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Report

By: Dhafer F. Hasan

UNDP – Iraq 2013 http://www.iq.undp.org/


ÂŤ If you can dream it, you can do it Âť Walt Disney

Table of contents: Introduction ......................................................................................................................................................................................................... 3 Objectives and Expected Outcomes ........................................................................................................................................................... 5 Approach ............................................................................................................................................................................................................... 6 Training Programme....................................................................................................................................................................................... 9 Challenges ............................................................................................................................................................................................................ 17 Outcomes ............................................................................................................................................................................................................... 19 Lessons Learned and Recommendations ................................................................................................................................................ 21 Follow up ............................................................................................................................................................................................................... 23 Successful Stories............................................................................................................................................................................................... 24 Links ....................................................................................................................................................................................................................... 25 List of Participants ........................................................................................................................................................................................... 26

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This report used inputs from: Trainers:

63 Participants

Ms. Zarin Hainsworth

(Project Management trainer)

Ms. Justine Abi Saad

(Training of Trainers trainer)

Mr. German Robles Osuna Mr. Aso Wahab

(Youth Mobilization trainer) (Youth Mobilization – social media trainer)

Volunteers: Mr. Mujtaba Zuhair Satar

(Volunteer – reporting)

Mr. Haider Ahmed Jawad

(Volunteer – reporting)

Mr. Ali Ammir Taha

(Volunteer – reporting)

Ms. Shahad Theaa Mahdi

(Volunteer – Photographer)

Mr. Kaiser Maytham Alwardy

(Volunteer – Photographer)

Mr. Dheaa Aziz Mohammed

(Volunteer – Photographer)

Mr. Ammar Zaid Majeed

(Volunteer – Logistics)

Female 51%

Male 49%

8 Volunteers 4 Trainers

7 days +42 Training Hours 8 Outdoor activities 2


Introduction: Youth Training Camp (YTC 2013) is one of the main capacity building activities targeting youth activists in 2013, implemented by the United Nations Development Programme in Iraq (UNDP). This event is one of the outputs of the youth project that aims to support youth active participation and engagement in policy and decision making processes in Iraq – under the Participatory Governance Programme. YTC 2013 took place from 18 to 24 August 2013 at the American University in Sulymaniya. Over 70 youth activists have participated in this seven days training event (63 participants – 51% female/ 49 Male – 8 volunteers).

Work Plan and Steps: Step One - Outreach, trust building, communication and visibility (March 2013): This step used different tools and mechanisms including: series of formal and non-formal meetings with youth activists and youth groups, attending youth activities and events, support the creation of a Facebook group called Youth Café managed by youth activists to be a space for sharing ideas and opportunities and the creation of an online form to register youth activists in Iraq. Outputs of this step: The group on Facebook has now about 3000 members and it became very well known among youth activists. The online registration for by the end of this step had 1000 youth activists registered. Step two - Training Needs Assessment (April – May 2013): The training needs assessment process included both online and offline activities: Offline: Five regional meetings have been conducted in different cities in Iraq, over 80 youth activists have participated in those events. Online: The Facebook group, the online registration form and online meetings and sessions. Outputs of this step: the project became very much visible and popular among youth and developing the Training Needs Assessment Report (http://www.iq.undp.org/content/dam/iraq/docs/dem-gov/UNDP-IQ-DG-youth-training-needs-2013-EN.pdf).

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Step Three - Selection Process (July – August 2013): The selection process was conducted based on the previous steps and tools (Online registration form, the group and the regional meetings). A selection committee was formed and the process was very well communicated with youth activists based on very clear selection criteria. Outputs of this step: 65 participants and nine volunteers were selected in a transparent process. Step Four - Conducting the Youth Training Camp (18 to 24 August 2013): Based on the Training Needs Assessment report the training program was developed and the trainers were selected to meet the objectives of this program. This report includes all the details about this event. Step Five - Follow up and support (September to December 2013): the follow up process started right after the training event using different tools, the main one is the online follow up system, which allows the participants and other youth activists to report their activities and the progress they are making. (Please refer to page 19: Follow up). Step Six - Youth Participation Conference (November 2013): the next event in the action plan is to conduct a meeting between youth activists and the Iraqi Parliament. This event aims to engage youth and the parliament in a dialogue to identify mechanisms for youth engagement and participation in decision making processes. Step Seven - Evaluation (December 2013): the last event is to gather some of the participants of this project to evaluate the project and to identify main action point for 2014.

