Green Music & Arts Festival

Nature Iraq and Development Now are pleased to announce the inaugural Green Music and Arts Festival, to be held in Sulaimani’s Azadi Park on April 20th, the Friday before Earth Day. The first event of its kind held in Iraq, the Festival will celebrate the beauty of nature, the unique landscape of this corner of the world, and the people and organizations who are devoted to protecting the environment through the arts and education.

Admission to the festival will be free, but donations will be accepted to help fund the production of a series of Public Service Announcements to be distributed through Iraqi radio and television and over the internet. These PSAs will publicize Nature Iraq’s Iraq Upper Tigris Waterkeeper Program and the Waterkeeper Hotline, which gives citizens a voice in reporting and responding to issues of water quality and pollution.

From 4 until 7 on the day of the event, festival-goers will be treated to an eclectic mixture of music from American and Iraqi musicians, drama, and film. The Festival will also integrate an environmentally-themed photography exhibition, a selection of locally and internationally produced ecologically-themed films, and educational exhibitions from Sulaimani-based Non-Governmental Organizations including Nature Iraq, STEP, the Green Kurdistan Association, Green Environment, the Kurdistan Animal Protection Organization and others.

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Nature Iraq and Development Now would like to thank the Kurdistan Environment Board, Directorate of the Gardens in Sulaimaniya, Kurdistan Ministry of Culture for their generous co-sponsorship and the many volunteers who have helped to make the Green Festival a reality.

Nature Iraq is a non-governmental, environmental organization registered in Iraq that has been working throughout Iraq since 2004 on biodiversity conservation, water resource management and sustainable development issues. Our mission is to protect and restore Iraq’s diverse natural and cultural resources. Nature Iraq maintains offices in Sulaimani (in Kurdistan, Northern Iraq), Baghdad and Chibaish (in the Marshlands of Southern Iraq). See our website at

Development Now is a volunteer-led organization dedicated to summarizing and engaging in relevant developmental projects. We are currently operating in Northern Iraq with dozens of active Iraqi university students and we hope to improve Iraqi society.

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