- Country: Iraq
- Project Name: Communication and Visibility of Dialogue and Participation in Iraq
- Contact person: Sebastian Bloching, email@example.com
- Project duration: November 2023- March 2024
- Project objective: To support the Deutsche Gesellschaft für Internationale Zusammenarbeit (GIZ) Promoting Dialogue and Participation in Iraq (PDP) project and its partners with strategic and practical measures to achieve increased impact and visibility of experiences on dialogue and participation in Iraq.
Communication and Visibility of Dialogue and Participation in Iraq
We will analyse and evaluate previous products, formats and processes within the PDP project through assessing priority topics, target groups, current existing mechanisms, media and networks for the preparation and dissemination of experiences in relation to the Dialogue and Participation (D&P) formats that have already been used or are currently being implemented.
Furthermore,we will further develop visibility and dissemination measures and a communication and dissemination strategy for the PDP team; review and provide recommendations for the improvement of an existing digital app for citizen participation; and develop three digital or analog products for communication and dissemination and up to four explanatory videos in order to bundle the results and learning experiences from the dialogue and participation formats and communicate them externally to Iraqi government representatives and civil society organisations.
Finally, we will introduce the communication strategy among relevant stakeholders in Iraq and develop recommendations for increasing PDP’s and Iraqi partners’ capacities to implement the strategy.
We will put a special focus on creating increased visibility of and interest in PDPs’ results at higher political and institutional levels (governors, ministries) and on anchoring them in existing structures and policies (sustainability), with a view to enhancing local ownership regarding the use of PDP supported D&P mechanisms.
Although Iraq has experienced greater stability since the end of the Islamic State (IS) reign of terror in 2017, Iraqis are still waiting for economic and social progress. Iraq has not yet managed to overcome core problems such as unemployment of youth, weak state institutions, insecurity and the generally deteriorating living conditions of the population, also because the dominance of militias has increased and corruption has become omnipresent. The new government has only limited capacity to tackle the major challenges. We will be operating in a context without any effective and trustful dialogue channels between the government and civil society.
This a consultancy project funded by the Deutsche Gesellschaft für Internationale Zusammenarbeit (GIZ) GmbH