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The diversity of the participants was one of the most important features of this event - girls and boys (average 25 years old) from all over Iraq and from different backgrounds, religions, languages, accents and ethnic groups in one place working toward one goal. It gave a practical example of social cohesion and harmony.


Objectives and Expected Outcomes: 

To provide the participants with information regarding diversity, how to address conflict, advocacy, youth mobilization, social media, project cycle and project management.

To build the capacity of youth with knowledge and skills regarding designing training workshops, designing projects and designing advocacy plans.

To create a learning environment, build group dynamics, and to create a safe space where participants share and reflect their experience.

To encourage and facilitate networking and group work and volunteerism.

To emphasize the importance of ethics and attitudes as youth representatives and leaders.

To analyze youth challenges and future needs.

“The idea was to provide a training experience with very high standards in term of trainers, materials, venue, management, time management, organization and attitudes to level up the standards of the participants for their future engagement with their communities and with organizations.” Dhafer F. Hasan (Project Officer – UNDP)

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“The spirit of youth and the atmosphere created: it was one of the unique features of this camp how youth were motivated , taking initiative working till late night hours, learning from each other …etc.”

“This is one of the best training events we have seen in term of organization and the selection of participants, in our opinion over 90% of the participants were very good and potential leaders for their communities.”

Justine – ToT Trainer

Zarin & Justine - The trainers.

Approach: Creating a learning environment where trainers, participants, volunteers, venue, and the management team serve as elements of the learning experience.

Inclusive: The training was very open and inclusive providing the participants with great chance to share their experience and reflect on what they are learning during the training sessions and evening activities.

24/7: The training was not limited to the training sessions; they were involved in all the challenges and the decision making of organizing the event itself. They were encouraged to interact with each other, the trainers, the management team and the volunteers in non-formal way.

Responsive: the trainers and the management team were very responsive to participants’ needs and requests; this affected the quality of the training positively.

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Balance: a balance was sought in the design of this training camp between the intellectual (knowledge, information, reflections), the skills (learning by doing) the attitudes (empathy, being proactive, volunteerism, being positive) and the actions (coming up with actions and implementing them in the near future).

Time to reflect: many activities, especially the evening activities, were designed to encourage the participants to think and reflect on their previous experience, what they are learning and what are their future plans.

Case studies: many case studies were used to highlight cases of success and failure. In many cases the participants shared their own stories and cases.

Outdoor activities: the training included different activities to break the routine, to encourage the participants to know each other’s, to build trust, to have fun, and to gain new experiences.

Challenging: the participants were challenged in order to give their best and to enhance their capacity especially in time management, working in groups, knowledge and skills.

Friendly: the trainers and the management team used very friendly approach and led by example during the training especially in respecting time, respecting others opinion, keeping positive attitude, openness and being active. The non-formal setting and activities of this workshop aimed at creating a comfortable space for the participants in order for them to get to know each other and start building essential connections and bridges that will help create a successful working group. Channels of discussions were open between youth who normally wouldn’t get the chance to talk to each other simply because they come from a different background or because of past prejudices.

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Technology: the training camp used different digital and electronic tools to highlight the importance of using technology. Also they participants were encouraged to use social media and software especially for youth mobilization, advocacy, project management and budgeting.

High standards and organization: the management team, the volunteers and the trainers kept very high standards and showed professionalism in dealing with the participants and each other.

Attitude shifting and Ethics: the training highlighted clearly that knowledge, skills, intentions, goals and objectives, and mechanisms are not enough; they should come as a package with positive attitudes and with real respect to the ethics of this field in order to be successful in leading their communities.

