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PRESIDENT MUSEVENI MEETS QATAR FOUNDATION CHAIRPERSON

Thursday, 20th April 2017
President Yoweri Museveni (Left), First Lady, Janet Museveni (Center) and the Chairperson of the Qatar Foundation for Education, Science and Community Development, Her Highness Sheikha Mouza bint Nasser

President Yoweri Museveni has today held a meeting with Her Highness Sheikha Mouza bint Nasser, the chairperson of the Qatar Foundation for Education, Science and Community Development.

Accompanied by the First Lady Janet Kataha Museveni who is also the Minister of Education and Sports, President Museveni met bint Nasser at her foundation's offices in Doha, Qatar.

The Qatar Foundation for Education, Science and Community Development is a semi-private, non-profit organization founded in 1995 by then Emir, Sheikh Hamad bin Khalifa Al-Thani and his wife bint Nasser. The organization seeks to nurture Qatar's future leaders, supports innovation and an open society that seeks economic prosperity through knowledge acquisition.

Her Highness Sheikha Moza Bint Nasser, was named UNESCO Special Envoy for Basic and Higher Education to pay tribute to her outstanding commitment to the promotion of education in Qatar.

As Chairperson of the Qatar Foundation for Education, Science and Community Development, Sheikha Moza Bint Nasser has spearheaded activities and projects in basic and higher education, establishing several high quality, non-profit private schools and learning institutions for children and young people in Qatar.

In the meeting, where the President presented a book on Uganda's tourism potential to his host, Museveni and bint Nasser agreed that Uganda and Qatar establish a joint think tank that will look at furthering the two countries connectivity through language, culture and religion.

Uganda, the meeting agreed, would send a delegation to Qatar to study its technical education system focusing on new technologies in water and energy. Qatar will in turn send a team to Uganda to appreciate its technical education and see ways of supporting it.

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