For the past few months I had the pleasure of working with a startup called Women for Sustainable Development (W4SG).
They are a non-profit organisation with great initiatives and have successfully implemented and currently operating a wonderful exchange programme called Women Leadership Exchange Programme (WLEP) with the UAE in association with prominent organisations.
Weekly W4SG Meeting with Lar, Jaleh and Sarah
I’m excited to be part of W4SG, we have some great ideas and exciting events in line for the coming few months.
Interesting turn of events with Qatar lately.
On March 5, Saudi Arabia, the United Arab Emirates (UAE), and Bahrain announced in a joint statement that they were withdrawing their ambassadors from Doha — a move that escalates their long-running feud with the tiny, gas-rich emirate to its most fraught point in recent memory. Qatar, the countries said, had failed to live up to its pledges made in a November meeting in Riyadh not to interfere in other Gulf countries’ affairs, not to support groups threatening regional stability, and not to host “hostile media” — a likely reference to programming on the Qatar-owned Al Jazeera network. [FP]
Qatar’s Al Raya ran a front-page editorial with the headline: “We don’t follow anyone … This is Qatar”, over a picture of the emir, Shaikh Tamim bin Hamad Al Thani.
Qatar’s Al Raya ran a front-page editorial with the headline: “We don’t follow anyone … This is Qatar”, over a picture of the emir, Shaikh Tamim bin Hamad Al Thani. The piece argued that Qatar would not be dictated by any state, alleging that “those who have lost their bets in Egypt” are trying to create conflict with Qatar. The paper continued that the ambassadors’ recall was a “hasty step based on flimsy grounds and vague allegations”. [GN]
It’ll be very interesting to see how this develops in the coming months.