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Training Programme: The organization and the structure of the training program: The participants were divided during the selection process into three workshops:

“it was fun, applicable, interactive, it helped me know what I need and what I don't.” Ahmed “I want to take the ways of communication and I will leave judgments behind. Although I don’t usually say them out loud, but I keep them inside’’- Manar

“I feel we are so lucky, we received training from trainers from different countries and with different experiences.” Lubna

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Project management workshop

Training of Trainer workshop

Youth Mobilization workshop

24 participants

18 participants

21 participants

Female: 54%

Female: 61%

Female: 38%

Male: 46%

Male: 39%

Male: 62%

One trainer

One trainer

Two trainers

Three volunteers

Two volunteers

Three volunteers

* Those colors were used in the agenda, name tags and the banner (Blue Team: Project Management, Red Team: Training of Trainers and the Green Team: Youth Mobilization).


Project Management: This workshop addressed the following topics: Project Cycle, Managing/ Leading, Needs, resources and skills assessment, Causal Pathway (Result Based management), SMARTER, Implementation Plan, Monitoring and Evaluation, Budgeting and Project plan.

The training program managed to take the participants through the steps of projects management, despite the fact that they had different levels of experience, the trainer managed to level up their understanding of the topic and the tools they can use to manage their current and future projects. The participants were encouraged to share and reflect on their previous experiences. The training program was designed to lead the participants to work in five groups to develop some of their ideas into projects. They were asked to present their projects in the sixth day of the training. Their presentations included the idea and the project (inputs, activities, outputs, outcomes, impact and the budget). Also they had to explain the tools they used and will be using during the project. The presentations

“I have learned a lot from this training; I am planning to cooperate with participants from ToT and Youth Mobilization to implement a project” Qutaiba

were discussed and evaluated by the trainer and other participants.

Ms. Zarin Hainsworth: The trainer of the Project Management workshop, from United Kingdom. She is the Founder and Director of Serene Communications – UK. She is an experienced trainer in different fields such as management, policy, entrepreneurship, leadership and public-speaking.

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Training of Trainers: This workshop addressed the following topics: Group dynamic, Framework of the

training, Let’s talk about Diversity, Training design in a diverse group, Dealing with Diversity, Positions, needs and interests, Conflict: definition, levels and styles, Conflict: relationship with identity and culture, Creativity and communication, Degrees of communication and levels of youth participation, Workshop design, Training: objectives, methodology and Training: designing & Evaluations templates. The trainer accompanied the participants through the training program and changed her approach and adjusted the materials to meet their needs and to go beyond their expectations. The training was mentally and psychologically challenging; they were invited to know themselves in order to be able to

“I realized that some conflicts don’t have to have solutions. I just need to learn how to defend and love myself. I will leave behind my negative attitude towards conflicts.’’Allawi

understand and deal with diversity and conflict and to build their training capacity to start becoming trainers. One of the most important features of this training was

Ms. Justine Abisad: the trainer of the Training

the approach of using interactive activities to deliver the training. They participants

of Trainers workshop from Lebanon. She is a

were enjoying their time discovering themselves, their group and understanding

Program officer for civil peace program at GIZ

diversity and training.

– Lebanon. She is a Trainer and Facilitator on

The participants of this workshop were asked to develop their own training sessions

Peace-building and Conflict Transformation for

after dividing them into five groups, each group had to address a topic and provide

National and International organizations and

training sessions. Those sessions were evaluated by the trainer and they got

Trainer in SALTO (Support for Advance

feedback on their performance.

Learning and Training opportunity) EuroMed program.

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Youth Mobilization: This workshop addressed the following topics: Advocacy and Public Policies, Advocacy

Tools, fundraising and resource mobilization, Advocacy planning, Analyzing the environment, Social Media and youth mobilization (Facebook, tweeter, Flicker…etc.). Two trainers participated in providing this training workshop, the first trainer addressed Advocacy, youth mobilization and fundraising, while the other trainer addressed using Social Media in advocacy campaigns and youth mobilization. Similar to other workshops in this camp the participants had to turn some of their ideas to an advocacy plan or a youth mobilization project. Each of the five groups designed a presentation to illustrate their ideas; they used different social media tools in order to share what they are doing and thinking online.

