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Mada Announces AECOM as a Gold Sponsor for Mada strategy until 2018

Mada Announces AECOM as a Gold Sponsor for Mada strategy until 2018


DOHA, QATAR, NOVEMBER 2016: The Qatar Assistive Technology Center (Mada) under the umbrella of the Ministry of Transport and Communications has just announced that one of its gold sponsors for its new strategy until 2018 will be AECOM, a global engineering, consulting and project management firm.

Mada is a non-profit organization dedicated to enabling Persons with Disabilities through the world of information and communication technology. The partnership with AECOM Middle East will support Mada in reaching its strategic goals and achieving its operational focus until 2018.

“I would like to take this opportunity to thank AECOM for their support of Mada as a gold sponsor. As a non-profit organization, we are always looking for partners to join us in delivering our key services and supporting Persons with Disabilities (PwDs) in reaching their maximum potential,” said Maha Al Mansoori, CEO of Mada. “When we empower PwDs, there is no limit to what they can achieve. We want to support  them tackle every aspect of life, from education to employment, to entrepreneurship and independent living, by making the tools they need accessible through assistive technology and other means of access.”

Mada’s strategic goals and operational focus revolve around three key areas: education, employment, and community. In its mission to help Persons with Disabilities stay connected in a world that is increasingly dependent on technology, Mada has established four key functional offerings: relationships and partnerships, advisors and policy, direct services, and a Center of Excellence.

As a result of its efforts across its four core functions in each of its three focus areas, the nationwide awareness of PwDs is increasing. To keep up with the growing demand for Mada’s services in Qatar, Mada will assign specific quantifiable targets for each of the four strategic objectives, and will regularly update them to help identify strengths and areas for improvement. These processes are made possible by sponsorship from partners, such as AECOM.

“It is such an honor for us to be associated with Mada and to help them succeed in their noble cause in Qatar,” said Jason Kroll, Senior Vice President, AECOM Middle East. “We believe in Mada’s mission, in their key messages, and in their impact; and we would like to support them in creating a community that is absolutely accessible and inclusive for all, including those with disabilities.” Kroll added, “AECOM considers itself a long-standing member of the Qatari community and we would like to give back to it in any way that we can.”

“It is a pleasure to be allied with a worthy cause. Our team at AECOM is looking forward to supporting Mada in achieving its strategic goals and operational focus”, said Ahmed Seyam, Technical Director, AECOM Middle East. He added, “This is a great initiative to provide communities of PwDs with tools that create tremendous potential in making a change.”

AECOM is built to deliver a better world. The company designs, builds, finances and operates infrastructure assets for governments, businesses and organizations in more than 150 countries. As a fully integrated firm, they connect knowledge and experience across the global network of experts to help clients solve their most complex challenges. From high-performance buildings and infrastructure, to resilient communities and environments, to stable and secure nations, our work is transformative, differentiated and vital. A Fortune 500 firm, AECOM had revenue of approximately $18 billion during fiscal year 2015.

Mada’s sponsorship benefits include opportunities to speak during official events organized by Mada, company information featured on Mada’s website, an appreciation award at the end of the sponsorship period, to be presented at a special event, and much more. To become a sponsor, please contact Mada directly.