The Qatar Foundation is playing a leading role in shaping the future of Qatar by unlocking human potential across the nation
The Qatar Foundation for Education, Science and Community Development (QF) aims to support Qatar on its journey from a carbon economy to a knowledge economy by unlocking human potential. It was established in 1995 by His Highness the Amir Sheikh Hamad bin Khalifa Al-Thani. His wife, Her Highness Sheikha Moza bint Nasser, is the organisation’s chairperson and driving force.
The Qatar National Vision 2030 was published in July 2008 and outlines how the nation will use its vast revenues from hydrocarbon resources to transform itself into a modern knowledge-based economy. The people of Qatar are the key to achieving this aim, so the plan places developing human resources as the main priority for the next 20 years.
The National Vision 2030 gave QF an exciting mandate: to be the ‘engine’ driving the development of Qatar’s people, with the headline aim of ‘Unlocking Human Potential’.
QF aims to unlock the human through its three pillars of Education, Science & Research and Community Development. This will benefit not only Qatar, but the region and the world. It is bringing world-class education, work experience and career opportunities to Qatar’s young people. It is building Qatar’s innovation and technology capacity by developing and commercialising solutions through key sciences. It is fostering a progressive society, enhancing cultural life and protecting Qatar’s heritage whilst addressing immediate social needs in the community. All these things will help create a forward-looking knowledge economy for Qatar.
The Qatar Foundation was a sponsor of the Mosaic International Leadership Programme 2011.