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Senior Deputy Group President & CEO of QIC Group inaugurates orphan accommodation for Dreama

Doha, 26 June, 2019:   As part of its commitment towards Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR), Senior Deputy Group President & CEO of QIC Group, Mr. Ali S. AlFadala inaugurated the newly established orphan accommodation for Dreama. Last year QIC Group collaborated with Dreama to provide sponsorship for quality housing refurbishment for orphans. QIC Group has been engaging in many CSR collaborations that make significant developments in the fields of human and social development. Evolving with the trends that underpin the changing CSR landscape in Qatar, QIC Group has been involved in various activities that contribute to the advancement of the society, including cultural, social and human values that create scalable impact. Today CSR is considered an integral pillar for achieving sustainable development; not ......read more

Education Above All (EAA) Foundation's second Ramadan fundraising campaign receives overwhelming support of QAR 15 million in donations

EAA’s partnership with Qatar TV scales the nationwide fundraising campaign Campaign donations reach QAR 15M of commitments to global education efforts   Doha, Qatar, June 23, 2019: Launched in May 2019 in the spirit of the Holy Month of Ramadan, Education Above All (EAA) Foundation’s nationwide fundraising campaign, under the theme “No Child Left Out”, has garnered overwhelming support from donors in Qatar. EAA’s “No Child Left Out” slew of projects and initiatives assist marginalised and impoverished children accessing quality and baseline education, indiscriminately of their geographical and socioeconomic barriers, offering them logistical, technical and psychosocial support in the process.    On the heels of this fundraising campaign, a total of 15 million QAR ......read more

UCL Qatar and Qatar Foundation open applications for prestigious Academic Fellowship programme

Doha, Qatar, 22 June 2019:  UCL Qatar is inviting applicants from around the world to apply for its third prestigious Academic Fellowship Programme, as part of the University’s continuing effort to attract and develop international research in Qatar.  As part of the initiative, UCL Qatar will host several outstanding Visiting Fellows who will contribute to enhancing the teaching and research profile of the institution, following the university’s commitment to offering research-led teaching excellence. The Fellows will also help to further expand the intellectual community of UCL, their partners in Education City and the State of Qatar at large.  Visiting Fellows will conduct their own research in Qatar and will collaborate with UCL Qatar’s staff and students on various teaching and research ......read more

Al Meera celebrates the Holy Month of Ramadan with a series of employee and community initiatives

Doha, Qatar, 08 June 2019:  In the spirit of the Holy Month, Al Meera Consumer Goods Company QSC (Al Meera) launched a host of initiatives and events bringing together both employees and local community members to spread and share the joy of Ramadan.  In partnership with the Qatar Cancer Society, Al Meera shared the Ramadan experience with on-the-road fasters, distributing Iftar boxes across traffic signals in Qatar’s central locations and areas to fasting drivers and workers. Similarly, Al Meera employees also engaged in distributing iftar boxes through its selected branches and main intersections. In celebration of their collective efforts and spirit of togetherness in driving the group’s success and growth over the past year, Al Meera managers and employees across branches gathered for annual ......read more

Al Khaliji launches donation drive in support of the Qatar Cancer Society

Doha, Qatar, Jun 2, 2019:  Under the umbrella of its humanitarian and continuous commitment to Qatari society, Al Khaliji Commercial Bank (al khaliji) P.Q.S.C., Qatar’s next generation bank, has announced its donation support of the Qatar Cancer Society (QSC), a non-profit organization working under the Regulatory Authority for Charitable Activities toward awareness around cancer and cancer prevention in Qatar. On behalf of al khaliji, Mr. Nawaf Telfat, the bank’s Head of SMEs (small-to-medium enterprises), presented a donation cheque to Mr. Ammar Al-Mashhadani the head of Public Relation Department, from the Qatar Cancer Society. The donation funds were raised through a campaign launched by al khaliji during Ramadan, strengthening the bank’s social bonds with and rallying customers behind its charitable work in ......read more

Mohammed bin Rashid launches “Ministry of Possibilities” to tackle critical national programs and solve the systemic impossibilities of government

