Qatar Charity to mark World Humanitarian Day with

Qatar Charity to mark World Humanitarian Day with various activities

8/17/2021

Qatar Charity (QC) continues its preparations to organize many events in conjunction with the celebration of World Humanitarian Day, which will be observed on August 19.  The events will be held in cooperation with several international humanitarian organizations and academic institutions from within and outside the State of Qatar.

Humanitarian Work Forum 2021

Qatar Charity, in cooperation with Qatar University, will virtually organize the Humanitarian Work Forum 2021 on August 18-19, which will be attended by high-ranking personalities from and outside Qatar.

The forum is considered to be the first initiative of its kind in the State of Qatar, as it contains an important educational and cognitive effort, and will be attended by an elite group of specialists, experts and guests. It will include several presentations and panel discussions.

The forum will shed light on the challenges facing humanitarian organizations, their workers and volunteers, and seek to find solutions to these challenges, and to follow the best means and safest methods to deliver humanitarian services globally.

The forum aims to contribute to enhancing the efficiency and effectiveness in providing humanitarian services through effective partnerships in humanitarian work, and harnessing innovation and technological development. It is also keen in further improving sustainable funding for humanitarian organizations, participation, and localization of aid, building local capacities, and exchanging experiences.

The form will focus on partnerships in humanitarian and voluntary work, the role of technology in developing humanitarian and volunteer work, and attracting and training humanitarian workers

Among those, who are expected to take part in the forum, are the Regulatory Authority for Charitable Activities (RACA), United Nations Deputy High Commissioner for Refugees, (UNHCR), the International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC), UNICEF, Qatar Red Crescent Society (QRCS), International Islamic Charity Organization (IICO), Direct Aid Association, Doha Institute for Graduate Studies, Qatar Computing Research Institute (QCRI), and Refinitiv Qatar.

#TheHumanRace

 In line with its efforts to enhance our presence in the international humanitarian system, Qatar Charity is participating in #TheHumanRace challenge launched by UN OCHA to mark World Humanitarian Day 21.

#TheHumanRace is a global challenge for climate action in solidarity with people who are climate-vulnerable and will be used to put pressure on policy-makers ahead of the UN climate summit (COP26).

On this occasion, Qatar Charity invites its staff to partake in the challenge by joining #TheHumanRace challenge on Strava App, and logging 100 minutes of a sport activity of your choice.

From 16 to 31 August, Qatar Charity will launch an intensive social media campaign on the challenge and on climate change, publishing two posts each day.

Awareness Videos

Qatar Charity is also working on producing two awareness videos on World Humanitarian Day and the challenges of climate change in Arabic and English. The videos will be published on Qatar Charity's social media accounts, in conjunction with World Humanitarian Day.

Producing the videos is a continuation of the media and awareness efforts that Qatar Charity carries out in the framework of the celebration of international days throughout the year.

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Qatar Charity and Qatar Univer

Qatar Charity and Qatar University to organize Humanitarian Work Forum Qatar Charity (QC), in conjunction with the World Humanitarian Day celebration, intends to organize the Humanitarian Work Forum 2021 on August 18-19, in cooperation with Qatar University. The forum is considered to be the first initiative of its kind in Qatar, as it contains an important educational and cognitive effort, and will be attended by an elite group of specialists, experts and guests from and outside Qatar. The forum will shed light on the challenges facing humanitarian organizations, their workers and volunteers, and seek to find solutions to these challenges, and to follow the best means and safest methods to deliver humanitarian services globally, and achieve the goals with the minimal efforts and the lowest material and human costs. The forum aims to contribute to enhancing the efficiency and effectiveness in providing humanitarian services through effective partnerships in humanitarian work, harnessing innovation and technological development to raise the efficiency and effectiveness of humanitarian services, the sustainability of funding for humanitarian organizations, the participation and localization of aid, building local capacities, and exchanging experiences. The form focuses on partnerships in humanitarian and voluntary work, the role of technology in developing humanitarian and volunteer work, and attracting and training humanitarian workers The forum will provide an important opportunity to attract and engage volunteers and benefit from their capabilities, as a team of them participate in the preparation of the forum. Mr. Faisal Rashid Al Fehaida, CEO's assistant for the Programs and Community Development sector at Qatar Charity, said that the Humanitarian Work Forum 2021, is a platform for humanitarian workers to identify and discuss the challenges they face and how to overcome them as humanitarian organizations, aid workers and volunteers. He added that it provides an opportunity to share experiences in a way that enhances abilities to develop a future roadmap that contributes toward delivering aid more efficiently and effectively, empowering those who need assistance and achieving the greatest impact for them. He stated that the forum provides an opportunity to attract and engage youth to benefit from the experience and expertise of key stakeholders in humanitarian work through discussion sessions. He praised the efforts of the youth volunteer teams, which continue the preparation of the forum with vigor and dedication.

2021-08-12T08:56:26+01:00

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