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Qatari College of Islamic Studies Program Now Part of UN Youth Network

February 15th, 2022 15:52

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.