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Sudan is Facing an Unprecedented Hunger Catastrophe, Say UN Agency Chiefs

New data reveals that over 750,000 people are experiencing catastrophic levels of food insecurity with 25.6 million people in crisis levels of hunger ROME/NEW YORK – Alarming new food security projections for Sudan published today show that Sudan is facing a devastating hunger catastrophe on a scale not seen since the Darfur crisis in the early 2000s, warn the heads of three United Nations agencies.  The Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO), UN Children's Fund (UNICEF) and the UN World Food Programme (WFP) have been warning of rapid deterioration in conditions for the people of Sudan, particularly children, as food security is torn apart by war that has ravaged the country for more than a year. Collectively the agencies have mobilised a large-scale humanitarian response inside Sudan and in more

Hunger Hotspots Report: Famine Looms In Gaza While Risk Of Starvation Persists In Sudan, Haiti, Mali, And South Sudan

Latest Hunger Hotspots report urges immediate action to prevent famine and warns of La Niña-linked climate extremes ROME – Acute food insecurity is set to increase in magnitude and severity in 18 hunger “Hotspots”, a new United Nations early warning report has revealed today. The report spotlights the urgent need of assistance to prevent famine in Gaza and the Sudan, and further deterioration in the devastating hunger crises in Haiti, Mali, and South Sudan. It also warns of the lingering impact of El Niño and the looming threat of La Niña that risks bringing further climate extremes that could upend lives and livelihoods. The report found that many hotspots face growing hunger crises and highlights the worrying multiplier effect that simultaneous and overlapping shocks are having on acute more

Urgent Call To Action To Address Historic El Niño Drought In Southern Africa

Pretoria, 5 June 2024 - More than 30 million people across Southern Africa have been affected by a severe drought. Millions could be pushed into acute hunger unless support is urgently mobilized to scale before the next lean season, warn the United Nations (UN) and partners. The joint call was made today by the UN, NGOs, regional and national authorities, humanitarian and development partners during a briefing on the emergency in Southern Africa, held in Pretoria, South Africa, to highlight the severe impacts of El Niño and the climate-driven crisis. This joint call follows the recent extraordinary summit by The Southern African Development Community (SADC) that saw the launch of a regional appeal in May seeking $5.5 billion to provide urgent lifesaving assistance, to help with recovery and long-term climate more

UAE and Qatar Sign Double Taxation Avoidance Agreement

Doha, State of Qatar: May 30, 2024 – The UAE and the State of Qatar have signed an agreement to avoid double taxation and prevent fiscal evasion of income taxes. The agreement was signed by His Excellency Mohamed Hadi Al Hussaini, UAE Minister of State for Financial Affairs, and His Excellency Ali bin Ahmed Al Kuwari, Qatari Minister of Finance, in the presence of several officials from both sides. This took place on the sidelines of the 121st meeting of the GCC Financial and Economic Cooperation Committee. Commenting on the agreement signing, His Excellency Mohamed Al Hussaini underscored the agreement’s transformative potential, stating that it will not only enhance financial, economic, and investment partnerships between the UAE and Qatar, but also bolster coordination and cooperation in tax matters, open up new more

First Carnegie Mellon Qatar leadership program makes big impact across continents

Doha, Qatar, 26 May 2024 –The first professional development leadership program at Carnegie Mellon University in Qatar (CMU-Q) wrapped up at a final ceremony in Education City. The CMULead program was delivered by human resources specialists at the Carnegie Mellon campus in Pittsburgh over the spring semester. Participants included staff members from CMU Africa, CMU-Q, Hamad Bin Khalifa University (HBKU), Qatar Foundation, VCUArts Qatar and Weill Cornell Medicine-Qatar. Michael Trick, dean of CMU-Q, spoke to the participants at the closing ceremony. “I am so pleased to see how the multiversity has grown and become more integrated over the years,” he said. “CMULead-Qatar embodies the vision that Qatar Foundation has for Education City, where universities share knowledge, learn together, and grow in cooperation more

WFP News Video: WFP Warns Unprecedented Drought and Floods Causing Surge in Climate Related Hunger

