Mustafa Field MBE is a Senior Project Manager for the Iraq Institute for Economic Reform, a Project Consultant for the Bridge Public Diplomacy (a global Public diplomacy firm), and a founding member of the World Muslim Leadership Forum. He also currently advises the Director General of the Iraqi Ministry of Youth and Sport on developing programmes to bridge Iraqi youth and expatriates. In June 2012 he was awarded an MBE for his contribution to developing and delivering projects to promote social cohesion and integration in the UK.
Mustafa grew up in London, returning to Iraq in 2003 and now divides his time between Iraq and UK. He has worked with various faith inspired civil society organisations and Government departments to promote citizenship in both Iraq and the UK. His work has included developing programmes to increase economic participation of women and young people, assist people with debt and accessing small loans through developing community based mutual aid funds and to develop social entrepreneurs. He is currently volunteering on a project with Al-Ayn Social Care Foundation in Baghdad to develop and enhance psychological rehabilitation programmes for children who have been victims of terrorism.
Mustafa believes that the absence of Rule of Law is detrimental to the economic growth and political stability in Iraq and that the Government’s role is crucial in promoting good education and supporting civil society. He aims, therefore, to encourage Government investment in civil society, working with key Government departments to highlight how faith and cultural institutions can play a strategic and constructive role in promoting appropriate values and ethics which encourage citizens to abide by the law.