Four Years Until the World Cup in Qatar

  In four short years, the 2022 World Cup will open in Qatar! Qatar's plans for its World Cup tournament to be family-friendly, groundbreaking, forward-thinking, and unique. Here are four quick facts about Qatar's World Cup:   1. The 2022 World Cup in Qatar is projected to generate $10 billion in investment in U.S. companies. 2. Qatar is the first Middle Eastern country to host a World Cup. Qatar is working hard to ensure every d...

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Five Cool Facts About Qatar ❄️

  You probably already knew that Qatar is a hot country, located in the heart of the Middle East with summers often breaking 100 degrees Fahrenheit, but did you know Qatar is also a cool country? Here are five quick, cool facts about Qatar: 1. - QCOOL is an innovative new air conditioning technology developed by the Qatar-based Gulf Organization for Research & Development Institute. QCOOL dehumidifies and cools air in open or closed spa...

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Qatar’s Commitment to Science & Education

  Qatar continues to be committed to advancing science and technology research. Several decades ago, Qatar’s economy was heavily reliant on fishing and pearl diving. This has dramatically changed due to the discovery of one of the world’s largest natural gas reserves.  Yet, the leaders of Qatar have recognized the dangers of relying on a single commodity. As a result, the nation is working to build a knowledge-based economy. One such exam...

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Qatar Leads Gulf Region in Economic Reforms

Qatar has developed innovative policies in the face of an illegal economic blockade that resulted in immense economic feats from “the largest bovine airlift” to an accelerated diversification of the small Gulf state’s LNG-reliant economy. Qatar has excelled in the face of the illegal blockade by using high state revenues from its natural gas exports. Qatar considers domestic economic policy inextricably linked to national defense. At the start of...

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Qatar’s Strategic Role within NATO’s Resolution Support Mission

  The state of Qatar continues to provide strategic support to the NATO coalition in Afghanistan through its membership within the Resolute Support Mission (RSM). Qatar  is currently providing crucial air support to both US and NATO forces in Afghanistan by providing aircraft and personnel to airlift supplies from Hungary to Afghanistan. This is Qatar's first airlift within a NATO country.   The RSM was initially set up to tak...

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Tomorrow’s Youth Organization Honored at Qatar-America Institute

On Tuesday, October 30th, the Qatar-America Institute (QAI) was proud to host and honor Tomorrow’s Youth Organization (TYO), an American organization supported by the Qatar Fund for Development working to support community, non-formal education, women’s empowerment, and youth entrepreneurship in Palestine, at a special happy hour reception at its headquarters in Washington, DC.   Tomorrow’s Youth Organization (TYO) is an American NGO dedi...

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Qatar Tops Arab World in Food Security

  Qatar is the most food-secure country in the Arab World, according to the 2018 Global Food Security Index, a ranking developed by the Economist Intelligence Unit. Qatar ranks 22nd in the entire world - in between Italy (23rd) and Spain (21st) - a remarkable feat for a small desert nation with little arable land and no natural fresh water source. Qatar's high ranking underscores its robustness in the face of an illegal blockade cutting o...

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Qatar and UN World Food Day

  Qatar is both a pioneer and humanitarian leader in food security. The Qatar Fund for Development is the donor of the United Nations Fund for Recovery Reconstruction and Development in Darfur, a project whose focus includes securing access to clean water and creating agricultural spaces for grains, livestock, and more to secure local supply of staple foods. Supporting food and water security internationally is a major priority in Qatar's fo...

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QAI Sponsors “One Night One Goal” Fundraiser for DC Scores

On Thursday, October 4th 2018, QAI proudly sponsored the One Night One Goal fundraiser for DC Scores- the official youth soccer club of D.C. United. The event took place at Audi Field, the new home of Major League Soccer team D.C. United.   Event attendees were joined by special guests, including: D.C. United forward Wayne Rooney and his teammates, head coach Ben Olsen, Maryland Congressman John Delaney, and executives from the Audi Group...

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QAI in San Fransisco: Celebrating Qatari & Islamic Fashion

On Sep 21st, 2018, QAI was thrilled to start its first collaboration and outreach on the US’s west coast by attending the opening of the DeYoung’s Contemporary Muslim Fashions Exhibition in San Fransisco, CA.   According to the exhibition, Contemporary Muslim Fashions showcases 80 fashion pieces and 40 photographs of garments from established and emerging designers in high-end fashion, streetwear, sportswear, and couture from all across t...

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