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Wed, Dec 08



Methods of developing the industrial sector

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Methods of developing the industrial sector
Methods of developing the industrial sector

Time & Location

Dec 08, 2021, 11:00 AM – 4:15 PM

Qamishli, Qamishli, Syria

About the event

The industrial sector in northern and eastern Syria (Rojava) has not made significant contributions to the local economy, despite having the necessary tools and components, due to the Syrian government's policies, which have not supported or promoted the growth of agricultural or industrial sectors, resulting in low living standards as the three governorates (Al-Hasakah, Al-Raqqa, Deir Ezzor) have among the lowest living standards in Syria, even though northern and eastern Syria is the main source of the raw material for both sectors.

A large number of people migrated to the industrial cities of Aleppo and Damascus after the year 2000 to work in factories and industrial plants. Due to drought that affected the agricultural sector and because of the lack of employment opportunities that followed, the migration of young people and skilled workers increased as a result of the Syrian war, but this time not only towards major cities but also outside Syria towards neighboring countries and Europe.

Politics and security have also had a significant impact on the industrial sector, such as a lack of an import and export market, a lack of raw materials needed by the sector, and the lack of policies to encourage investment.

Thus, agro-industrial development, petroleum extraction, and petroleum derivatives are going to remain difficult to develop in a country that continues to suffer from a scourge of war and whose economy is dominated by a group of war-rich people.

Consequently, the above-mentioned discussion will focus on the agro and oil industry's future and offer the chance for its growth. The round table will bring together industrialists and merchants, the Autonomous Administration, local and international organizations, including oil and industrial academics. Participants will discuss the following topics:

What challenges does the industrial sector face?

What are the legal and political constraints on these two sectors?

How does autonomous administration contribute to industrial development?

The event is open to only invited participants, and those living outside Syria can sign up online.

The event is open to only invited participants, and those living outside Syria can sign up online, through the following email:


Azad Badran Heso: Co-chair of the Qamishli Directorate of Industry Mohammed Luay Al-Khalil: Industry Director in Raqqa Thaier Al-Husain: General Administration of Deir ez-Zur's Directorate of Industry

Jandi Khalidi :Law degree, University of Aleppo

What the event looks like and who can attend.

Over 40 participants are expected to attend the one-day event, which will include intensive discussions with speakers from the industrial sector, government, merchants, engineers, and civil society. Participants will have the opportunity to ask speakers questions and share ideas on how to identify key interventions and explore strategic solutions to advance industrial development. Arabic will be the language of the meeting, taking into account all the social aspects.

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