The United Nations Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs (OCHA) and the Center for Conflict and Humanitarian Studies at the Doha Institute for Graduate Studies have signed an official joint statement of partnership, based on a mutual intent to develop and strengthen the response to humanitarian affairs in the MENA region.
Rashid Khalikov, the UN Assistant Secretary-General for Humanitarian Partnerships with the Middle East and Central Asia, signed on behalf of OCHA. Commenting on the engagement Professor Sultan Barakat Director of the CHS-DI reaffirmed "Having a special partnership with OCHA helps to develop and offer unique teaching and research programs, focused on advancing humanitarian affairs in Qatar and the wider region. It is a privilege to share OCHA's extensive experience and benefit from the wisdom of OCHA's team and associates." Saeed Hersi, the Head of OCHA Gulf Liaison Office accompanied Mr. Khalikov, and Dr. Hend Al-Muftah, Vice President of the Doha Institute signed on behalf of the university.