In 2010, Ulf Tengroth, Co-Founder of IntersectionPoint, and Nigar Ibrahim, Iraq Expert at the Chamber of Commerce of West Sweden, initiated a democracy project targeting law school students, in the autonomous region of Kurdistan, Iraq.
As CEO of KKIKK AB, Tengroth, in collaboration with Ibrahim, has developed and executed a series of mentoring and leadership development programs focusing on strengthening democracy, human rights, dialogue driven change, and public institutions.
The project is still on-going and has generated many synergies. For example, the initiative has expanded its focus area to include business development between Kurdistan and Sweden. As a representative of the Chamber of Commerce, Nigar Ibrahim, was well positioned to drive this agenda, and today, several big corporations, as well as Johanneberg Science Park – a Gothenburg-based center for exchange and collaboration between academia and industry, are engaged in the initiative.