Nineveh SEED
We carefully identify, scope and execute sustainable projects that help people regain their livelihoods. Through Nineveh SEED we create jobs, provide community benefit and ultimately, encourage displaced people to return.
Nineveh SEED
13 projects
Completed by April 2021
27 projects
are in development for delivery by 2024
45 families
have benefitted up to April 2021
SEED stands for ‘Sustainable Enterprise Economic Development’. The Nineveh Plain, known as the bread-basket of Iraq was devastated by ISIS in 2014. After their defeat, some people have tried to return but struggled to restore the livelihoods they once had. One man said to us, “How can we return when there are no jobs?”. Together with Iraqi NGO partners, we are developing a range of projects to help restore the local economies of the region.
We’re slowly seeing change for the better. Derelict farms produce again. Villagers who rely on expensive imported food regain access to local produce. Young people find work where there has been so little opportunity. Families are reopening businesses after the trauma of ISIS.
See the latest report on our impact

Download our latest summary of the Nineveh SEED Programme.

I fully intended to leave… my whole work was over. But when Mosaic Middle East came, they gave me hope

— Raed - father, chicken farmer and Nineveh SEED beneficiary
Will you partner with us in restoring hope and a sustainable future to people like Raed?
15-16 August 2020, Erbil
Beyond 2020 Nineveh SEED Conference

A Mosaic Middle East intervention with 20 people of different ethno-religious backgrounds from the Nineveh Plain and Sinjar. The purpose was to reflect on the impact of the existing Nineveh SEED programme and how it can have a wider and sustainable impact.

How to Pray
  • Pray for us to identify the families who will benefit most from the projects. Pray that we will maintain excellent relations with our partners on the ground; including Iraqi NGOs and community leaders.
  • Pray for security in the region to improve so that more people feel safe to return home. Pray for the protection of our Iraq Programme Manager, Abdulrahman as he works in the region to monitor and report on all the Nineveh SEED projects.
  • Pray for substantial funding from individuals, churches, Trusts and Government agencies to enable the rapid expansion of the Nineveh SEED programme.
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