.

Visit to Diwaniya Provincial Council, February 9, 2012.

IMG Consultation Meeting, Ninawa, February 3, 2012.

Visit to Ninawa Provincial Council, February 27, 2012.

IMG Consultation Meeting, Anbar, February 4, 2012.

IMG Consultation Meeting, Diyala, February 4, 2012.

IMG Consultation Meeting, Muthanna, February 20, 2012.

Visit to Muthanna Provincial Council, February 23, 2012.

IMG Consulation Meeting, Maysan, February 10, 2012.

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IMG Consultation Meeting, Basra, February 3, 2012.

Visit to Basra Provincial Council, February 2, 2012.

IMG Consultation Meeting, Kirkuk, February 18, 2012.

Visit to Kirkuk Provincial Council, February 25, 2012.

During the month of February 2012, IF facilitated the implementation of 9 town hall meetings in 9 Iraqi provinces. Local officials, the media, and the general public attended those meeting. During those meetings, the IMGs presented interim reports on the status of the Agenda for Change in their provinces and invited government officials to discuss the findings and recommendations addressed by the IMGs and the general public.

Schedule:

No.

Province

Date of Town Hall Meeting

1

Baghdad

2/9/2012

2

Wasit

2/27/2012

3

Al-Qadisiyyah

2/23/2012

4

Ninawa

2/29/2012

5Karbala2/25/2012
6Thi Qar2/23/2012
7Maysan2/25/2012

8

Basra

2/23/2012

9Kirkuk2/29/2012
10Diyala—-
11Anbar—-
12Al-Muthanna—-
13Salah Al-Deen—-
14Najaf—-
15Babil—-

Selected Photos:


Baghdad, February 9, 2012.


Wasit, February 27, 2012.


Diwaniya, February 23, 2012.


Ninawa, February 29, 2012.


Ninawa, February 29, 2012.


Karbala, February 25, 2012.


Thi Qar, February 23, 2012.


Maysan, February 25, 2012.

