Qatar Foundation (QF) was recently awarded the Qatar Projects Leadership Award 2015 at the annual MEED Qatar Projects Conference.
Every year, the award is presented to an organization that has made a lasting contribution to economic and social development of Qatar. This year, Engineer Jassim Telefat, Group Executive Director of Qatar Foundation Capital Projects and Facilities Management, accepted the award on behalf of Qatar Foundation during the gala dinner in the presence of an esteemed gathering.
The MEED Qatar Projects Conference is a two-day event that brings together government representatives, key project owners, developers, consultants and financiers in the sector to address the evolving challenges of Qatar’s project delivery market and highlight future project opportunities, strategic priorities and master plans.
Engineer Jassim Telefat said: “This year's MEED conference coincides with the twentieth anniversary of Qatar Foundation for Education, Science and Community Development, created to support Qatar on its transformation from a carbon to knowledge-based economy through the unlocking of human potential in the areas of education, science and research, and community development.
“This has been achieved through a wide range of institutions, centers, and initiatives designed to encourage creativity and innovation, while promoting science and research and sustainability. Therefore, QF is preparing the next generation of leaders, entrepreneurs and researchers to confidently and successfully lead the future, armed with modern science, relevant skills and cutting-edge technologies.”
He added: “It is through QF’s complete educational cycle, which covers all levels and encourages a culture of science and research from an early age, that young men and women are able to contribute to tangible solutions that will benefit the whole community.”
Edmund O'Sullivan, the Chairman of MEED, commented on the award, saying: “This year, MEED decided that the leadership award should be presented to Qatar Foundation for Education, Science and Community Development for its inspiring and ground-breaking initiatives in a wide range of areas including education, healthcare, culture, science, scientific research and the environment in Qatar, the wider Middle East, and the world beyond.
“These range from the remarkable and successful Qatar Science & Technology Park, a global hub for learning, research and healthcare, to Mathaf: Arab Museum of Modern Art. MEED is delighted that Qatar Foundation agreed to accept this award, which expresses the gratitude and appreciation of MEED and MEED’s many customers for the Foundation’s work and achievements,” O’Sullivan concluded.
Furthermore, alongside Engineer Jassim Telefat, who also presented a key-note speech on the opening day of the conference, additional members of Qatar Foundation spoke at the event. Dr Mahmoud Ali Darwish, Principal Investigator at Qatar Environment and Energy Research Institute, presented a Solar Desalination Case Study, while Dr Alex Amato, Director of Sustainability at Qatar Green Building Council, discussed the environment and sustainability.
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