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Educational Reform & Capacity Building

Educational Reform & Capacity Building

By Jacob Shapiro
At the Rwanga Foundation we believe that education is an investment in future.

Kurdistan Region
01 Jan 2016

Notes from Westminster

Notes from Westminster

How a dynamic, pluralist and moderate Kurdistan can help the world overcome Daesh

Kurdistan Region
01 Jan 2016

Focus: 36N

Focus: 36N

Bringing the best international practices to Kurdistan.

Kurdistan Region
26 Feb 2015

Expanding Trade Ties

Expanding Trade Ties

Nick Baird analyzes the development of UK-Kurdistan business ties, and discusses the key economic areas of interest for British companies considering using the stability and prosperity of the Region as...

Kurdistan Region
09 Dec 2013

Reshaping Kurdistan’s Regional and Global Footprint: Energy

Reshaping Kurdistan’s Regional and Global Footprint: Energy

New oil and gas discoveries coupled with massive investment in the Region’s power sector have guaranteed that Kurdistan will maintain its position as a developing contributor to the global energy industry...

Kurdistan Region
07 Oct 2013

What’s on the Horizon

Prof. Dlawer Ala'Aldeen, President, Middle East Research Institute

IIG talks to Prof. Dlawer Ala’Aldeen about Erbil-Baghdad relations, the MERI Forum 2015, and Institutes’s future projects.

Kurdistan Region
01 Jan 2016 - Erbil

Rwanga Foundation

Abdul Salam Medeni, CEO, Rwanga Foundation

IIG talks to Abdul Salam Medeni on the Rwanga Foundation’s current and future projects.

Kurdistan Region
01 Jan 2016 - Erbil

Source of Inspiration

Donnie MacDonald, President & Country Manager, Chevron Iraq

IIG talks to Donnie MacDonald about recent developments at Chevron's Qara Dagh, Sarta, and Rovi blocks, and the trends in Kurdistan's oil and gas industry.

Kurdistan Region
26 Feb 2015 - Erbil

Secure & Stable

Karim Sinjari, Minister of Interior, KRG

Minister Karim Sinjari provides IIG with exclusive analysis of the current security situation in the Kurdistan Region, as well as the KRG's security cooperation...

Kurdistan Region
16 Dec 2014 - Erbil

Kurdistan's Leading Research Center

Prof. Dlawer Ala'Aldeen, President, Middle East Research Institute

Professor Dlawer Ala’Aldeen gives an overview of the areas of focus that will guide MERI’s research in the coming year and the Institute’s role in...

Kurdistan Region
09 Dec 2014 - Erbil

Changing Dynamics

Bilal Wahab, Assistant Professor, AUIS

Bilal Wahab provides IIG exclusive analysis into the changing dynamics in Kurdistan’s energy sector and regional geopolitics, and argues for further...

Kurdistan Region
24 Aug 2014 - Erbil

Retail Giant

Bhupesh Malhotra, Country Manager, Landmark Iraq

Bhupesh Malhotra speaks to IIG regarding the opportunities and challenges of pioneering foreign investment in the Kurdistan Region’s retail market.

Kurdistan Region
18 Aug 2014 - Erbil

Divan Erbil: A Home for the Business Traveler

Martin Kolb, General Manager, Divan Hotel Erbil

Martin Kolb discusses a flurry of new projects at Divan Erbil.

Kurdistan Region
15 Aug 2014 - Erbil

Building an IT Enabled Society

Antoine Kawkabani, General Manager, CIS Iraq

Antoine Kawkabani discusses the steps being taken towards the maturity of the ICT market in the Kurdistan Region, and the role that CIS Iraq is playing...

Kurdistan Region
11 May 2014 - Erbil

Facilitating Investment

Shwan Ibrahim Taha, Chairman, Rabee Securities

Shwan Taha provides IIG with insight into the growth and evolution the Iraq Stock Exchange (ISX) and the Erbil Stock Exchange (ESX), and discusses the...

Kurdistan Region
11 May 2014 - Erbil

Iraq-Britain Business Council

Baroness Nicholson of Winterbourne, Executive Chairman, Iraq Britain Business Council (IBBC)

Baroness Nicholson provides insight into the activities of the IBBC, and discusses the many opportunities in Iraq and the Kurdistan Region for UK business...

Kurdistan Region
11 May 2014 - Erbil

Expanding Trade Ties

Nick Baird, Chief Executive, UK Trade & Investment

Nick Baird analyzes the development of UK-Kurdistan business ties, and discusses the key economic areas of interest for British companies considering using...

