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Al Meera Organizes Beach Clean Up In Collaboration With Ministry of Municipality and The College of Health and Life Sciences At HBKU

In celebration of World Clean Up Day   • Officials and volunteers from MoM and HBKU took part in the event   Doha, Qatar – 25 September 2022: In furtherance of its dedication to promote general hygiene and preserve the environment for future generations, Al Meera Consumer Goods Company (Q.P.S.C.) in collaboration with the Ministry of Municipality (MoM) and the College of Health and Life Sciences (CHLS) at Hamad Bin Khalifa University (HBKU), hosted a cleanup event at Ras Al Nof beach in Al Khor on 22nd September 2022 on the occasion of World Cleanup Day 2022.    World Cleanup Day unites millions of volunteers, governments and organizations in 191 countries to tackle the global waste problem and build up the new and sustainable world.  The initiative brings together volunteers and ......read more

QIB Signs Agreement with Qatari Start-up “Loop” to Promote Sustainable Mobility

                                            QIB and Loop Mobility join hands to support Qatar’s efforts towards a more sustainable future Doha, Qatar – 19 September 2022: Qatar Islamic Bank (QIB), and Qatari start-up, Loop Mobility signed a cooperation agreement to promote sustainable mobility and encourage the public to use eco-friendly alternative to personal cars.  The agreement, which starts beginning of November, is in line with QIB’s sustainability principles for urban mobility and encourages the public to reduce their carbon footprint to mitigate the effects of climate change. QIB branded e-scooters will be placed in strategic points that are commuter friendly including Doha, Lusail, Al Waab, ......read more

New ESG Intelligence Report on Qatar Shows How the Country Is Addressing Environment and Social Challenges

Oxford Business Group and Lulu Group International team up to produce latest research tool on Qatar’s sustainable economic transition  Doha, August 2022:  A new environmental, social and governance (ESG) intelligence report, produced by Oxford Business Group (OBG) in partnership with Lulu Group International, maps out how policymakers are addressing local and global environmental and social challenges as the international spotlight shines on the country as host of the 2022 FIFA World Cup.  Titled “Qatar’s sustainable economic transition”, the report charts the whole-of-society approach being taken towards creating a more sustainable economic model in the country, in an easy-to-navigate and accessible format, supported by data and infographics. The report looks at how the National ......read more

New Carnegie Mellon Research Project uses AI to optimize Qatar farming

Grant from Qatar National Research Fund will help develop next generation greenhouse technology August 16, 2022:  Carnegie Mellon University in Qatar (CMU-Q), a Qatar Foundation partner university, is launching a new research project that will optimize the operations of greenhouses in Qatar. The project is supported by a National Priorities Research Program grant from Qatar National Research Fund (QNRF). Lead principal investigator Gianni Di Caro is an associate teaching professor of computer science at CMU-Q. An expert in artificial intelligence (AI) and robotics, Di Caro will use machine learning (ML) to coordinate a fleet of mobile robots to autonomously gather visual data of Qatar greenhouse plants. The team will also employ AI and ML to build predictive models about the crop’s development status, quality, health, ......read more

Doha Festival City and Qatar Charity Collaborate to Provide Aid to Somalia

Under the umbrella of its #FestivalCares ongoing CSR programme, Qatar’s one and only choice for shopping, dining, and entertainment collaborated with Qatar Charity to collect aid for Somalia  Doha, Qatar – 11, July 2022: Doha Festival City, Qatar's one and only choice for shopping, dining, and entertainment, collaborated with Qatar Charity to provide urgent aid to Somalia and contribute to alleviating the suffering of those affected by the severe drought that is sweeping the country causing famine and displacement.  The collaboration was announced in tandem with Qatar Charity’s campaign to aid Somalia under the slogan "Stop the Famine of Somalia" where Qatar Charity is collecting donations to provide food baskets, non-food items, and portable water tanks to families affected by the ......read more

Under the Patronage of H.E. Sheikh Khalid bin Khalifa bin Abdulaziz Al Thani, Prime Minister and Minister of Interior, State of Qatar, The Euromoney Qatar Conference Returns

Under the Patronage of H.E. Sheikh Khalid bin Khalifa bin Abdulaziz Al Thani, Prime Minister and Minister of Interior, State of Qatar, The Euromoney Qatar Conference Returns Doha, 17 May 2022 – The Euromoney Qatar Conference returns to Doha on Sunday 29 May 2022 at The Ritz- Carlton Hotel. Co-hosted by Qatar Central Bank, this high-level gathering of financiers and investors will chart the latest developments in Qatar’s economic story.  With the world’s most highly anticipated football event to be hosted in Doha this year, the eyes of the world will be on Qatar. What will they see? A country that has emerged from the pandemic in strong economic shape and with a vital role to play in regional and global geopolitics. Qatar has the world’s third-largest gas reserves and is the nation best able to ......read more

No Rain and No Resources; Millions of Families across the Horn of Africa Pushed Closer to Catastrophe Each Day

April 19, 2022:   Desperately needed rains across the Horn of Africa have so far failed to materialise, almost a month into the current rainy season, and if these conditions continue, along with stagnant and even decreasing humanitarian aid, the number of hungry people due to drought could spiral from the currently estimated 14 million to 20 million through 2022, the United Nations World Food Programme (WFP) warned today.  With Somalia facing the risk of famine, half a million Kenyans one step away from catastrophic levels of hunger and malnutrition rates in Ethiopia well above emergency thresholds, time is fast running out for families who are struggling to survive.   “We know from past experience that acting early to avert a humanitarian catastrophe is vital, yet our ability to launch the response ......read more

Food and Oil Price Hikes Drive up Costs for Cash-Strapped WFP Operations in West Africa as Region Faces Record Hunger

The UN World Food Programme (WFP)’s operational costs for 2022 will go up by US$ 136 million in West Africa alone due to the ripple effect of the conflict in Ukraine which is driving up global food and fuel prices. This, as acute hunger in the region has quadrupled in three years – reaching a 10-year high this year, with 43 million women, men and children expected to face acute food insecurity by June 2022.  This additional cost to WFP’s operations could have been used to provide six million school children with a daily nutritious meal for six months. This is unfortunate as millions of families in the region are unable to meet their basic food needs as a result of an unprecedented food crisis, driven by conflict, climate, the fallout from COVID-19 and high food prices. “Soaring food and fuel prices ......read more

Snoonu Launches Its ''Buy 1 Give 1'' Ramadan Initiative to Provide Free Iftar and Suhoor Meals for Its Fleet

Snoonu Launches Its ‘’Buy 1 Give 1’’ Ramadan Initiative to Provide Free Iftar and Suhoor Meals for Its Fleet & Partners with Qatar Charity and Qatar Red Crescent to provide more donation options for customers in Qatar Biryiani Express will provide free iftar meals for Snoonu drivers as official sponsors of the Ramadan drive Participating Merchants will offer free suhoor meals through the Snoonu app 10 April 2022 – Doha, Qatar: Qatar’s leading tech start-up Snoonu is pleased to announce the launch of its “Buy 1 Give 1” Ramadan initiative, which aims to ensure that fleet drivers have access to hot and delicious meals during Ramadan in a timely manner. In line with its continuous corporate social responsibility (CSR) efforts, and as part of its commitment to its staff ......read more

Kuwaiti Mountaineer becomes the Youngest to Climb World's Seven Volcanic Summits

Dubai, United Arab Emirates, April 02, 2022 – He took up exercise seriously almost all his life, but mountaineer Yousef Al Refaie has taken it to the next level setting a Guinness World Records title for being the Youngest person to climb the Seven Volcanic Summits at 24 years and 119 days.  Al Refaie is not only 24 but he is also the 24th globally to climb each continent’s tallest volcano. Notoriety is not the key component here as ascending the seven calderas is a very rare achievement, so becoming the youngest person to complete the circuit is even rarer feat.  “You came from the desert, I wouldn’t think you will be able climb the highest mountains” is what kept pushing him toward his goal that started as a normal tourist trip on December 30, 2015 to Mount Kilimanjaro in Tanzania. The ......read more

Ukraine Pushes Middle East and North Africa Deeper into Hunger as food Prices Reach Alarming Highs

April 01, 2022:  As the Muslim holy month of Ramadan begins, the soaring cost of food staples in import-dependent Middle Eastern and North African countries is creating ever greater challenges for millions of families already struggling to keep hunger at bay, the United Nations World Food Programme (WFP) said today.  Traditionally a month of festivities, when families gather over traditional foods to break their day-long fast, this year millions will be struggling to buy even the most basic foods for their families as the conflict in Ukraine has pushed food prices even higher than the troubling levels at the start of the year.  “We are extremely concerned about the millions of people in this region who are already struggling to access enough food because of a toxic combination of conflict, climate change and ......read more

6 Arab Countries Achieve 60% of the UN SDGs

• Adopting additional indicators for the region and expanded the research in quantity and quality • Report identified key weaknesses in Arab countries' SDG results so far, most notably in SDG 5 (gender equality) • Six countries lead the regional scores, with a total index score of 66 or more • Only three countries achieved one of the development goals • The report recommends the countries in the region to urgently invest in more resources   Dubai - 31 March 2022:  A report released by the World Government Summit Organization in partnership with the Mohammed bin Rashid School of Government under the title "Arab Region Sustainable Development Goals Index 2022" has revealed big differences in the progress that Arab countries are making towards achieving the UN ......read more

CH Carolina Herrera will Support Autism Causes in 2022, in Honour of CH Hope

In support of CH Hope, CH Carolina Herrera will support Autism awareness causes in 2022, kicking off with a Mother’s Day celebration focused around raising awareness and donating to local causes across the region, followed by a volunteer opportunity in honor of World Autism Day on April 2nd, 2022. In support of CH Carolina Herrera’s CH Hope program, a global initiative to support and better communities regionally and globally, CH Hope will regionally raise awareness for autism spectrum disorder. Autism spectrum disorder (ASD) continues to increase in global prevalence in recent decades with increasing affects in the Middle East. According to the World Population Review, the top five countries with the highest rates of autism include Qatar, United Arab Emirates, Oman, Bahrain and Saudi Arabia. For this initiative, CH ......read more

QLM Life & Medical Insurance Company QPSC: The AGM and EGM Endorses items on it's Agenda

QLM Life & Medical Insurance Company QPSC announces the results of the AGM and EGM. The meeting was held on 14/03/2022 and the following resolution were approved 1) Hearing and approving the Directors Report on the activities of the Company, its financial position for the year ended 31st December 2021, and the future plan. 2) Hearing and approving the External Auditor’s report for the financial statements 2021. 3) Discussing and approving the Company’s balance sheet and its profit and loss statement for the financial year 2021. 4) Approving the recommended profits distribution, being cash dividend of 22% of the share par value, i.e. 22 dirhams for each share. 5) To discharge the members of the Board of Directors and approve their remuneration for the Year 2021. 6) Reviewing and approving the Company’s ......read more

Researchers at WCM-Q and QF Collaborate with US Scientists to Develop Screening Tool to Prevent Genetic Diseases in Qatari Population

Doha – February 21, 2022: A team led by collaborating researchers from Weill Cornell Medicine-Qatar (WCM-Q), Qatar Foundation (QF) and Weill Cornell Medicine in New York (WCM NY) have assembled a large genomic database on the Qatari people, and have used it to develop an advanced but low-cost screening tool for genetic diseases in this highly distinct Middle Eastern population. The tool, QChip1, is a microarray capable of detecting, from a blood sample, more than 80,000 different DNA variations in genes linked to hereditary disorders. Costing less than $100 each, QChip1 microarrays will be used to evaluate the risks of such disorders among newborns, couples planning a family and hospital patients—thus advancing personalized medicine in Qatar. As the researchers demonstrated in their study, published in npj Genomic ......read more

The International Event for Homeland Security and Civil Defence Returns To Doha from 24 to 26 May 2022

Official Delegates From 30 Nations Expected At 14th Edition of Biennial Showcase Doha, Qatar - February 7 2022: Milipol Qatar, the Middle East leading international event for homeland security and civil defence, returns to the Doha Exhibition and Convention Centre (DECC) from May 24-26 against a background of rising demand for innovative solutions and advanced security systems to face increasingly complex issues to homeland security. Held under the patronage of His Highness the Emir of Qatar, Sheikh Tamim Bin Hamad Al-Thani, the 14th edition of Milipol Qatar will be officially opened by the Qatar’s Prime Minister and Minister of Interior HE Sheikh Khalid bin Khalifa bin Abdulaziz Al Thani. The event is organised by Qatar’s Ministry of Interior in partnership with Paris-based international event organiser Comexposium, ......read more

Al Meera Hosts Beach Cleanup at “Jazirat Bin Ghannam" in Al Khor on World Cleanup Day 2021

Doha-Qatar – 19, September 2021: In line with its overarching commitment to promoting sustainability in the community, Al Meera Consumer Goods Company (Q.P.S.C.) in coordination with the Ministry of Municipality and Environment (MME) hosted a cleanup event at “Jazirat Bin Ghannam" in Al Khor beach on the occasion of World Cleanup Day 2021.  World Cleanup Day, held annually in September, is the biggest worldwide clean-up activity, engaging people in more than 180 countries to tackle the global waste crisis. The goal is to clean up as much litter as possible and raise awareness of the impacts of plastic pollution. The “Jazirat Bin Ghannam" beach cleanup activity by Al Meera joins hundreds of initiatives around the world to spread the message of waste reduction and sustainability. The event saw ......read more

QF to Host Education-focused Virtual Events at United Nations General Assembly and Global Goals Week

QF will bring together experts in the fields of progressive education and sustainability to open up a worldwide conversation September 19, 2021: Qatar Foundation will be bringing together expert voices in a global discussion on two key global themes – education and sustainability – at the 76th Session of the United Nations General Assembly (UNGA), as it contributes to crucial conversations that aims to reach out to the world. From September 19-22, Qatar Foundation (QF) will host four virtual sessions on the sidelines of UNGA and Global Goals Week. They will explore how the potential of youth can be harnessed to drive action on climate change; how digital credentialing and recognition systems can broaden the range and quality of learning opportunities; how to create a more progressive approach to climate change ......read more

Snoonu Awarded ‘Best Project for Entrepreneurs' by Najah Qatari 2021 Festival

The 4th edition of Najah Qatari concludes highlighting the most successful Qatari experiences in the fields of innovation, invention, inspiration, and entrepreneurship. The award reflects Snoonu’s excellence in providing the best and most innovate technologies whilst contributing towards the development of entrepreneurship in Qatar 30, August 2021 – Doha, Qatar:  Qatar’s leading tech startup, Snoonu, is pleased to announce scooping the ‘Best Project for Entrepreneurs’ title in the fourth edition of Najah Qatari event.  The award pays tribute to achievers and innovators who have contributed significantly towards the development of the entrepreneurship ecosystem in Qatar. Founded by Faisal Bin Khalid Al-Otaibi, Najah Qatari or “Qatari Success,” is one of Qatar’s ......read more

Hyatt Regency Oryx Doha Worked Together with Wa'hab to Distribute Essential Food Items to Local Community

As part of Hyatt Global Month of Service and hotel corporate social responsibility. Doha, Qatar – 2 August 2021: Hyatt Regency Oryx Doha, the first Hyatt Regency brand in Qatar, located on airport, have joined forces with Wa’hab for a collaborative campaign in conjunction with the hotel’s suppliers to donate essential food items the local communities in need. This campaign falls in line with Hyatt’s Global Month of Service which allows colleagues to volunteer events that help strengthen the value of care and sharing to the local community along with the hotel intentions to support underprivileged individuals and families in the country most affected by the Covid-19 pandemic.  Founded in 2017, Wa’hab, is an Award-Winning SME, that works to reduce food wastage and provide support to the ......read more

Umm Al Houl Power Digitally Transforms Qatar's Utilities Sector

•With SAP Solutions, Independent Water and Power Plant Gains Real-Time Decision-Making, Robust management of its Business Processes, and Increased Efficiency in Resource Utilization       DOHA, Qatar — 12 July 2021: Umm Al Houl Power, one of the largest independent water and power plants in Qatar and the Middle East, is driving innovation in Qatar’s utilities sector with increased efficiency in management of its Business Processes and Resource Utilization, thanks to a digital transformation partnership with global technology company SAP.   Supporting Qatar National Vision 2030 goals of power and water security, Umm Al Houl Power is a state-of-the-art IWPP with an installed capacity of 2.52 GW of electricity, or 30 percent of the country’s power needs, and 198 million gallons of desalinated ......read more

Education Above All Foundation and World Bank Partner to Enroll 35,000 Out-of-School Children in Djibouti

Doha, June 10, 2021:   Education Above All (EAA) Foundation’s ‘Educate A Child’ program and the World Bank signed on June 8, 2021 a partnership agreement to enroll up to 35,000 out-of-school children in Djibouti. This first partnership will implement an innovative results-based funding model to provide support to the Government of Djibouti based on the number of out-of-school children enrolled.   Access to education at all levels continues to be one of Djibouti’s major challenges, with at least one in five school-age children never having attended school. Children are missing out on the ability to gain vital skills and learning opportunities presented by access to quality, equitable, and safe primary education. The US$3.8 million commitment from EAA, with support from the Qatar Fund ......read more

Zulal Wellness Resort Celebrates World Environment Day With a Unique Approach to Sustainability Forged by Msheireb Properties

Doha, Qatar - 05 June 2021:   Zulal Wellness Resort by Chiva-Som, Qatar’s largest wellness resort, and the world’s first to blend Traditional Arabic and Islamic medicine with a holistic approach, marks World Environment Day Celebrations and reveals its unique environmental initiatives shaping sustainable future of the regional hospitality industry.  In line with this mission, Zulal Wellness Resort by Chiva-Som, outlines its plans to boost the local ecosystems and raise awareness about environmental issues among its guests and the broader Qatar community with the launch of its Mangrove Conservation Programme in the North of Qatar.  In partnership with the resort developer, Msheireb Properties, Qatar's leading sustainable real estate developer, the on-site Mangrove Conservation Programme is aimed ......read more

Unite and Run to Help End Plastic Waste

• adidas and Parley’s global impact platform, Run for the Oceans, returns for the fourth year, and marks the second Parley Missions chapter of 2021 • For every tracked KM via the adidas Running app from May 28 – June 8, adidas x Parley will clean up the equivalent weight of 10 plastic bottles from beaches, up to 500,000lbs • Download the adidas Running app and sign up to the challenge now – every kilometer counts from May 28 – June 8     Dubai, May 18, 2021:   Ahead of World Oceans Day on June 8, adidas is harnessing the power of sport and using it as a force for change, inviting the world to unite and Run for the Oceans once again.   From May 28 – June 8, adidas x Parley Run for the Oceans returns for a fourth year, continuing its commitment ......read more

Snoonu Celebrates Ramadan with Exciting Activities to Engage with the Qatar Community

Sharing in Ramadan celebrations, Snoonu welcomes new merchants to its Ramadan selection, promotes healthy Ramadan lifestyle tips on its social media channels, and partners with Qatar’s top organizations for cultural and charitable programs 6 May 2021 – Doha, Qatar:  Doha-based e-commerce startup, Snoonu, joined Ramadan celebrations in Qatar by launching a range of activities and offers to make this lockdown-marked Ramadan warmer and to engage with the community. Committed to support local businesses, Snoonu added a special ‘Ramadan Selection’ on its App featuring an array of Qatar-based merchants sharing mouth-watering Iftar and Suhoor menus and deals. Hilton’s ‘The Kitchen’, Sheraton Grand and high-end Qatari cuisine restaurant ‘Sasnaa’ are among the outlets featured in ......read more

QIB Sponsors Iftar Project in Collaboration with Qatar Charity

April 25, 2021:  Qatar Islamic Bank (QIB) in collaboration with Qatar Charity (QC), is sponsoring the Iftar project for workers in the industrial area who are fasting, as part of Qatar Charity’s “Ramadan of Hope” campaign, in light of the current challenging conditions. The sponsorship of the program comes as part of the Bank’s community-focused CSR initiatives. Commenting on the sponsorship Mashaal Abdulaziz Al Derham, Assistant General Manager, Head of Corporate Communications & Quality Assurance at QIB said, “Ramadan is a time of giving, generosity, compassion and tolerance. We are proud to know that our partnership with Qatar Charity is helping the community break their fast with a good meal, distributed to workers in the industrial area while adhering to the requirements of the national ......read more

Festival City Donates 1000 Boxes of Essential Ramadan Food Supplies to Workers and Low-Income Families in Partnership with Qatar Charity

As part of its ongoing commitment to giving back to the community, Doha Festival City donated essential food supplies to workers in the industrial area and other locations and to families in need ahead of the Holy Month of Ramadan Doha, Qatar – 12 April 2021: Doha Festival City, Qatar's one and only choice for shopping, dining and entertainment, is pleased to announce its partnership with Qatar Charity in a joint initiative dedicated for the holy month of Ramadan. As part of the ongoing #Festival Cares intuitive, Doha Festival City donated 1,000 boxes with essential Ramadan food supplies distributed to the workers throughout the Industrial Area and other locations, and to the families with limited income, with support of Qatar Charity, as part of Qatar Charity’s ‘Ramadan of Hope’ ......read more

Dukhan Bank holds Blood Donation drive with Hamad Medical Corporation

Doha, Qatar – 21 March 2021:  Dukhan Bank organised a successful blood donation campaign at the company’s main branch in collaboration with Hamad Medical Corporation’s Blood Donor Unit. This campaign lies within Dukhan Bank’s endeavors to support Hamad Medical Corporation’s ongoing efforts to ensure a secure blood supply in Qatar’s hospitals. The drive is in line with Dukhan Bank’s commitment and responsibility towards Qatar’s communities as part of its corporate social responsibility program. The success came due to the company’s tradition of working with partner organisations such as Hamad Medical Corporation, who undertake this responsibility with diligence. Commenting on the success of the campaign, Dukhan Bank stated: “The blood donation drive is testament ......read more

Philanthropic Mission to End Childhood Pneumonia – Charles Monat Associates (CMA) marks 50th Anniversary announcing partnership with global charity Save the Children

• 5-year partnership will improve millions of lives through significant investments in healthcare, sanitation, clean water and other basic amenities • CMA and Save the Children will combine knowledge, expertise and resources to combat global health crisis starting in Indonesia, China and Bangladesh   March 08, 2021:   Charles Monat Associates (CMA), a global pioneer in providing wealth planning and life insurance solutions, today marked its 50th anniversary with the announcement of a philanthropic partnership with Save the Children, a leading humanitarian organization that champions the rights and interests of children worldwide, to end childhood pneumonia.   Established in 1971, CMA has become an industry leader preserving the wealth of more than 8,000 clients from 50 countries, and placed ......read more

GCC Secretary General Delivers Formal Invitation to The Amir of Qatar to attend the 41st GCC Summit

30 December 2020:  The General Secretariat of the Cooperation Council for the Arab States of the Gulf (GCC) announced today that the Secretary General H.E. Dr. Nayef Falah Al-Hajraf, delivered today a formal invitation from the Custodian of the Two Holy Mosques King Salman bin Abdulaziz Al Saud of the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia, to His Highness Sheikh Tamim bin Hamad Al Thani, the Amir of Qatar, to attend the 41st GCC Summit being held in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia on January 5, 2021.   H.H. Sheikh Tamim bin Hamad Al Thani, Amir of the State of Qatar, received the Secretary General of the Cooperation Council at the Amiri Court in Doha Palace today.    The Secretary-General of the GCC, H.E. Dr. Nayef Falah Al-Hajraf, said: “I had the honor to personally deliver King Salman bin Abdulaziz Al Saud’s ......read more

Qatar National Day 2020: Carnegie Mellon Celebrates the Year's Contributions to National Development

December 13, 2020:  Students at Carnegie Mellon University in Qatar (CMU-Q), a Qatar Foundation partner university, capped off an extraordinary year of challenges, achievement, growth and innovation with a virtual Qatar National Day celebration. The CMU-Q Qatari Student Association held a photo competition and online event for students to connect and learn more about the rich Qatari culture, including traditional Qatari attire, the karak tea custom, Qatari proverbs, and Arabic calligraphy.  Mohammed Al-Qassabi, the president of the Qatari Student Association and a third-year student at CMU-Q, noted how different this year’s Qatar National Day will feel: “It will feel a little strange, since we can’t celebrate in person. But at CMU-Q, we can show our love for our country through photos, and through a virtual ......read more

Bedaya and Innovation Café Join Hands to Support Local Entrepreneurs

Doha, Qatar – 8 November 2020: Bedaya Center for Entrepreneurship and Career Development (Bedaya Center), a joint initiative by Qatar Development Bank and Silatech has forged a partnership with Innovation Café located at the Porto Arabia to provide local entrepreneurs the ideal platform to display and promote their products.  This partnership is a continuation of the pioneering and effective role undertaken by Bedaya  Center to support entrepreneurs by providing beneficial opportunities for small and home businesses to display and promote their products in one of the newest Qatari cafes in the most plush area of the country.  Under this agreement, Innovation Café employees will sell the displayed products in exchange for a nominal percentage according to the price of each product. This arrangement is cost ......read more

Saudi Woman Draws the World's Largest Coffee Painting Using Expired Granules

First Saudi woman to achieve a Guinness World Records title singlehandedly  Jeddah, Saudi Arabia, 19 October 2020:  Ohud Abdullah Almalki, known as ‘The Artist of the Nation’ marks an incredible milestone becoming the first Saudi woman to achieve a Guinness World Records title singlehandedly, the global authority on record-breaking achievements said. The Al Naseem neighbourhood product in Jedda draws the Largest coffee painting in the world using expired granules, illustrating seven renowned figures of Saudi Arabia and the neighbouring United Arab Emirates.  Two giant pictures of the founding fathers of the two nations, the late King Abdulaziz bin Abdul Rahman, and the late Sheikh Zayed Bin Sultan Al Nahyan. On the painting as well, pictures of KSA and UAE rulers including the Custodian of the Two ......read more

WTTC Recognises Saudi Arabia's Leadership to the Recovery of the Travel & Tourism Sector Globally

For the first time ever, Saudi Arabia hosted a G20 Tourism private-public event focused on the recovery of the sector  Saudi Arabia leading and coordinating the global Travel & Tourism agenda At the request of Saudi Arabia, WTTC presented a plan to resume international travel and save 100m jobs in the world October 11, 2020:   The World Travel & Tourism Council (WTTC),  pays tribute to the leadership of Saudi Arabia, and for its support to the local and global private sector, at the historic meeting of G20 Tourism Ministers and more than 45 CEOs of the world’s biggest travel companies, and private sector leaders from the G20 countries During their G20 Chairmanship of the Tourism Track, Saudi Arabia requested the collaboration of the global travel and tourism sector on developing a ......read more

Why Strengthening the Financial Sector in Qatar is Important Post COVID-19

Qatar Finance and Business Academy is announcing the release of the second cohort of Al Azm for the banking sector To empower the financial sector after the challenges of COVID-19 After the great success of the first initiative   Doha, Qatar, [8 October] – QFBA is announcing the launch of Al Azm 2nd cohort to help empower the banking sector after COVID-19. It includes a set of specialized training programs. It is noteworthy that the first initiative was launched at the peak of the COVID-19 crisis and it targeted the business sector to enable it to deal efficiently with the challenges at the time. Four hundred and fifteen participants have benefited from these programs, including business owners, corporate employees, and others participating in various vital economic fields. Commenting on the training ......read more

Cartier Philanthropy x Medair - Supporting Beirut's Relief and Recovery

The massive explosion that ripped Beirut apart in August 2020 created significant immediate and long-term humanitarian needs. We’re supporting Medair to deliver emergency assistance to those impacted and displaced by the disaster – in particular to meet their shelter and health needs – and to assist in the rehabilitation of damaged buildings and public facilities. Medair’s teams will also work to provide mental health support to the most vulnerable groups. United Arab Emirates,  October 07, 2020:  On 4 August 2020, a horrific explosion rocked the Port of Beirut with a force equal to a 3.5-magnitude earthquake. Homes collapsed, high rise buildings were reduced to hollow frames and the streets for miles around were strewn with rubble. The blasts resulted in massive human loss, with more than 190 ......read more

Education Above All Foundation Holds Two UNGA 75 High-Level Virtual Side Sessions

• Under the theme "Government and Foundation Partners Demonstrate Effective Cross-Sectoral Collaboration to Meet SDG4 and Support the 2030 Decade of Action" The panel explored strategies to strengthen cross-sectoral dialogue among countries, organisations, foundations, and policymakers to accelerate progress towards the global education goal (SDG4) • A side session virtual youth panel discussion on ‘Youth, the Citizens of Change and Action for Peace’   Doha - October 03, 2020:  Education Above All Foundation (EAA), in partnership with Qatar Mission, United Nations, Qatar Fund For Development (QFFD), UN Office for Partnerships and UNESCO, held a high-level virtual event on ‘Government and Foundation Partners Demonstrate Effective Cross-sectoral Collaboration to Meet SDG4 and Support ......read more

World Gold Council and its Members Highlight Commitment to Sustainable Development Goals Ahead of UN General Assembly

September 22, 2020:  To coincide with the 75th session of the UN General Assembly – and the SDG Business Forum – the World Gold Council has published a report entitled Gold Mining’s Contribution to the UN Sustainable Development Goals.    The report outlines how leading gold mining companies are making a significant contribution towards the UN’s Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). The report includes 39 case studies on how members of the World Gold Council are bringing about positive change across four thematic areas: global partnerships; social inclusion; economic development; and responsible operations, energy and the environment.    Examples of the commitments the gold mining industry has made towards sustainable strategies include:   • Global partnership: ......read more

CLYMB™ Abu Dhabi Breaks Two GUINNESS WORLD RECORDS™ titles

CLYMB™ is now officially home to the world’s largest indoor skydiving wind tunnel and world’s tallest indoor artificial climbing wall.   18 August 2020:  CLYMB™ Abu Dhabi, the new sports and leisure attraction on Yas Island, is awarded with two GUINNESS WORLD RECORDS™ titles for the world’s largest indoor skydiving wind tunnel at 10 meters (32 feet) in diameter and 54.6 m (179.2ft) high and the world’s tallest indoor artificial climbing wall reaching 42.16 m (138ft).  Launched on November 29, 2019, CLYMB™ Abu Dhabi provides guests with a unique experience, taking them to record-breaking heights. The two attractions are suitable for visitors of all ages and skills, with highly trained instructors taking visitors through safety tips and techniques before introducing ......read more

Qatar Post Steps Up to Support the Country During Covid-19 Delivering One Million Packages

• Qatar Post experiences record high deliveries consisting of essential mail and delivery items including medications and government documents in addition to regular shipments   • Qatar Post has successfully created alternative and innovative delivery services and solutions to aid both government and commercial partners   • The recently launched medicine delivery service has already witnessed over 80,000 deliveries per month during the pandemic  • Over 4,300 packages have been delivered safely via Qatar Post Global Priority and Freight Forwarding services alone   • Connected.qa has seen a 60 per cent increase in shipments     Doha-Qatar – 18 August 2020: Qatar Post, the national provider of postal services, continues to offer reliable, timely and ......read more

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The national carrier of the State of Qatar partners with Qatar Charity and Monoprix Qatar to enable citizens and residents of Qatar to donate supplies The scheme was first launched to Qatar Airways employees and has been extended to members of the public in Qatar Qatar Airways employees and Ali Bin Ali Holding donated more than 45 tonnes of essential supplies that were shipped to Beirut ......read more

Pandora Joins Forces with UNICEF to Raise Over $1M in Aid of New One Love Initiative…

Pandora and brand Muse Halima Aden unite in support of UNICEF, as the Marley family reimagine iconic anthem One Love for global fundraising appeal.   July 16, 2020:   Model and activist Halima Aden has come together with Pandora in support of UNICEF’s One Love initiative, to reimagine a world fit for all children. With the goal of preventing the COVID-19 pandemic ......read more

Reminder from Ministry of Interior for the HR / Admin Managers of the public and private companies ...…

Qatar - May 09, 2020:   As an implementation for the provisions of the law No. 24 for the year2017 on National Address, and Minister of Interior decree No. 96 of 2019 on implementing certain provisions of the above law,  the Ministry of Interior urges the HR / Admin Managers of the public and private companies and Establishments to remind their all employees including workers, who ......read more

Awareness Poster from Ministry of Interior on "Forms of Gatherings Banned by the Power of the ...…

Dubai, United Arab Emirates, March 26, 2020:   The Public Relations Department of the Ministry of Interior is pleased to send you an awareness poster on "Forms of Gatherings Banned by the Power of the Law as per the decision by H.E Prime Minister and Minister of Interior to prevent the spread of Corona Virus disease Covid-19" in various languages such as Arabic, English, ......read more

Awareness Poster on Corona Virus - Covid 19…

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Alfardan Group Celebrates Partnership with Qatar Foundation to Inaugurate the ‘Tariqi' Program…

Doha, Qatar, 19th February 2020 – Alfardan Group recently signed a partnership agreement with Qatar Foundation for the inauguration of the Group’s ‘Tariqi’ program. In celebration of the partnership, Sheikh Salman Bin Hassan Al-Thani, Chief Financial Officer of Qatar Foundation, led Mr. Omar Hussain Alfardan, President and CEO of Alfardan Group, on a tour of Qatar ......read more

Qatar Post Leads on Tree Planting Mission…

Doha, Qatar, 02 February 2020:   Qatar Post supported the mission of Al Shabhana Association, a non-profit organization fighting deforestation in Qatar, by planting trees in the open areas of Qatar Post Headquarters.       The event, entitled ‘Qatar Post for Sustainable Development – Afforestation Campus Qatar’ witnessed a number of ......read more

Generation Amazing Festival 2019 inspires 140 youth from Qatar and 24 countries across the world…

Youth learn about Generation Amazing football for development methodology for social change    Dubai, United Arab Emirates, December 23, 2019:   The first edition of the Generation Amazing Festival 2019 has concluded successfully at Qatar Foundation Oxygen Park, bringing together a generation of young leaders gathered for the common purpose of using the power of football ......read more

GAC to launch hull cleaning operations in Qatar…

Partnership with Hullwiper to meet demand for safe, eco-friendly hull cleaning   Ras Laffan, Qatar, 23 December 2019 –  GAC Qatar is joining forces with HullWiper Ltd in preparation to launch its hull cleaning solution at the Qatari port of Ras Laffan in early 2020 to meet growing demand for safe, eco-friendly hull cleaning solutions. GAC Qatar is the only company to have ......read more

Bedaya takes part in Qatar National Day celebrations at Darb Al Saai through the “Young ...…

For the second consecutive year Doha, Qatar – 19 December 2018:   As a part of Qatar National Day celebrations, Bedaya Center for Entrepreneurship and Career Development, a joint initiative by Qatar Development Bank (QDB) and Silatech, for the second consecutive year  is participating through  four entrepreneurial projects that are part of the “Young ......read more

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