Al-Handal International Group was honoured to sponsor the graduation ceremony of the Reconstruction and Development Course on the 14 April 2018, to award the higher diploma students in strategic planning and local administration. A group of 270 graduates from seven Iraqi universities participated from the faculties of Administration and Economics, from the academic year 2015-2016.
Attending the ceremony were Dr. Mahdi Al-Alaq, the Secretary General of the Council of Ministers, Dr. Ali Mohsen Al-Alak, Governor of the Central Bank of Iraq, leaders from the Economic, Administrative, Financial and Banking sectors as well as relatives and friends of the graduates.
Graduates were awarded a Higher Diploma in strategic planning, specialized in the field of scientific studies, government programs, administrative decentralization and sustainable local development. The top three graduates received special honors. Dr. Mahdi Al Alaq, congratulated the awardees during his speech
Dr. Mahdi Al-Alaq, is the architect of this pioneering initiative in 2012 when Dr. Ali Mohsen Al-Alaq presided over a study for strategic planning in cooperation with the universities of Baghdad, Qadissiya, Kufa, Mustansiriya, Basrah and Babylon. This initiative was intended to award higher diplomas to inspiring individuals in the field of strategic planning for the local and central government administrations.
The graduates represent an ambitious elite group of Iraqi youth to increase scientific knowledge and contribute to the renaissance of Iraq.