Major political transitions present an opportunity to advance democratic reforms. Following political transitions, civil society activists sometimes have the opportunity to join government and advance reform from within. The purpose of the podcasts is to share the experiences of those civil society … read more
Sarkawt Shamsulddin discusses why he decided to join government, the individuals he consulted during the decision-making process and how he engages with his constituents.
Sarkawt is a member of the Iraqi Council of Representatives, elected in 2018. Prior to joining government, Sarkawt was a journalist and worked for many organizations including the Kurdish Policy Foundation and the Community Anti-Drug Coalitions of America.
If you are interested in learning more about our Crossover Initiative or viewing the resources that we have developed and gathered, visit our website at https://www.movedemocracy.org/promoting-inclusive-governance/crossover-initiative
The song "Get Involved," was created and produced by the Music as a Messenger for Democracy working group.
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