tabadul.de: German-Iraqi Academic Exchange
The Iraqi-German scholarship programme will be run annually. Every year up to 100 Master's and PhD scholarships can be awarded if there are enough qualified applicants. The scholarship covers living costs and study costs, including German language courses. The programme is run jointly by MICT, The Ministry of Higher Education and Scientific Research (MoHESR) in Iraq and the DAAD in Germany.
The Sudan Electionnaire is an online questionnaire that compares views on 30 debated issues with the positions of the 16 main parties for the upcoming elections in April 2010. A ranking shows how the answers match the party programmes. The tool is meant to offer more information before going to the ballot box.
WPI - Wirtschaftsplattform Irak
Project Runtime: May 2009 - still running
Support: German Foreign Office
Topic: Detailed information about Iraq for German entrepreneurs
In May, MICT launched wp-irak.de, an online portal for German businesses and companies interested in working and investing in Iraq. The project is financed by the German Federal Foreign Office.
The website contains detailed information on jurisdiction, economic regulations and current issues pertaining to politics, society and the rebuilding and development of Iraq today.
WPI is realized by a team of experts based in Berlin, in continuous interaction with journalists, activists and business operators in Iraq and the wider Middle East.
Article about WPI
in the Frankfurter Allgemeine Sonntagszeitung
Photos from this year's WPI workshop in Sulaimaniyah
Production Runtime: open
Support: German Foreign Office and UNESCO
Topic: online publication of video clips by Iraqi citizens and moviemakers
Masked storytellers, oil smugglers and delicious cooking - Iraqiscope is a platform for films and video clips made in Iraq. It allows people to easily upload and share video clips, short films and movies of any kind. Users can see first-hand accounts of current events, made by Iraqis from the inside perspective.
Find out about daily life, the diverse culture and society
from all parts of the country
Project Runtime: 1st of March 2005 - still running
Support: German Foreign Office, Belgium Government, Friedrich Ebert Foundation
Topic: Politics in Iraq
NIQASH is a trilingual website (Arabic, English, Kurdish) on politics, media and culture in Iraq. Since March 2005 an international editorial team, in cooperation with a network of Iraqi correspondents, researches and publishes background information on the following topics (in chronological order): preparation, holding, and analysis of the elections; constitutional process; formation of the government; regional politics and development of power; media.
NIQASH is a comprehensive and continuously updated archive to politics in Iraq, which for many experts in- and outside the country after 2003 has become an important source of information. Especially the authenticity and minuteness of the informations, as well as the comprehensive availability of "grey literature" is highly valued by the users.
Each week NIQASH sends out a newsletter with analyses of current political developments in Iraq to over 3,000 subscribers all over the world. To subscribe to the Newsletter, please send a message to wollenberg[at]mict-international.org
Project Runtime: 1 April 2006 -28 Feb 2007
Donor: German Foreign Ministry
Topic: Culture and Politics
LIQA is a digital exchange of letters between experts from Iraq, its neighboring countries, and Europe. 28 select participants from 9 different cities (Beirut, Baghdad, Amman, Khartoum, London, Berlin, Damascus, Amsterdam, Paris) write each other letters on questions situated at the intersection of politics and art. Topics range from strategies for dealing with the past in art and politics to concepts of political responsibility in media work to the development of identity as a topic of theater and film projects. The resulting texts, letters, and opinions were published on the Niqash website.
In LIQA (meeting) the external perspective meets the internal one. The goal of
the conversations is the exchange of arguments and points of view on controversial
Iraqi topics between Iraqi and non-Iraqi experts located inside the country and
Project Runtime: 1 Dec 2004 - 31 Jan 2005
Support: German Foreign Office
The "Electionnaire" is an interactive online software that educates the user about the content of the parties participating in an election. The user is asked to agree or disagree, per mouse click, to 30 statements on political core issues. At each new statement s/he can inform him-/herself about the respective position of all main political parties. At the end of the dialog the Electionnaire informs the user on which political party closest represents his/her own positions.
The Electionnaire developed by MICT within the framework of Niqash focused on the programs of the parties, lists and candidates participating in the December 2005 elections in Iraq. Particularly against the background of an election campaign that was very emotional and focused on religious and ethnic aspects, the availability of such a tool, which focuses on political issues, seemed useful and necessary.
Project Runtime: 1 February 2007 - 30 March 2007
Topic: online-training on gender-sensitive journalism
MICT has developed a unique online application for remote training of radio journalists. Through this application an expert or teacher in charge is able to comment directly and on-time to a radio report that has been submitted by a student. The teacher can either add a comment to a specific part of the audio file (which is directly attached to this part) or can submit an in depth comments on the student's reports. The student responds to the comments in an extra text space.
MICT has selected young Iraqi radio journalists and trained them in a comprehensive four-week online course designed to develop their skills in gender-sensitive journalism.