Posted on November 27, 2017

Under the patronage of H.E. Sheikh Abdullah bin Nasser bin Khalifa Al Thani, Prime Minister and Minister of Interior, Qatar University hosts the 6th edition of the National CSR report under the “Citizenship” theme, in the first quarter of the coming year as part of its partnership with Qatar CSR Network.

The report is focusing on the citizenship responsibility of the Qatari institutions and its success in defeating the Siege, monitors their contributions and achievements in serving the country, and highlights the advancement attained by these institutions in 2017 in relation to their commitment to the four pillars of QNV 2030 and sustainable development. Dr. Hassan bin Rashid Al Durham, President of Qatar University, said: "These achievements, monitored by the report over the years, have developed it as a distinguished academic and national platform to review the contribution of the local institutions toward achieving a nationwide development. The University, like many other national institutions, sensed the need to inform the public opinion about the added value of CSR and citizenship responsibility to the society”.

Qatar University hosts the [].jpgDr. Al Durham added "As we continue our constant efforts at the university to enhance the students’ involvement with government institutions and the business sector, validating their leadership and contribution to development and progress, the report is now undergoing a comprehensive leap to become a national platform that reflects the genuine citizenship of the university and the national institutions and monitors the positive impact of its CSR activities on the economy and the society". Mr. Khalifa Al-Mohannadi, CEO of Qatar CSR network, said: “CSR and citizenship are not just a lifestyle; with its transparent Government, economy and society, Qatar is booming and developing its prosperity, health, security and peaceful approach. The report confirms that citizenship is a national value based on the people’s will to participate in all the political, social and economic aspects in their society.The report is consolidating the national efforts in promoting the CSR and Citizenship culture, sustainability development and in upholding humanity and human rights values. The CSR report encourages the society to join social responsibility awareness with civil and human rights knowledge into the educational system, and helps develop and strengthen programs and educational activities aimed at the promotion and consolidation of citizenship values, CSR principles and human rights”.

Mr. Al-Mohannadi added: “We would like to draw attention to the vital work that the report is doing to support QNV 2030 and sustainable development in the state. The report is uniquely positioned to promote individual competency, and its work is appreciated by many government, non-government and private institutions who believe in its outputs on the national level. Together, we can increase the reach of commitment by doing as much as we can to support the report, which relies on contributions of the community representatives. Dr. Bader Abdullh Al-Esmael, head of CSR committee at Qatar University, said: Qatar University has contributed in developing the National CSR strategy aimed at achieving sustainable development as addressed in QNV 2030. The CSR report this year is taking the citizenship theme as part of that strategy which became an example of the successful academic interaction with other sectors.

Dr. Al-Esmael added: “QU CSR Committee is proud of the level of its students' involvement with the leaders of governmental, non-governmental and business institutions in the events hosted by the University over the last three years, as these institutions share their CSR and sustainability achievements with the students during the exhibition or within the CSR report. The students’ contributions provide a great opportunity for the business leaders to recognize their abilities and skills. The events held by the university constitute a practical test of the students' ability to prove their determination to be a good example of educated youth aware of the current challenges”.

The report is published by Qatar University in partnership with Qatar CSR Network, within a media partnership with Qatar Media Corporation and sponsored by the Ministry of Foreign Affairs (distribution partner to Qatar Embassies around the world). The report has achieved an unsurpassed success to become the annual national CSR book, with the contribution of ministers, ambassadors and leading figures, and sponsored by the major institutions. The report also gives the CSR Person of the Year Award.