March 18, 2013

Iraqi youth on the rise

We look at creative young Iraqis shaping their nation's future.
Iraqi teens enjoy an evening out in a park on July 23, 2011 in Baghdad, Iraq. (Spencer Platt/Getty Images)

On Monday March 18 at 19:30 GMT:

A decade after the US-led invasion, what have Iraq's youth achieved and how will they help build the future? An estimated 60 percent of Iraq's population are below age 25. Despite their large numbers and the challenges they face, the majority, according to one government survey, are optimistic about the future. In this episode, we talk to the country's young innovators about what lies ahead. Join us at 1930GMT.

In this episode, we speak to:

Hamada Zahawi @ziweee
Co-Organizer, TEDxBaghdad

Ahmed Habib @ahmedhabib
Editor, Shakomako.net

We also speak to Mujtaba Al-Tameemi (@Mujtaba_Zuhair), Layla Shaikley (@laylool), Ruwayda Mustafah (@RuwaydaMustafah), Sundus Abdul Hadi (@sundusAH), and Bilal Ghalib (@bilalghalib) in our Google+ hangout.

What do you think? How should Iraqi youth creatively shape their nation's future? Leave your thoughts in the comments below.