Qatar QRDI & MoECC join to adopt innovative solutions for environmental issues

By Arya M Nair, Intern Reporter
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The Qatar Research, Development and Innovation (QRDI) Council and the Ministry of Environment and Climate Change (MoECC) have signed a cooperation agreement solidifying the two parties’ efforts to leverage innovation as a means to further protect Qatar’s environment.

The agreement also aims at enhancing the sustainability of its resources goals which are among the objectives of the Qatar National Strategy for Environment and Climate Change and the QRDI 2030 Strategy.

It was signed at the MoECC headquarters by the Director of Planning and Quality Department at the Ministry, Ms. Aisha Ahmed Al Baker and the Director of Research, Development and Innovation Programs at the QRDI Council, Ms. Nada Al Olaqi. The ceremony was attended by Minister of Environment and Climate Change HE Sheikh Dr. Faleh bin Nasser Al Thani and Secretary-General of the QRDI Council Eng. Omar Ali Al Ansari.

Nada Al Olaqi
Nada Al Olaqi
Director
Research, Development & Innovation Programs
QRDI Council

“Effective cooperation with the concerned authorities in the priority areas identified by QRDI’s 2030 Strategy remains one of the most important factors necessary to achieve the desired goals of this strategy. Cooperation with the MoECC is, therefore, an important step toward strengthening the national innovation ecosystem and developing its ability to meet the Ministry’s urgent needs and aspirations towards a more prosperous and sustainable future for the people of Qatar.”

Ms. Al Baker, said that “Through this agreement and our cooperation, we seek to work with the QRDI Council to benefit from advanced technology to provide innovative solutions that contribute to enhancing environmental sustainability and mitigating the effects of climate change.”

The collaboration calls for the design and implementation of joint cooperation programs to foster scientific research and obtain high-quality outputs in areas related to the environment and climate change. In addition, it will organize training programs, workshops and field visits to empower innovation teams and project managers in cooperation and partnership with the private sector.

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