Cabinet to administer world’s first virtual ministry Qatar - April 24, 2019:  His Highness Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Vice President and Prime Minister of UAE and Ruler of Dubai, launched the world’s first virtual “Ministry of Possibilities” to incubate and develop radical solutions to government’s most pressing problems.  Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum directed to start working on a number of pressing national programs in the first phase, in the form of four time-bound departments: Department of Anticipatory Services, Department of Behavioral Rewards, Department of UAE Talent and Department of Government Procurement.  The “Ministry of Possibilities” represents the next generation of government practices and oversees top-priority national portfolios that ......read more

The launch of the 4th edition of the Government Procurement and Contracting Conference & Exhibition ‘MOUSHTARAYAT'

Doha, Qatar, 29 January, 2019:  Building on the momentum of its preceding three editions of Government Procurement and Contracting Conference & Exhibition ‘MOUSHTARAYAT’, QDB announced that preparations for the fourth ‘MOUSHTARAYAT’ are at an advanced stage, which is scheduled to take place for 3 days, beginning on March 31 and ends on April 02, in collaboration with the Ministry of Finance, and in partnership with the Ministry of Commerce and Industry (MOCI) and the Public Works Authority (Ashghal), during a press conference held yesterday, at QDB main building. The Government Procurement and Contracting Conference & Exhibition ‘MOUSHTARAYAT,’ welcomes members of the private sector, particularly small and medium enterprises (SME), to attend and participate in a wide range of ......read more

Implementation Date Announced for Long-Term Residence Permits

22 January 2019; Dubai, UAE:   Executive summary  The Cabinet of the United Arab Emirates (UAE) announced that the issuance of long-term residence permits for investors, outstanding students, foreign nationals with exceptional talents, and similarly-situated foreign nationals, as determined by the UAE government, will begin on 3 February 2019.  Categories of applicants A five-year residence permit will be available to the following categories of foreign nationals:  •        Investors in the UAE real estate market;   •        Entrepreneurs and up to three executives working for the qualifying entrepreneur;  •        Exceptional students; and  •        Spouses and children of the above ......read more

Education Above All Foundation and OCHA sign an agreement on Humanitarian Assistance for Strengthened Access to Data on Education in Emergencies, Conflict and Insecurity

supported by Qatar Fund For Development (QFFD)  Doha, Qatar, December 18, 2018:   Education Above All (EAA) Foundation is pleased to announce its participation at Doha Forum to reflect its commitment towards humanitarian cause. During the Forum, and as part of its strategic commitment, EAA signed an agreement with the United Nations Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs (OCHA) on Humanitarian Assistance for Strengthened Access to Data on Education in Emergencies, Conflict and Insecurity supported by Qatar Fund For Development (QFFD). The signing ceremony took place on December 16, 2018, in the presence of HE Mr. Khalifa bin Jassim Al-Kuwari, Director General of the Qatar Development Fund and a number of representatives of various entities. This is the second consecutive year of collaboration between EAA ......read more

Education Above All (EAA) Foundation supports education ministers in arguing for recognition of education achievements for migrant and refugee children in Brussels

Qatar, December 12, 2018:  Education Above All (EAA) Foundation announced the efforts to build a global consensus on recognising the academic credentials of migrants and refugee children at the 2018 Global Education Meeting. As representatives from around the world gather to discuss progress towards the Sustainable Development Goals, EAA has announced a global initiative to develop agreements on recognising the educational achievement of school-age children who had to flee their homes or have chosen to migrate to another country. During a parallel panel session hosted by EAA, UNESCO and UNHCR, and moderated by renowned BBC correspondent Yalda Hakim, panellists including Maha Mamo, a former stateless person, Karim Albrem, Global Youth Advisory Committee of UNHCR, Dr. Alexandru Manus, Southern New Hampshire University’s ......read more

Education Above All (EAA) Foundation's Programme Reach Out To Asia (ROTA) Kicks off the 2nd edition of MYCHA training programme sponsored by Qatar Fund for Development (QFFD)

Doha, Qatar, November 22, 2018:   Education Above All (EAA) Foundation’s Programme Reach Out To Asia (ROTA) launched today the second edition of MENA Youth Capacity building in Humanitarian Action (MCYHA) 2018 training, at the Qatar National Convention Center (QNCC), sponsored by Qatar Fund for Development (QFFD).  The opening ceremony started with a motivational speech which drew a special attention to the participant’s success stories by HE Lulwa al-Khater, the Official Spokesperson for the Foreign Ministry, followed by a speech for ROTA Executive Director, and a panel discussion under the theme of “Transforming Humanitarian Action with and for Young People”. The panel discussion was moderated by Dr. Hani AL Banna, President of Humanitarian Forum, and attended by Mr. Sultan Ahmed Al-Aseeri, ......read more

