May 19 2013 12:50 AM

QFBA launches finance course

Qatar Finance and Business Academy (QFBA) unveiled its new programme ‘Kawader’, which is aimed at young Qataris seeking a career in finance.

It is anticipated that the programme will motivate and empower talented students, providing them with a world-class education for careers in the financial sector.

Kawader is divided into two parts. The first part covers overviews of important topics such as Qatar’s financial services sector, capital markets as well as legal and regulatory

The second encompasses several introductions on banking, insurance, asset management as well as courses in financial English language, soft skills and corporate social responsibility, plus personal development programme.

Only 15 candidates will be selected to participate in this competitive programme based on specific entrance prerequisites including their GPA, English language proficiency and by passing a personal interview. There is also an ongoing joint effort between QFBA, the Higher Education Institute and the Ministry of Labour to attract fresh graduates and scholarship students from abroad.

“Our objective is to encourage young Qataris to engage in the financial sector with the aim being qualitative Qatarisation. The programme provides hands-on experience derived from international best practices,” said Dr Abdulazziz al-Horr, chief executive officer, QFBA.

Dr al-Horr said: “QFBA works hard to position Qatar as an international financial hub. We dream of transforming Doha into the ‘capital of capital cities’ in line with Qatar National Vision 2030 to play a role, however simple, in this

Kawader promotes co-operation between the financial industry and academia. It primarily targets this sector since it provides a pool of talented and highly qualified individuals who understand the requirements of the market.

In general, the programme will address many of the day to day challenges that are currently faced by most organisations’ HR departments.

Kawader will also focus on how organisations can proactively recruit key qualified staff in an effort to support the country’s ongoing Qatarisation efforts.

Students will similarly benefit from Kawader through a world-class qualifications and certifications including introductory courses to financial services, insurance, asset management and banking.

The programme, whose expenses will be covered by the Qatar Financial Authority, will provide students with a stream of specific courses backed by professional qualifications as well as soft skills and personal development programmes and performance rewards and incentives.


GDC makes presentation at Dubai event

The General Directorate of Customs (GDC) has given a presentation on its working systems and the single window system in particular, in Dubai.

GDC took part at the conference and exhibition of the World Customs Organisation (WCO) held in Dubai on May 14-16. The participating delegation of GDC was headed by Ahmed bin Ali al-Muhannadi, director general, GDC.

GDC presentation adopted the topic “A success story”, which tackled the mechanism of the ‘open window’ system adopted by the directorate to ease related procedures and provide customers or clients with easy access to its services.

The presentation explained the history of the system since its creation and the technology involved in it to provide active links with the government entities concerned that saves time and effort.



Qatar to attend GCC sports ministers’ meeting

Qatar will participate in the 27th meeting for GCC ministers of youth and sport, which starts today in Manama, Bahrain.

HE the Minister of Culture, Arts and Heritage Dr Hamad bin Abdulaziz al-Kuwari head the Qatari delegation to the two-day meeting.

During the meeting, the GCC ministers of youth and sport will discuss a number of issues on its agenda that aim to boost activities in the youth and sports field. The meeting will also  review the follow-up report on the implementation of the 26th meeting’s decisions and follow up on the recommendations of the biannual consultative meeting for youth and sport undersecretaries.


Youth delegation participates in Kuwait forum

Qatar is participatig in forum for officials responsible for youth hostels in the GCC, which is currently taking place in Kuwait. 

The forum focuses on using social media to promote tourism among GCC youth. The Qatari delegation consists of five young men in addition to chairman of Qatar Youth Hostel Abdul Aziz al-Amari and supervisor at the Qatar Youth Hostel Association Ahmed Hassan Ali.  

Al-Amari  told Qatar News Agency  that the forum had organised a number of seminars on the importance of encouraging tourists exchange among GCC countries. He noted that one of the seminars highlighted that Qatar was the future of tourism in the region.



Three killed, one injured in road accident

Three citizens were killed and one was seriously injured after the vehicle in which they were travelling overturned on Al Shamal Road on Friday, local daily Arrayah has reported.

The accident occurred when one of the tyres of the car burst, which made the car swerve and collide with a bridge before overturning, the report said.

Police personnel and ambulances rushed to the spot after the accident. The Civil Defence was also called to help remove the victims from the car, which was badly damaged, according to the report.

The Traffic Department has urged all motorists to be cautious on the road and drive within the speed limit to avoid such fatal accidents, the report said.



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