Development Transformations (DT) has been awarded a two-year cooperative agreement by the Global Affairs Canada’s (GAC) Peace and Stabilization Operations Program (PSOPs) to conduct anti-retributive violence messaging and establish stabilization committees in former-ISIS controlled areas in Iraq that have been newly liberated by the Iraqi government.
Canada is actively engaged in the fight against Daesh and supports those most affected by the crisis. As part of DFATD commitment to addressing the prolonged and tragic crises in the region, the Honourable Chrystia Freeland, Minister of Foreign Affairs, stated, “I am pleased to announce today new initiatives that will enhance security and stability in the region, including additional support to help more Iraqis return safely to their homes in areas liberated from Daesh.”
DT, with its sub-awardee the Iraqi Research Foundation for Analysis and Development (IRFAD), will implement the Preventing Reprisals and Mitigating Violence in Iraq program (PRMV). In its first phase PRMV will initiate a grassroots anti-retribution movement in Anbar and Ninewah to prevent retributive attacks and help protect vulnerable populations. In the second phase of the program, our team will foster stability and counter-extremist influences by establishing Crisis Committees to resolve local level drivers of instability.