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Maker-Majlis: Islam in a Global World

Maker-Majlis: Islam in a Global World

Maker-Majlis is an innovative space where the focus is a fusion of:

  1. Global Goals (UN Sustainable Development Goals - SDGs)
  2. Qatar National Vision 2030
  3. Islam and Faith

The event is about localizing the Global Goals and making them relevant to the Muslim world in general and Qatar in particular. Connecting the youth in Qatar to these Global Goals makes them relevant to their lives, aspirations, and way of being.

Join us Sunday to Wednesday from 8:00 am to 9:00 pm to take part in interactive activities, workshops, and discussions. 

Additionally, high-level panel discussions, talks, and SDG awards with leading figures, activists, and organisations will take place from 7:30 pm to 9:00 pm. On the final day, these will start at 4:00 pm.
 

Sunday

September 22, 2019

SDG Comic Zone | 08:00 AM - 09:00 PM

This initiative attempts to make the SDGs accessible to the citizens around the world through comics to help educate people about the SDGs and empower them to create positive and lasting change in their own communities and worldwide. Comics Uniting Nations is an affiliate of Project Everyone, in partnership with UNICEF.

The World's Largest Lesson is a global initiative aimed at bringing the SDGs to the classroom through lesson plans, videos, comics and other creative content – available freely and in a multitude of languages for educators to download, use or adapt for their classrooms.  The inspiration behind the World's Largest Lesson is that the SDGs must be brought down to local realities if they are to succeed in changing the world for the better by 2030.  Children, youth, families and communities must internalize how the issues represented by the SDGs affect their own daily lives and environments, whether they be in improving health and nutrition; the importance of early learning and quality education; fostering more peaceful communities where children live free from violence; or establishing more sustainable approaches to use and preserve natural resources.  When this understanding happens, people of all ages can be inspired to take action, resulting in sustained progress of these goals and shifts in social norms and behaviors in the long-term.

Exhibitions (Various local organizations) | 08:00 AM - 07:00 PM

  • Kidzmondo
  • Green Troops Massai
  • Quranic Botanic Garden Exhibitions
  • Qatar Green Building Council Eco-Campus Project
  • Akhlaquna Competition
  • Qatar Social Work
  • Global Shapers
  • EdClude
  • Generation Amazing
     

Silatech-Ibtechar Makeathon | 08:00 AM - 05:00 PM

It's an intensive week-long exercise where groups of university students will design projects based on the Sustainable Development Goals. The Makeathon attempts to support Silatech's mission to achieve SDGs 1, 5, 8 and 16. It is expected to result in various prototypes, applications and other outputs, which can later be utilized by Silatech to achieve social and economic impact.

Virtual Reality Experience | 08:00 AM - 05:00 PM

“Clouds Over Sidra,” an innovative interactive experience designed by UNICEF's own Chris Milk and Gabo Arora, is the 2015 winner of the Sheffield Doc/Fest Award in the interactive category. With just a smartphone and a VR viewer, students can see the story of a refugee child — Sidra, a resident of Zaatari Camp in Jordan.

High-school SDG experience | 08:00 AM - 01:00 PM

Students are invited to experience activities including, workshops by ibTECHhar, a refugee tent experience, Halaqa talks, and various booths and activities in the gallery area. The workshops will be an open-ended project-based learning experience where participants are free to express and create solutions aiming to spread awareness about the Global Goals using technology tools and engaging activities. As for the refugee experience, students will get the opportunity of stepping into a refugee's shoes and better understanding the process of their registration in host countries. In the gallery area, students can watch short virtual reality documentaries and visit the booths displayed by our many partners.

Halaqa Talks | 08:00 AM - 01:00 PM

Halaqa talks will be short, 10-minute ‘TED style’ talks about global problems and local solutions. Every day, members nominated by our partners will give a short presentation outlining an SDG-related problem and a possible local solution. Halaqa talks will represent local tradition imbued with a global twist and foster inspirational and innovative thinking among youth.

