Qatar Fund For Development
Qatar Fund For Development
Qatar Fund For Development
  • 10 May
  • 2024

Geneva Graduate Institute

The Geneva Graduate Institute is a higher education institution and a pioneer in the exploration of global issues. Through their core missions – academic research, teaching, expertise and forum activities – they produce and share knowledge on international relations, development issues, global challenges and governance.
Located in the heart of International Geneva, a centre of global governance, they build on scientific excellence and transdisciplinarity to foster critical and creative thinking on the major challenges of their time. By engaging with international organisations, NGOs, governments and private sector actors, they participate in global discussions on the future of multilateralism and prepare a generation of engaged and responsible decision-makers for leadership in a radically uncertain world.

Turquoise Mountain

Established in 2006 by HM King Charles III, Turquoise Mountain works to revive historic areas and support traditional crafts, working in partnership with communities to provide jobs, skills and a renewed sense of wellbeing.
Turquoise Mountain works in Afghanistan, Myanmar and the Middle East. To date, its teams have restored over 150 historic buildings, employed and trained thousands of artisans and builders and supported new artisan businesses.

Spark

Spark works to provide access to higher education and entrepreneurship opportunities  to empower young, ambitious people to lead their fragile and conflict affected societies into prosperity. They collaborate with local partners to provide youth in local communities with the tool they need to succeed, especially those that have been effected by conflict, climate crisis, and displacement. The programs they implement with local partners empowers students and entrepreneurs to study, work, and grow their own businesses.

Orbis

Orbis brings together people in order to fight avoidable blindness. They work with partners to evaluate the specific needs of each region and to develop a tailored plan to restore sight and put in place a long term eye health strategy. Orbis works to educate communities about eye health and works with their partners to distribute antibiotics to treat and prevent serious eye conditions.

Birzeit University

Birzeit University is a national, non-profit, pluralistic, independent university, dedicated to producing leaders and knowledge in service of humanity and Palestinians everywhere.
Since its inception as a small school for girls in 1924, Birzeit University defeated all odds, including severe restrictions on academic development and freedom imposed by the Israeli military occupation, and embodied a success story that inspires all Palestinians.
The university celebrated its first graduating class in 1976, the same year when it joined the Association of Arab Universities, and became a member of the International Association of Universities one year later in 1977.
By the end of the 1970s and well through the 1980s, Birzeit University went through an academic and urban resurgence, where it launched more academic programs and continued its community outreach tradition by building numerous institutes and centers. Birzeit University entered the third millennium relying confidently on a legacy of academic distinction and its well-designed university campus while winning several local and international awards.
Committed to freedom of thought and expression, democratic practices and social diversity, the university offers distinguished and globally engaged teaching, research and community-based programs designed to cultivate leadership skills, national and humanitarian values, critical thinking, lifelong learning and a spirit of initiative and responsibility towards society and the environment in the context of an institutional culture of sound governance, openness, pluralism, and autonomy.
Through 11 institutes and centers, Birzeit University engages in knowledge production both nationally and globally. It offers 127 academic programs, including 42 master’s and 3 PhD programs, serving 14,743 students in 9 different faculties.
Committed to freedom of thought and expression, democratic practices and social diversity, the university offers distinguished and globally engaged teaching, research and community-based programs designed to cultivate leadership skills, national and humanitarian values, critical thinking, lifelong learning and a spirit of initiative and responsibility towards society and the environment in the context of an institutional culture of sound governance, openness, pluralism, and autonomy.
Through 11 institutes and centers, Birzeit University engages in knowledge production both nationally and globally. It offers 127 academic programs, including 42 master’s and 3 PhD programs, serving 14,743 students in 9 different faculties.