[ View the story "Iraqi youth on the rise" on Storify] Iraqi youth on the rise We look at creative young Iraqis shaping their nation's future.
The Stream· Mon, Mar 18 2013 11:40:36
This infographic, from the Guardian,
various challenges Iraq has faced since the US-led invasion in 2003.
The United Nations Population Fund (UNFPA)
compiled a strategy
to engage Iraqi youth based on unemployment and other statistics.
The strategy included social, political and economic engagement, which the study showed was lacking among Iraqi youth.
Youth National Strategy UNFPA Iraq2AJstream
Youth National Strategy UNFPA IraqAJstream
Despite struggles with unemployment, the over 60 per cent of Iraqis under the age of 25 are optimistic about the future, according to a
by Iraq's Ministry of Youth and Sport.
The following infographic is based on Youth Status Analytical Report
which demonstrate that enrolment in secondary education is at 21 per cent, a reality the UN Assistance Mission for Iraq
to try to combat.
organisation, co-founded by Bilal Ghalib, encourags young entrepreneurs in Iraq through its
Gemsi Our Storygemsinitiative
FikraSpace : In a minute / build nightFikraSpace
hosted a conference
in Baghdad to encourage "nourishment" for ideas and initiatives created by Iraqis.
TEDx: Many voices, one conversationtedxtalks
Those with limited resources, including women, were encouraged to participate in the conference.
Netizens commented on youth empowerment in TEDxBaghdad.
Great talk by Martin Kobler on tolerance, the youth leading the way and the importance of education. #TEDxBaghdad #baghdad #IraqSara Al-Atrakchi
Sometimes technology pulls us apart. Sometimes, like w/ #TedxBaghdad, it brings us together. Dad talking about autism now.Farai Chideya
A standing ovation for the Iraq Youth Symphony Orchestra at #TEDXBaghdadLabiba Laithلبيبةليث
Some interacted with @AJStream, discussing the future of Iraqi youth.
@AJStream Iraq is still reconstructing itself after a decade of war.What it needs now is a gov elected by its people & not by foreign powersFatima Ansari
What have #youth together achieved for #Iraq and how will they help its future? -
@AJStream Iraqi youth seem to have been marginalized for the past decade by the regime/occupation, but the future is for them #AJStreamRaiiq Ridwan
@AJStream the youth provide potential for less potent sectarian divides, young blood, more optimistic about the futurekingabdullah
@AJStream By rejecting sectarianism & daring to dream of a better #Iraq.Araleh DI
High #illiteracy and #unemployment rates are key challenges facing #Iraqi #youth. How should they be addressed? -
@AJStream @bobserious self development through small scale entrprenuarship at local level. and mass establishment of education centreMohammed rayyan