Qatar University SDG Law Exhibition | 10:00 AM - 02:00 PM

The Voices of Gulf Women in Law History Project & Competition is a joint initiative between Qatar University College of Law, Hamad bin Khalifa University College of Law and Qatar Foundation. The aim of this project is to memorialize the stories of women pioneers in Qatar’s legal profession whose early entrance into the profession presented unique challenges and dilemmas. This project is based on the ABA Women Trailblazers in the Law Project (WTP) from the United States. The overall goal of the project and competition is to increase the historical documentation regarding women’s participation in Gulf society. The point is to contradict popular stereotypes regarding Gulf women by providing an accurate history of their societal participation. The collection will be donated to Qatar National Library to preserve these experiences and observations for future generations of Qatar.

CMU-Q SDG Experiment | 10:00 AM - 05:00 PM

Carnegie Mellon University in Qatar and HBKU will be undertaking an experiment to understand the perceptions of Education City Students on Sustainable Development Goals. The experiment will attempt to understand the responses of students before and after a test about SDGs and the impact of Maker Majlis on their perceptions.

Workshop by UNDP | 02:00 PM - 04:00 PM

United Nations Development Program will be represented by four youth delegates. The delegates will deliver Halaqa talks and lead a training program for three days entitled, "How to Become an SDGs Ambassador?"

Refugee Experience | 03:00 PM - 04:00 PM

Qatar Red Crescent (QRC) will be simulating an almost real refugee zone with multiple tents and a community hospital. The students will be going through the zone and learn about various difficulties refugees face in finding a place in a refugee camp. The tents will showcase registration processes, health checks and other health-related issues with a simultaneous guidance from QRC experts.

Workshop by QGBC | 04:00 PM - 05:00 PM

QGBC will be delivering a workshop on how to transform university campuses into an eco-campus. They will give more insight and suggestions regarding how educational communities can make their learning spaces more environmentally friendly.

Braindates | 06:00 PM

This platform will give students of HBKU a chance to informally meet with leading academics, experts and practitioners. Braindates are designed to facilitate meaningful connections between participants and ensure that everyone heads back home with actionable tools and ideas to affect positive change. Students will have a chance to register with inspirational figures and interact with them to learn about their area of expertise and explore the potential for future collaborations.

Shared Studios | 6:00 PM

Doha Debates will be providing The Portable Inflatable Shared Studio, where they will enter a portal and come face-to-face with refugees in a distant place as though they were in the same room. It is meant to connect people separated by distance and difference and an exciting opportunity to meet new people across the globe, live.

High Level Talks | 7:00 PM - 9:00 PM

Dr. Richard Falk
Professor of International Law and Practice, Emeritus at Princeton University, member of the Editorial Boards of The Nation and The Progressive, and Chair of the Board of the Nuclear Age Peace Foundation. 
 

Monday

September 23, 2019

SDG Comic Zone | 08:00 AM - 09:00 PM

This initiative attempts to make the SDGs accessible to the citizens around the world through comics to help educate people about the SDGs and empower them to create positive and lasting change in their own communities and worldwide. Comics Uniting Nations is an affiliate of Project Everyone, in partnership with UNICEF. The World's Largest Lesson is a global initiative aimed at bringing the SDGs to the classroom through lesson plans, videos, comics and other creative content – available freely and in a multitude of languages for educators to download, use or adapt for their classrooms.  The inspiration behind the World's Largest Lesson is that the SDGs must be brought down to local realities if they are to succeed in changing the world for the better by 2030.  Children, youth, families and communities must internalize how the issues represented by the SDGs affect their own daily lives and environments, whether they be in improving health and nutrition; the importance of early learning and quality education; fostering more peaceful communities where children live free from violence; or establishing more sustainable approaches to use and preserve natural resources.  When this understanding happens, people of all ages can be inspired to take action, resulting in sustained progress of these goals and shifts in social norms and behaviors in the long-term.

