The Josoor Institute, a centre of excellence designed to give world-class education and training facilities to the people of Qatar, the Middle East and North Africa, was unveiled today by Hassan Al Thawadi, Secretary General of the Qatar 2022 Supreme Committee, during the second annual Doha Goals Forum.
The Josoor Institute will train many of the people who will play an integral role in Qatar’s hosting of the 2022 FIFA World Cup, individuals who will then have the knowledge to deliver large-scale sporting and non-sporting events across the region long after 2022.
The Josoor Institute will teach courses on a range of topics from running major events and the business of football to creating a culture of volunteering.
Courses at the Josoor Institute will combine classroom-based theory with practical learning in a variety of ways:
- Outreach Days
- Short Courses
- Programme pathways
More than 1,000 participants are expected to attend the Josoor Institute in the first full operational year beginning in October 2014.
Georgetown University is working with the Institute to provide an academic framework and endorsement for coursework.