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June 2010

First dialogue between the Qatar Foundation and the CGDC

At the end of May Stamen Stantchev, Secretary General of the CGDC had the honour of meeting Dr. Saif Ali Al-Hajari, Vice Chairman, QF Board of Directors of the Qatar Foundation. The meeting provided the opportunity for the first dialogue between the already established and highly successful Qatar Foundation and the recently founded Center for Global Dialogue and Cooperation.

First dialogue between the Qatar Foundation and the CGDC
At the end of May Stamen Stantchev, Secretary General of the CGDC had the honour of meeting Dr. Saif Ali Al-Hajari, Vice Chairman, QF Board of Directors of the Qatar Foundation. The meeting provided the opportunity for the first dialogue between the already established and highly successful Qatar Foundation and the recently founded Center for Global Dialogue and Cooperation.

Various possibilities for cooperation and common projects between the Qatar Foundation and the CGDC have been discussed. The dialogue will be continued.

Qatar Foundation
The Qatar Foundation’s mission is to prepare the people of Qatar and the surrounding region to meet the challenges of an ever-changing world, and to make Qatar a leader in innovative education and research.
The staff of the Qatar Foundation are dedicated to making the knowledge-based society a reality. They are seeking to achieve this through the frontline activities of education, scientific research and community development, with many people applying a wide diversity of skills in administrative and support positions to implement the organisation’s human development mission. This structure is headed by a Board of Directors, chaired by Her Highness Sheikha Mozah Bint Nasser Al-Missned.

Quick Facts about the Qatar Foundation
  • Founded by a decree of His Highness Sheikh Hamad Bin Khalifa Al Thani, Emir of the State of Qatar in1995 and chaired by Her Highness Sheikha Mozah Bint Nasser Al Missned
  • Qatar Foundation projects focus on education, scientific research and community development. The organisation is also engaged in several corporate joint ventures
  • Education City is Qatar Foundation’s flagship project and covers over 14 million square meters