Exhibitions (Various local organizations) | 08:00 AM - 07:00 PM

  • Kidzmondo
  • Green Troops Massai
  • Quranic Botanic Garden Exhibitions
  • Qatar Green Building Council Eco-Campus Project
  • Akhlaquna Competition
  • Qatar Social Work
  • Global Shapers
  • EdClude
  • Generation Amazing
     

Silatech-Ibtechar Makeathon | 08:00 AM - 05:00 PM

It's an intensive week-long exercise where groups of university students will design projects based on the Sustainable Development Goals. The Makeathon attempts to support Silatech's mission to achieve SDGs 1, 5, 8 and 16. It is expected to result in various prototypes, applications and other outputs, which can later be utilized by Silatech to achieve social and economic impact.

Virtual Reality Experience | 08:00 AM - 05:00 PM

“Clouds Over Sidra,” an innovative interactive experience designed by UNICEF's own Chris Milk and Gabo Arora, is the 2015 winner of the Sheffield Doc/Fest Award in the interactive category. With just a smartphone and a VR viewer, students can see the story of a refugee child — Sidra, a resident of Zaatari Camp in Jordan.

High-School SDG Experience | 08:00 AM - 01:00 PM

Students are invited to experience activities including, workshops by ibTECHhar, a refugee tent experience, Halaqa talks, and various booths and activities in the gallery area. The workshops will be an open-ended project-based learning experience where participants are free to express and create solutions aiming to spread awareness about the Global Goals using technology tools and engaging activities. As for the refugee experience, students will get the opportunity of stepping into a refugee's shoes and better understanding the process of their registration in host countries. In the gallery area, students can watch short virtual reality documentaries and visit the booths displayed by our many partners.

Halaqa Talks | 08:00 AM - 01:00 PM

Halaqa talks will be short, 10-minute ‘TED style’ talks about global problems and local solutions. Every day, members nominated by our partners will give a short presentation outlining an SDG-related problem and a possible local solution. Halaqa talks will represent local tradition imbued with a global twist and foster inspirational and innovative thinking among youth.

Workshop by QCRI | 10:00 AM - 03:00 PM

Qatar Computing Research Institute will be providing a one-day training program on Artificial Intelligence (AI) for social good. The workshop intends to tackle pressing worldwide social problems by using cutting-edge technology. It is argued that AI can bolster capabilities to tackle cases across all 17 of the UN’s Sustainable Development Goals, potentially helping hundreds of millions of people in both advanced and emerging countries.

CMU-Q SDG Experiment | 10:00 AM - 05:00 PM

Carnegie Mellon University in Qatar and HBKU will be undertaking an experiment to understand the perceptions of Education City Students on Sustainable Development Goals. The experiment will attempt to understand the responses of students before and after a test about SDGs and the impact of Maker Majlis on their perceptions.

Workshop by UNDP | 02:00 PM - 04:00 PM

United Nations Development Program will be represented by four youth delegates. The delegates will deliver Halaqa talks and lead a training program for three days entitled, "How to Become an SDGs Ambassador?"

Refugee Experience | 03:00 PM - 04:00 PM

Qatar Red Crescent (QRC) will be simulating an almost real refugee zone with multiple tents and a community hospital. The students will be going through the zone and learn about various difficulties refugees face in finding a place in a refugee camp. The tents will showcase registration processes, health checks and other health-related issues with a simultaneous guidance from QRC experts.

Workshop by QGBC | 04:00 PM - 05:00 PM

QGBC will be delivering a workshop on how to transform university campuses into an eco-campus. They will give more insight and suggestions regarding how educational communities can make their learning spaces more environmentally friendly.

Braindates | 06:00 PM

This platform will give students of HBKU a chance to informally meet with leading academics, experts and practitioners. Braindates are designed to facilitate meaningful connections between participants and ensure that everyone heads back home with actionable tools and ideas to affect positive change. Students will have a chance to register with inspirational figures and interact with them to learn about their area of expertise and explore the potential for future collaborations.

Shared Studios | 6:00 PM

Doha Debates will be providing The Portable Inflatable Shared Studio, where they will enter a portal and come face-to-face with refugees in a distant place as though they were in the same room. It is meant to connect people separated by distance and difference and an exciting opportunity to meet new people across the globe, live.

High Level Talks | 7:00 PM - 9:00 PM

Dr. Nader Hashemi,
Associate Professor at Josef Korbel School of International Studies, University of Denver and Director of Center for Middle East Studies.

