Up to 50 million dinars per project
Online applications open for National Competition for Youth Programs
BAGHDAD, January 25 – Applications for the National Competition for Youth Programs opened on Thursday, following a directive by Iraqi Prime Minister Mohammed Shiaa’ Al-Sudani. The competition aims to identify and fund 100 programs and initiatives, with financial support ranging from five to 50 million Iraqi dinars per project.
A statement from Al-Sudani’s office said:
The Honorable Prime Minister Mr. Mohamed Shiaa’ Al-Sudani chaired the third meeting of the Higher Council for Youth this morning, Thursday, where discussions on agenda topics were held and necessary decisions were made. The meeting reviewed the status of youth facilities in all governorates and obliged all ministries and entities to vacate these facilities (owned or allocated) to the Ministry of Youth and Sports.
The electronic form for the National Competition for Youth Programs was launched, which aims to select 100 programs and youth initiatives submitted by non-governmental organizations and volunteer teams, to be financed by grants ranging from five to 50 million dinars, in accordance with Cabinet Resolution 23465 for the year 2023.
The meeting also approved the formation of the National Youth Team for Climate Change, selecting 1,000 youth activists in the field of climate change as volunteers, with the aim of enhancing the role of Iraqi youth in addressing environmental challenges and developing programs and solutions to climate challenges. This team is linked to the Higher Youth Council.
A decision was also made for the Ministry of Environment to prepare a study to organize a simulation of the Conference of Parties (COP) 29 for 2024, specifically for youth in Baghdad, supervised by the Higher Youth Council, to activate the participation of Iraqi youth in work and education related to the climate.