As many of you know, Josoor Institute is the education and training arm of the Supreme Committee for Delivery & Legacy. Our team is tasked with building human capital in sports and events management for the FIFA World Cup Qatar 2022TM and beyond – something that will hopefully leave a legacy throughout the entire Middle East and Arab world.
Since the very beginning, our long-term ambitions have been to play a vital role in the education, training and growth of sports and events professionals. To that end, stepping up Josoor Institute’s knowledge management capabilities is key and the reason why my team and I decided to launch a knowledge hub.
There are various definitions of what a knowledge hub is, some more technical than others. We see our knowledge hub as a platform for delegates, alumni and the greater Josoor Institute community to connect, find and share relevant content, learn and collaborate on projects of common interest pertinent to the ever-growing sports and events ecosystem.
The knowledge hub connects people, content and platforms related to the sports and events industry and other relevant domains. It features interviews with sport leaders, namely from our Hiwar panel sessions and covers topics ranging from the latest trends in sports and events, such as sustainability, to the role of youth in shaping the future of the industry, and the future of education between online and physical delivery.
The hub also features the entire archive of studies carried out by Josoor Institute and its research partners over the past few years, available as a free resource for everyone to access in Qatar and the region.
The next phase of this platform will see the development of educational material made specifically for the hub, which will include an online course in the basics of sport management and events, along with shorter modules on interesting topics such as volunteering – one that is particularly dear to us given our active involvement in training volunteers in the run-up Qatar 2022, something that we want to continue doing well after the World Cup.
When we started to design and develop and knowledge hub, the questions we had focused on were how to organize the vast amount of content that we have generated from education, trainings, events, research and other current and past activities; how to keep the content refreshed, relevant and accessible, and how to gradually establish the hub as the go-to place for all things related to Josoor Institute; and the key question of how to make the hub pertinent and ultimately relevant to Qatar and the greater region.
These are important questions because I see the future of Josoor Institute’s knowledge hub as the future of Josoor Institute itself. And the success of the hub will lie with the uptake of it amongst the Josoor Institute community, but also with new audiences and that’s why I look forward to connecting with professionals and hearing about their experiences with the hub.
Josoor Institute's knowledge hub can be reached at https://knowledgehub.josoorinstitute.qa.