Project Description

Sanad for peacebuilding is keen on giving the priority to the projects made by the Network of Iraqi Facilitators that is concerned with conflict resolving and Peacebuilding which are compatible with the mutual goals  of Sanad and (NIF).  Thus, Sanad  is glad to announce the “Mini Grants Project” for the proposed projects presented by the Network of Iraqi Facilitators, where Sanad will be responsible of covering all expenses for the projects.

Sanad is also focused on picking the distinguished projects that have direct impact on larger sections of  beneficiaries.

As long as the proposing sides are eligible to get support from our Organization besides the project’s compatibility with Sanad’s goals, the project’s proposal is then shown to the financial support committee in Sanad to consider the possibility of funding the project. In case the project is accepted by Sanad, Sanad will issue the Advance payment, which is 70% of the total payment, while the remainder of the payment will be issued by the time the project is finalized and the Final report is drafted to be presented to Sanad organization.

Mini Grant Initiative Requirements:

  1. Project proposal.
  2. Work plan for the project.
  3. Estimated budget for the project’s costs.


Project Approval Conditions:

  1. The project must have direct engagement facilitation and conflict management.
  2. The implementation period must be between 10-90 days.
  3. The project’s cost must not exceed 2,000 USD in the case of one implementer, in case of 3 or more implementers the grant will be 5,000 USD.


Cases of Project Funding Refusal:

  1. The project is based on training or awareness campaign.
  2. The project doesn’t link or have an indirect link with facilitation and project management.
  3. The project’s cost is more than the grant.
  4. The project contradict goals of Iraqi Facilitators Network and Sanad.

Enhancing the Values of Peaceful Co-existence between the IDPs and the Host Community in Maysan Province

“The issue of integrating the IDPs with the host community of Maysan province is of high importance due to the cultural differences between host and displaced communities.”

– Ali Badir, member of Network of Iraqi Facilitators (NIF)

A set of dialogue sessions were held, gathering both sides, the IDPs’ representatives on one hand, and representative from local government and social/religious figures within the host community in Maysan-Iraq on the other. These dialogue sessions discussed several issues, including: Social aspects, Peaceful coexistence and violence rejection, reconciliation, human rights, causes of Internal displacement, legal concerns of the IDPs, Health care, problem-resolving commissions formation, and educational issues concerning the IDPs. Ali Badir Abdulla, a member of the Network of Iraqi Facilitators was responsible for directing two major sessions gathering IDPs and Local government officials, as well as having separate meetings with officials at the local government. Implementation period of the project is 60 days, January 2nd , 2015 as a starting date for the implementation, and March 2nd, 2015 as the ending day.

The main purpose of the project is to enhance the principles of integration, peaceful co-existence, and spreading peace entity among the IDPs, through reaching the specific goals, which are:

  • Strengthening the relationship between the internally displaced families and the host community of Maysan Province, and coordinating the organizational efforts to be developed to circa 30% of the existing efforts within 60 days.
  • To enhance co-existence values between IDPs and the host community of Maysan within 60 days.
  • Changing the stereotypical convictions about the internally displaced people, and activating the role of the facilitator to spread peace within 60 days by solving the recent issues.

Mitigating the Tension among IDPs in Kirkuk Province

Considering the complications faced by the unregistered Internally Displaced families by the ADRID of Kirkuk province, it is a good opportunity to facilitate dialogues among IDPs (both registered and unregistered) from one side, and making dialogue seminars on the other sides between IDPs and the ADRID to mitigate the tension between both sides and to look up the issues faced by the IDPs, through representing affordable action by the provincial council of Kirkuk. The project is intended to be carried out with four dialogue seminars for the full period of the project. The member of the Network of Iraqi Facilitators, Mr. Hasan Khulaif Salih was committed to carry out and direct these sessions. December 20th, 2014 was appointed to be the starting date for the implementation period, and January 10th, 2015 as the closing date for the implementation period.

The main purpose of the project is to mitigate the tension resulting between IDPs in Kirkuk province, through holding dialogue seminars among the IDPs on one side and the official institutions of the province with the humanitarian organizations on the other. The project’s period is one month, consisting of four dialogue seminars.

Promoting peaceful co-existance between Host and Guest Communities in Karbala Province

The concept of the project is to strengthen the relationships between host and guest communities in Karbala province through two phases represented in two dialogue sessions that take place within the attendance of impacting internally displaced figures, and representatives of different segments of Karbala society (i.e. clerks, academics, educators, the media, tribal leaders, and provincial council members).

These sessions aim to dialogue facilitation, opening communication channels and raise awareness towards peace, harmony and unity in the Iraqi public. Dr. Haider Younus Kadhum, a member of the Network of Iraqi Facilitators was committed to carry out and direct these sessions. January 16th, 2015 is appointed to be the starting date for the implementation period, and March 1st, 2015 as the closing date for the period.

The objective of the project is to facilitate dialogues among the host and guest community, raising awareness towards peacebuilding and maintaining cooperation to develop host society’s sense of perception regarding the guest community of the internally displaced, affected families in Karbala province, and coming up with services and actions that would be useful in linking the connections between host and guest community.

The Problem of Kirkuk University

On Kurdistan National Flag day that is December 17, 2014, a dispute initiated among Kurd and Arab students in Kirkuk University. The heads of Universities and academic institutes in Kirkuk decided to announce that date as a holiday. Yet some students insisted on celebrating Kurdistan National Flag Day in Universities and institutes, which the celebrations have escalated into violent acts among Arab and Kurdish students. The clashes have resulted in 14 wounded persons where gun fire shots were heard from inside the campus of Kirkuk University while police patrols interfered in the incident. The clashes were believed to be resulted from verbal tension between the students of ethnic nature which urged security forces to maintain the situation in the University. Mr. Mohammed Al Juboori, a member of the Network of Iraqi Facilitators was committed to carry out and direct the sessions and meetings during the implementation period. The duration of the project is one month started in Feb 01 – Mar 01, 2015.

To identify the cause of this issue and the sides that caused the conflict and how to avoid similar issues in the future. Through having separate meetings with political parties, head of the University, and then having a session gathering both sides of the students as a final step to the project.