“We got to know things about social media that we have never thought about, we definitely going to use those idea for our next campaign”. Saif

Mr. German Robles Osuna: one of the trainers of the Youth Mobilization workshop, from Maxico. He works as United Nations Volunteer Programme Officer at UNDP – Iraq. His focus has been on developing the institutional capacities of civil society organizations and government institutions in fragile-states to create advocacy platforms for resource mobilization and policy dialogue. Mr. Aso Wahab: One of the trainers of the Youth Mobilization workshop, from Iraq. He is the Director of Public Relations at Our message to youth development organization. He is specialized in social media and a member of the Iraqi Network for Social Media I.N.S.M. {Both of the trainers participated in this training event as volunteers}

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The Agenda: T o

Day One Aug 18

Day Two Aug 19

10:30

9:00

Divercity Opening Session

Advocacy Tools Project Cycle

12:30

11:00

Know each other Advocacy & Public Policies Introduction

03:30

02:00

Group Dynamics Best Advocate: You! Budgeting

intercultural communication and conflict management

05:30

04:00

Training framework

Projects selection Evening Activities

Open evening

Training design (1) fundraising and resource mobilization Managing/ Leading Training design (2) fundraising and resource mobilization Pros & Constraints Dealing with divercity From intercultural communication to intercultural negotiation Needs, resources & skills assessment Culture Night

Day Three Aug 20 Position –need – interest Analyzing your environment

Day Four Aug 21 Creativity & Communication

Workshop design

Press – E-News Citizens as Journalists

Causal Pathway

Budgeting

Training design (3)

Levels of Communication & Participation

Facebook & Twitter Privacy Project plan for the project Training: Goals & Methodology

Create your own advocacy strategy

Internet & freedom of expression

YouTube & Flickr

YM Group

SMARTER

Revision

M&E for the project

PM Group

Google tools Blogging & Youth Mobilization

PM Group TOT: Training performance

TOT Group

PM: Presentations of Projects

Outdoor Activity:

Checking the project

Site visits to:

Training: Design &

Local Government of Sulymania

Evaluation

Closing Session

Local NGO

Make your page effective

YM: Presentations of Youth Closing Session

Checking the project Reflection on the outdoor activity

Preparation for the performance

Each training day, before the evening activity, was followed by an evaluation meeting for the management team, the trainers and the volunteers. Challenges, progress, concerns, approach, success and ideas were discussed during those meetings. It was very useful to have the whole team on the same page and aware of all the progress been made.

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YM Group

Using Mobiles for Youth Mobilization

M&E Night Café “Youth Participation”

Day Seven Aug 24 TOT Group

Evaluation

How to make your plan fail

Conflict: culture & identity

Day Six Aug 23

Training: Design &

Conflict: types & levels

Implementation Plan

Day Five Aug 22

Farewell dinner

“Participating in the evaluation meetings after each day was as important as the training” Haider – volunteer.


Activities: The aim of the common activities is to create a space for youth to learn from each other’s skills and culture as well as a safe space to reflect in order to transform their attitudes from receivers only to main actors of change. Three main elements or pillars guided the methodology used for the non-formal common activities. The first is empathy which is required in order to soften hard and uncaring attitudes while easing communications and connections between the youth. The second is creativity and creative thinking much needed in order to address contradictions in seemingly intractable conflicts and diversity. The third and last is nonviolence to soften rough and violent thoughts and behaviors through communications and actions

Culture Night (second day): The idea of the “Culture Night” is to highlight diversity from cultural point of view, presenting different customs, food, poetry and pictures from different governorates and ethnic groups in Iraq. The participants were asked to bring something that represents their culture and it was a cultural fashion show.

‘“we had participated in previous training, but this one went in depth through the non-formal activities and critical thinking” Ghofran

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Night Café (Third day): This activity was designed to get the participants to share their ideas about youth participation in decision making. They were invited to sit on tables like a café and during their stay they will answer specific questions, then they move to another table with different set of questions. Those questions were about youth participation, volunteerism, mechanisms of engagement, gender and role of youth in the decision making process.

