Qatar University (QU) hosted on Wednesday the launch of the 7th Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) Report and 3rd Exhibition under the theme of “Volunteering” in partnership with QatarCSR Network.
Held under the patronage of HE the Prime Minister and Interior Minister Sheikh Abdullah bin Nasser bin Khalifa al-Thani, and attended by HE the Minister of Education and Higher Education Dr Mohamed Abdul Wahed Ali al-Hammadi, the ceremony honoured HE Sheikha al-Mahmoud, the former minister of education as CSR Person of the Year 2018 in recognition of her inspiring lifetime achievements toward generations of students over 20 years of her educational career.
Dr al-Hammadi delivered a speech on behalf of Sheikha al-Mahmoud saying, “It is a national pride for all of us at the Ministry of Education and Higher Education and Qatar University to choose HE Sheikha al-Mahmoud to be the Person of the Year in CSR for the year 2018. This is in recognition of her efforts throughout her career in inspiring generations through many achievements and initiatives.”
Sheikha al-Mahmoud is the first minister of education and the first Qatari and Gulf woman to occupy this important ministerial position, demonstrating community confidence in the capabilities and potentials of Qatari women.
QU president Dr Hassan al-Derham praised the CSR report that the institution has been issuing annually and said, "Qatar University continues to be prouder year after year in seeing its graduates become leaders of governmental, non-governmental and academic institutions. What is striking is the keen interest of major institutional leaders in corporate social responsibility and their continued presence in the annual report.”
The annual event represents the largest academic/business forum and a leading academic platform showcasing CSR initiatives, in addition to developing the skills and discovering the capabilities of QU students. The CSR report is an academic research book with rich content highlighting major corporations' achievements in the field of CSR and supporting their position locally and abroad through a digital archiving system according to the highest professional standards. Its outputs contribute to the consolidation of social responsibility in the Qatari culture and heritage.
The exhibition is a high-level platform that allows organisations to participate in an academic forum hosted by QU in order to enhance students' awareness of CSR by creating an actual interaction with the public and private sectors and multinational institutions.
Qatar CSR Network is an academic platform established in 2007 that works in partnership with QU and adopts the national vision to strengthen Qatar's international standing; a noble mission to provide equitable opportunities for all to participate positively in the society and promote best practices for business.
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