February 2012

1

Baghdad

2/21/2012

Al-Yawom Radio

2

Diyala

2/26/2012

Diyala channel

3

Ninawa

2/21/2012

Ninawa Radio

4

Wasit

2/16/2012

Al Nahrain Radio

5

Al-Qadisiyyah

2/26/2012

Diwaniya Channel

6

Anbar

2/15/2012

Sada Al Falooga Channel

7

Babil

2/20/2012

Babylon Channel

8

Maysan

2/8/2012

Kul Al-Iraq Channel

9

Basra

2/8/2012

Radio Al-Amal

10

Al-Muthanna

2/26/2012

Al-Samawa TV

11

Thi-Qar

2/13/2012

Al-Ahwar TV

12

Kirkuk

2/25/2012

Naba Radio Channel

13

Najaf

2/26/2012

Al-Najaf Channel

14

Salah Al-Deen

2/20/2012

Diratuna Channel

15

Karbala

2/19/2012

Karbala Channel

January 2012

1

Baghdad

1/21/2012

Al-Yawom Radio

2

Diyala

1/18/2012

Diyala channel

3

Ninawa

1/24/2012

Ninawa Radio

4

Wasit

—-

—-

5

Al-Qadisiyyah

1/26/2012

Diwaniya Channel

6

Anbar

1/15/2012

Sada Al Falooga Channel

7

Babil

1/21/2012

Babylon Channel

8

Maysan

1/23/2012

Kul Al-Iraq Channel

9

Basra

1/10/2012

Radio Al-Amal

10

Al-Muthanna

1/21/2012

Al-Samawa TV

11

Thi-Qar

1/18/2012

Al-Ahwar TV

12

Kirkuk

1/21/2012

Naba Radio Channel

13

Najaf

1/25/2012

Al-Najaf Channel

14

Salah Al-Deen

1/20/2012

Diratuna Channel

15

Karbala

1/29/2012

Karbala Channel

December 2011

1

Baghdad

12/21/2011

Al-Yawom Radio

2

Diyala

12/21/2011

Diyala channel

3

Ninawa

12/14/2011

Ninawa Radio

4

Wasit

12/20/2011

Al-Nahrain Radio

5

Al-Qadisiyyah

12/25/2011

Diwaniya Channel

6

Anbar

12/21/2011

Sada Al Falooga Channel

7

Babil

12/20/2011

Babylon Channel

8

Maysan

12/12/2011

Kul Al-Iraq Channel

9

Basra

12/04/2011

Radio Al-Amal

10

Al-Muthanna

12/18/2011

Al-Samawa TV

11

Thi-Qar

12/19/2011

Al-Ahwar TV

12

Kirkuk

12/29/2011

Naba Radio Channel

13

Najaf

12/04/2011

Al-Najaf Channel

14

Salah Al-Deen

12/21/2011

Diratuna Channel

15

Karbala

12/29/2011

Karbala Channel

November 2011

1

Baghdad

11/21/2011

Al-Yawom Radio

2

Diyala

11/29/2011

Diyala channel

3

Ninawa

11/24/2011

Ninawa Radio

4

Wasit

11/20/2011

Al-Nahrain Radio

5

Al-Qadisiyyah

11/25/2011

Diwaniya Channel

6

Anbar

11/26/2011

Sada Al Falooga Channel

7

Babil

11/20/2011

Babylon Channel

8

Maysan

11/26/2011

Kul Al-Iraq Channel

9

Basra

11/20/2011

Radio Al-Amal

10

Al-Muthanna

11/26/2011

Al-Samawa TV

11

Thi-Qar

11/22/2011

Al-Ahwar TV

12

Kirkuk

11/27/2011

Naba Radio Channel

13

Salah Al-Deen

—-

Diratuna Channel

14

Karbala

11/10/2011

Karbala Channel

October 2011

1

Baghdad

10/21/2011

Al-Yawoon Radio

2

Diyala

10/24/2011

Diyala channel

3

Ninawa

10/24/2011

Ninawa Radio

4

Wasit

10/25/2011

Al-Nahrain Radio

5

Al-Qadisiyyah

10/30/2011

Diwaniya Channel

6

Anbar

10/26/2011

Sada Al Falooga Channel

7

Babil

10/20/2011

Babylon Channel

8

Maysan

10/25/2011

Kul Al-Iraq Channel

9

Basra

10/27/2011

Radio Al-Amal

10

Al-Muthanna

10/26/2011

Al-Samawa TV

11

Thi-Qar

10/27/2011

Al-Ahwar TV

12

Kirkuk

10/13/2011

Tirkuman Channel

13

Salah Al-Deen

10/20/2011

Salah Al-Deen Channel

14

Karbala

10/26/2011

Karbala Channel

September 2011

No Radio Programs broadcast Due to scheduled project completion.

Radio /TV programs will resume in October.

August 2011

No Radio Programs broadcast due to Ramadan

July 2011:

Province

Date

Name of Channel

1

Baghdad

07/03/2011

Al-Yawoon Radio

2

Diyala

07/22/2011

Diyala Local channel

3

Ninawa

07/23/2011

Ninawa Radio

4

Wasit

07/25/2011

Al-Nahrain Radio

5

Al-Qadisiyyah

07/16/2011

Diwaniya FM Channel

6

Anbar

07/13/2011

Sada Al Falooga Channel

7

Babil

07/20/2011

Babylon Channel

8

Maysan

07/09/2011

Kul Al-Iraq Channel

9

Basra

07/03/2011

Radio Al-Amal

10

Al-Muthanna

07/15/2011

Al-Samawa Radio

11

Najaf

07/11/2011

Najaf FM Channel

12

Thi-Qar

07/03/2011

Al-Amal Channel

13

Kirkuk

07/16/2011

Kirkuk Channel

14

Salah Al-Deen

07/10/2011

Deratuna Channel

15

Karbala

07/27/2011

Karbala Channel

 June 2011:

No.

Province

Date of Radio talk Show/Interview

Channel

1

Baghdad

06/03/2011

Al-Yawoon Radio

2

Diyala

06/24/2011

Diyala local channel

3

Ninawa

06/26/2011

Ninawa Radio

4

Wasit

06/15/2011

Al-Nahrain Radio

5

Al-Qadisiyyah

06/25/2011

Diwaniya FM Channel

6

Anbar

06/15/2011

Sada Al Falooga Channel

7

Babil

06/20/2011

Babylon Radio

8

Maysan

06/08/2011

Kul Al-Iraq Radio

9

Basra

06/09/2011

Radio Al-Amal

10

Al-Muthanna

06/13/2011

Al-Samawa TV

11

Najaf

———

 ———-

12

Thi-Qar

06/27/2011

Al-Ahwar TV

13

Kirkuk

——-

——-

14

Salah Al-Deen

06/20/2011

Diratuna Radio

15

Karbala

06/28/2011

Karbala Radio

May 2011:

No.

