As a part of a persevered collaboration with the Heart East Peace and Safety Discussion board held in Iraqi Kurdistan on the American College of Kurdistan, the Heart East Institute and the Iraq Coverage Team held a workshop on Nov. 15, 2022 that specialize in demanding situations of monetary diversification, power transition, and affects on hard work markets in Iraq and the Gulf area. Our one-day workshop integrated representatives from native govt, financial and power mavens, global construction consultants, and a adolescence cohort, who introduced their very own perspectives and reviews, particularly on expectancies of task advent and inclusion in blank power manufacturing. Our conversations have been frank, open, and a possibility to discuss coverage suggestions in addition to on-the-ground understandings of fiscal demanding situations and long term enlargement. A lot of these collaborations are essential to scholarship, however extra vital to construct bridges between regional mavens, institutional linkages, and to younger folks experiencing the everyday, the dramatic adjustments in power safety and financial governance of Iraq.
This record supplies the insights and analyses of a make a selection crew of individuals from the workshop, prior to now revealed as standalone articles at the MEI web page.
Articles on this sequence
- Kurdistan fuel and diversification, Robin M. Generators
- The geopolitics of power transition in MENA: Mitigating dangers, exploring new alternatives, Younes Abouyoub
- Iraq wishes renewables, however they gained’t resolve its energy issues with out broader reforms, Jessica Obeid
- The GCC and the street to web 0, Aisha Al-Sarihi
- Adolescence dynamics and Iraq’s power long term, Salam Jabbar Shahab
Picture through ASAAD NIAZI/AFP by the use of Getty Photographs.
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