Dr. Azza Karam,
Senior Advisor on social and cultural development at the United Nations Population Fund (UNFPA).

Dr. Hugo Slim,
Head of Policy at the International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC) in Geneva.

Mr. Jason Pronyk
Regional Manager of the United Nations Volunteer Program in the Arab States, Europe and CIS

Tuesday

September 24, 2019

SDG Comic Zone | 08:00 AM - 09:00 PM

This initiative attempts to make the SDGs accessible to the citizens around the world through comics to help educate people about the SDGs and empower them to create positive and lasting change in their own communities and worldwide. Comics Uniting Nations is an affiliate of Project Everyone, in partnership with UNICEF. The World's Largest Lesson is a global initiative aimed at bringing the SDGs to the classroom through lesson plans, videos, comics and other creative content – available freely and in a multitude of languages for educators to download, use or adapt for their classrooms.  The inspiration behind the World's Largest Lesson is that the SDGs must be brought down to local realities if they are to succeed in changing the world for the better by 2030.  Children, youth, families and communities must internalize how the issues represented by the SDGs affect their own daily lives and environments, whether they be in improving health and nutrition; the importance of early learning and quality education; fostering more peaceful communities where children live free from violence; or establishing more sustainable approaches to use and preserve natural resources.  When this understanding happens, people of all ages can be inspired to take action, resulting in sustained progress of these goals and shifts in social norms and behaviors in the long-term.

Exhibitions (Various local organizations) | 08:00 AM - 07:00 PM

  • Kidzmondo
  • Green Troops Massai
  • Quranic Botanic Garden Exhibitions
  • Qatar Green Building Council Eco-Campus Project
  • Akhlaquna Competition
  • Qatar Social Work
  • Global Shapers
  • EdClude
  • Generation Amazing
     

Silatech-Ibtechar Makeathon | 08:00 AM - 05:00 PM

It's an intensive week-long exercise where groups of university students will design projects based on the Sustainable Development Goals. The Makeathon attempts to support Silatech's mission to achieve SDGs 1, 5, 8 and 16. It is expected to result in various prototypes, applications and other outputs, which can later be utilized by Silatech to achieve social and economic impact.

Virtual Reality Experience | 08:00 AM - 05:00 PM

“Clouds Over Sidra,” an innovative interactive experience designed by UNICEF's own Chris Milk and Gabo Arora, is the 2015 winner of the Sheffield Doc/Fest Award in the interactive category. With just a smartphone and a VR viewer, students can see the story of a refugee child — Sidra, a resident of Zaatari Camp in Jordan.

High-school SDG experience | 08:00 AM - 01:00 PM

Students are invited to experience activities including, workshops by ibTECHhar, a refugee tent experience, Halaqa talks, and various booths and activities in the gallery area. The workshops will be an open-ended project-based learning experience where participants are free to express and create solutions aiming to spread awareness about the Global Goals using technology tools and engaging activities. As for the refugee experience, students will get the opportunity of stepping into a refugee's shoes and better understanding the process of their registration in host countries. In the gallery area, students can watch short virtual reality documentaries and visit the booths displayed by our many partners.

Halaqa Talks | 08:00 AM - 01:00 PM

Halaqa talks will be short, 10-minute ‘TED style’ talks about global problems and local solutions. Every day, members nominated by our partners will give a short presentation outlining an SDG-related problem and a possible local solution. Halaqa talks will represent local tradition imbued with a global twist and foster inspirational and innovative thinking among youth.

Qatar University SDG Law Exhibition | 10:00 AM - 02:00 PM

The Voices of Gulf Women in Law History Project & Competition is a joint initiative between Qatar University College of Law, Hamad bin Khalifa University College of Law and Qatar Foundation. The aim of this project is to memorialize the stories of women pioneers in Qatar’s legal profession whose early entrance into the profession presented unique challenges and dilemmas. This project is based on the ABA Women Trailblazers in the Law Project (WTP) from the United States. The overall goal of the project and competition is to increase the historical documentation regarding women’s participation in Gulf society. The point is to contradict popular stereotypes regarding Gulf women by providing an accurate history of their societal participation. The collection will be donated to Qatar National Library to preserve these experiences and observations for future generations of Qatar.