Province

Date of Radio talk Show/Interview

Channel

1

Baghdad

05/02/2011

Al-Yawoon Radio

2

Diyala

05/22/2011

Diyala channel

3

Wasit

05/25/2011

Al-Nahrain Radio

4

Al-Qadisiyyah

05/15/2011

Diwaniya FM Channel

5

Anbar

05/21/2011

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6

Babil

05/20/2011

————-

7

Maysan

05/22/2011

Koul Al-Iraq Channel

8

Basra

05/02/2011

Radio Al-Amal

9

Thi-Qar

05/15/2011

Al-Ahwar TV

10

Kirkuk

05/03/2011

Al-Rasheed Channel

11

Karbala

05/25/2011

Karbala Radio

April 2011

No.

Province

Date of Radio talk Show/Interview

Channel

1

Baghdad

04/05/2011

Al-Yawoon Radio

2

Diyala

04/24/2011

Diyala channel

3

Ninawa

04/23/2011

Ninawa Radio

4

Wasit

04/13/2011

Al-Nahrain Radio

5

Al-Qadisiyyah

04/06/2011

Diwaniya FM Channel

6

Anbar

04/20/2011

Sada Al Falooga Channel

7

Babil

04/20/2011

Al-Hilla radio

8

Maysan

04/23/2011

Al-Iraq Radio

9

Basra

04/14/2011

Radio Al-Amal

10

Al-Muthanna

04/01/2011

Al-Samawa Radio

11

Najaf

04/15/2011

 AL-Najef Radio

12

Thi-Qar

04/14/2011

Al-Ahwar TV

13

Kirkuk

04/03/2011

Al-Rasheed Channel

14

Salah Al-Deen

04/05/2011

Salah Al-Deen Radio

15

Karbala

04/28/2011

Karbala Radio

March 2011

1

Baghdad

03/02/2011

Al-Yawoon Radio

2

Diyala

03/15/2011

Diyala channel

3

Ninawa

03/21/2011

Ninawa Radio

4

Wasit

03/10/2011

Al-Nahrain Radio

5

Al-Qadisiyyah

03/05/2011

Diwaniya FM Channel

6

Anbar

03/21/2011

Sada Al Falooga Channel

7

Babil

03/20/2011

Itihad Al-Shabab

8

Maysan

————

——————

9

Basra

————

——————

10

Al-Muthanna

————

——————

11

Najaf

03/03/2011

Najaf FM Channel

12

Thi-Qar

————

——————

13

Kirkuk

03/08/2011

Al-Rasheed Channel

14

Salah Al-Deen

03/31/2011

Salah Al-Deen Channel

15

Karbala

03/28/2011

Karbala Channel

February 2011

Province / Date of Radio Talk Show / Interview / Channel / Station

1

Baghdad

02/02/2011

Al-Yawoon Radio

2

Diyala

02/08/2011

Diyala channel

3

Ninawa

02/21/2011

Ninawa Radio

4

Wasit

02/22/2011

Al-Nahrain Radio

5

Al-Qadisiyyah

02/10/2011

Diwaniya FM Channel

6

Anbar

02/19/2011

Sada Al Falooga Channel

7

Babil

02/20/2011

Itihad Al-Shabab

8

Maysan

02/16/2011

Kul Al-Iraq Channel

9

Basra

02/07/2011

Radio Al-Amal

10

Al-Muthanna

02/09/2011

Al-Samawa Radio

11

Najaf

02/10/2011

Najaf FM Channel

12

Thi-Qar

02/08/2011

Al-Ahwar TV

13

Kirkuk

02/13/2011

Al-Rasheed Channel

14

Salah Al-Deen

02/24/2011

Salah Al-Deen Channel

15

Karbala

02/25/2011

Karbala Channel

January 2011

No.

