EU politicians and region’s media and campaign experts to present three-day workshop
A three-day high-level workshop for Qatari women aspiring to leadership positions and potential candidates for Shura Council elections will be presented virtually from June 13 to 15, as a partnership between the Delegation of the European Union (EU) to the State of Kuwait and the State of Qatar and Hamad Bin Khalifa University (HBKU)’s College of Humanities and Social Sciences (CHSS).
The workshop will aim to advance the aspirant leaders’ understanding of the core elements of a successful electoral campaign, strengthen their public skills, and create a platform for networking among women political leaders from the EU, Qatar, and the region.
Trainers will include senior EU politicians, media experts, campaigners, and high-profile political figures from Qatar, the Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC) region, and the Middle East. A certificate of completion will be awarded to all participants.
CHSS has curated the training to lay the groundwork for running a political campaign, an advocacy initiative, or other leadership roles. Sessions will cover several learning areas: Understanding the Qatari Constitution and national legislation on political campaigning; running an effective campaign; engaging with the media (including media training and interview techniques); leveraging social media to connect, convince, and mobilize voters; mastering public speaking; sharing experiences and building a network of women political contacts.
Explaining the goal of this high-level training, Dr. Amal Al-Malki, Founding Dean, CHSS, said: “Qatari women have the support of our country’s leadership to go far in any field, including civic and political leadership. HBKU is determined to do its part and give them the educational and informative foundation they need to take up such responsibilities. We are pleased to have the opportunity to partner with the Delegation of the European Union and strongly encourage Qatari women to benefit from this contextualized training, focusing on tangible practices and the skills to be of influence in Qatar’s future.”
The workshop will be held virtually over three consecutive days, June 13, 14, and 15, from 4 pm - 8 pm Doha time. Several workshop sessions will be conducted in English, and others in Arabic. Remote interpreting will be provided throughout the training.
Anyone interested is encouraged to find more information and register their interest by visiting: https://www.hbku.edu.qa/en/academic-events/training-workshop-strengthening
To learn more about the College of Humanities and Social Sciences, its activities, and events, visit chss.hbku.edu.qa.