INSAN

Contact Information

  • Where - Iraq (The Middle East)
  • Website - www.insaniraq.org
  • Contact Person - Aari Najmuldeen Mohammed Al Jabari
  • Email - aree@insaniraq.org
  • Address -Rapareen1, 9/8062, Kirkuk, Iraq
  • Other - info@insaniraq.org

Areas of Expertise

INSAN has expertise in a range of areas, including:

Main Aims and Objectives

INSAN Iraqi Society works to decrease conflict and promote peaceful co-existence through promoting fair participation of individuals and civil society in community development processes and ensuring fair access to services to all.

INSAN Iraqi Society will work to building peace through building peace capacities of individuals and civil society, enhancing good governance and participatory decision making processes to ensure fair participation of all community components, as well as empowering communities through knowledge and development to ensure co-existence and cohesion.

INSAN aim to work in three main fields:

1) Capacity Building Program

Objective – develop the capacities of the Iraqi Civil Society in positively managing conflict and promoting peace-building

In this field INSAN seek to:

  • Build capacity of Iraqi media in conflict analysis and conflict sensitive journalism;
  • Develop Kirkuk CSOs network through institutional development and capacity building in conflict management and peace-building processes;
  • Build capacity of Iraqi CSOs in Baghdad and Basrah provinces in developing participatory approaches to promote peaceful co-existence and community cohesion;
  • Knowledge and experience sharing on a regional basis on participatory methods and processes and peace building (Libya, Egypt and Yemen?);
  • Strengthen capacity of INSAN through institutional development and training.

2) Governance and Decision Making Program

Objectiveto ensure good governance and fair decision making by promoting dialogue, communication and participatory approaches among decision makers and constituencies

In this field INSAN seek to:

  • Building the capacity of middle leadership representatives in Kirkuk (directorates members, mukhtars, community leaders) in good governance, participatory methods and advocacy;
  • Developing skills of members of Kirkuk Provincial Council in communication, dialogue and advocacy;
  • Promoting the adoption of participatory methods in governance and decision making in districts in Kirkuk and Laylan;
  • Developing participation of women to participatory processes in Panja Ali through building their capacity and forming a women community committee.

3) Community Empowerment Program

Objective – Empower community members through capacity building, knowledge, financial support to facilitate resolution of conflicts and promote community cohesion

In this field INSAN seek to:

  • Develop youth leaders through capacity building
  • Develop skills of women and youth through vocational trainings
  • Provide economic opportunities to women and youth through small grants
  • Develop knowledge and skills of women and youth on human rights and conflict management
  • Organize social activities for children and youth developing relationships and promoting a culture of peace.

Upholding the Principles of Conflict Transformation

INSAN works in the field of conflict transformation at diverse levels and with diverse actors: grassroots, middle leadership, local authorities, local and national politicians, NGOs, media.

INSAN seeks to better understand the roots of conflict through undertaking research and analysis of issues, conducting participatory rapid appraisals to benefit from local knowledge.

INSAN believes in a bottom up approach to prevent and transform conflict, starting work with grassroots and supporting them in influencing local leaders and politicians to initiate change and launch dialogue.

Transformation needs trust built among communities, and to reach to this level of trust building, INSAN builds cadres of community leaders who represent the grassroots and who work closely with the organization and engage in dialogue with decision makers.

At the same time, INSAN addresses directly some root causes of the conflict and seeks to enhance living conditions of vulnerable communities and ensure better sharing of economic opportunities through providing vocational trainings and income generation opportunities.

Where and with Whom

INSAN mainly works in Iraq – Kirkuk and Baghdad Provinces.

INSAN works with grassroots, civil society, local and national leaders, including:

  • Youth and Women
  • Community Leaders
  • Representatives of political parties
  • City Councils
  • Provincial Council Members
  • Members of the National Assembly
  • CSOs and NGOs
  • Media

Main Activities in the Field of Conflict Transformation

INSAN main activities include:

  • Running of a vocational training centre in Kirkuk where diverse skills are provided to youth and women from diverse ethnicities/communities;
  • Trainings of community members and community leaders in conflict resolution / participatory governance, advocacy, human rights;
  • Training of CSOs and NGOs in conflict resolution, conflict analysis, communication;
  • Training of media in conflict sensitive journalism;
  • Initiatives to engage dialogue and communications among high level decision makers and between CSOs and decision makers;
  • Conduction of participatory assessments within targeted districts;
  • Organization of diverse sorts of social and educational activities for youth, women and children in an aim to build relationships among ethnicities/communities (social media, art, sport).

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