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Session about activating the role of the social researcher in Kurdistan Region schools

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As part of the Democracy Promotion Program implemented by the Public Aid Organization and supported by the Norwegian People’s Aid Organization, a dialogue session was held in Erbil Governorate on September 6, 2022 in Erbil.

The session discussed activating the role of the social researcher in schools in the Kurdistan Region in order to build an effective human being capable of participating in all areas of life, with the participation of social researchers, school directors and decision makers from the Ministry of Education, represented by the Director of the Minister’s Office and the President of the Syndicate of Social Researchers in the Kurdistan Region.

The session concluded with a set of outputs, including work to identify challenges and difficulties in activating the role of the social researcher and work to identify solutions and remedies for them.

Basra Office Implement a dialogue session about “Responsibilities of Community Police and Civil Society in Community Issues

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Within the framework of the Democracy Promotion Program, the Public Aid Organization – Basra Executive Office and in cooperation with the Community Center carried out a dialogue session entitled “Responsibilities of Community Police and Civil Society in Community Issues on August 27, 2022 in Basra.
In the presence of the human rights presenter, Mr. Muhannad Abdul Hamid Abdul Majeed, a representative of the Community Police, Professor Ahmed Hassan Thujeel, in charge of the Organizations Division in Basra Governorate, a number of civil society organizations, youth teams, media professionals and representatives of federations and unions.

During the session, many key points were discussed, the most prominent of which were the roles and responsibilities of community policing, civil society responsibilities in community issues, and what are the mechanisms of coordination and cooperation between community policing and civil society in community issues.
In conclusion, the outputs were written about youth volunteer initiatives and mechanisms to activate the role of community police in community issues, create an environment of joint cooperation between organizations, youth teams and the Division of Organizations in the Governorate Office, activate the media role and its cooperation with community police towards community issues.

Salahuddin Office’s volunteer team contributes to environmental afforestation

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The volunteer team of the Public Aid Organization – Salaheddine Executive Office, along with the various volunteer teams in Tikrit Governorate, contributed to the planting of one million trees in the province.
This contribution came as part of the participation of the Salah al-Din Executive Office in a conference of charity campaigns for environmental advocacy on August 25, 2022 in Tikrit held by the Governor of Salah al-Din.

The details of the voluntary campaign sponsored by the provincial government to plant (one million trees) in vital areas were discussed, and the Perma 2 project implemented by the Public Aid Organization and its role in the economic recovery of the province were commended.

Erbil Executive Office carried out a training on sexual abuse and exploitation

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Within the framework of the project (Child Protection Interventions with a Particular Focus on Displaced and Returning Populations and Internally Host Communities Targeting Children, Adolescents and Adults and Providing Gender-Based Violence Prevention and Response Services through a Sustainable Approach) funded by UNICEF, Public Aid Org – Erbil Executive Office carried out a training on sexual abuse and exploitation (PSEA) on 16 August 2022 in Hasansham U2 camp, Erbil.

The training was attended by the staff of the organization working on the project, where the aim of the training was to develop their capabilities and abilities on the subject of abuse.

Salaheddine Office held a dialogue session with a group of Farmers

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As part of the activities of the project “Promoting Economic Recovery and Supporting Small Enterprises and Agriculture (PERMA2)”, Public Aid Organization – Salaheddine Office held a dialogue session with a group of farmers on August 7, 2022 in Tikrit.

The session discussed the most important problems suffered by farmers and what are the mechanisms used to reach solutions that can contribute to economic and agricultural recovery, as well as the role of the government and the judiciary in helping them solve crises.

It is worth mentioning that the project to promote economic recovery is implemented by the Public Aid Organization in the governorates of Nineveh and Salah al-Din, and the project works to help local farmers address problems in the agricultural and economic sector.

International Youth Day at Hasansham and Baharaka camp

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On the occasion of World Youth Day and within the activities of the project “Child Protection Interventions with specific focus on internally displaced population (IDPs), returnees and host communities targeting children, adolescents, adults and provide GBV prevention and response services through a sustainable approach” and with the support of UNICEF, the public Aid Org – Erbil Office carried out three diverse recreational and cultural activities in Baharaka camp on 14 August 2022.

The activities included an exhibition of handicrafts and a sports activity for the young men and women of the camp, as well as an educational seminar for them on the importance of the role of youth in society and the goals of the International Youth Day.

And with the same day at Hasansham U2 camp PAO held a meeting with a number of youth in the camp, where the discussion took place on the importance of youth in society and their effective role in building society and talking about the challenges and obstacles faced by the youth in the camp and what are the most prominent proposals.

Providing Access to Legal Documents and ID Cards for Iraqi Citizens conference

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Within the framework of the work and activities of the Erbil Executive Office, the Public Aid Organization held a conference within the project (Providing Access to Legal Documents and ID Cards for Iraqi Citizens) on August 8, 2022 in Erbil.
The conference was attended by a large number of government representatives, members of parliament, non-governmental organizations, university professors, specialists and jurists, the Anma Center is one of the organization’s partners.
The results of the field research conducted regarding the legal documents of citizens were presented, and in conclusion the views of the participants were discussed and put forward regarding the recommendations and outputs of the conference.

Final conference for the “Violent Extremism” project

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Public Aid Organization – Nineveh Office, in cooperation with the Iraqi Institute and with funding from the Dutch Foreign Ministry, implemented its final conference for the “Violent Extremism” project on July 30, 2022 in Mosul.

The conference included a presentation of the initiatives of Mosul University students and an evaluation of the project through the activities carried out over the two years 2020-2022 in the Mosul district, with the participation of 76 community figures including government officials, clerics, tribal sheikhs, civil society organizations and academics from Mosul University, in addition to community activists, local project leaders and the teacher team and professionals and young students of the University of Mosul.

MOU with Nahrain Center for Strategic Studies

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Within the framework of strengthening knowledge and research partnerships, the Public Aid Organization signed a memorandum of understanding and joint cooperation with the National Security Chancellery – Nahrain Center for Strategic Studies, in the presence of Mr. Hogr Chato, Chairman of the Board of Trustees of the Public Aid Organization and Mr. Ali Nasser Bunyan, Director General of Al-Nahrain Center.

The MOU aims at mutual cooperation in experiences, perspectives and information in research and scientific fields of interest to both Sides.

Joint meeting between PAO and JCC

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Public Aid Organisation PAO held a meeting with the Joint Crisis Coordination Center (JCC) in Erbil on Sunday, June 19, 2022. During the meeting, the current climate change crisis and the challenges facing the Kurdistan Regional Government were discussed as well as the possible solutions to address this issue and the mechanism for coordination between both sides.