One of the platforms operating under Qatar’s College of Islamic Studies at Hamad Bin Khalifa University was accepted to a UN sustainable development youth network. According to a Qatari media report
December 29, 2021 Hamad Bin Khalifa University’s (HBKU) Maker Majlis is now a member of the United Nations (UN) Sustainable Development Solutions Network — Youth (SDSN), becoming the first platform in Qatar to be part of the said network. Maker Majlis is under the College of Islamic Studies (CIS) aimed for youth to engage in activities related to the UN Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs)… SDSN Youth educates young people about the SDG and provides opportunities for them to pioneer innovative solutions to address the world’s biggest challenges. It is a subset of SDSN – an initiative launched by UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon in 2012 and headed by Jeffrey Sachs, Director of the Center for Sustainable Development at Columbia University. It works on mobilizing and utilising global technological and scientific expertise from around the world to nurture practical and innovative solutions for sustainable development, including the implementation of the SDGs and the Paris Climate Agreement.
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The article goes on to explain the SDSN Youth network as follows:
The SDSN Youth was established in 2015 to educate young people about the SDGs and provide them with the resources to be at the forefront in initiating and delivering innovative solutions to address the world’s most pressing problems surrounding it. It is led by many eminent global youth leaders and connects young people globally to exchange ideas, share experiences and collaborate to achieve the SDGs. And a network of over 450 universities and campuses, which span over 100 countries.
The College of Islamic Studies (CIS), previously known as the Qatar Faculty for Islamic Studies (QFIS), is also the home of the Research Center for Islamic Legislation and Ethics (CILE), launched in 2012 and formerly headed by Global Muslim Brotherhood figure Tariq Ramadan. In September 2021, HBKU signed a three-year memorandum of understanding facilitated by the CIS, with the International Islamic University of Malaysia (IIUM), perhaps the most important university for the Global Muslim Brotherhood. In addition, the CIS Advisory Board has included John Esposito, the former head of Georgetown University’s Alwaleed Bin Talal Center for Muslim-Christian Understanding. Esposito is a former U.S. State Dept. advisor and a long-term supporter of the Global Muslim Brotherhood, who has had multiple affiliations with GMB groups.
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