Toyota Iraq and UNDP Partnership

Hundreds of families to benefit from UNDP’s new partnership with Toyota Iraq
The United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) and Toyota Iraq signed a flagship agreement today in Erbil to train and place hundreds of displaced people in jobs.

This new partnership brings together one of the world’s leading car companies, Toyota, and UNDP, which is actively working to improve conditions for the more than 3.4 million Iraqis who have been displaced by the conflict with the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (ISIL).  

The Toyota Iraq team will provide vocational training in vehicle mechanics and maintenance to hundreds of displaced trainees. After the trainees graduate, UNDP’s Iraq Crisis Response and Resilience Programme (ICRRP) will facilitate job placement in local companies and businesses.
Toyota Iraq’s President, Mr. Sardar H. Hasan, said: “Our wish is that all trainees will soon be able to return back to their home, and by utilizing the learnt skills, they will be able to support rebuilding local business environment. We are starting the training with automotive technical course, but we foresee in the future to add more course contents, and provide more opportunities for the trainees.”

For more inquiries contact:

Nidaa Hilal, Communications Specialist, UNDP Iraq                  (m) +964 780 447 3336

Amer Salih, Advertising & Promotions Manager, Toyota Iraq     (m) +964 750 741 2444