The first Announcement and Call for Papers for:
The 5th Scientific World Kurdish Congress (WKC2022)
October 27nd–29th 2022, Duhok- Kurdistan
In partnership with the Kurdistan Regional Government (KRG)
University of Suleimani, Salahaddin University- Erbil, University of Duhok
We are delighted to invite you to submit abstracts for the 5th World Kurdish Congress (WKC2022) in Kurdistan, October 27nd–29th, 2022. After the successful 2nd World Kurdish congress in Erbil, we have decided to return to Kurdistan. We will hold this year’s Congress in Duhok and in 2023 the Congress will be held in Suleimani, in partnership with universities and the Kurdistan Regional Government.
This scientific meeting is a unique platform for Kurdish and non-Kurdish academics, entrepreneurs, and professionals to interact and exchange ideas with each other. Through scientific presentations and networking, WKC2022 aims to study and identify the roots of existing problems, primarily in Kurdistan: the brain drain and emigration of skilled young talent to Europe.
We need to provide creative and scientific-based solutions that give opportunities for a better standard of living and quality of life in Kurdistan.
Therefore, WKC2022 seeks to explore job-creating capacities in Kurdistan through applied research think-tanks for problem solving. WKC2022 invites Kurdish and non-Kurdish scientists to work with the Kurdistan Regional Government and Universities in Kurdistan to develop scientific-based guidelines and long-term strategies for creating job opportunities in Kurdistan, to discourage mass immigration of our brighter young people. The intellectual capital of Kurdistan’s youth is one of the most valuable resources because of their training in terms of material cost and time, and most importantly, because of the lost opportunity.
WKC has started a program called WKC M2 to connect experienced and young professionals and to build a lasting mentor-mentee relationship. This program will provide an effective platform for mentors to assist young and talented Kurdish scholars (Mentees) to learn from experienced professionals (Mentors).
Mentors will have the opportunity to share their experience and knowledge with the up-and-coming generation of young leaders, help them with professional and career development, building new relationships, and exploring new opportunities within the diverse field of science.
Mentees will have the opportunity to connect with an experienced professional, who will provide continued guidance on how to achieve career and professional goals, deal with unprecedented issues, diversify skills, and expand professional networks.