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.

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Applications are now open for the 2022 Iraq Leadership Fellows Program

This week, the application form for the fifth class of the Iraq Leadership Fellows (ILF) Program was launched via the ILF website. This ILF is implemented by the Institute for International and Regional Studies (IRIS) at the American University of...
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Iraq Leadership Fellows 2019-2020 Conclude

On Friday, December 5, 2020, the Iraq Leadership Fellows program concluded the third training session for the 2019/2020 cohort. The session, held online to mitigate the risks of the Covid-19 pandemic, involved intensive training on Adaptive Leadership with the expert...
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ILF 2019-2020 Hold its Second Workshop Online Due to the Pandemic

On Friday, 18th of September 2020, the fellows gathered online to participate in the activities of the second workshop of Iraq Leadership Fellows 2019-2020. With continuous funding and support from KAS, DT Institute, and IRIS, the ILF initiative seeks to...
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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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An Expert on Constitutional Law Gives a Lecture to the Fellows

The Fellows of ILF 2019-2020 took part in an interactive online discussion titled "The Iraqi Constitution: Merely Amendments or Fundamental Changes". Considering the increasing demands happening lately about amending or canceling some of the Iraqi Constitution articles, the Iraq Leadership...
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Iraq Leadership Fellows host Maria Fantappie

The Iraq Leadership Fellows (ILF) program organized a closed online session that brought together the third cohort of the program with Dr. Maria Fantappé, Special Adviser for the Middle East and North Africa at the Center for Humanitarian Dialogue. The...
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Iraq Leadership Fellows 2019-2020 Gather in Sulaymaniyah for the First Workshop

The Iraq Leadership Fellows (ILF) Program 2019-2020 was launched on Friday, November 22, 2019, starting with its first workshop. The four-day workshop, hosted at the American University of Iraq, Sulaymaniyah (AUIS), was attended by forty-eight fellows. The fellows were selected...
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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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