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Posted On: 10 June 2013 08:29 am
Updated On: 12 November 2020 02:13 pm

QFBA Ropes In Four Top Universities For Kawader Initiative

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To persuade the most talented young Qataris to choose a career in the financial sector, Qatar Finance and Business Academy (QFBA), recently signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with four of the top educational providers in Qatar as part of its ongoing Kawader initiative. Kawader is QFBA’s unique initiative which targets Qatari students attending universities who are in their third year, as well as fresh graduates. The MoU was signed with four locally based universities, Qatar University, Georgetown University School of Foreign Service in Qatar, Stenden University and Carnegie Mellon University in Qatar. These four universities have become QFBA’s partners in education and will further support QFBA’s educational related initiatives. The terms of the signing also include education co-operation between QFBA and these universities, additional support and an exchange of ideas with certain programmes, as well as development in financial studies tailored to the local market. QFBA’s CEO, Dr Abdulaziz Al Horr, said: “The MoU signing is a step in the right direction as it is only natural that if QFBA is to have the best Qatari talent then we must partner with local institutions. Now Kawader has a quality platform from which together we can source Qatari freshman and further develop and nurture their talents in the financial field.” Kawader is a two part programme with the first part providing an overview of relevant topics such as Qatar’s financial services sector, capital markets as well as legal and regulatory frameworks. Meanwhile, the second part builds upon this and also includes several introductions on banking, insurance, asset management as well as courses in financial English language, soft skills and corporate social responsibility, plus personal development programme. CEO of Qatar Financial Centre (QFC) Fahad Zainal said: “Kawader is designed to engage with young Qatari’s and to set them up for a long career in the financial sector on a local, regional and international level. QFBA is continuing to support the financial sector in Qatar by providing Qatari youth and students with these mechanisms.” At the end of May, QFBA visited Qatar University, Georgetown University School of Foreign Service in Qatar and Stenden University and held information sessions at each of the campuses. Students gained in-depth knowledge into the offerings of Kawader. Source : Qatar Chronicle