Posted on May 26, 2017

The Qatar Fund for Development has signed an agreement with the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organisation (Unesco) to make a financial contribution to the promotion of education, reaffirming confidence in the role played by the Unesco at all levels.

The agreement aims at developing and publishing specific educational curricula that are effective in mitigating violent extremism. “The fight against extremism and terrorism is not only through security efforts,” said Misfer bin Hamad al-Shahwani, executive director of development, projects management, at QFFD. Education and development have the greatest role in combating this scourge, he added pointing out to the role and responsibility of QFFD as one of the institutions working in the field of international development.

Al-Shahwani affirmed Qatar’s deep belief in the importance of education in combating extremism and violence as well as regional and international co-operation in achieving international peace and security, which are in line with the Qatar National Vision 2030. For her part, Unesco programme officer, Patricia Safi, expressed gratitude for the Qatar Fund for Development’s support for the programme to combat extremism and violence through education, stressing that Unesco’s work in this area comes in the context of the decisions issued at the 2015 executive board meeting and the UN General Assembly resolution issued in July 2016.

She also praised QFFD’s role, contribution and generous support to the Unesco Heritage Fund in emergencies.

source: Gulf Times