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QRCS launches 3rd annual meeting of foreign offices
Qatar Red Crescent Society (QRCS) has commenced its 3rd annual meeting of foreign offices via videoconference technology. It brings together managers and representatives of QRCS foreign offices, heads of department at the Relief and International Development Division, and officials and experts from organizations concerned with charitable and humanitarian work in Qatar. Many senior officials of QRCS participated in the opening ceremony, including Ali bin Hassan Al-Hammadi, Secretary-General; Eng. Ibrahim Abdullah Al-Maliki, Chief Executive Director and Acting General Director of Relief and International Development Division; Dr. Mohamed Jassem Al-Moslimani, Director of Compliance and Risk Management; Saleh Al-Kaabi, Head of Internal Auditing; and Dr. Fawzi Oussedik, Head of International Relations. In his remarks, Mr. Al-Hammadi, said the organization is up to all the humanitarian issues and events that require intervention. “We seek to further improve our field work by investigating the major challenges and finding feasible solutions, which will allow us to better perform our role locally and internationally,” said Mr. Al-Hammadi. He emphasized the safety of medical professionals and volunteers as a top priority, calling for protecting them while doing their job fighting COVID-19. “It is with the great efforts by the frontline workers that this pandemic could be controlled,” he added. Day 1 of the meeting discussed the main achievements and challenges of this year, to come up with strategic plans for better and broader field performance. The participants also covered the difficulties facing the organization in different parts of the world, especially with the extra burden of COVID-19. Over the 5-day event, there will be online sessions and workshops on a wide range of topics, including the Relief and International Development Division Strategy 2020-2023; mechanisms of charitable work by Qatari organizations in light of the latest guidelines issued by the Regulatory Authority for Charitable Activities (RACA); sustainable funding and resource mobilization; development of media content; administrative policies, procedures, and control; programming amid the current challenges; action plans and quality control; and mechanisms of planning and studies.