Qatar-based GORD unites with Cisco to encourage sustainable development

By Shilpa Annie Joseph, Official Reporter
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Qatar-based Gulf Organization for Research & Development (GORD) has signed a memorandum of understanding (MoU) with Cisco International Limited (Cisco) in order to foster sustainable development.

According to the statement, “The two entities will work towards a range of initiatives aimed at accelerating climate solutions.”

The MoU was signed by GORD’s Founding Chairman, Dr. Yousef Alhorr, and Cisco Vice President for the Middle East and Africa, Ms. Reem Asaad at Cisco Qatar’s office in Qatar Science and Technology Park.

Dr. Yousef al-Horr
Dr. Yousef Alhorr Founding Chairman GORD

“With environmental responsibility at the forefront of our corporate philosophy, GORD’s Centers of Excellence are aimed at developing standards and solutions that will lead the way to a sustainable future. By collaborating with globally recognized leading players such as Cisco, our efforts are premised in leveraging our solutions, systems, and people in line with our overarching vision to accelerate sustainable development.”

As per the statement, the areas of possible cooperation outlined in the MoU include collaboration on sustainable building solutions, research and development projects in the area of green products, capacity building through trainings and educational programs, as well as dissemination of knowledge through industry events.

Ms. Reem Asaad, Vice President, Cisco Middle East, and Africa commented that, “We see green and digital as a twin transition. From hybrid work to smart buildings, AI-driven data processing, and new chips that are at the heart of the Internet for the Future, digital technology is a critical enabler to lessen environmental impact.”

“GORD and Cisco share a vision to actively inspire the innovation that is essential for a sustainable future and we look forward to turning that vision into a reality for the region,” Ms. Assad further added.

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