Pulitzer Center journalists discuss covering global issues

Doha, Qatar – November 13, 2018 –   Journalists from the Pulitzer Center on Crisis Reporting discussed their experience reporting on issues that have a global impact and may be controversial to cover to students at Northwestern University in Qatar.  Ian James, a reporter for The Arizona Republic, and Sharron Lovell, visual journalist and an educator based in Beijing, discussed work they have done reporting on the depleting water supply and the effects it may have on a global crisis. The journalists have produced multimedia projects with support from the Pulitzer Center about how water is being carelessly depleted or also how this finite resource is being mismanaged. Everette E. Dennis, dean and CEO of NU-Q, noted that the students at NU-Q benefited from hearing from working journalists who are able to ......read more

Education Above All (EAA) Foundation signs partnership with Qatar University for its Dynamic Futures Qatar Scholarship Programme

Doha, Qatar, October 18, 2018:   Education Above All (EAA) Foundation, through its programme Al Fakhoora, is excited to announce its partnership with Qatar University for “Dynamic Futures Qatar”, which is acclaimed as the first scholarship programme of its kind in the State of Qatar. The signing ceremony took place at Qatar University on October 15, 2018.  The “Dynamic Futures Qatar” scholarship programme aims to provide young adults between 17 and 25 years old, who have spent most of their formative years in Qatar, with access to higher education. In addition, this comprehensive programme offers recipients the opportunity to develop their civic engagement skills, as well as benefit from economic empowerment activities.  This holistic scholarship design supports students throughout their ......read more

Qatar Opens First Visa Centre Abroad

Doha, 14th October 2018:   Under the mandate of the Ministry of Interior, State of Qatar, the first Qatar Visa Center (QVC)  was inaugurated by His Excellency Dr. Rashid bin Shafea Al-Marri, ambassador of the State of Qatar in Colombo last Thursday. On behalf of Qatari government, opening ceremony was attended by Muhammad Hassan Al Obaidali, Assistant Undersecretary for Labor Affairs at Ministry of Administrative Affairs, Labor and Social Affairs, Muhammad Abdullah Al Sobaie, Director of the Department of Consular Affairs, Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Major General Abdullah Salim Al Ali, Advisor to HE Minister of Interior, Major General Muhammad Ahmad Al Ateeq, Director of the General Directorate of Passports, Dr. Ibrahim Al Shar, Director of Medical Commission, Major Abdullah Khalifa Al Mohannadi, Director of Visa ......read more

$US100 million funding programme between Education Above All and ISFD announced in a ground-breaking move to tackle global education crisis – Mali the first to benefit

Joint programme between global foundation, Education Above All (EAA) and the Islamic Solidarity Fund for Development (ISFD), join forces at UNGA for major announcement set to diversify the way education is financed. Qatar - Doha, 29 September 2018 –   EAA, and the ISFD’s out-of-school programme set to transform the way that low-income countries can access loan funding to invest in enrolling out-of-school children in primary education. During the United Nations General Assembly, at an event co-hosted with UNESCO, and the World Bank, EAA and the ISFD signed this important partnership agreement.  The Government of Mali also announced they would be one of the first countries to sign up to the programme with a US$31 million loan.  This will support trilateral funding partnership with EAA and the ......read more

Education Above All Foundation's Moving Exhibition “Reaching 10 Million Out of School Children” Lands at Hamad International Airport

Doha, Qatar, August 11, 2018: Education Above All (EAA) Foundation’s (EAA) moving exhibition “Reaching 10 Million Out of School Children” has landed at Hamad International Airport (HIA). The exhibit marks the achievement of securing commitments to enrol 10 million out of school children in 50 countries around the world. The exhibition is taking place in the departure’s terminal Concourse C, at Hamad International Airport (HIA) until the 23rd of September 2018.  The traveling exhibit previously held at Qatar Academy and the W Hotel Doha, showcases the barriers to education that more than 63 million children around the world face, and highlights the work EAA and its partners are doing to overcome these barriers. On this occasion, Mrs. Leena Al-Derham, Senior Education Specialist of Educate A Child (EAC) ......read more

