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Interested to Join?

If you interested in joining the CCDP as a volunteer, please contact the program team at the given email and attach your CV:

For more information contact via this email: info@iro4cd.org

Community Mobilization

Climate Change Defenders Program 

IRO has launched Climate Change Definers Program which aims to preparing a generation of activists who understand the role of the humanity in the protection of the environment and promotion of the sustainable development. The program facilitates the exchange of experience to mobilize activists in activities related to environmental protection.

The program develops people capacities; provide them with skills and let them to practice the gained knowledge by planning and develop activities that would focus on the topic of environmental protection activities in their communities Read more


Right to Freedom of Expression in Kurdistan Region

The Right to Demonstrate under Law No. 11 of 2010 for Organizing Demonstrations

Advocacy for amendment of specific Articles

The right to demonstrate is one of the human rights inherent in all human beings, and the right to freedom of expression is considered one of its pillars. Meanwhile, states and public authorities must protect and guarantee rights and freedoms and ensure their exercise, especially those freedoms that guarantee the right to express opinion.

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Impact of Climate Change on Human Health 

The Human Network and the IRO Organization held an event to discuss the effects of climate change on human health and welfare on April 7 in honor of World Health Day. The workshop was attended by representatives of civil society organizations and government institutions who have link with climate change issues.
Academics, environmentalists, civil society leaders, and officials of pertinent government foundations all attended the occasion. The event's goal was to identify the interdisciplinary concerns that connect climate hazards to human health. Dr. Ali Arif, a lecturer and researcher at the KISSR, opened the event with a presentation on how people are exposed to risk factors in their homes, places of employment, and communities. He specifically discussed air and water pollution, radiation exposure, chemicals, agricultural practices, climate change, and, in particular, the composition of particulate matter (PM) and the role of physical characteristics.

Roadmap for Climate Justice in the Kurdistan Region and Iraq

The IRO Organization for Community Development, in partnership with the Human Network for Health and Humanitarian Affairs, organized a workshop focusing on developing a strategy for advancing climate justice in the Kurdistan Region of Iraq as part of the Climate Change Defenders Program (CCDP). The event brought together numerous academics, civil society leaders, and environmentalists. It covered a range of topics essential for creating a practical framework for civil society groups and other stakeholders to address the impact of climate change on various aspects of human life. The workshop resulted in the identification of key elements for a climate change advocacy program roadmap. Read more.

Thematic Areas

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Climate and Environment

Work on environment protection, pollution, and climate change implications through partnership, awareness raising and campaigning  

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Human Rights

Advocacy and awareness about the basic through divers means and enable the vulnerable groups to engage actively

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Community Mobilization

To engage the communities to identify priorities, resources, needs and solutions to promote participation and good governance