Field visit to local NGO (Fourth Day): The participants were hosted by one of the local youth organizations in Sulymania called Youth Activities Development Center. The organization presented their activities and their achievements and challenges. They were very open and transparent to share their projects documents and budgets with the participants to use during and after the training. ‘“The organization provided us with information about how they run their projects and about their donors. They even gave us some proposals they have written and the budgets- for us to learn how we can write our projects in the future.” Hasan

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Field visit to the local government in Sulymaniya (Fourth Day): The local government of Sulymaniya hosted the participants to meet the local government representatives. The chairman himself was leading the meeting presenting the duties and the challenges of the local government there and gave the participants the chance to ask questions.

Chill out Night (Fourth Day):

“Before celebrating our successes, we should learn to celebrate our weaknesses because they are the ones that teach us life-lessons. People exist through other people, because we learn from each other’’ Justine – TOT trainer

This activity was one of the most memorable activities of the camp, the participants were asked to be silent for about an hour and reflect on what they have been doing and what they have learned. Then they were gathered in a circle where there was a candle for each participant in a very nice atmosphere. Whenever one of them feels to share something with the group, they should stand in the middle of the circle and share their idea or reflection. I have never shared this… I feel… I was down…reflecting about the training… we are one united nation… we should love the diversity of Iraq… we should work together…

“Let’s CHANGE” Ahmed Phrases used by the participants that night

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Challenges: 

Selection of participants; this process was not easy taking in consideration gender balance, geographical distribution, and the quality. Achieving over 40% female participation, in particular, was very hard. On the other hand, this training was very will advertised which increased the demand level, therefore the selection process and the selection criteria had to be very well communicated and very transparent.

Security situation; holding such event with all the security concerns was another challenge, different measures had to be considered to avoid any risk. The training was conducted in Sulymaniya city which is very safe city, the participants were requested to travel in big groups (buses) and some of them were requested to travel by airplane for their safety.

Different trainers but one theme and one goal; four trainers participated in providing the training, they were from different countries and with different skills, having them on the

This training was advertised through social media targeting youth groups and organizations – about 1000 people have applied and more than 3000 people followed up with this event.

same page required a lot of follow up and communication to come up with the training program. 

Language; two of the trainers were English speakers, having training in different languages is always challenging. The management team had to change the translators in the first session of the first day to provide the best translation required to carry on the workshop.

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Team work; this workshop required a lot of team work, given the diversity of the participants, the trainers and the management team had to monitor their interaction and step in when required.

Attitude; one of the most important aspects of this training is to affect the attitude of the participants on the short and the long term, especially to have them change the way they are dealing with each other and how they could change some of their prejudgments and perceptions. This required a lot of energy from the team and the trainers.

The team allocated to work on this event from UNDP was relatively small, therefore requesting volunteers to support the event was very useful – eight volunteers worked on the reporting, photography and logistics.

Time management, the training program is not short (seven days) yet there were a lot to cover, thus it required high selfdiscipline from the management team, the trainers, the volunteers and the participants.

“Implementation of theory into practice was challenging. It is clear that the Iraqi situation has denied them the educational opportunities that assist “thinking outside the box” and self-awareness. However, during the course of the training, this was overcome to a considerable extent and the participants all developed the ability to create a logical project.”

Zarin – Project Management Trainer

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Outcomes: 

Network: a sense of connection and group was created and the participants started working together as a network on different projects and initiatives; this was captured during the follow up process.

Attitude: a major shift of attitude felt by the end of the training this was clearly identified through their interaction through

social media and the events. 

Visibility: the youth training camp became one of the most popular training opportunities among youth groups and

organizations in the country. 

Ownership: the participants and the volunteers had great since of responsibility and ownership over the project and the

event; this ownership encouraged them to work hard and to increase the visibility of the project. 

