OPEN DEBATES

OPEN DEBATES

Open Debates #3

IssuesPosted by OTT 2017-05-18 20:06

WHITHER EDUCATION POLICY IN THE KURDISTAN REGION OF IRAQ?

*Date: May 23rd, 2017
**Venue: Duhok Private Technical Institution, Malta/Duhok - *please see the Map of the Venue at the bottom of this page*

OPEN THINK TANK is announcing a new event, organized in partnership with the *GLOBAL EDUCATION Company for Education and Culture Development*.

The goal of the event is to delve into the complexities of the formation and shaping of the content and structure of the Education Policy in the Kurdistan Region of Iraq.

The event is focused (but not limited to) the following questions:
1. Is there a clear Education Policy in the Kurdistan Region of Iraq?
2. What is the content and structure of this policy?
3. What could be done to improve the actual state of facts, how and who should be involved in the process?


AGENDA

9.00-9.30 Registration and welcoming of participants

09.30-09.40 Opening and presentation of the event
What is the aim and what we desire to achieve during this Open Debates?

- Sardar Mohammed, Global Education
- Mohammedali Taha, Open Think Tank

09.40-09.50 Keynote Speech: Farhad Atrushi, Governor of Duhok

09.50-10.00 Survey Results: Whither Education Policy in the KRI? Perspectives from teachers and university professors, teaching in Duhok.
A survey conducted by Global Education and Open Think Tank.

- Sagvan Taib, Global Education
- Angela Movileanu, Open Think Tank

10.00-11.30 Panel: Whither Education Policy in the KRI? Perspectives on the Higher Education

Moderator: Nawzad Aqrawi, Global Education
- Asmat Mohammed Khalid, Former Minister of Education, 2011-2013
- Ibrahim Simo, Head of Education Committee at KRI Parliament
- Ahmed Qarani, Advisor to Minister of Education
- Msgr. Rabban al-Qas, International School of Duhok

11.30-13.00 Panel: Whither Education Policy in KRI? Perspectives on the pre-University Education

Moderator: Nezar Esmat, Open Think Tank
- Dawood Atrushi, DG, Ministry of Higher Education
- Amad M. Salih, Nawroz University
- Honar Issa, The American University of Kurdistan
- Sabah Wais, University of Duhok


13.00-13.10 Wrap-Up: Bakhtiyar Ahmed, Open Think Tank and Global Education

13.10- Lunch

Location MAP





Open Debates #2

VIDEO PROCEEDINGSPosted by OTT 2017-04-16 14:05

PERSPECTIVES AND DEFINITIONS FROM THE KURDISTAN REGION OF IRAQ: WHAT DO POLITICS, MEDIA AND CIVIL SOCIETY THINK AND DO REGARDING THE IDP AND REFUGEE CRISES?

PART 1. Perspectives & Definitions from Decision-Makers & IDPs Decision-Making Office

Welcoming words from Mohammedali Taha, Open Think Tank and Nils Wörmer, KAS Syria/Iraq
Keynote Speech Farhad Atrushi, Governor of Duhok, on behalf of Kurdistan Regional Government

Panel 1: Perspectives and Definitions from KRG on the IDP and Refugee Crisis

- Chair: Mohammedali Taha, Open Think Tank
Pishtiwan Sadiq, Minister of Education in KRG
Mohammed Qadir Hawdiyani, Minister of Labor and Social Affairs
Ameen Atrushi, Governor of Dohuk
- Discussion



Panel 2: Perspectives and Definitions from the IDP Decision-Makers

- Chair: Nezar Esmat, Open Think Tank
Viyan Dakhil, MP, Iraqi Council of Representatives
Raid Isaac Matti, MP, Iraqi Council of Representatives
Nawfal Hamadi, Current Governor of Mosul
Bashar Kiki, President of the Provincial Council of Nineveh
- Discussion

Day 1 Wrap Up: Hushyar Mosa, Open Think Tank



PART 2. Perspectives and Definitions from Civil Society and Media

Welcoming words from Nezar Ismet, Open Think Tank
Keynote Speech: Dellawar Ajgeyi, KRG Representative to the EU Parliament

Panel 3: Definitions of Civil Society: International & Local NGOS: Needs, Assistance, Solutions

- Chair: Dawood Atrushi, University of Dohuk
Wolfgang Friske, Deutsche Gesellschaft für Internationale Zusammenarbeit (GIZ)
Salam M. Islam, Executive Director of Rwanga Foundation
Hushyar Malo, Kurdish Human Rights Watch (KHRW)
Shawkat Taha, Executive Director of KURDS NGO
Discussion
Panel 4: Definitions & Perspectives of the Local & International Media

- Chair: Angela Movileanu, Open Think Tank
Saro Qadir, Institute for Research and Development- Kurdistan (IRDK)
Ahmed Zawetayi, Head of al-Jazeera Office in Kurdistan
Robert Cole, the Amar International Charitable Foundation, Former BBC Correspondent, UK
- Discussion

Day 2 Wrap Up: Dr. Bakhtyar Ahmed



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