QFBA launches initiative to empower businesses in times of crisis
March 29 2020 08:55 PM

QNA Doha

The Qatar Finance and Business Academy (QFBA) has launched an initiative called "Azm" to empower businesses in times of crisis.

The initiative aims at training and assisting talented and promising entrepreneurs from the Qatari community to reduce the key strategic risks associated with the coronavirus on the financial sector, and facilitating the adoption of the best risk management practices by companies during the current global crisis.

The initiative includes several remote training programmes and activities, the most important of which are building and managing a virtual work team; effective teleworking skills; an accredited certification programme in crisis management; enterprise success in times of crisis; business model and risk assessment for entrepreneurs and SMEs; promoting trainers’ capabilities for distance training and certified consultants in business continuity planning and management.

The training programmes and activities will be offered online at the rate of up to seven hours introductory to the various programmes during different times, in addition to 18 intensive hours at the rate of two and a half hours for each programme.

The hours of accredited programmes in business continuity strategies to are about 30 training hours in addition to an achievement test.

Commenting on the initiative, QFBA director of professional training, Abdullah al-Jumaily said that this initiative comes in the context of the mission of the academy and its relentless pursuit towards enabling the financial and business sector and supporting the national and private institutions to continue their excellence and growth in various circumstances. It also seeks to invest in strengthening its institutional capabilities and providing human cadres with skills, capabilities and experiences that make them more capable of facing urgent challenges.

Through this initiative, due to kick off on March 30, the QFBA aims to provide companies with the necessary knowledge about the best ways to plan and prepare in times of crisis, in order to increase the professionals’ ability to adapt to unexpected events in light of health crises and the current situation.

Established in 2009 under the umbrella of the Qatar Financial Center, the QFBA seeks to provide practical educational services in the financial sector, develop Qatari talents through its training programmes and support the Qatar National Vision 2030 towards establishing an advanced knowledge-based economy.

As a national institution aiming at developing human capital, the academy offers internationally accredited degrees in finance along with learning and development solutions for the financial and business sector in Qatar.

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