Networks of Change (NoC)

Networks of Change (NoC) builds trust and resilience of youth in the Kurdistan Region in Iraq. Though intensive training, awareness campaigns, leadership and entrepreneurship development, NoC paves the way for Kurdish youth to participate in social, economic and political life.

NoC focuses on youth in the regions of Erbil, Halabja and Sulaymaniyah and the people surrounding them: teachers, social workers and parents. In these regions, secondary schools and universities work together to strengthen the present youth centers in order to empower and engage local young people and their communities.

Youth are invited to participate in this programme and attend a variety of trainings such as awareness campaigning, storytelling, drama writing for change, social media, event organising and entrepreneurship. Once engaged in the programme, they design and organise campaigns themselves. For example, to convince Kurdish youth to engage in talks and political discussions about pressing issues affecting young people, critically and constructively – with becoming polarised.

  • Active locations
  • Iraq
  • Donors
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Opening pathways to employment

  • 128
    # of beneficiaries participated in leadership training