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Signing a memorandum of understanding between the Administrative Control and Transparency Authority and the Doha Institute for Graduate Studies

This includes developing executive skills and capabilities

Signing a memorandum of understanding between the Administrative Control and Transparency Authority and the Doha Institute for Graduate Studies

On Sunday, July 11, 2021, the Administrative Control and Transparency Authority and the Doha Institute for Graduate Studies signed a memorandum of understanding with the aim of coordinating between the two parties to identify opportunities for cooperation in agreed research areas, and other scientific, training and advisory activities. The agreement was signed by HE Mr. Hamad bin Nasser Al-Misnad, Chairman of the Administrative Control and Transparency Authority, on behalf of the Authority and Dr. Abdul Wahab Al-Affendi, Acting President of the Institute, and Vice President for Academic Affairs, on behalf of the Doha Institute in the presence of a number of senior officials from both sides.

The memorandum stipulates the cooperation of the two parties in a number of fields, the most important of which are: exchanging experiences and experts, providing vocational training in the institute’s specialized centers, providing opportunities to accept candidates from the staff of the authority to study in any of the various master’s programs offered by the institute, in addition to developing the executive and vocational skills and capabilities of the authority’s employees, and holding Joint seminars, conferences, workshops, and other areas of cooperation of common interest.

In this context, His Excellency Mr. Hamad bin Nasser Al-Misnad, Chairman of the Administrative Control and Transparency Authority, indicated that the Authority was keen to cooperate with the Doha Institute for Graduate Studies, to enhance partnership between the Authority and the Institute in the fields of research, training, capacity building, and other areas related to developing the executive and vocational skills and capabilities. The signing of the memorandum of understanding ,today , with the Doha Institute for Graduate Studies comes to get benefit from the intellectual and academic elite of the members of the institute, in preparing research and organizing trainings related to transparency, integrity and the administrative control system, adding that The authority is ready to provide the institute’s students with practical training in everything related to transparency, integrity and administrative control, and other areas in which the authority has great practical experience. The authority also aims through its cooperation with the Doha Institute for Graduate Studies to make the State of Qatar a regional and global center for experts in The field of enhancing transparency, integrity and combating corruption.

From his side, Dr. Abdel Wahab Al-Affendi welcomed the signing of the agreement with the Administrative Control and Transparency Authority, describing it as a mission, noting that the Authority is a pivotal institution in Qatar’s efforts to enhance transparency and good governance, and enhance its international standing in this field. Al-Affandi added that cooperation with the authority gets along with with the mission of the Doha Institute for Graduate Studies in serving the Qatari community and active contributing to the implementation of the goals of Qatar Vision 2030.

The acting president of the institute pointed out that “this agreement contributes to upgrading the capabilities and potentials of the authority and the institute in implementing their goals. We are happy to be in this site, in the front lines of supporting development in Qatar in two important and intertwined fields: the field of knowledge production, training and support for competencies on the one hand, and the field of administrative development and transparency on the other hand, and we reiterate our thanks to the control authority for its confidence in the institute by ratifying this agreement.”

The two parties have agreed that this memorandum represents the institutional framework for the cooperative activities between them, and an introduction to identifying areas of common interest, which would support communication between the two parties, establish scientific cooperation and contribute to the valorization of research projects and scientific and knowledge production.