Qatar participated in AidEx 2018, a two-day global humanitarian and development aid event, being held in the Belgian capital Brussels with the attendance of a number of organisations concerned with humanitarian assistance and international development.
The event will discuss the positive impact of technology in the digital age on humanitarian and development work.
Speaking at the opening ceremony of the event, CEO of Qatar Charity (QC) Yousef bin Ahmed al-Kuwari, said,"Qatar Charity's participation in this significant international event comes in line with its belief that the global challenges faced by humanitarian workers are too complex that the governments, NGOs or private sector cannot address them single-handedly."
He underlined the importance of the event, as it brings various stakeholders together to share knowledge and solutions that will help them build a better future for humanity.
He explained that the sponsoring of AidEx 2018 by QC is part of its strategy to use technology to serve and fulfill its mission and objectives.
"Moreover, the use of new technology has helped the charity to effectively communicate with its partners and donors, and reach out to the largest number of beneficiaries at the lowest cost.
It has also been able to find more innovative solutions to humanitarian challenges and launch better initiatives that are more creative and influential, with the help of technology," he said.
On the sidelines of the event, under the patronage of QC, an exhibition will be organised on humanitarian and development activities, in addition to meetings and panel discussions, which will be attended by 3,000 personalities interested in humanitarian affairs.
QC will also organise a panel discussion on the role of the digital revolution in providing access to education and employment for refugees, displaced people, and vulnerable communities.
It will be moderated by Mohamed al-Ghamdi, assistant to the CEO of QC.
The discussions will include the educational challenges associated with providing income sources to school-aged refugees, displaced children, and youth, and review two initiatives of the charity to address these challenges.
QC's sponsoring of the event comes in line with its focus in the recent years on the investment in new technology and smart apps to increase its revenues in order to reach out to the largest possible number of people in need across the globe.
This also comes in accordance with the launch of a number of innovative humanitarian initiatives such as Taqat, Rofaqa, and World Refugee School.
Also, this forum is an opportunity to exchange expertise as well as building new partnerships and strengthening existing ones with all the participants who can support the achievement of the goals of sustainable development.
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