Kurdistan Region
09 Dec 2013 - Erbil

A Wealth of Experience

Gavin Wishart, CEO, Standard Chartered Bank – Iraq

Earlier this year, Standard Chartered, the British multinational banking and financial services giant, announced plans to expand its operations into the...

Kurdistan Region
09 Dec 2013 - Erbil

Strong Credentials

Jean M. Abboud, Area Manager, BankMed Iraq

Jean Abboud discusses the expansion of BankMed’s activities in the international arena, the services offered to the bank’s retail and commercial clients,...

Kurdistan Region
09 Dec 2013 - Erbil

Leading Thought and Discourse

Dr. Dawn Dekle, President, American University of Iraq - Sulaimani

Dr. Dawn Dekle provides IIG with her thoughts on the role that AUIS will play in the higher education and society of Kurdistan, as well as the local and...

Kurdistan Region
09 Dec 2013 - Erbil

Sustainable Model

Leo Koot, Managing Director, TAQA Iraq

Leo Koot explains TAQA’s decision to pursue opportunities in the Kurdistan Region, the company’s expectations for exploration and production activities,...

Kurdistan Region
04 Jul 2013 - Erbil

An Ideal Destination

Donnie MacDonald, President & Country Manager, Chevron Iraq

Donnie MacDonald explains Chevron’s initial decision to pursue opportunities in Kurdistan, the challenges and benefits of operating in the Region, and...

Kurdistan Region
30 Jun 2013 - Erbil

Creating Future Leaders

Dr. Athanasios Moulakis, President, American University of Iraq

President Dr. Athanasios Moulakis provides IIG with exclusive insight regarding the unique opportunities and events provided by AUIS, the implementation...

Kurdistan Region
05 Jun 2013 - Slemani

Korek Telecom expanding its coverage

Ghada Gebara, CEO, Korek Telecom

Ghada Gebara provides IIG with exclusive insight into the telecom sector, Korek’s growth targets and future plans, the company’s partnership with Agility...

Kurdistan Region
23 May 2013 - Erbil

Growing Rapidly

Wael Ghanayem, Chief Financial and Operating Officer, Zain Iraq

Wael Ghanayem explains Zain Iraq’s decision to expand its operations into Kurdistan, the potential benefits and opportunities of doing business in a...

Kurdistan Region
23 May 2013 - Erbil

Developing Priorities

Herish Muharam, Chairman, Kurdistan Board of Investment

IIG talks to Minister Herish Muharam about the development, implementation, and evolution of the 2006 Investment Law, the priority sectors for investment...

Kurdistan Region
20 Feb 2013 - Erbil

Pioneering Hospitality

Thomas Touma, General Manager, Erbil Rotana Hotel

IIG talks to Thomas Touma regarding the current climate of the tourism and hospitality industry, and how Erbil Rotana differentiates itself in light of...

Kurdistan Region
20 Feb 2013 - Erbil

Strengths, Vulnerabilities and Objectives

Hayder Mustafa Saaid, Department of Studies and Information Director General, Kurdistan Board of Investment

IIG interviews Hayder Mustafa Saaid to learn his thoughts on the strengths and vulnerabilities in the region’s investment opportunities, the key players...

Kurdistan Region
20 Feb 2013 - Erbil

Fierce Competition

Erdal Ahiska, Regional Manager, Petoil

IIG talks to Erdal Ahiska about Petoil’s history in the Kurdistan region, the evolution of the oil and gas sector, and the company’s plans for future...

Kurdistan Region
20 Feb 2013 - Erbil

From New York to Erbil

Shawn Emamjomeh, Regional Director, Claremont Group

IIG talks to Shawn Emamjomeh, Regional Director of Claremont Group, about the company’s work with the Kurdistan Board of Investment, its decision to...

Kurdistan Region
10 Feb 2013 - Erbil

Smart hotel for business travelers

Doaa Amin, General Manager, Tangram Hotel

IIG talks to Doaa Amin about the Tangram’s strategy for regional expansion, establishing a brand in a rapidly changing market, and why swimming pools...

Kurdistan Region
05 Feb 2013 - Erbil

Sharing Common Vision for the Future

Aydin Selcen, Consul General, Turkish Consulate in Erbil

Consul General Aydin Selcen tells IIG about expanding relations between the Turkish government and the KRG, the role Turkish companies have played in maintaining...

Kurdistan Region
23 Jan 2013 - Erbil

Fashion in Erbil

Özden Güven, Manager, Beymen Erbil

IIG talks to Özden Güven about current fashion trends in both Iraqi Kurdistan and the larger global marketplace. Beymen opened its first store in Erbil...

Kurdistan Region
11 Dec 2012 - Erbil