Shot: 9-21May2024 Afghanistan, Zambia, Italy, DRCongo TRT: 4:00 :00-:26 Afghanistan Floods: Children pulled from floods Unusually high rainfall, after a dry winter which has left the ground too hard to absorb water, led to massive floods that started in March this year. This was further compounded by unseasonably warm temperatures that melted snowpack cover into rivers, sweeping through entire villages, burying them under mud. Research conducted by WFP across the country shows increasingly erratic weather patterns exacerbated by the worsening climate crisis will significantly impact the ability of communities to feed themselves.   Shot: 10May24 Baghlan, Afghanistan :26-1:03 Afghanistan Floods: Digging out from the floods. Communities like Laqaiha dig out from the floods that struck northeast Afghanistan in more

Oxford Business Group explores Qatar's economic development in The Report: Qatar 2024

Doha, May 2024: Qatar’s efforts to accelerate economic diversification and private sector development following the successful hosting of the 2022 FIFA World Cup are explored in the newly released The Report: Qatar 2024 by Oxford Business Group (OBG).  This latest publication by the global research and advisory firm presents a thorough examination of Qatar's transition towards a knowledge-based economy as it explores new avenues for sustainable growth and global engagement. Bolstered by significant infrastructure developments for the 2022 FIFA World Cup and strategic reforms in the business and investment landscape, Qatar's economy has witnessed significant expansion in recent years. Leveraging its abundant natural gas reserves and expertise in liquefied natural gas (LNG) production, Qatar is actively broadening its more

Al Meera and Shafallah Center for Children with Special Needs Sign MoU to support the Center's affiliates, nurture their talents, and enhance their integration into society

Doha, Qatar – February 28, 2024: Al Meera Consumer Goods Company (Q.P.S.C.) announced the signing of a memorandum of understanding with the Shafallah Center for Children with Special Needs, one of the centers operating under the umbrella of Qatar Social Work Foundation which is affiliated with the Ministry of Social Development and Family, on Thursday, which falls on 25 / 4 / 2024. This MoU aims at promoting the activities, products and successes of the Shafallah Centre, through Al Meera’s effective support and in line with its CSR programme. The MoU was signed during an official ceremony at Al Meera’s main headquarters, attended by a group of senior management officials and employees from both sides, in the presence of  Mr. Yousef Ali Al Obaidan, Chief Executive Officer of Al Meera and Mrs. Maryam Saif Al more

Ooredoo Group Highlights Impactful Ramadan Initiatives Across Operations

A host of projects were launched, designed to support communities and make a difference in the lives of many Doha, Qatar: As the Holy Month of Ramadan approaches its conclusion, Ooredoo Group highlights the meaningful initiatives undertaken by its operations across the Middle East, North Africa and Southeast Asia to support communities and spread joy. Sheikh Mohammed Bin Abdulla Al Thani, Deputy Group CEO, said: "Our initiatives during Ramadan reflect the spirit of compassion and solidarity that defines this Holy Month. Our companies have successfully launched numerous impactful community initiatives that have made a significant difference in the lives of many." In Qatar, Ooredoo's "Endless Giving" campaign celebrates Ramadan with a comprehensive array of community-focused initiatives. These include a more

GWC Spreads the Spirit of Ramadan through Community Initiatives

Comprehensive strategy to expand the scope of social responsibility initiatives Reinforcing sustainable development goals for marginalized and vulnerable people April  Embodying the value of giving and in line with its continuous efforts to promote sustainable development goals for human development, Gulf Warehousing Company (GWC) organized a series of community initiatives and events as part of its CSR Program during the holy month of Ramadan. The daily Iftar meals hosted by GWC for employees at the Logistics Village Qatar were among its prominent events during Ramadan. A team from the company's management ensured to join the employees for Iftar, fostering a sense of unity among all employees. This initiative, integral to GWC's CSR program, underscores its unwavering commitment to Islamic values and the more

Education Above All Foundation and its Partners Launch 'Keswet Al Eid' Campaign to Support Children in Gaza

In collaboration with partners, the drive seeks to rebuild hope for Gaza's children by providing clothing and basic materials Doha, Qatar, 2 April 2024 - In a concerted effort to find immediate and practical solutions for providing humanitarian support in the Gaza Strip, and on the initiative of Her Highness Sheikha Moza bint Nasser, Chairperson of Education Above All Foundation (EAA), EAA announced the launch of the 'Keswet Al Eid' campaign for children in Gaza. This program is being carried out in partnership with the Qatar Red Crescent, Al-Mujadilah Center and Mosque for Women, and Minaretein Mosque. The campaign will provide new clothes for children aged 0 to 16. Donation collection will begin on the 24th day of Ramadan and continue until the first day of Eid al-Fitr. Collection points are at Al-Mujadilah Center and more