Action: “the training was not the end of the story” this massage was

very well communicated with the participants and it affected their willingness to participate in volunteer activities to show their commitment. Although the follow up system is sometimes adding some pressure to have something to report on, but it seems they are being reasonable in selecting their activities and their involvement.

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Knowledge and skills: the level of their knowledge and skills has been enhanced, however helping them to identify their

needs and weaknesses were very much important. They realized that seven days of training is just the introduction and they need to gain more knowledge and experience also they need to work on developing their skills. 

Memorable: this event provided a life time experience; the memories of this event will always accompany them during their

lives. The fact that the whole team worked to make this event a high standard one made many youth activists refer to this event as a goal of organization and management they want to reach. 

Follow up: after this training event an online follow up system was developed and introduced to keep track of youth

activities in Iraq. This could be the first step or a prototype for more coherence and sophisticated monitoring and follow up online system.

“We came in as individuals with dreams; we left as A GROUP with dreams” Dhafer F. Hasan

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Lessons Learned and Recommendations: Those recommendations summaries the recommendations of the trainers and the management team: 

Youth Training Camp should be an annual event since it very well known among youth activists in Iraq. Although the demand for participation was very high this year, it is expected to be higher next year.

The process of organizing such events should remain as transparent, inclusive and responsive as it is. This management approach is very comfortable for youth because they feel recognized and involved which makes them more responsible and have ownership over the whole process.

Having trainers from different backgrounds, countries and experiences working as a team to provide the training is highly recommended.

Having volunteers as trainers, reporters, photographers and coordinators was a very successful idea; it added great value to the event, demonstrated the idea of volunteerism and set an example for the participants, it was very useful for the volunteers themselves also it is very cost effective.

It is recommended that volunteers get one day training before the event to be ready to manage it.

Such training events should be conducted in places like the American University in Sulymaniya for many reasons; the place was very much organized to such events, it costs a lot less than any hotel or other venues in the country with such quality, the university has policies and regulations that participants should respect which was part of the training environment, there was a chance to interact with the students from the university which was very supportive and positive, and the

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accommodation for girls and boys were in different buildings and totally separated which helped girls to feel very comfortable and encouraged some of them to feel safe to participate in the first place. 

Keeping high standards, planning and constant evaluation between trainers and the management team in order to inspire participants that professional and organized work can be done and we are responsible of it.

Translation plays very critical role in any training that involves people speaking different languages, the quality of translation must be very high to make sure that the training is delivered.

It is highly recommended to create an online database to register youth activists, their activities, needs, challenges…etc. this website will serve as follow up tool as well.

Participants should work in depth on communication skills and active listening. There should be close coaching and repetitive trainings in order to maintain the spirit and attitudes.

The participants need to gain more knowledge regarding training, management and advocacy; it is recommended to provide them with materials and online training.

It must be ensured that this year’s participants have the opportunity to share their experience of the actions they have taken, progress made, and success, at next year’s training. Participants must be able to record their achievements and make these available to UNDP.

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“Wish and insist on making

this training annual. I think the night activities we did every night not only the candle night but every night we stayed up talking, discussing, sharing many things; for me it was one of my favourite things in the camp... and the atmosphere inside the training halls was awesome and casual so we felt like home doing whatever we want to be comfortable and that was very helpful to break the ice between the participants and even with the trainers so we felt close and never hesitate to ask about/for something.. In general the training was one of its kind, it broke the stereotypes about training in Iraq.” Maryam


Follow up: Right after the training camp a follow up tool was introduced to the participants, this tool is an online Female 20%

form where youth can record their activities. This form includes questions like: (Name, sex, location, contact information, If they have participated in the training camp or not, it is open to any activist to submit their record. If the event they want to report is a planned, current or conducted activity, date

Male 80%

and location of the activity. What was their role in this activity? And how do they evaluate themselves? What indicators they used to evaluate themselves. Objectives, target group, partners, pictures, documents, publication, media coverage…etc. Achievements, challenges, needs and lessons learned. If they have worked with other participants of the training camp and how they evaluate their

Current 19%

cooperation…etc.) Done 61%

Those questions were designed to cover all the aspects of a report; it is useful to keep track of all the

Planed 20%

activities done by the participants and other youth in Iraq. Those figures beside presents some qualitative data retrieved from the form 30 days after the training (120 report were submitted in this period from all over Iraq). This tool was created using “Google Drive” which is totally free, however there will be a need to have more independent and sophisticated website and follow up system.

