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16 October 2012

QFIB sponsors, the Educational Futures: Innovation & Aspirations Conference hosted by the International School of London

QFIB sponsors the ‘Educational Futures: Innovation & Aspirations’ conference organized by the Alliance for International Education

As part of its commitment to support the development of the educational sector in Qatar, Qatar First Investment Bank (QFIB), Qatar’s independent Islamic investment bank authorized by the QFC Regulatory Authority, sponsors the ‘Educational Futures: Innovation & Aspirations’ conference organized by the Alliance for International Education and hosted by the International School of London in Qatar.

The Alliance for International Education (AIE) was established in 2001 with the mission of advancing education through international and intercultural practices.  Since its establishment AIE has organized 5 biennial world conferences in Geneva, Dusseldorf, Shangai, Istanbul, and Melbourne.  Qatar is the first country in the Arab world to host this conference.

Taking place during the period of 20 -22 October, 2012 the Educational Futures Conference will highlight the latest developments on international education. The conference will bring together around 300 global and local education specialists, who will present initiatives underlining the future of learning. Leading educational institutions in Qatar such as Qatar Foundation, Qatar University, and Supreme Council of Education will be among the participants.

Through its partnership with Injaz, QFIB extended an invitation to educational advisors at local independent schools who support Injaz programs in Qatar.

Emad Mansour, CEO of QFIB, commented, “We are pleased to partner with Injaz in supporting this important conference.  There is no doubt that this is an innovative way to promote intercultural understanding and advance Qatar’s education sector a key pillar of the 2030 National Vision. The conference will provide the right platform for the academic community in Qatar to network and share insights on the latest practices in the educational arena.

QFIB has been a board-member of INJAZ Qatar since 2010 and has played a key role in supporting initiatives that promote and encourage education.

Aysha Al Mudehki, Executive Director, INJAZ Qatar said, “We thank QFIB for offering this opportunity to the academic community in Qatar. Involving the private sector is  essential  to help shape the future generations workforce. Such initiatives will definitely enhance the learning practices at schools. Maintaining a global outlook on key educational concepts, skills and values is important for the development of the educational sector in Qatar.”

Amin Makarem, Managing Director of International School of London added, “Hosting this conference is indeed a proud achievement for us. Our vision is to involve as many local educational institutions as possible to avail the opportunities at the conference.  We thank QFIB for their support and their keen interest in advancing the educational sector in Qatar”.

QFIB’s corporate social responsibility program focuses on education. This includes supporting INJAZ Qatar programs in local independent schools and offering corporate internships for high-school and university students.