The forum aims to contribute to enhancing the efficiency and effectiveness of providing humanitarian services through effective partnerships in humanitarian work, and harnessing innovation and technological development. It is also keen to further improve sustainable funding for humanitarian organisations, participation, and localisation of aid; building local capacities; and exchanging experiences. The forum will focus on partnerships in humanitarian and voluntary work, the role of technology in developing humanitarian and volunteer work, and attracting and training humanitarian workers.
Among those who are expected to take part in the forum are the Regulatory Authority for Charitable Activities (RACA), United Nations Deputy High Commissioner for Refugees, the International Committee of the Red Cross, Unicef, Qatar Red Crescent Society, International Islamic Charity Organisation, Direct Aid Association, Doha Institute for Graduate Studies, Qatar Computing Research Institute, and Refinitiv Qatar.
In line with its efforts to enhance its presence in the international humanitarian system, QC is participating in #TheHumanRace challenge launched by UN OCHA to mark World Humanitarian Day 2021. The Human Race is a global challenge for climate action in solidarity with people who are climate-vulnerable and will be used to put pressure on policy-makers ahead of the UN climate summit (COP26).
On this occasion, QC invites its staff to partake in the challenge by joining The Human Race challenge on Strava App, and logging 100 minutes of a sport activity of their choice. Yesterday (August 16), QC launched an intensive social media campaign on the challenge and on climate change. It will run until August 31, and QC will publish two posts each day.
QC is also working on producing two awareness videos on World Humanitarian Day and the challenges of climate change in Arabic and English. The videos will be published on QC’s social media accounts, in conjunction with World Humanitarian Day. Producing the videos is a continuation of the media and awareness efforts that QC carries out in the framework of the celebration of international days throughout the year.
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