TADRIB Iraq is an extension of the Iraqi American Chamber of Commerce and Industry's (IACCI) vision and mission. IACCI training initiatives are well-known in Baghdad and throughout other parts of Iraq as “TADRIB Iraq” – Training and Development Resources Initiative for Business in Iraq. TADRIB Iraq’s overarching goal is to provide “training and development for all Iraqis that leads to increased employability and overall economic growth.”
IACCI has been offering professional training for almost four years. During this time, it has completed over 550 courses given to Iraqi private individuals, university students, heads of companies, ministry and state company officials, IACCI members, and company staff. Included in this figure are 120 courses given to unemployed persons in partnership with USAID contractors Louis Berger Group (VEEG) and International Relief and Development “IRD” (CSP), 15 courses with the partnership of International Organization of Migration "IOM", and over 275 courses given for over 24 industrial companies owned by the Ministry of Industry in partnership with the US Military. The vision of TADRIB Iraq is to see the Iraqi public sector official standing alongside the Iraqi private-sector businessperson and to see both of them on equal footing with their international counterparts. Having been cut off from the rest of the world for such a long period of time, Iraq lacks familiarity with certain practices, languages, and communication skills that have become central and essential to conducting business in the world today. IACCI aims to equip Iraqi trainees with necessary communication, computer, and business development skills, so that these men and women will be effective key players in the rebuilding of their country’s economy. The total number of students trained to date by IACCI reaches to over 10,000 in nearly four years of work. IACCI has trained in 15 Iraqi ministries and regularly contracts with private and state companies to train mid- and senior-level managers
Promote open-market economy in Iraq through a competitive system where the rules are the same for all participants, corruption is eliminated and transparency and accountability are strengthened.
Build simplified compliance systems for small businesses by fostering the participation of business groups in the day-to-day process of government decision-making and developing laws and institutions necessary for an open market-oriented economy.
Facilitate access to and establish consistent long term relationships between the private sector and the Iraq Ministries for the purpose of progressive commerce and trade implementation and practices.
Serve as a catalyst concerning the reactivation of the professional associations and guilds including the Iraqi Industrial Federation, the Contractors Union and the Federation of Iraqi Chambers of Commerce by conducting free and fair elections to promote the emergence of representative intermediaries.
Encourage entrepreneurial climate and culture in addition to expanding access to business and economic information necessary for informed decision-making.
Development and fundraising for specific projects in support of the organization of networking events, professional development education, training, policy related events and other crucial projects as needed, to support and compliment the goals of IACCI, its members and the private sector community in Iraq.
Promote the development of certain public sector elements that are key to the success of the establishment of an environment that allows the private sector to flourish in Iraq. This is done through training and awareness programs.
To assist and establish long term US policy orientation towards Iraq on Congressional, White House and Governmental Agency levels including delegate visitation.
Facilitate access to an economic
focused relationship between the private sectors of Iraq and the
international community through “Free Trade” magazine (IACCI’s premier
commerce and industry trade publication), educational seminars and programs,
events including the EXPO Trade Show, cross-cultural activities and high
level economic programs for the benefit of expanded long term sustainable
growth, investment and expansion of the commerce, technology, industry,
civil society and private sectors in Iraq.
IACCI utilizes the Business Edge curriculum provided by the International Finance Corporation (IFC) of the World Bank Group. As of September, 2006, IACCI has been offering all 35 different professional courses that are known as the “Business Edge” series. IACCI is the exclusive provider of IFC’s Business Edge Courses in Iraq. As of March, 2007, over 4,500 small business owners, aspiring professionals, and state-company employees have been trained in the Business Edge program. It is administered by a dedicated staff of 60 persons, of which 50 are instructors.
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