Mosul Space: the hub that’s investing in Iraq’s future

A maker space in Mosul in northern Iraq not only offers a space for young people to learn practical skills, it has also helped to manufacture and repair critical medical equipment, while promoting what founder Salih Mahmod calls a “new culture” of entrepreneurship among a community that was controlled by ISIS for three years. Hanneke Kastelijns hears Mahmod’s story – and finds it is one of perseverance and optimism.



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