Enhanced Humanitarian and Educational Support for Gaza by Education Above All Foundation

March 26, 2024 (Doha, Qatar)—In response to the severe humanitarian crisis in Gaza, the Education Above All (EAA) Foundation has intensified its efforts to provide relief and educational support to the affected communities during the holy month of Ramadan. The escalated conflict has resulted in millions of displaced, injured, or dead, exacerbating the already dire situation in Gaza. To address these urgent needs, EAA has committed to delivering aid to 233,000 beneficiaries, with relief packages valued at QAR 33 million. EAA's intervention in Gaza focuses on comprehensive humanitarian assistance, encompassing mental health and psychosocial support to address the trauma, recreational activities to foster community cohesion and health and hygiene kits tailored for women and girls. Additionally, scholarships for Palestinian more

Old Doha Port Joins the Dubai International Boat Show for the Second Year in a Row and Enters into a Strategic Partnership with Yas Marina, Abu Dhabi to Promote Maritime Tourism

Doha, Qatar, 05 March 2024: In its second consecutive year of participation at the Dubai International Boat Show, among a distinguished assembly of ports and official bodies, Old Doha Port has forged a strategic partnership and cooperation agreement with Yas Marina in Abu Dhabi. This initiative aims to bolster maritime tourism and excursions through a series of unique offers and benefits under a mutual advantages program for members of both marinas, ensuring an unparalleled experience for yacht owners and maritime enthusiasts. Marina members at Old Doha Port, the region's latest maritime tourist destination and Qatar's nautical gateway for visiting yachts and large cruise ships. Together with Yas Marina members, are now entitled to a week of complimentary docking every three months at both marinas, effective as of yesterday. more

Ginkgo Biosecurity Launches Doha-Based Pathogen Monitoring Center, CUBE-D, Establishing Middle East Hub for Global Bioradar, at Qatar Free Zones

The center will be a first of its-kind collection and analysis center for data gathered through Ginkgo’s pathogen monitoring network DOHA, Qatar – FEBRUARY, 2024 – Ginkgo Bioworks (NYSE: DNA), which is building the leading platform for cell programming and biosecurity, has announced today the signing of an agreement with Qatar Free Zones Authority (QFZ) and Doha Venture Capital (DVC) to build the first Center for Unified Biosecurity Excellence in Doha (CUBE-D) within Qatar Free Zones. The signing took place alongside QFZ’s and DVC’s participation in the Web Summit Qatar, in a ceremony attended by HE. Dr. Ahmad Al-Sayed, Minister of State and Chairman of QFZ/DVC, HE. Mohammed bin Ali Al Mannai, Minister of Communications and Information Technology (MCIT) and Vice Chairman of QFZ/DVC, and Matthew McKnight, more

QFZ and the German ZE-KI Center for AI Sign MoU on the Side-lines of Web Summit Qatar, to Establish Applied AI Research Center at the Free Zones in Qatar, in collaboration with MCI

With this step, QFZ reaffirms commitment to the development of the emerging technology sector within the framework of its strategic partnership with MCIT in Qatar Doha, February 2024: Qatar Free Zones Authority (QFZ) and Zentrum für erlebbare Künstliche Intelligenz und Digitalisierung e.V. “ZE-KI e.V” (Center for Tangible Artificial Intelligence and Digitalization) based in Germany, have signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) to establish an applied research centre of artificial intelligence (AI) within Qatar’s free zones in a ceremony held on the side-lines of QFZ’s participation in the Web Summit Qatar at the Qatar Start-up Pavilion alongside partners from Qatari ministries, leading authorities and organizations. The MoU was signed by HE. Dr. Ahmad Al-Sayed, Minister of State and Chairman of Qatar more

QIC Participates in The Web Summit Qatar 2024

QIC’s participation in the world’s largest technology conference will include a special QIC Digital Hub booth which will act as a unique platform to display the company’s latest digital offerings and future plans related to developing new digital services in Qatar and across the region Doha, Qatar -Monday 26 February 2024: Qatar Insurance Group (QIC Group, QIC), the leading insurer in Qatar and the MENA region, has announced its participation in the Web Summit Qatar 2024, taking place today and until Thrusday the 29th of February 2024 at the Doha Exhibition & Convention Center (DECC). QIC’s participation in the world’s largest technology conference will include a special QIC Digital Hub booth, which will act as a unique platform to display the company’s latest digital offerings, and its more