Follow up form: https://docs.google.com/forms/d/1P4mGRx-bAcggmIPdmZub1YbjcZfDsKHjBBR_v2lbwtk/viewform

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Training of Trainers 11% Youth Mobilization 25% Project Management 16%

Not participant 48%


Successful Stories: Following up with the participants through the online reporting system or through social media there are many successful stories. Most of the participants were active before the training event, however they seem more confident, more organized and being able to record what they are doing. One of the most important outcomes of this event is that all the participants are trying to involve other participants to implement their ideas and activities, this clearly indicate the level of trust and relationship they could build during the training. They created groups on Facebook to keep in touch and to plan for their activities together; also they started inviting each other to attend their activities.

International Peace Day: September 21, 2013 – United Nations led by UNDP celebrated the International Peace day in Iraq in cooperation with the Ministry of Culture. The celebration consists of two main events; one of them was a press conference and the other one was a concert by very famous musician. For those events volunteers were needed to handle: 

Distribution of tickets and promotion materials (around 1000 items and tickets).

Managing the concert with more than 1000 participant.

Delivering a speech on behalf of youth.

Volunteer activities to celebrate the Peace Day.

Around 20 youth participated in distributing the tickets, over 35 managed the concert, two volunteers represented youth and about 20 events took place that day in different governorates in Iraq. The participants of the training camp were the champions of that day, they managed things and they invited others to help.

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Links about the Youth Training Camp 2013: Group: https://www.facebook.com/groups/youthcafee/ Page: https://www.facebook.com/IraqiYouthCafe Twitter: @Youth_Cafe_IQ Youth Café is a group on Facebook used since April 2013 to manage this project, the group has about 3000 members and it is growing. Most of the members are youth activists; therefore readers of this report are encouraged to keep direct contact with youth in Iraq through this group. With this group you can: find volunteers for your events, participants, share opportunities (training, projects…etc), promote the work of your group or organization, directly asking youth for feedback about citrine things… and you can fine dreamers and activists from all over Iraq. UNDP – Iraq:

http://www.iq.undp.org/content/iraq/en/home/presscenter/articles/2013/09/02/youth-training-camp/

Photo Story:

https://www.facebook.com/media/set/?set=oa.558608184212473&type=1

International Peace Day:

http://www.flickr.com/photos/103183048@N03/with/9931448626/

http://www.iq.undp.org/content/iraq/en/home/presscenter/articles/2013/09/21/undp-in-iraq-teams-up-with-iraqi-oud-virtuoso-naseershamma-to-celebrate-peace-day/ Follow up form:

https://docs.google.com/forms/d/1P4mGRx-bAcggmIPdmZub1YbjcZfDsKHjBBR_v2lbwtk/viewform

Training Needs Assessment Report 2013: http://www.iq.undp.org/content/dam/iraq/docs/dem-gov/UNDP-IQ-DG-youth-training-needs-2013EN.pdf Interesting from one of the volunteers: https://www.facebook.com/groups/youthcafee/permalink/534128116660480/ American University in Sulymaniya:

http://auis.edu.iq/node/1182 -

https://www.facebook.com/auis.edu.iq

https://www.facebook.com/media/set/?set=a.10151654120984794.1073741912.366339654793&type=3 Embassy of Iraq in USA:

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http://www.iraqiembassy.us/in-the-news/undp-iraq-youth-training-camp


