EIN 52-2223500

Enabling Peace in Iraq Center

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Enabling Peace in Iraq Center serves as a rights-based, humanitarian organization with a mission to promote peace and development in Iraq. They carry out field-based projects, such as completing the I Love Sinjar project with the International Organization for Migration, which supports the recovery of Iraq's Ninewa province. Additionally, they have a research and education program that produced a ground-breaking report on Iraq's Tishreen Movement. Enabling Peace in Iraq Center is located in Washington, DC.
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Education for Peace in Iraq Center
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FIELD-BASED PROJECTS: Empowering Diversity and Democratic Participation in Ninewa: In 2023, EPIC continued to carry out a field project with SGP-International focused on supporting locally based policy research and advocacy in Iraqs Ninewa/Mosul region, an area still recovering after many years of war. Through a series of trainings and one-on-one mentoring, EPIC equipped eleven local activists with skills in research, policy writing, and advocacy. By empowering communities to better petition their own local government, EPIC is helping to enhance engagement with their elected officials to address local needs. With EPICs support, the 11 young activists organized themselves into 6 advocacy teams, with each team working on a locally focused issue. Those issues include life-threatening shortage of essential medicine and medical equipment at Sinjars Snuni General Hospital, the failures to enforce fire safety laws in Qaraqosh where a wedding fire in September 2023 killed 140 attendees, and the lack of available evening classes for intermediate school (grades 7 - 9) and secondary school (grades 10 - 12) youth who have to work during the day to support their families. More information about the project is available via: httpsenablingpeaceorgadvocacytrai... // Field office in the Kurdistan Region of Iraq: Throughout the year, EPIC invested in the ongoing staffing, operations, and development of its field office in Erbil. The office played a role in supporting EPICs ground-breaking research, implementation of field projects, and building relationships with international donors, Iraqi activists and beneficiaries, civil society organizations, and potential new partners.
POLICY ANALYSIS & ADVOCACY PROGRAM: Advance Iraqi-led climate action and environmental justice. Iraq is acutely vulnerable to climate change and poor resource management, resulting in displacement, lost livelihoods, and disease. That is why climate action and environmental justice are central to EPICs mission of peace. In early 2023, EPIC published a report on Water Diplomacy in the Land of Two Rivers. The product of months of intensive research and insightful interviews with top experts in the field, the report explored Iraqs intricate relationships with its riparian neighbors Trkiye, Iran, and Syria and how ongoing water disputes are unfolding amidst climate change and growing water insecurity. Within the framework of international law on shared watercourses, the report examined the various paths that Iraq has either pursued or overlooked in its efforts to safeguard its water rights, and provided recommendations on how Iraq can leverage its influence, and potential, as a trade partner, energy producer, and key ally to reach more equitable water-sharing agreements with its upstream neighbors. A copy of the report and a link to the event is available at: httpsenablingpeaceorgwaterdiplomacy // In addition, EPIC is working closely with Iraqi environmental justice organizations like Iraq Waterkeepers and Humat Dijalh to end gas flaring in Iraq by 2030. EPIC is also working on new research, publications, podcasts, and advocacy campaigns to encourage both the private and public sectors to do more to respect, protect, and fulfill the right to a safe, clean, healthy, and sustainable environment in Iraq. // Public policy analysis and advocacy: Throughout 2023, EPIC worked to improve the quality of information and policy options on Iraq being considered by U.S. policy-makers and other key decision makers. Through our website and regular communications to our extensive network of e-mail subscribers and social media followers around the world, EPIC is campaigning to strengthen U.S. and international support for Iraqs recovery from years of war; encouraging policy makers to articulate a clear, long-term strategy for advancing Iraqs peace and development, including efforts to advance urgently needed reforms to fight corruption, end militia violence, strengthen human rights protections, and improve governance; and focusing attention on the plight of genocide survivors and other vulnerable populations in Iraq. EPIC also devoted resources on monitoring and reporting on changes to Iraqs election laws, including positive reforms adopted under public pressure that are being overturned by the countrys corrupt ruling parties.
RESEARCH & EDUCATION PROGRAM:Conducted groundbreaking research to better understand Iraq. In 2023, EPIC was commissioned by Lithuania Aid and our long-time partner, the Iraq Health Access Organization (IHAO), to conduct a research study on the current state of vocational education in Iraq. EPICs research will, in turn, guide a program to modernize infrastructure, curriculum development, and teaching methods at two select vocational schools. The goal is to better equip and empower local youth with skills for their districts job market. // Provided ongoing monitoring of developments in Iraq, including militia violence, kidnappings of environmental activists, and climate-related displacement. In 2023, EPIC published 46 weekly (and two bi-weekly) editions of the Iraq Security and Humanitarian Monitor (ISHM). Those updates reached thousands of journalists, aid workers, policy professionals and other readers in the U.S., Iraq, and around the world. // Podcasting, communications, and internships: EPICs Research and Policy Program also included promotion of EPICs Iraq Matters podcast; our internship program offering university undergraduate and graduate students with opportunities to spend a semester researching and writing for EPIC; and communications and public outreach to enhance understanding about the people and cultures of Iraq, the peace and development needs of the country, and the part that concerned Americans can all play to help make a difference. // Through all these activities, EPIC continued to educate policymakers, scholars, aid workers, journalists, and other Iraq watchers with a deeper understanding of Iraq, highlighting important developments and trends impacting the people of Iraq and the region, often with direct policy implications for the U.S. and international community.

