Program Facts

Title of Project
Enhancing Self-Reliance among Syrian Refugees, Internally Displaced Persons (IDPs), and Host Communities through Entrepreneurship and Agribusiness Development
Donor/Partner UNIDO
Project Duration 1 Jan 2022 – 31 Dec 2022
Location(s) Erbil, KRI, Iraq
Main Objective(s)

To provide comprehensive Entrepreneurship Development Programs (EDP) and Agribusiness training to Syrian refugees, internally displaced persons (IDPs), and vulnerable host community members in order to equip them with the necessary knowledge, skills, and tools to establish and manage successful entrepreneurial ventures and agricultural initiatives.

To enhance the self-reliance and food security of target beneficiaries by imparting practical training in agribusiness techniques, including but not limited to crop cultivation, livestock management, sustainable farming practices, marketing strategies, and financial management.

To improve the livelihoods of participants by empowering them with the capacity to generate income through agribusiness activities, thereby reducing their dependency on external aid and enhancing their overall socio-economic well-being.

To specifically target vulnerable communities in the Akre District of Duhok Governorate within the Kurdistan Region of Iraq (KRI), recognizing their unique challenges and opportunities, and tailor the training programs to address their specific needs and circumstances.

To ensure the successful implementation and impact of the training programs by arranging for the timely payment of training allowances to participants, thereby removing financial barriers and incentivizing active participation and engagement throughout the duration of the training.

To foster a supportive and inclusive learning environment that promotes collaboration, knowledge-sharing, and social cohesion among participants from diverse backgrounds, fostering mutual understanding and solidarity within the community.

To monitor and evaluate the effectiveness and sustainability of the training programs, gathering feedback from participants and stakeholders, and making necessary adjustments to improve program outcomes and maximize long-term impact on livelihoods and self-reliance.

Published On: March 3rd, 2024 / Categories: Livelihood, Programs /