Workshop I of the 2019 Cycle of the UNITAR Hiroshima Transforming the Future: Empowering Social Entrepreneurs and Youth Leaders for Iraq, began yesterday in Baghdad, Iraq.

Invited guests, H.E. Naofumi Hashimoto, Ambassador of Japan to Iraq, Embassy of Japan in Iraq, and a representative from The Station—a co-working space for young Iraqi entrepreneurs, took part in the Opening Ceremony and provided opening remarks.

Seventeen new participants, coaches, and many alumni of the programme participated in the Opening Ceremony.

New participants were introduced to the Programme structure, learning expectations, and responsibilities. The result of the learning needs assessment were also discussed with the participants.

At the end of October, participants and coaches will travel to Istanbul, Turkey, for Workshop II. We would like to congratulate the participants on their success and wish them best of luck during exciting learning journey with UNITAR.