Workshop by Bedaya | 10:00 PM - 03:00 PM

Bedaya will be providing a one-day training program on Social Entrepreneurship. As a leading entity in youth empowerment and capacity building, Bedaya will be running workshops free of charge for the participants who have a keen interest in social entrepreneurship, business models and social impact.

CMU-Q SDG Experiment | 10:00 AM - 05:00 PM

Carnegie Mellon University in Qatar and HBKU will be undertaking an experiment to understand the perceptions of Education City Students on Sustainable Development Goals. The experiment will attempt to understand the responses of students before and after a test about SDGs and the impact of Maker Majlis on their perceptions.

Workshop by UNDP | 02:00 PM - 04:00 PM

United Nations Development Program will be represented by four youth delegates. The delegates will deliver Halaqa talks and lead a training program for three days entitled, "How to Become an SDGs Ambassador?"

Refugee Experience | 03:00 PM - 04:00 PM

Qatar Red Crescent (QRC) will be simulating an almost real refugee zone with multiple tents and a community hospital. The students will be going through the zone and learn about various difficulties refugees face in finding a place in a refugee camp. The tents will showcase registration processes, health checks and other health-related issues with a simultaneous guidance from QRC experts.

Workshop by QGBC | 04:00 PM - 05:00 PM

QGBC will be delivering a workshop on how to transform university campuses into an eco-campus. They will give more insight and suggestions regarding how educational communities can make their learning spaces more environmentally friendly.

Braindates | 6:00 PM

This platform will give students of HBKU a chance to informally meet with leading academics, experts and practitioners. Braindates are designed to facilitate meaningful connections between participants and ensure that everyone heads back home with actionable tools and ideas to affect positive change. Students will have a chance to register with inspirational figures and interact with them to learn about their area of expertise and explore the potential for future collaborations.

Shared Studios | 6:00 PM

Doha Debates will be providing The Portable Inflatable Shared Studio, where they will enter a portal and come face-to-face with refugees in a distant place as though they were in the same room. It is meant to connect people separated by distance and difference and an exciting opportunity to meet new people across the globe, live.

High Level Talks | 7:00 PM - 9:00 PM

Dr. Umar Oseni,
Associate Professor at Ahmad Ibrahim Kulliyyah (Faculty) of Laws, International Islamic University Malaysia. 

Muyessir Taqi-Eddin, 
International marketing consultant and co-founder of Innovation Catalysts Institute.

Dr. Omneya Abdelsalam,
Professor at the College of Islamic Studies, Hamad Bin Khalifa University, Founding Director for the Ethical Finance Research Centre at Durham University, and Fellow of UK Higher Education Academy- Advance HE
 

Wednesday

September 25, 2019

SDG Comic Zone | 08:00 AM - 09:00 PM

This initiative attempts to make the SDGs accessible to the citizens around the world through comics to help educate people about the SDGs and empower them to create positive and lasting change in their own communities and worldwide. Comics Uniting Nations is an affiliate of Project Everyone, in partnership with UNICEF. The World's Largest Lesson is a global initiative aimed at bringing the SDGs to the classroom through lesson plans, videos, comics and other creative content – available freely and in a multitude of languages for educators to download, use or adapt for their classrooms.  The inspiration behind the World's Largest Lesson is that the SDGs must be brought down to local realities if they are to succeed in changing the world for the better by 2030.  Children, youth, families and communities must internalize how the issues represented by the SDGs affect their own daily lives and environments, whether they be in improving health and nutrition; the importance of early learning and quality education; fostering more peaceful communities where children live free from violence; or establishing more sustainable approaches to use and preserve natural resources.  When this understanding happens, people of all ages can be inspired to take action, resulting in sustained progress of these goals and shifts in social norms and behaviors in the long-term.

