About us :

Our Vision: Freedom to access accurate information to do good.

Our Mission: Help improve policy and decision-making through research and analysis.

Pasewan is an independent, non-partisan and non-profit organisation, founded in 2020 to address important societal issues and to create positive change in the Kurdistan Region of Iraq. This will be achieved by providing quality research, data, and insights to policy and decision makers in government, empowering them to take action and address important issues that impact the Kurdistan Region and Iraq.

The way towards a more prosperous Kurdistan is by strengthening public institutions, supporting the democratic process, and promoting responsible citizenship. To achieve this, Pasewan seeks to reach a broad audience with insightful research and data, including policymakers and other political leaders as well as community activists.

Pasewan team is engaged, dynamic and local, the organisation benefits from their personal knowledge and perspectives, they are part of the new generation of Iraqis, full of hope and optimism for a brighter future. The past struggles in Iraq are a catalyst for action and change in the future. Pasewan commits to inspiring the current and future generations of Iraqis to become new leaders – leaders who are pioneers in creating positive change in their communities.

Pasewan believes that societal change starts with quality and accurate research. That is why the primary function of the organisation is to conduct excellent and thorough research by field staff. Research is then analysed and compiled into meaningful data and insights that can be used in policymaking.

We value all voices and believe that every person has something to contribute to the conversation. Beyond research, Pasewan fights disinformation and fake news by monitoring the information ecosystem in the Kurdistan Region.

Pasewan strives to produce unbiased research that offers valuable insights and analyses that address the complex problems facing Iraq. Though there is a wide variety of issues to address, Pasewan focuses on those that are most pressing and require attention from politicians and policymakers. By empowering them with information, they can make informed decisions on behalf of the public.

As Pasewan does this important work, the following values will be upheld: safety, integrity, accountability, teamwork, respect, and community. In particular, Pasewan will prioritise communication and consensus in every action taken by the organisation. There is power in the collective capacity for action and change and Pasewan seeks to empower all people to be part of that collective.

How Pasewan goes about this is also important. There is a strong commitment to horizontal integration, organic growth, and taking advantage of the collective capacity to develop public policy. Pasewan knows that it takes a community, together, to take action. Thank you for partnering with Pasewan and supporting this mission to create positive change in Iraq.

We are proud to be an equal opportunity employer that welcomes staff regardless of gender, age, race, religion, political affiliation, or sexual orientation.