Bihar's progress under CM Nitish lauded
DOHA THE sprawling hall of Al Ghazal Club on Friday resonated with words emphasising positive changes in Bihar. The occasion was the centenary celebration of Bihar's establishment as a separate state organised by the Qatar Chapter of Indian Association of Bihar and Jharkhand.
|Al Jazeera DG spells out development plans |
|DOHA THE Director-General of Al Jazeera network HE Sheikh Ahmad bin Jasim al Thani on Wednesday met with the network's employees at the Al Jazeera Training and Development Centre Theatre.
The meeting discussed the recent achievements of the development project and the network's future plans.
At the meeting, HE Sheikh Ahmad highlighted the plans the management is implementing for making the organisation more effective.
He said part of the plans is to explore new ways to free journalists from the administrative tasks so that they have enough time to do journalism and contribute to the network's ongoing innovation, as well as providing all the adequate working conditions required for that innovation.
The DG told the employees that their full rights were guaranteed together with a dynamic career development programme in order to help them cope with the upcoming phase...
|GreenGulf announces pact with Harvard Law School |
|DOHA QATAR-BASED clean technology advisory and development company GreenGulf Inc has signed a memorandum of understanding with Harvard Law School to explore areas of mutual concern and exchange expertise.
The agreement was announced at a dinner hosted by GreenGulf and Joint Study Agreement partner Chevron for the Harvard Law School Association of Arabia (HLSAA) inaugural conference.
Omran al Kuwari, CEO of GreenGulf, said: "It is a great opportunity to work in collaboration with such a distinguished institution, and there is much common ground for us to explore. GreenGulf, Chevron and Harvard Law School will have the opportunity to engage in a number of joint projects, share knowledge and provide support to one another in what we hope will be a long-term and mutually beneficial partnership." GreenGulf, the first private clean technology company in the Middle East and North Africa region, has been involved in a number of successful endeavours since its launch in 2008. The company's focus revolves around three central points: consulting and advising, project development and principal investment.
"We have grown rapidly in line with our successes over the past four years," al Kuwari said. "With the largest solar testing facility in the MENA region soon to come online and Qatar's first major solar installation already under our belts, the intention is to continue our upward trajectory over the next few years." GreenGulf advised the World Cup 2022 bid on its sustainability strategy and is supporting various institutions including Qatar Foundation and numerous real-estate developments.
|Doha to host asset managers' summit |
|DOHA MORE than 200 asset managers from Asia, Europe, the United States and the Middle East are expected to attend the Bloomberg Doha Conference being organised by Bloomberg Link in partnership with the Qatar Financial Centre Authority (QFCA) on April 16 and 17 at the Ritz Carlton Hotel.
According to a joint press statement, high-profile speakers, including fund managers, key investors, executives of global bankers, economists, chief executive officers, and prominent Qatari decision makers would discuss major themes such as global issues affecting asset managers, opportunities in various asset classes and market conditions in the Middle East.
The wide range of specific topics speakers are expected to debate will include the changing landscape for private equity, the outlook for global banking in 2012, real estate in emerging markets and the Qatar National Vision 2030.
The panelists will also discuss how many countries in the Middle East are working to diversify away from oilbased economy, how the wave of uprisings in the Middle East and North Africa will affect business in the region and where investors can find opportunities in Afghanistan and Iraq as new emerging markets.