Sealine Beach Resort volunteers distribute iftar for motorists in Mesaieed and Al Wakrah

Doha, Qatar – June 14, 2018:  In keeping with the spirit of sharing during the holy month of Ramadan and as part of its community and charity activities, Sealine Beach, a Murwab Resort, recently distributed iftars to motorists driving back to Doha from Mesaieed and those heading to the resort from Al Wakrah. Various members of the resort's team came together to volunteer in this activity as they arrived at the two locations before sunset with the assistance of the South Traffic Department, bringing generous iftar packs that included a diverse selection of food and beverage items. The volunteering initiative came in line with Sealine’s corporate social responsibility programme aimed at giving back to the society in the best way possible.  Commenting on the occasion, Mr. Nawaf Al Obaidly, General ......read more

Education Above All (EAA) Foundation's programme, Reach Out to Asia (ROTA), launches its Ramadan 2018 Project: “Sharing Hope”

29 May 2018, Doha, Qatar -   Education Above All (EAA) Foundation’s programme, Reach Out to Asia (ROTA), has launched its Ramadan 2018 Project "Sharing Hope", bringing together male and female local volunteers to support vulnerable communities in Qatar, in line with the principles of community service and giving back during the holy month of Ramadan.   ROTA Ramadan 2018 Project builds eleven years of supporting members of the local community through activities that connect volunteers with the wider community and give them the opportunity to learn new skills and increase their awareness of the value of community service and volunteerism. This year's project theme “Sharing Hope” was inspired by its main initiative that focuses on renovating HOPE Qatar, a school in Al Maamoura in Doha ......read more

EAA Foundation's moving exhibition kicked off at the W Hotel with a reception to mark a major milestone in empowering 10 million children around the world

Doha, Qatar, May 26, 2018:   Education Above All (EAA) Foundation recently held a reception at the opening of its ‘Reaching 10 Million Out of School Children’ exhibition at the W Hotel Doha, in the presence of a number of ambassadors, to mark a major milestone in its work to empower 10 million marginalised and vulnerable children around the world. After the moving exhibition’s initial success at Qatar Academy, EAA was delighted to relocate its showcase of the challenges millions of children around the world face and EAA’s work to overcome them, at the W Hotel on May 17th.  The exhibition is open to the public until May 30th, and with its hashtag #Togetherfor10million and #Itispossible, has been successful in creating awareness about the barriers to education that 63 million primary level children ......read more

Education Above All (EAA) Foundation kicks off Ramadan Fundraising Campaign

Doha, Qatar, May 21, 2018:   Education Above All (EAA) Foundation has launched a country-wide fundraising campaign during the holy month of Ramadan to provide the world’s most impoverished and marginalized children, youth and women a quality education, as around 263 million children and youth are out of school today, according to UNESCO.  The Ramadan campaign was announced at a press conference attended by dignitaries such as Professor Dr. Ali M Al-Quradaghi, Secretary General of the International Union of Muslim Scholars and Vice Chairman for European Council for Fatwa and Research, and Mr. Mohamed Al-Naama, Senior Representative of Fundraising Department at Education Above All (EAA) Foundation.  EAA’s Ramadan campaign aims to support the hardest to reach children, youth and women around the world ......read more

Important Tips for Safe Ramadan 2018

Qatar, May 21, 2018:  Our Safety in Ramadan  Achieving general safety during the holy month of Ramadan is one of the very important matter, weather it is in the home, or workplace or markets or on the road etc.,  Ensuring the availability of a functioning  fire extinguisher in the houses and workplaces, perfect knowledge on best mode of its usage, good electrical connections, safe connection of the gas inside the kitchen, not leaving the cooking pans on the stove for a long period without surveillance, switching off the stove immediately after cooking, switching on the exhaust fan, monitoring the children in the kitchen and the alertness while cooking are some of the safety measures that should be taken by us for ensuring the general safety.  The drivers in general are requested to strictly follow ......read more

Education Above All (EAA) Foundation and Qatar University empower students through Project Based Learning

