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Doha-Cologne Int’l Development Week explores sustainable development trends

Tribune News Network
Doha
The Doha-Cologne International Development Week is being held this week under the theme ‘International Development, Natural Resources and Sustainability’.
This comes as a joint activity between the College of Arts and Sciences (CAS) of Qatar University (QU) and the Institute for Technology and Resources Management in Tropics and Subtropics (ITT) of the Cologne University of Applied Sciences (TH Köln) in Germany.
The week is hosted by QU and jointly organised and co-sponsored by the ITT and the Centers for Natural Resources and Development (CNRD). The CNRD is an excellence network supported by the German Ministry for International Development (BMZ) through the German Exchange Service (DAAD) of universities working on natural resources, environment and development.
The event is the first Doha event to kick-off common work and prepare a long and promising collaboration between CAS from QU, and the ITT from TH Köln on joint education and research related to environment, sustainable development and natural resources.
The Doha-Cologne International Development Week is divided into a public conference, an invitation-based symposium with local stakeholders, several curricula development workshops and public student-organised events. Furthermore, several off-programme activities for guests are also being organised.
The event is marked by the attendance of both QU and TH Köln students and international guests to discuss the development of scientific outputs and opportunities for cooperation with international partners in the fields of education and scientific research.
Attending the event is Professor Gamal Abdo, dean of engineering in University of Khartoum; Professor Abdin Salih, member in UNESCO Executive Board; Dr Talal al Awadhi, head of geography, Sultan Qaboos University; and Ali Abdullah al Dabbagh, executive director of corporate strategy, Qatar Fund for Development (QFFD).
Prof Dr Rashid Ahmed al Kuwari, dean of the College of Arts and Sciences, said: “This collaboration connects researchers at Qatar University with their peers at the Cologne University of Applied Sciences and other regional universities such as Sultan Qaboos University and the University of Khartoum by identifying researchers and students for new research trends in sustainable development. Sustainable development is a strategic path for Qatar to achieve economic and social prosperity in the country. Sustainability is also a priority in Qatar University’s new strategy in the period between 2018-2022, which will define clear pathways that enable us to excel in education, scientific research, institutional development and community participation.”
Dr Esmat Zaidan from the Department of International Affairs said: “This event is the first event to be launched from joint work and is a long and promising collaboration between the Cologne University of Applied Sciences and the College of Arts and Sciences at QU, which focuses on joint education and research related to sustainable development and natural resources.”

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