Qatar’s leading telecommunications service provider Vodafone Qatar has launched a new corporate social responsibility (CSR) initiative, the Sanad program, to support the small and medium-sized enterprises (SME) in the country.
The program is aimed at offering mentoring and career advice, networking opportunities, and access to various services to support the growth and success of Qatari SMEs. It will enable established businesses to use Vodafone’s procurement platform to exhibit and commercialize their services and products to the telecom company.
In line with the objectives of Qatar National Vision 2030, the new Sanad business hub is part of Vodafone’s mission to help diversify the SME landscape and create a knowledge-based economy, which is characterized by innovation, inspiration, and business ethics.
Mr. Ali al-Abdulla, head of media and CSR, Vodafone Qatar, said, “Through the Sanad platform, we have focused on putting specific training plans in place and expanding our range of support via the Vodafone Qatar procurement team. We aim to fully support local businesses by reinforcing proper communication and knowledge transfer and exchange between different departments.”
Commenting on the program, Mr. Faisal al-Thani, senior CSR specialist at Vodafone Qatar, stated, “Vodafone Qatar offers the latest tech solutions that can positively impact how SMEs do business on a daily basis and can also be part of the digital transformation of our economy. We’re proud to announce the Sanad program as the latest development in our plight to use connectivity for a better future and enable an inclusive, sustainable digital society. We are committed to continuing our CSR efforts to support various sectors across the country.”
The Sanad program will offer information on and access to services across various areas, including food and beverage, events and hospitality, advertising, marketing, and media monitoring, training, lectures and workshops, small and medium-sized businesses, public relations, and volunteer management.