Doha, May 8, 2018:   Education Above All (EAA) Foundation through its programme, Reach Out to Asia (ROTA), held the largest annual International Education and Resource Network (iEARN) Qatar 2018 Open House on April 24 at Hamad Bin Khalifa University-Student Center, under the patronage of Qatar Chemical and Petrochemical Marketing and Distribution Company (Muntajat) Q.J.S.C. Organised in partnership with the National Center of Educational Development at Qatar University and Ministry of Education and Higher Education, it offered students and teachers a chance to display their work & achievements and showcase their iEARN projects for the 2017-2018 school year.  The International Education and Resource Network (iEARN) is a non-profit organization that connects schools and youth organizations worldwide via a virtual ......read more

Education Above All (EAA) Foundation, Celebrates Major Milestone in Empowering 10 million Marginalized Out of School Children Through Quality Education

World leaders celebrated major milestone in empowering 10 million marginalized out of school children through quality education. Her Highness Sheikha Moza bint Nasser, UN Secretary General António Guterres and leaders from the United Nations, NGOs, and global industry, including President of Ghana and model philanthropist Naomi Campbell, celebrated an important milestone in addressing a growing global challenge. Her Highness Sheikha Moza Bint Nasser, UN SDG advocate and Founder and Chairperson of Education Above All (EAA) Foundation, alongside partners, announced that 10 million out of school children in some of the most challenging situations around the world, will receive quality primary education. Qatar - Doha, 29 April, 2018: Her Highness Sheikha Moza Bint Nasser, UN SDG advocate and Founder & Chairperson of ......read more

ROTA-EAA partners with Qatar University to make a difference in Indonesia with student volunteer trip

Doha, Qatar, 25 April 2018:  In collaboration with Qatar University, Education Above All (EAA) Foundation, through its programme Reach Out to Asia (ROTA), led eighteen student volunteers on a service learning trip to Indonesia from 5-14 April. In partnership with a local NGO called Titian Foundation, volunteers facilitated skills development workshops in a school in the village of Bayat in the Indonesian province of Yogyakarta in Central Java.  The Indonesia 2018 QU Trip built on the success of previous ROTA Volunteer Trips to Indonesia, by providing a series of student-led workshops and activities that helps them develop their practical and physical skills, and to engage in meaningful and sustainable service learning in a rural community.  A major aim of the trip was to raise the student volunteers’ awareness ......read more

West Bay Station takes the Name of Qatar Insurance Group

Qatar Insurance Group has signed a partnership agreement with Qatar Rail yesterday under the patronage and presence of  His Excellency Sheikh Abdulla bin Nasser Bin Khalifa Al-Thani,  Prime Minister and Minister of Interior and H.E Mr. Jassim Bin Saif Al Sulaiti Minister of Transport and Communications, and top rank officials for naming the West Bay station as Qatar Insurance Group station, which is the first agreement for naming stations. This initiative is included in the CSR agenda and stations naming rights are a strategic aspect of Qatar Rail, through which it endeavors to execute partnerships with the companies and leading Qatari and international trademarks for the purpose of promoting its services in the stations and enabling it to reach a wider range of market targeted segments. This agreement was signed by Sheikh ......read more

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Doha : The governmental experts meeting on the preparation of the Thirteenth United Nations Congress on Crime Prevention and Criminal Justice which will be held in Doha in April2015, started on Saturday 27 September 2014. The experts’ meeting is attended by representatives of UN General Assembly, United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime and other regional organizations.  The meeting ......read more

UAE Ministry of Economy Launches Website for 15th GCC Joint Exhibition…

• Al Mansouri: Exhibitions sector in GCC and the UAE supports sustainable development • Al Shehhi: Sector represents ideal platform to display and competitiveness of GCC-made products Dubai-UAE: 13 March 2014 - His Excellency Eng. Mohammed Ahmed bin Abdul Aziz Al Shehhi, Undersecretary, UAE Ministry of Economy, today officially launched the website for the 15th GCC Joint ......read more

Western Asia Preparatory Meeting for UN Crime Congress Begins in Doha…

Doha: The Western Asian Regional Preparatory Meeting for 13th UN Congress on Crime Prevention and Criminal Justice (UNCCPCJ) – Doha 2015, started at Sharq Hotel  on Monday, February 03, 2014 morning. A high number of delegations attended the three day meeting delegations from different Arab countries, representatives of different UN organs and agencies, Interpol and Arab Interior ......read more

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