Who funds Enabling Peace in Iraq Center

Grants from foundations and other nonprofits
TR Edna Wardlaw Chrtble TrustGeneral Operating$17,333
The Blackbaud Giving FundGeneral Support$14,850

Personnel at Enabling Peace in Iraq Center

Erik GustafsonExecutive Director$103,330
Omar Al-NidawiDirector of Programs
David SlaterSecretary$0
Zeena RahmanPresident$0
Hussein al-BayaTreasurer$0
...and 3 more key personnel

Financials for Enabling Peace in Iraq Center

RevenuesFYE 12/2023
Total grants, contributions, etc.$290,738
Program services$1,100
Investment income and dividends$284
Tax-exempt bond proceeds$0
Royalty revenue$0
Net rental income$0
Net gain from sale of non-inventory assets$24,199
Net income from fundraising events$0
Net income from gaming activities$0
Net income from sales of inventory$0
Miscellaneous revenues$0
Total revenues$316,321

Form 990s for Enabling Peace in Iraq Center

Fiscal year endingDate received by IRSFormPDF link
2023-122024-05-23990View PDF
2022-122023-10-23990View PDF
2021-122022-11-15990View PDF
2020-122021-11-13990View PDF
2019-122021-04-02990View PDF
...and 12 more Form 990s
Data update history
May 18, 2024
Received grants
Identified 1 new grant, including a grant for $17,333 from TR Edna Wardlaw Chrtble Trust
December 5, 2023
Posted financials
Added Form 990 for fiscal year 2022
November 25, 2023
Posted financials
Added Form 990 for fiscal year 2021
October 23, 2023
Received grants
Identified 1 new grant, including a grant for $14,850 from The Blackbaud Giving Fund
June 26, 2023
Posted financials
Added Form 990 for fiscal year 2020
Nonprofit Types
Social advocacy organizationsHuman rights organizationsInternational-focused organizationsCharities
EducationHuman rightsForeign affairsWorld peace
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General information
1140 3rd St Ne 2nd Floor
Washington, DC 20002
Metro area
Washington-Arlington-Alexandria, DC-VA-MD-WV
District of Columbia, DC
Website URL
(202) 682-0208
IRS details
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Form 990
Year formed
Eligible to receive tax-deductible contributions (Pub 78)
NTEE code, primary
Q40: International Peace and Security
NAICS code, primary
813311: Human Rights Organizations
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