Province

Date of Radio talk Show/Interview

Channel

January 2011

1

Baghdad

01/15/2011

Al-Yawoon Radio

2

Diyala

01/21/2011

Diyala channel

3

Ninawa

01/24/2011

Ninawa Radio

4

Wasit

01/25/2011

Al-Nahrain Radio

5

Al-Qadisiyyah

01/09/2011

Diwaniya FM Channel

6

Anbar

01/19/2011

Sada Al Falooga Channel

7

Babil

01/20/2011

Itihad Al-Shabab Channel

8

Maysan

01/15/2011

Kul Al-Iraq Channel

9

Basra

01/04/2011

Radio Al-Amal

10

Al-Muthanna

01/26/2011

Al-Samawa Radio

11

Najaf

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————

12

Thi-Qar

01/06/2011

Al-Ahwar TV

13

Kirkuk

Al-Rasheed Channel

14

Salah Al-Deen

01/31/2011

Salah Al-Deen Channel

15

Karbala

01/23/2011

Karbala Channel

December 2010

 

 

December

 

Province

Radio Talk Show Date

Channel

1

Baghdad

12/06

Moosawa Radio

2

Diyala

12/21

Radio of Diyala

3

Najef

12/26

Najef FM Radio

4

Wasit

12/15

Al-Kut Channel

5

Maysan

12/30

Broadcast of Iraq radio

6

Thi-Qar

12/15

Al-Ahwar Radio

7

Al-Anbar

12/18

Sada Al-Fuloja Channel

8

Al-Qadisiyyah

12/23

Al- Diwania FM Radio

9

Mousel

12/24

Radio Ninawa

10

Babel

12/30

Al-Shaboneen Radio

11

Al-Muthanna

12/21

Al-Samawa Radio

12

Basra

12/20

Al-Amal Radio

13

Karbala

12/19

Radio of Karbala

14

Salah Al-Din

12/28

Salah Al- Din Radio

15

Kirkuk

12/19

Kiruk Channel

November 2010

 

 

November

 

Province

Radio Talk Show Date

Radio Channel

1

Baghdad

11/10

Radio Al-Yawan

2

Diyala

——

—-

3

Najef

—–

—–

4

Wasit

11/14

Al-Nehren Radio

5

Maysan

11/29

Broadcast of Iraq radio

6

Thi-Qar

11/12

Al-Ahwar Radio

7

Al-Anbar

11/24

Al-Fuloja Radio

8

Al-Qadisiyyah

11/15

Al- Diwania FM Radio

9

Mousel

11/24

Radio Ninawa

10

Babel

11/13

Al-Hill Radio

11

Al-Muthanna

11/23

Al-Samawa Radio

12

Basra

11/11

Al-Amal Radio

13

Karbala

11/21

Radio of Karbala

14

Salah Al-Din

——

—–

15

Kirkuk

—–

—–

October 2010

 

Name of /governorate &org.

Date of meeting

Channel

1

Baghdad/ woman good for women

28/ 10 / 2010

Radio al- yawom

2

Deyala/eave org.

26/10 /2010

Radio deyala

3

Naynawa/family &chilled org.

23/10 / 2010

Radio neynawa

4

Waste /democratic woman

28 /10 / 2010

Al-nahrain radio

5

Al dewaniya /mutiny org.

18 10 / 2010

Al dewaniya broadcasting fm.

6

Al anbar/ al safa org.

17/10/2010

Al falooja broadcasting

7

Babylon /ishtar press center

21 /10/ 2010

Al – hill broadcasting

8

Maysan/ scientific org.

12/10/2010

All Iraq broadcasting

9

al basrah/al iekaa org.

19/10/2010

Al amal radio

10

Al mouthana/pioneer ladies org.  

24 /10/ 2010

Al samawa radio

11

Al najef /iktemal org.

Al najaf broadcasting
Fm.

12

Dee qar /al habooby association

18/10/2010

Al ahwar TV. radio

13

Karkook/development 
With out boarders

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14

Salah al deen /Iraqiwoman org.

 

15

Karbala /human rights monitor org

25/10/2010

Karbala broadcasting

Schedule of IMG Consultation Meetings & IMG Meeting with the Provincial Councils

No.