List of Participants: Project Management workshop DILBREN SHAMO KHALAF

Erbil

ABD ALMUHSEN FADHIL

Basra

AHMED ALAA ALYASIRI AHMED MOHAMMED HUSSEIN AHMED SALIM KATE EMAN HASSAN DOHAN

Baghdad Sulymaniya Mothana Najaf

Training of Trainers workshop Baghdad

ALI ABDULZAHRA MAHDI

Babil

ALI ANMAR MUDHAFAR

ALI WALID BADR

Wasit

ALI HATEM HAKIM

AMAL ABDULATEEF SAADALLAH

Mosel

ARI JALAL BARKY

AMANY SALEH MEJBEL ALOBAEDY

Anbar

CHALAK AHMED MOHAMMED

Baghdad

HASSANEIN HUSSEIN GHAWI

GHUSOON JABBAR OLIWI

Baghdad

ISRAA YAHIA KHALID

Karkuk

ESSAM SAMI HANI AL-RUBAIE

Basra

HASANAIN ALI ABDULHASAN

FIRAS ABED MAHAL

Anbar

LUNA ABDULMALEK IBRAHIM

GHASSAN M. SADOON

Mosel Sulymaniya

HAIDER GHANY A. WATBAN

Qadisia

HANA SHEHAB AHMED HASSAN ABD-ALHADY AL-EGALILY JWAN SARBAST ALI

Mosel Baghdad Sulymaniya

ALAN JALAL AHMED BARKY

GHUFRAN YARB ABDALJALIL

ENJI SHIHAB AHMED

GORAN OMER QARADAGHI

Youth Mobilization workshop

AHMED HAMDI AL-JANABI

Babil

KARRAR M. ALI ALQARTASI

Mosel

KOVAND GORG HABEEB

MANAR HADDAD

Baghdad

LUBNA RAAD TAHER

MARWAH JUMAAH YASEEN

Baghdad

MARWAN MUHAMMED HAZIM

MARWAH MOHAMMED NAJY

Najaf

MOHAMMED MUQDAD ALI

MOHAMMED ABDULHAMEED

Baghdad

MOREEN NAJEEB MARZINA

NOORA SHAKLR MAHMOOD SAHIRA RADEEF SHAKIR

LUMA SAFWAN

Baghdad

SARMAD MUDHEHER ABED

MARIAM ABDULAMEER MUHSIN

Baghdad

SHNOW ARIF MAROOF

MARWA MAJDI MAJEED

Baghdad

TAJULDEEN ADEL TAJ

Salahaldeen Baghdad Salahaldeen

MUNEER TAHER MUSLIM NOOR ADNAN HASHIM OMAR ABDULRAHMAN ABDULJABBAR

Karkuk

OMAR HANI NAJAM

Babil

SAIF MUSLEM HADI

MARYA JABBAR ENAD

Basra

WAFAA FARIS HASSAN

QUTAIBA SAAD RAHIM

Babil

ZAINAB ABDULNASER SALMAN

SALMA ABDELAZIZ ZIDANE ZAMAN IMAD ABDUL AMEER

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Karkuk Mothana

Sulymaniya

Volunteers ALI AMMIR TAHA

Baghdad

Mosel

AMMAR ZAID MAJEED

Baghdad

Babil

DHEAA AZIZ MOHAMMED

Karbala

HAIDER AHMED JAWAD

Baghdad

Karkuk

KAISER MAYTHAM ALWARDY

Baghdad

Karbala

MUJTABA ZUHAIR SATAR

Baghdad

Dyala Wasit

SHAHAD THEAA MAHDI

Baghdad

THU-ALFAQAR MOHAMMED

Qadisia

Sulymaniya

Mosel Baghdad Sulymaniya Dyala Mosel Thiqar Baghdad Dyala Salahaldeen Najaf Baghdad Babil

Trainers ZARIN HAINSWORTH

UK

JUSTINE ABI SAAD

Lebanon

GERMAN ROBLES OSUNA

Maxico

ASO WAHAB AHMMED

Dohok

UNDP DHAFER FADHIL HASAN

Baghdad

MOHAMAD RAFIQ

Karkuk


Thank you

“Thanks and appreciation to all the trainers, volunteers and participants of the Youth Training Camp. Especial thanks to the team at the American University in Sulymaniya for hosting the event and for Al-Samy service providing company to facilitate all the logistics.� Dhafer Hasan / Project Officer - UNDP

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