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Doha residents ready to get involved with COP18/CMP8 to leave a green legacy

Qatar: Thursday, October 11 - 2012 @ 15:26

After a flood of enthusiastic and committed residents registered their interest in helping during August and September, the start of the interview process began this month ‘October’ to find those whose skills will be invaluable to the November-December Sessions.

“We are proud to see young Qataris turning out in force to assist us in hosting this historic Conference. This is an opportunity for Qataris to learn about the impact of climate change and then deliver the message to the wider community about the importance of this issue,” His Excellency Fahad Bin Mohammed Al-Attiya, a member of the Higher Organising Committee for COP18/CMP8 and the Chairman of the Organising Sub-Committee, said. “Their active participation will help us build awareness about green issues while gaining valuable experience,” he added.

From providing airport assistance and directing visitors to shuttle hubs serving the event venues and hotels, to providing city information and helping the media team, volunteers will play a crucial role.

“This will be an incredible personal development experience for the volunteers,” Chiton Vuong, Volunteer Planner for the COP18/CMP8 Organising Sub-Committee, said. “This experience will provide lasting benefits to the wider community by leaving well-trained and motivated volunteers in the Doha community on these issues. This is a chance to leave a legacy,” he added.

Professionals will train the volunteers in November, just before the Pre-Session Conference which starts on November 19. Training will include a general session, followed by role-specific training that will give volunteers the knowledge they need to be effective in their particular sector. Volunteers will receive their stylish, professionally designed uniform before becoming the face of Qatar’s hospitality.

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