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DIFI and QNRF Launch Osra Research Grant

DIFI and QNRF Launch Osra Research Grant

Publication Date:
24/03/2015 13:11

In Collaboration with Qatar National Research Fund (QNRF), Doha International Family Institute (DIFI) launched the Osra Research Grant, an annual research grant that focuses on the Arab family and family policy related issues.

Held in Texas A&M and attended by members of local research community, experts, and NGOs, the event commenced by a welcome note from Dr. Abdul Sattar Al-Taie - QNRF Executive Director followed by a welcoming speech from Miss Noor Al Malki Al Jehani- Executive Director of DIFI, introducing the leading role of the Institute and its research strategy in focusing on Arab Family issues considering this a core business of DIFI.

A presentation about Osra Grant was delivered by Dr. Mohammed Mohiedin, Director of Family Research Division in DIFI and Dr. Sadeem Jawhar- Program Specialist in QNRF introducing the the Grant and describing its goals, conditions, and procedures of registration and subscription.

The presentation described the four main themes of Osra Grant which are:

  • Marriage in the Arab world
  • Parenting in the Arab world
  • Family/work balance in the Arab world
  • Family laws and practices in the Arab world.
It also highlighted the goal of this grant which is to encourage research aimed at developing a knowledge-base on the Arab family, focusing on the four main themes of Osra grant that can be used for the development of evidence-based policies and programs to promote the well-being of the family.

Please clikc here to download Osra grant presentation.

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The Doha International Family Institute (DIFI), formerly known as Doha International Institute for Family Studies and Development (DIIFSD), was established by Her Highness Sheikha Moza Bint Nasser, Chairperson of Qatar Foundation for Education, Science and Community Development in 2006. The Institute has special consultative status with the United Nations Economic and Social Council (UNECOSOC).

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