The Iraq Leadership Fellows Program helps Iraq’s next generation of leaders to develop the skills they need to build sustainable and transformative social and political movements.

What Inspires our Fellows

Expanding the Scale of Humanitarian Campaigns by Utilizing Voluntary Work

With the exacerbation of the economic crisis caused mainly by the COVID-19 pandemic on the families of low-income and vulnerable groups in the Iraqi society, the role that civil society leaders play in their communities has become increasingly important. These...
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Iraq Fellow Selected for CANVAS Freedom Fellowship

Political Candidate Fellow, Hanar Marouf, from the 2018/19 Class of Iraq Leadership Fellows has been selected to participate in the prestigious Canvas Freedom Fellowship supported by generous funding from GPD Charitable Trust. Hanar is Project Manager for a democratization project...
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The 2018/19 Class of Fellows Have First Training, Participate in MERI Forum

The 2018/19 Class of the Iraq Leadership Fellows Program met for their first training from 21st-23rd October 2018. This year our class of fellows has doubled in size, to fifty fellows, and is split between two tracks: a Social Activist...
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Iraq Fellows Selected for Prestigious International Program

Three members of the 2017/2018 class of Iraq Leadership Fellows have been selected to participate in the prestigious Perennial Fellowship Program. Perennial is a three week, intensive leadership development program that brings leading civil society activists from around the world...
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The 2017/2018 Iraq Fellows Graduate

The final training for the 2017/2018 class of Iraq Leadership Fellows took place from 22nd to 24th June 2018 at the American University of Iraq in Sulaimani. Fellows worked in groups to refine the advocacy campaigns they had developed throughout...
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Iraq Leadership Fellows Meet Former Deputy Prime Minister of Iraq

The second training workshop for the 2017/2018 class of Iraq Leadership Fellows took place at the American University of Iraq in Sulaimani from 5th - 7th  March 2018. The training focused on how to build support among relevant stakeholders by...
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Iraq Leadership Fellows Meet for the First Time

On 24th and 25th October 2017 the inaugural class of the Iraq Leadership Fellows met for their first workshop, which was generously hosted in Beirut by Konrad-Adenauer-Stiftung and GPD Charitable Trust. They participated in a series of teambuilding exercises, and...
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