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Moving to the Cloud

By Shatakshi Singhania, with support from Siddharth Bishnoi “Moving to the cloud” was a phrase found only in fairy tales just two decades ago. Today, however, it refers to the use of servers, storage and other tools

The Importance of Civic Engagement

by Christina Bache Fidan We live in a more globalized and interconnected world through the use of technology yet, we are often disconnected from the policy decisions that impact our lives. Since governments do not have the

A New Hope for Iraq’s Oil and Gas Industry?

By Samar Rassam-Whitticombe, CEO of Somer Industrial Projects (SIP)   After celebrating the end of Ramadan, I hope that everyone experienced a welcoming Eid al-Fitr. Unfortunately, the time of joy for Iraqi citizens was tinged with sadness due

I am a sandwich generation carer and I’m a man!

by Mark Tilbury There have been a range of articles and blog posts on how to manage a career in the West and dealing with a young family. The work / life balance agenda is high on

Keeping Iraq’s Oil Flowing

Accenture Oil and Gas consultant Waleed Kamhieh explores an overshadowed success story In June 2015, Iraq produced an average of 3.19 mm bbpd (million barrels per day), the highest level of production since 1980, and it has

Underage Marriage and how I fight against it through my Art!

My name is Baraa Alzubaidi from Baghdad. I started my career when I was 16 as a writer in the Arab Cultural Centre in Jordan, writing about the issues around women rights. I also wrote about the rights of

Leadership and support in the home

By Giulia Spingardi   I am a newly recruited consultant, working for Accenture, a global consulting firm. I am 23 years old, and originate from Italy although now I live in London. I am writing today because

Nina meets Nadje

Professor of Gender Studies at SOAS University of London, author of two books, co-founder of Act Together: Women’s Action on Iraq, Nadje Al-Ali, talks to young writer Yorva Tsiakara about the way Iraqi women have inspired not

Bridging the Great Gender Gap: Women in Financial Services in the Middle East

By Anunitha Thomas Aside from my vested biological interest in gender inequality, I’ve been inspired by the relative improvements in the standard of living and wages of people, especially for women across the world. I think it

Melad Hamed  – the Business of Fashion

Melad Hamed, is well-known in Iraq and across the Arab world as the cutting edge fashion designer with a heart of gold! In an interview with our reporter Lemya, Melad shared his rise to fame with Nina’s