Province

 

Date of Meeting with  PC

 

Date of IMG Consultation  Meeting

1

Baghdad

1/18/2012

1/15/2012

2

Diyala

1/15/2012

1/10/2012

3

Ninawa

1/25/2012

1/3/2012

4

Wasit

1/6/2012

1/4/2012

5

Diwaniya

1/20/2012

1/1/2012

6

Anbar

1/10/2012

1/1/2012

7

Babil

1/17/2012

1/5/2012

8

Maysan

1/8/2012

1/3/2012

9

Basra

1/5/2012

1/8/2012

10

Al-Muthanna

1/18/2012

1/10/2012

11

Thi-Qar

1/5/2012

1/3/2012

12

Kirkuk

1/17/2012

1/18/2012

13

Najaf

1/10/2012

1/1/2012

14

Salah Al-Deen

1/4/2012

1/2/2012

15

Karbala

1/8/2012

1/25/2012

Selected Photos from Activities:

Meeting with Provincial Council in Baghdad, 1/18:

Meeting with Provincial Council in Babil, 1/17:

IMG Consultation meeting in Wasit, 1/4:

Meeting with the Provincial Council in Wasit, 1/6:

IMG Consultation Meeting in Diwaniya, 1/1:

IMG Consultation Meeting in Ninawa, 1/3:

Meeting with Provincial Council in Ninawa, 1/25:

IMG Consultation Meeting in Anbar, 1/1:

Meeting with Provincial Council in Anbar, 1/10:

Meeting with Provincial Council in Al-Muthanna, 1/18:

IMG Consultation Meeting in Thi Qar, 1/3:

Meeting with Provincial Council in Thi Qar, 1/5:

IMG Consultation Meeting in Basra, 1/8:

IMG Consultation Meeting in Salah Al-Deen, 1/2:

During the month of December 2011, IF facilitated the implementation of 30 one-day youth educational workshops in 15 provinces. The workshops were delivered to university and high school students/youth between the ages of 15 and 19 to engage this important sector of the community in the efforts against corruption. The workshops helped the trainees to foster civic values to promote transparency, good governance and promoted measures to curb corruption. In each province, IF and members of local Integrity Monitoring Groups (IMGs) held 2 one-day trainings. Each training targeted 50 local students/youths and clarified and explained IF’s and the IMGs work over the last two years fighting corruption and promoting good governance and presented some examples of corruption incidents. The IMGs explained the role of youth in the fight against corruption and gave talks on Iraq’s National Anti-corruption Strategy, the Code of Conduct (COC), and Agendas for Change as well as relevant information from the UN Convention against Corruption. IF and the IMGs also introduced PAG website to the trainees and encouraged them to use it to monitor and report corruption.

Province

Date

Location

1

Baghdad

Dec. 26-27, 2011

Imam jafar Al-Sadik University Campus

2

Diyala

Dec. 23-24, 2011

Day on: Al-Tahrir Hall
Day two:Hawra Hall-Mikdadiya Districkt

3

Ninawa

Dec. 24-25, 2011

Engineers Union

4

Wasit

Dec. 19-20, 2011

Al-Rahma Hall

5

Al-Qadisiyyah

Dec. 19-20, 2011

Al-Diwania Hotel Conference Hall

6

Anbar

Jan. 2-3, 2012

Anbar University Campus

7

Babil

Dec. 28-29, 2011

School of Physical Education and Health

8

Maysan

Dec. 23-24, 2011

Al-Huda Association Conference Hall

9

Basra

Dec. 23-24, 2011

Day one-Al-Muktab Hall- Al-Zubair District
Day two: Al-Amwaj Hall-Shat Al-Arab District

10

Al-Muthanna

Dec. 20-21, 2011

Day one: Technical institute of Samawa
Day two: Samaw Institute of Education

11

Thi-Qar

Dec. 24-24, 2011

Abalam Conference Hall

12

Kirkuk

Dec- 28-29, 2011

Kirkuk Institute of Education

13

Najaf

Dec. 30-31, 2011

Al-Tijara Hall

14

Salah Al-Den

Dec. 28-29, 2011

Central Library Conference Hall

15

Karbala

Dec. 23-24, 2011

Youth Hall

Selected Photographs:

Karbala Youth Workshop

Basra Youth Workshop

Al-Qadisiyyah Youth Workshop

Ninawa Youth Workshop

Wasit Youth Workshop

Schedule of IMG Consultation Meetings & IMG Meeting with the Provincial Councils

No.