Qatar's Startups Raised QR475M Since 2016

As Qatar continues to stride forward in development across all sectors, the venture capital ecosystem remains a focal point of progress. We are pleased to partner with our long-time collaborators Qatar Development Bank for the fourth time to release our annual venture capital report on Qatar for 2023, highlighting the leading industries, the key players, and the investment trends of the country. Some of the key findings from the report: In line with global and regional slowdown, Qatar recorded a slower funding landscape in 2023 marking a 23% YoY decline in funding. Retaining its position among the top five most transacted countries in MENA, Qatar captured 6% of all the deals in the region, maintaining its deal share from 2022. Accelerator participation in the country doubled in 2023 jumping from 16% in 2022 to 31% last more

Qatar Insurance Group holds Blood Donation Drive

Doha, Sunday 24 December 2023 – Qatar Insurance Group (QIC), the leading insurer in Qatar and the MENA region, held a blood donation drive at its headquarters in West Bay, Doha, in collaboration with Hammad Medical Corporation’s (HMC) blood donation center which mobilized its blood donation bus along with medical staff to ensure a successful drive. The campaign reinforces QIC and its employees’ commitment towards serving the community and spreading awareness of the importance of and the lifesaving potential of blood donations. The campaign was wildly welcomed and participated in by QIC employees. Group Chief Administrative Officer, Rashid Al-Buainain , said: “Blood transfusion is a life-saving and critical medial intervention and blood drives play an important role in keeping hospitals equipped. As a leading more

Gaza Grapples with Catastrophic Hunger as New Report Predicts Famine if Conflict Continues

United Arab Emirates – More than one in four households in Gaza currently face extreme hunger, and there is a risk of famine unless access to adequate food, clean water, health and sanitation services is restored, according to a new Integrated Food Security Phase Classification (IPC) report released today. IPC is a multi-stakeholder platform that analyses data to determine the severity and magnitude of hunger crises, according to internationally-recognized scientific standards. This latest food security analysis for Gaza, which includes data from the World Food Programme (WFP), other UN agencies and non-governmental organizations, confirmed that the entire population of Gaza – roughly 2.2 million people – are in crisis or worse levels of acute food insecurity. The IPC report further highlighted that 26 percent of more

Getaway to Bliss: Celebrate the Qatar National Day in Tropical Luxury with Hilton Seychelles

Doha, Qatar, 14 December 2023: Hilton Seychelles invites everyone to embark on an extraordinary journey this Qatar National Day holiday. Take a break from the ordinary and immerse yourself in true Qatari spirit at one of the most enchanting destinations globally.   This year, make the Qatar National Day celebration an unforgettable escape with Hilton Seychelles. Join the festivities at three captivating properties: Mango House Seychelles, LXR Hotels & Resorts; Hilton Seychelles Labriz Resort & Spa; and Hilton Seychelles Northolme Resort & Spa. Delight in pristine beaches, lush greenery, azure waters, and tropical luxury as you create cherished memories in Seychelles.   Escape the ordinary celebrations and set forth on an extraordinary journey to a tropical paradise with our exceptional resorts. Break free from more

WFP Warns that Hunger Catastrophe Looms in Conflict-Hit Sudan without Urgent Food Assistance

Parts of war-ravaged Sudan are at a high risk of slipping into catastrophic hunger conditions by next year’s lean season if the United Nations World Food Programme (WFP) is unable to expand access and regularly deliver food assistance to people trapped in conflict hotspots such as Khartoum, the Darfurs, and the Kordofans, warns the UN food agency today. Sudan – once described as East Africa’s future breadbasket – is facing a deepening hunger crisis as the conflict raging across the country approaches its eighth month. A new food security analysis for Sudan shows the highest levels of hunger ever recorded during the harvest season (October through February), typically a period where more food is available. If there is no significant increase in food assistance by the time the lean season arrives next May, more

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

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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 more

Under the Patronage of H.E. Sheikh Khalid bin Khalifa bin Abdulaziz Al Thani, Prime Minister and ...…

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 more

No Rain and No Resources; Millions of Families across the Horn of Africa Pushed Closer to ...…

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 more

Food and Oil Price Hikes Drive up Costs for Cash-Strapped WFP Operations in West Africa as Region ...…

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 more

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

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 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 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 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 more

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