World University Service of Canada (WUSC) is a leading Canadian non-profit organization in international development, committed to building a more equitable and sustainable world. WUSC work with a unique and powerful network of post-secondary institutions, private-sector partners and volunteers to provide education, employment and empowerment opportunities that improve the lives of millions of disadvantaged youth around the world. In partnership with WUSC, CLIC signed an agreement in 2015 with the Ministry of Higher Education and Scientific Research of the Republic of Iraq to manage a scholarship fund that will allow Iraqi students to undertake post-secondary studies in Canada over the next five years.

Tira for Research and Studies is a Libyan non-governmental organization that started its activities in April 2011 in the Nefusa Mountains. Tira focuses on capacity building and awareness-raising among the Amazigh community with the goal of supporting their political participation and human rights. Tira pays specific attention to educating the community on women’s and children’s rights in order to help them thrive and work towards achieving a safe and secure environment for the most vulnerable groups. In 2014 through a UNDP-funded project implemented by CLIC, Tira recently conducted a series of workshops targeting CSOs and lawmakers from all across Libya, educating them about Amazigh culture, and raising awareness of the challenges faced by this minority group amongst the Arab population to the end of promoting multiculturalism and inclusivity in the new Libyan constitution.

CLIC partnered with Tira in 2015 to implement a project funded by the Canadian Government under the Canadian Fund for Local Initiatives (CFLI) programme. Leveraging their strong local capacity in the Nefusa Mountains and with the support of Canadian funding, Tira implemented awareness raising workshops for men, women and children in the Amazigh community in the Nefusa Mountains.

Why Me? For Women’s Rights is a Libyan non-governmental organization established in June 2012. The organization mainly addresses women’s civic and human rights in Benghazi and the surrounding villages. Their core mandate is the enhancement of women’s political leadership in Eastern Libya, the advancement of women’s civil and social interests, and the achievement of gender equality. In 2014 through a UNDP-funded project implemented by CLIC, the organization conducted a number of workshops educating women on the ongoing constitutional processes and raising awareness of the different venues available in which they could voice their demands to the Constitutional Drafting Assembly in Libya.

In 2015, CLIC partnered with Why Me? For Women’s Rights to implement a project funded by the Canadian Government under the Canadian Fund for Local Initiatives (CFLI). The programme focused on raising awareness of issues faced by minority groups in Libya. Given their extensive experience working on women’s rights in Benghazi, Why Me? Organized and conducted awareness-raising workshops for men and women highlighting these issues.

Knowledge Development Company (KDC) is a Lebanon-based capacity building firm with extensive regional and international experience in several sectors and thematic areas. KDC believes that knowledge is the cornerstone of human development, and that it is both a right and an obligation. KDC experts come from a variety of regional and professional backgrounds. They have honed their skills over decades in of program and training delivery to local, regional and international organizations and governments. KDC’s interventions include institutional capacity development, program and project development, organizational capacity assessment/audit, and training.

CLIC partnered with KDC to implement a 2-year UNDP funded project entitled “Provision of Technical Assistance to Iraqi Civil Society Organizations (CSOs) on Project Development and Project Implementation.”

Al-Amal is an Iraqi non-governmental organization established in the 1990s. Al-Amal has built its capacity over the years by working on the local level, partnering with local and international organizations. Their sources of funding are diverse and they have a strong presence in the field with partnerships with local communities and local councils, as well as a strong network of consultants and trainers. They have carried out training for a variety of target groups and sectors and are recognized for their effectiveness and efficiency. They have offices in 7 regions of Iraq, including Baghdad, Najaf, Salahedin, Basra, Kirkuk, Erbil, and Dhi Qar.

CLIC partnered with Al Amal to implement a training and mentorship programme for women local council members in Iraq. Al Amal assisted in organizing and preparing all logistical arrangements for the participants as well as coordinating with the local councils.

Willis College is Canada’s first regulated career college. This year, Willis College is celebrating 150 years of excellence in education, an outstanding example of the strength and agility of career colleges in Canada. With over 150,000 graduates and an outstanding faculty, Willis College is proud to be a pipeline for producing some of Canada’s top talent. Complemented by our ground-breaking industry partnerships, we specialize in employer-led, job-ready skills training programs in business, technology and healthcare that are highly tuned to the demands of a global job market. With an unwavering commitment to our community, Willis College plays a vibrant role in the National Capital Region, with campuses in downtown Ottawa, Smiths Falls and Arnprior.

CLIC  is working with Willis College on a new initiative called New Horizons. Which creates a significant opportunity to connect Canadian institutions – which have so much to offer globally – with people who can greatly benefit from learning and training services. It is our view that initiatives such as these have the power to help stabilize troubled economies, give hope to the next generation of youth, and bridge both the gender and socio-economic divides among certain sectors, cities and countries.