Province

 

Date of Meeting with  PC

 

Date of IMG Consultation  Meeting

1

Baghdad

12/18/2011

12/15/2011

2

Diyala

12/7/2011

12/5/2011

3

Ninawa

12/22/2011

12/3/2011

4

Wasit

12/6/2011

12/4/2011

5

Diwaniya

12/12/2011

12/10/2011

6

Anbar

12/13/2011

12/3/2011

7

Babil

12/13/2011

12/5/2011

8

Maysan

12/20/2011

12/19/2011

9

Basra

12/11/2011

12/7/2011

10

Al-Muthanna

12/11/2011

12/10/2011

11

Thi-Qar

12/11/2011

12/6/2011

12

Kirkuk

12/15/2011

12/18/2011

13

Najaf

12/24/2011

12/26/2011

14

Salah Al-Deen

12/9/2011

12/2/2011

15

Karbala

12/10/2011

12/12/2011

Selected Photos from Activities:

Meeting with Provincial Council in Baghdad, 12/18:

IMG Consultation Meeting in Baghdad, 12/15:

Meeting with Provincial Council in Babil, 12/13:

IMG Consultation Meeting in Ninawa, 12/22:

IMG Consultation Meeting in Anbar, 12/3:
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IMG Consultation Meeting in Thi Qar, 12/6:

Meeting with Provincial Council in Thi Qar, 12/11:

IMG Consultation Meeting in Basra, 12/7:

During the months of November and December 2011, IF facilitated the implementation of 13 town hall meetings in 13 Iraqi provinces. Local officials, the media, and the general public attended those meeting. During those meetings, the IMGs presented interim reports on the status of the Agenda for Change in their provinces and invited government officials to discuss the findings and recommendations addressed by the IMGs and the general public.

Town Hall Meeting Schedule

Province

Date

1

Baghdad

11/24/2011

2

Diyala

12/07/2011

3

Ninawa

12/17/2011

4

Wasit

12/15/2011

5

Al-Qadisiyyah

——

6

Anbar

——

7

Babil

12/15/2011

8

Maysan

12/24/2011

9

Basra

12/29/2011

10

Al-Muthanna

12/12/2011

11

Thi-Qar

12/22/2011

12

Kirkuk

12/17/2011

13

Najaf

12/13/2011

14

Salah Al-Deen

12/13/2011

15

Karbala

11/26/2011

On November 30 and December 01, 2011, IF implemented a two-day training of trainers (TOT) workshop on Iraq’s National Anti-Corruption Strategy (NAS). The workshop was held at the Commission of Integrity headquarters in Baghdad. Two members from each of the 15 Integrity Monitoring Groups attended the training. During the workshop, IMG members recieved expert trainging from the Commission on Itegrity on the following subjects, relevant to Iraq’s National Strategy:

  • General Concepts and terminology used in the NAS
  • Strengths and weakness in the NAS
  • Implementation strategy of the NAS
  • Legal framework of the strategy
  • Laws that need to be issued to supplement and strengthen the strategy
  • Role of each party in the implementation of the strategy (NGOs, government, media, general public, educational institutions, Commission of Integrity).

With this training, IF’s IMGs are empowered to address their local communities about the NAS and how individual citizens, youth, NGOs, and other relevant stakeholders can assist in the implimentation of this strategy and promote key legislation to fight corruption in Iraq.

IF will provide training to Iraqi youth throughout the provinces to farmiliarize them with their role in implimenting the Strategy in the coming month as part of this project.

Selected Photos:

From November 2-5 2011, IF held a four-day National Meeting in the Erbil province for the 15 Integrity Monitoring Groups (IMGs) established as part of the Provincial Accountability and Governance Project (PAG). A total of 90 participants from across Iraq attended the National Meeting, including officials from the Commission of Integrity, IMG members, provincial officials, and IF staff.  The goal of the National Meeting was to provide participants with a networking opportunity and spur the creation of a formal national network to advocate for good governance and fight corruption at the national level based on a unified, national Agenda for Change.  Over the last two years, IMGs have created and implemented Agendas for Change at the provincial level.  Based on these groups’ individual experiences, participants have agreed on a draft version of a National Agenda for Change during the National Meeting.  In addition to this success, a national network has emerged from the meeting and is currently in the process of registering with the Iraqi Council of Ministers as a legal Iraqi NGO.

Participants also received extensive training on networking and the use and maintanance of the newly created PAG Website during this meeting.

Selected photos from the event: