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Driving a Greener Horizon in Qatar: Al Meera joins Earthna as Strategic Partner for Sustainability Week

The nation's largest consumer goods chain teams up with the renowned environmental organization for a week of impactful events. Doha, 7 November 2023: Al Meera Consumer Goods Company (Q.P.S.C.), Qatar's premier consumer goods chain, is proud to announce its strategic partnership with Earthna in Qatar Sustainability Week 2023. This partnership, a powerful testament to their shared commitment to environmental stewardship, introduces initiatives aimed at inspiring communities to embrace sustainable practices. As a strategic partner, Al Meera adopts a CSR program that focuses on promoting the responsibility towards the environment, protecting its natural resources, and spreading awareness of the importance of sustainability among the Qatari community members. During Qatar Sustainability Week, Al Meera customers will have more

EAA Strongly Condemns Attacks and Killing of Gaza's Children; Demands Protection of Children and Immediate Ceasefire

03 November, 2023:  More than 3,750 children have been killed in three weeks with no end in sight to the military onslaught in Gaza. This represents a harrowing 41 percent of the 9,061 fatalities of the unrelenting war in the Gaza strip.    The number of Palestinian children killed in Gaza in the last three weeks has exceeded the annual number of children killed across the world's conflict zones since 2019, according to Save the Children.    Moreover, more than 50,000 expectant mothers are on the brink of giving birth, with their newborns facing immediate threats of hunger, disease, and even death. Severe shortages of electricity for incubators further jeopardize the lives of vulnerable infants, denying them essential life-saving care.   EAA unequivocally deplores the relentless military onslaught more

Qatar Foundation's Wise Seeks to Revolutionize Education in the AI Age

11th edition of WISE Summit will explore the challenges and opportunities AI presents in education Doha, Qatar, October 10, 2023 – Recognizing the transformative power of AI and how it is becoming an integral part of our daily lives, the WISE Summit 2023 will bring together educators from diverse backgrounds, including tech innovators, AI ethicists, policymakers, and students, to create dialogues on how AI will shape the future of education.  Themed "Creative Fluency: Human Flourishing in the Age of AI", the 11th edition of the summit held by WISE – Qatar Foundation’s (QF) global platform for innovation in education – will take place from 28-29 November, 2023. In addition to exploring how education can pave the way for a future where humans can thrive alongside AI, discussions will also more

Doha Festival City Collaborates with the Ministry of Municipality and Environment for "The World Cleanup Day" Initiatives

In a concerted effort to promote environmental stewardship, Doha Festival City and the Ministry emphasize the urgent need for the removal of abandoned vehicles in the Municipality of Al Daayen. Doha, Qatar – 23 September 2023: Embodying its pledge to community responsibility, Doha Festival City, Qatar's premier shopping, dining, and entertainment destination, has partnered with the Ministry of Municipality and Environment to commemorate "The World Cleanup Day" on September 16. This impactful alliance comes as part of the #FestivalCares CSR Program for the mall to underscore the environmental and societal hazards posed by abandoned vehicles and equipment in the Municipality of Al Daayen.  From September 17th to 24rd, visitors to the Doha Festival City Mall will be enlightened through an informative more

VFS Global brings Portugal Visa Services Closer to Home for Residents of Qatar

• Applicants can submit documents for short and long stay visas to Portugal   Residents of Qatar can now apply for their Portugal visas at the VFS Global Visa Application Centre in Doha located at Levels 1 & 2, Al Nuaimi Building, Oqba Ibn Nafie Street, Airport Road, Doha, Qatar. Inaugurated on 3 September 2023, the centre will accept documents for short and long stay visas to Portugal. The contract for VFS Global to provide Portugal visa services in Qatar was signed by H.E. Ambassador of Portugal in Qatar, on 14 August 2023.  H.E. Mr. Paulo Neves Pocinho, Ambassador of Portugal, said, “The establishment of this cooperation with VFS Global on visa issues in Qatar is an important step in the strategy to further develop turism sector in Portugal, and reflects the tendency of travel facilitation between more

Aviation and Morocco Earthquake Relief Efforts

The tragic earthquake that has struck Morocco has devastated significant parts of the country and killed and injured thousands of people. As part of the international relief effort, the aviation industry is playing a vital role, in the rapid delivery of humanitarian aid to Morocco. IATA’s Regional Vice-President for Africa-Middle East, Kamil Al-Awadhi, expressed condolences of the aviation community to the people of Morocco. "The heart-breaking impact of this tragedy in Morocco has been felt worldwide. On behalf of IATA's member airlines, we extend our heartfelt sympathies to all those affected,” he said. “Our thoughts remain with the communities impacted by this devastating event. We commend the exceptional work of rescue teams, and the important role aviation is playing in facilitating immediate more

Pullman Doha West Bay Honors World Environment Day with a highly Successful Cleaning Campaign on Al Wakrah Beach

Demonstrating unwavering commitment to sustainability, the hotel’s dedicated employees actively contributed to the campaign by removing litter, plastic waste, and other pollutants to help protect the environment.  Doha, Qatar - June 20, 2023 – Pullman Doha West Bay, a premium 5-star hotel soon to celebrate its first anniversary, marked World Environment Day by organizing a successful cleaning campaign at Al Wakrah Beach, showcasing its dedication to the environment.   Celebrated on June 5th, World Environment Day is a global platform that raises awareness on pressing environmental issues and promotes action.  Pullman Doha West Bay, renowned for its commitment to environmental stewardship, in collaboration with its dedicated employees, carried out an impactful beach cleaning campaign at Al Wakrah more

Embracing Sustainability: Doha Festival City and The Ministry of Environment Unite for World Environment Day

The campaign, organized as part of Doha Festival City's #FestivalCares CSR program, aims to promote sustainability and recycling to leave positive impact on the          community and the environment.  Doha, Qatar – 7 June 2023: Doha Festival City, Qatar’s ultimate destination for shopping, dining, and entertainment, and inline with its brand positioning “It’s my Place, my Choice”, is celebrating World Environment Day as part of its #festivalCares CSR intiatives.  To commemorate World Environment Day, which is celebrated annually on June 5th, Doha Festival City in partnership with the Ministry of Environment and Climate Change, is organizing a Reducing Plastic Pollution campaign. The aim of this initiative is to inspire the community to take action for a more

Georgian Prime Minister Garibashvili discusses War in Ukraine at ‘Qatar Economic Forum, Powered by Bloomberg'

His Excellency Irakli Garibashvili, Prime Minister of Georgia, sat down with Manus Cranny, Anchor, Bloomberg Television, at the third ‘Qatar Economic Forum, Powered by Bloomberg’, today. As part of session four of the Forum on ‘A New Global Growth Story’, Garibashvili highlighted:   ·       "Europe hasn't faced such a challenge since the Second World War. Therefore, this war affects all of us. Let me remind you that Georgia experienced a war in 2008, and we know precisely what it entails. We are aware that approximately 20% of Ukrainian territory is currently occupied by Russia; this is the current status quo. What will happen tomorrow, I don't know, and I can't say. I believe nobody knows."   ·       “Unfortunately, we more

McDonald's Qatar Raises 250,000 QAR to Educate Children

12 April, Doha, Qatar: McDonald's Qatar, owned and operated by Al Mana Restaurants & Food Company W.L.L., has raised 250,000 Qatari Riyals to donate to Education Above All (EAA), a global foundation that promotes access to education for children in need. During Ramadan, McDonald's Qatar ran a campaign where it donated 01 Qatari Riyal to EAA for every purchase of a happy meal. The partnership between McDonald's Qatar and Education Above All (EAA) began 6-months ago in October 2022. As part of its continued efforts to support impoverished children, McDonald's Qatar supports EAA's foundation programs through awareness-building, fundraising, and volunteering activities. Since the partnership's start, McDonald's Qatar has collected a total of 250,000 QAR, and during the holy month of Ramadan alone, they more

Education Above All Foundation to hold key talks at Doha's Fifth United Nations Conference on the Least Developed Countries (LDC5)

More than ten foreign ministers, education ministers, UN delegates, non-profit organizations, international banks and youths from Tanzania and Burundi will take part in more than five events organised by EAA  February 27, 2023 (Doha, Qatar) – As part of the Fifth United Nations Conference on the Least Developed Countries (LDC5), the Education Above All Foundation (EAA) will hold four panels and a roundtable discussion tackling a range of education-related issues.  EAA’s first session will be opened by UNESCO Assistant Director-General for Education Stefania Giannini, with talks continuing throughout the week on topics such as green skills and youth-led climate action. There will also be discussions on the recognition of educational qualifications for refugees and displaced students, as well as innovative more

Doha Recognised as Arab Tourism Capital 2023 by the Arab Tourism Organization for Tourism at Official Ceremony

 Ministers, ambassadors and prominent leaders from Arab nations attended the commemoration event in Katara Cultural Village which honoured Doha with the prestigious title Doha was officially recognised as the Arab Tourism Capital 2023 by the Arab Tourism Organization for Tourism at a commemoration ceremony. Held under the patronage of His Excellency the Prime Minister and Minister of Interior Sheikh Khalid bin Khalifa bin Abdulaziz Al-Thani at the Katara Cultural Village. The event took place on Arab Tourism Day (February 25), and was attended by tourism ministers, ambassadors and prominent leaders from the nations that are represented by the Arab Tourism Organization, as well as Visit Qatar’s brand ambassadors Nasser Al-Attiyah and Mutaz Barsham.  In addition to an official key handover ceremony which saw Doha more

The State of Qatar Debuts Unified Citizen Experience Management Platform for Government Services

New Citizen Experience Center of Excellence powered by Sprinklr expected to unify omnichannel citizen experiences across 40 public agencies and 30+ digital channels on a centralized platform.   February 16, 2023 – Sprinklr (NYSE: CXM), the unified customer experience management (Unified-CXM) platform for modern enterprises, today announced that the Civil Services and Government Development Bureau of Qatar has selected Sprinklr as the technology platform to deliver unified digital citizen experiences across its government agencies. The Civil Service and Government Development Bureau of Qatar is steadfast in its mission to elevate the digital experience for its citizens to new heights. To realize this ambition, the Bureau has established a Citizen Experience Center of Excellence (CoE), designed to harness the power of more

Qatar Charity's Fine Arts Exhibition Kicks Off to Support ‘Warm Hearts' Campaign

In Collaboration with Doha Festival City, Qatar Fine Arts Associations, and Dar Hessa,    Doha, Qatar –  26 January 2023: Qatar Charity is all set to inaugurate the ‘Sounds and Colors’ exhibition today, in cooperation with Doha Festival City, Qatar Fine Arts Associations, and Dar Hessa. The proceeds of the artworks on display at Doha Festival City will go towards humanitarian causes.  Many Qatari fine artists are participating in the exhibition, which will continue until January 31. They have allocated the proceeds of their paintings in support of the ‘Warm Hearts’ campaign launched by Qatar Charity to contribute to meeting the winter needs of internally displaced persons (IDPs), refugees, and the vulnerable across the globe.   Mr. Abdul Rahman Al-Hajri, director of more

Qatar “is Ready” to Host the World at EXPO 2023 Doha following AIPH Inspection Visit

A delegation from The International Association of Horticultural Producers (AIPH) spent the last four days touring the capital to assess its readiness to host the Expo 2023 Doha Qatar will create “an unmissable visitor experience”, said the AIPH Secretary General Preparations are on track to invite the world once again to Qatar, this time to experience Expo 2023 Doha - the first AIPH-approved A1 World Horticultural Expo in the Middle East. An international delegation of AIPH officials visited multiple locations to assess the progress made by the Ministry of Municipality, including the first-ever tour of Expo House, Expo 2023 Doha’s unique legacy building.  Covered in greenery, the House has the form of a hill and is integrated into the landscape of Al Bidda park. It is shaped like a semicircle, more

MoHAP Minister: UAE and Qatar Boast Rich Cultural and Social Legacies that Sets the Stage for a Prosperous Future

HE Abdulrahman bin Mohamed Al Owais, Minister of Health and Prevention (MoHAP), emphasized that the UAE and Qatar boast a rich cultural and social legacy, which forms a crucial foundation for upgrading their strong brotherly relations. The minister said that the UAE-Qatar ties are deeply rooted in history and will continue to be a major guarantor of the GCC's stability and prosperity. Speaking on the occasion of the Qatari National Day, Al Owais extended his deepest congratulations to the leadership and people of Qatar, wishing them further progress, development, and prosperity. He stressed that regular high-level meetings between the two nations would not only enhance their coordination on a number of Gulf, regional, and international issues of mutual concern but would also develop their bilateral cooperation in many vital more

Arab Achievements In The New Guinness World Records 2023 Book Revealed

OUT OF THIS WORLD!   Dubai, United Arab Emirates – 30 September 2022: GUINNESS WORLD RECORDS (GWR), the global authority on record-breaking achievements, announces that GUINNESS WORLD RECORDS 2023 (GWR2023) is available in stores and online across the Arab World and globally today.    The new 2023 edition reveals the latest and greatest Guinness World Records achievements on Earth and in Space, with brand new photography and graphics, plus special features to bring this year’s astonishing records to life.     Around 50 records from the Arab World have been featured in the new edition that is now distributed in 1.8m copies worldwide. In fact, this is enough printed to blanket 18 football pitches or 11 Trafalgar Squares.   Guinness World Records™ said over more

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 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, 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 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, 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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, 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 more

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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 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 more

Festival City Donates 1000 Boxes of Essential Ramadan Food Supplies to Workers and Low-Income ...…

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 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 more

Philanthropic Mission to End Childhood Pneumonia – Charles Monat Associates (CMA) marks 50th ...…

• 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 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 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, 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 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 more

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