The CEO of a Bradford-based charity has been selected to join 100 other global leaders to probe how to tackle challenges that society faces in today’s climate.
Dr Mohammed Ali OBE, from QED-UK will be involved in the prestigious CSCLeaders programme, where Alumini from across the 53 countries of the Commonwealth will gather to discuss strategies needed by future leaders.
The CSCLeaders, a partnership between Common Purpose and HRH The Duke of Edinburgh’s Commonwealth Study Conferences, has a history of assembling exceptional senior leaders to tackle challenges that businesses, governments and society face today.
Mr Ali will address with other leaders from public, private and NGO sectors on how to find innovative and practical solutions to this year’s challenge.
He will also be presented to HRH The Princess Royal at a reception for CSCLeaders at Buckingham Palace.
The challenge reinforces leadership learning. Participants study the challenge and develop practical proposals before presenting them to a panel of experts.
Implementing their ideas will give participants a focus for their continuing links.
Publishing their insights each year will help to frame or reframe a major issue in the world.
Mr Ali said: “It’s an honour to be selected to take part in this prestigious study tour.
“To be selected, speaks volumes about the reputation we have built at QED-UK and our impact and influence, not just locally, but nationally and internationally, when it comes to addressing the fundamental issues impacting on society.”
Founded by Mohammed Ali in 1990, QED-UK tackles grass-root problems delivering bespoke services in health, education and employment to disadvantaged sections of Britain’s 8m ethnic minorities.
QED’s influence is felt from the streets of the UK, to the Houses of Parliament, the European Union, and Pakistan. Its national reputation as a leading agency for change has been built over 24 years. QED continues to pioneer new services in education, training, employment and health.
Hayden Majajas, D&I Director Asia Pacific for BP, who have sponsored Mr Ali said: “We’re delighted to support Mohammed on this important programme. We were specifically interested in supporting Mohammed because of the impact he has, and continues to have, on local communities.”
The CSCLeaders programme takes place from 23-30 March 2014.