Exhibitions (Various local organizations) | 08:00 AM - 07:00 PM

  • Kidzmondo
  • Green Troops Massai
  • Quranic Botanic Garden Exhibitions
  • Qatar Green Building Council Eco-Campus Project
  • Akhlaquna Competition
  • Qatar Social Work
  • Global Shapers
  • EdClude
  • Generation Amazing
     

Silatech-Ibtechar Makeathon | 08:00 AM - 05:00 PM

It's an intensive week-long exercise where groups of university students will design projects based on the Sustainable Development Goals. The Makeathon attempts to support Silatech's mission to achieve SDGs 1, 5, 8 and 16. It is expected to result in various prototypes, applications and other outputs, which can later be utilized by Silatech to achieve social and economic impact.

Virtual Reality Experience | 08:00 AM - 05:00 PM

“Clouds Over Sidra,” an innovative interactive experience designed by UNICEF's own Chris Milk and Gabo Arora, is the 2015 winner of the Sheffield Doc/Fest Award in the interactive category. With just a smartphone and a VR viewer, students can see the story of a refugee child — Sidra, a resident of Zaatari Camp in Jordan.

High-school SDG experience | 08:00 AM - 01:00 PM

Students are invited to experience activities including, workshops by ibTECHhar, a refugee tent experience, Halaqa talks, and various booths and activities in the gallery area. The workshops will be an open-ended project-based learning experience where participants are free to express and create solutions aiming to spread awareness about the Global Goals using technology tools and engaging activities. As for the refugee experience, students will get the opportunity of stepping into a refugee's shoes and better understanding the process of their registration in host countries. In the gallery area, students can watch short virtual reality documentaries and visit the booths displayed by our many partners.

Halaqa Talks | 08:00 AM - 01:00 PM

Halaqa talks will be short, 10-minute ‘TED style’ talks about global problems and local solutions. Every day, members nominated by our partners will give a short presentation outlining an SDG-related problem and a possible local solution. Halaqa talks will represent local tradition imbued with a global twist and foster inspirational and innovative thinking among youth.

Qatar University SDG Law Exhibition | 10:00 AM - 02:00 PM

The Voices of Gulf Women in Law History Project & Competition is a joint initiative between Qatar University College of Law, Hamad bin Khalifa University College of Law and Qatar Foundation. The aim of this project is to memorialize the stories of women pioneers in Qatar’s legal profession whose early entrance into the profession presented unique challenges and dilemmas. This project is based on the ABA Women Trailblazers in the Law Project (WTP) from the United States. The overall goal of the project and competition is to increase the historical documentation regarding women’s participation in Gulf society. The point is to contradict popular stereotypes regarding Gulf women by providing an accurate history of their societal participation. The collection will be donated to Qatar National Library to preserve these experiences and observations for future generations of Qatar.

CMU-Q SDG Experiment | 10:00 AM - 05:00 PM

Carnegie Mellon University in Qatar and HBKU will be undertaking an experiment to understand the perceptions of Education City Students on Sustainable Development Goals. The experiment will attempt to understand the responses of students before and after a test about SDGs and the impact of Maker Majlis on their perceptions.

Refugee Experience | 03:00 PM - 04:00 PM

Qatar Red Crescent (QRC) will be simulating an almost real refugee zone with multiple tents and a community hospital. The students will be going through the zone and learn about various difficulties refugees face in finding a place in a refugee camp. The tents will showcase registration processes, health checks and other health-related issues with a simultaneous guidance from QRC experts.

SDGs Awards | 04:00 PM - 07:00 PM

The intention of the SDGs awards is to recognize individuals, civil society organizations, subnational governments, foundations, networks and private sector leaders who are advancing the global movement for the SGDs in the most transformative, impactful and innovative ways. Five major categories of the awards include: people, planet, prosperity, peace and partnership. Moreover, additional partner awards will be dedicated to Silatech, Akhlaquna, QGBC and Qatar Social Work.

Host - Organizer

Maker Majlis

CIS

 

Main Sponsor

QNRF

 

Sponsor

QDB

Sponsor - Collaborator

QRC

QBG

Silatech

 

Collaborator

Bedaya

EdClude

GSCD

Green Maasai Troupe

Green Institute

IBTECHAR

Kidz Mondo

QGBC

QCRI

QSTP

UNDP

NAMA

Generation Amazing

Doha Debates

Akhlaquna

ICYF

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