Non Governmental Iraqi Groups Assist Coalition In Reconstruction
The actions of different groups and people that are involved in security in Baghdad has increased the safety of the region. Not only is the overall security of the region improved, but now private groups involved in a variety of activities are stepping out, and investing in the community. Different small groups that deal with women?s opportunities, and small business support, as well as other issues, are able to take their time, and work with each other for common goals.
Non Government groups work to have Iraq citizens learn from each other, as well as giving aid and practical support for the different things that they need. The NGO groups are affiliated with the ISF forces, and moving to cooperate with members of the Coalition that are tasked to provide aid and support.
In the area of Baghdad, one method for them to get funding is by working closely with coalition soldiers, and to receive micro grants and other funding. Citizens are able to bring an idea to the coalition forces, and present it to members of the coalition that staff the Iraqi Assistance Center.
The training in presenting proposals is often nearly as valuable as having their business funded in the first place. Citizens pitch their projects, and they receive aid and assistance, and often are gently helped in learning how to draw together different parts of a business proposal.
These are smart people, often they never have had an opportunity to deal with business issues.