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Iraqi Kurdistan

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Éditeur : Netherlands Kurdistan Society Date & Lieu : 1993, Amsterdam
Préface : Pages : 100
Traduction : ISBN : 90-74666-02-7
Langue : AnglaisFormat : 170x240 mm
Code FIKP : Liv. Eng. Boe. Ira. N°83Thème : Général

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Iraqi Kurdistan

Iraqi Kurdistan

A. de Boer,
M. Leezenberg

Netherlands Kurdistan Society

The international conference 'Iraqi Kurdistan: The Need for Continuing Support and Development' was held October 10-12, 1993, in Brussels, Belgium. It was organized by the Netherlands Kurdistan Society, in cooperation with the Kurdistan Flanders Committee, and received financial support of the Commission of the European Communities, Dutch Interchurch Aid, CEBEMO, and the Belgian National Committee for Development Cooperation (NCOS). This conference was intended as part of the follow-up to the conference "The Reconstruction and Development of Iraqi Kurdistan', which had been held in Zeist, The Netherlands, a year earlier. The present volume can likewise be seen as a sequel to the former conference's proceedings, The Reconstruction and Economic Development of Iraqi Kurdistan: Challenges and Perspectives. There are some differences in emphasis, however. Whereas the Zeist conference had focused on the presentation of basic information and the assessment of possible approaches and main obstacles to the reconstruction and development of Iraqi Kurdistan, the meeting in Brussels dealt mainly with exchanging experiences of cooperation between the Kurdish and European partners, and seeking ways of promoting and improving such cooperation in the future. Much time was ...

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Map / 4
Introduction / 5

I. Introductory Speeches
Fuad Hussein (Chairman of the conference) / 7
Danielle Mitterrand (Président, France-Libertés) / 9
Eberhard Rhein (ECHO) / 13
Rowsh Shaways (Deputy prime minister, regional government of Iraqi Kurdistan) / 15
Heidi Alm-Merk (Minister of Justice, Lower Saxony) / 19
Hamid al-Bayati (Iraqi National Congress) / 21

II NGO Presentations: Experiences and Opinions Pishko Kurdi (Kurdistan Consortium) / 23
Shirzad Jibrail (KRO) / 25
Françoise Brié (France-Libertés). / 27
Herman van Aken (SOH/Dutch Consortium) / 30
Terry Giles (Save the Children) / 32
Hans Branscheidt (Medico International) / 35

III. Expert papers on specific topics of development Mohammed M.A. Ahmed, External Assistance for Self-Reliance / 39
Jamal Fuad, Short and Long-Term Development Needs / 44
Jamal Fuad, Streamlining Financial Support to Iraqi Kurdistan; Needed: a Kurdish Development Fund / 58
Jamal Fuad, The Environmental Catastrophe in Iraqi Kurdistan / 63
Khusrow Shali, Problems of Higher Education / 66

IV. Workshops and Group Discussions
1. Agriculture / 68
2. Village Reconstruction / 71
3. Infrastructure, Transport, and Communication / 74
4. Small Industries / 77
5. Community Development / 79
6. Education / 80

Group discussion 1. European NGOs / 82
Group discussion 2. NGOs and Authorities in Kurdistan / 84

Conclusions of the Conference / 91

Humanitarian aid in Iraq financed by ECHO in 1993 / 92

Conference Program / 94

List of Participants / 96

Literature / 99

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