Qatar General Electricity & Water
Corporation “KAHRAMAA” and Abdullah Bin Hamad Al-Attiyah International
Foundation for Energy and Sustainable Development (The Al-Attiyah Foundation) signed
on Wednesday 1st May 2019 a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) to
collaborate in the areas of corporate social responsibility (CSR).
The MOU was signed by His Excellency Abdullah
Bin Hamad Al-Attiyah, Chairman of Abdullah Bin Hamad Al-Attiyah International
Foundation for Energy and Sustainable Development and His Excellency Engr Essa
bin Hilal Al-Kuwari, President of KAHRAMAA, at the Sheraton Convention Centre,
Doha in the presence of officials from both parties.
occasion, His Excellency Abdullah Bin Hamad Al-Attiyah, Chairman of the
Al-Attiyah Foundation, signed the MOU said: “It
gives me great pleasure to see my Foundation work in close partnership with
this successful entity. I hope together
we can continue to ensure a better future for all the citizens and residents of
Qatar.” Adding that, the achievements of KAHRAMAA is exemplified by the fact
that all the citizens and residents of Qatar have access to affordable,
reliable, sustainable energy, safe drinking water, sanitation and hygiene
services. Qatar is among the few countries in the world that can boast of 100%
availability and sustainable management of water and sanitation for all.
Pointing out that KAHRAMAA’s initiative of the National Program for
Conservation and Energy Efficiency “Tarsheed” has become a household name.
His Excellency Engr Essa bin Hilal Al-Kuwari, President of KAHRAMAA,
said: “Our collaboration with the Al-Attiyah represents a
commitment to jointly mobilize stakeholders, to pursue initiatives that serve a
better future for Qatar” adding that I was particularly pleased to witness, in
October last year, the launch of the Al-Attiyah Foundation book on Corporate
Social Responsibility (CSR) Best Practice. It promotes CSR in Qatar, and
thereby contribute to the implementation of Qatar National Vision 2030.”
After 10 years of implementation of QNV
2030, it is now considered an opportune time to reassess Qatar’s efforts to
build a modern state with sustainable, integrated economic, social and
environmental development, that leverage the available human and material
resources to ensure a better future for all the citizens and residents of
Qatar. In this context, the Al-Attiyah Foundation and Kahramaa has agreed that
the first project under this MOU would be to host a joint strategic workshop on
“Qatar National Vision 2030, Circular Economy and CSR”.
The main objective of the strategic
workshop is to provide opportunity for holistic assessment of Qatar National
Vision 2030, including a comprehensive stock-take of progress, impact of CSR
initiatives of companies and organizations in Qatar, degree of integration of
the concept of Circular Economy, and identification of gaps where reviewing or
strengthening of the implementation of QNV2030 are needed.