Launch of two Japanese funded projects in the field of education in Iraq

When, local time: 
Wednesday, 13 May 2015 -
9:30am to 10:30am
Where: 
Iraq, Erbil
Type of Event: 
Специальное мероприятие
Contact: 
Zulfiqar Ali - zu.ali@unesco.org

Japan and UNESCO have joined hands to address the grave consequences of Iraq’s present emergency situation. The government of Japan has pledged $3,692,523 in funding to help UNESCO implement two local projects in the field of education that will benefit IDPs and Syrian Refugees residing in Iraq and the Kurdistan Region.

An event to launch the two projects will be held on Wednesday 13 May, 2015 at the Al Adala School for IDPs in Erbil. The launch event will be attended by high level officials from the Embassy of Japan in Iraq, the Government of Iraq and the Government of the Kurdistan Region.

The two projects to be launched are called “Expanding secondary education for Syrian refugees in Iraq” and “Bridging urgently the gaps in secondary schooling for girls of IDP communities in Iraq”.