OPEN DEBATES

OPEN DEBATES

ISSUE 2.1 IDP AND REFUGEE CRISES IN KURDISTAN REGION OF IRAQ

IssuesPosted by Debates 2017-04-16 13:07

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

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