Her Highness Sheikha Mozah Bint Nasser Al-Missned was awarded the Chatham House Prize for her commitment to progressive education and community welfare in Qatar and for her advocacy at home and internationally in favour of closer relations between Islam and the West.
Her work as a UNESCO Special Envoy for Basic and Higher Education is widely recognized and she actively promotes projects that improve the quality and accessibilty of education worldwide.
HH Sheikha Mozah is chairperson of the Qatar Foundation for Education, Science and Community Development, a private non-profit organization founded in 1995 on the personal initiative of His Highness Sheikh Hamad Bin Khalifa Al-Thani, the Emir of Qatar. She has been actively engaged in education and social reforms in Qatar and has played a major role in spearheading a number of key national and international development projects.
HH Sheikha Mozah collected the award, presented by HRH The Duke of York, at a ceremony at the Drapers' Hall in the City of London on Monday 15 October. Keynote speeches were given by the Rt Hon Lord Hurd of Westwell, President, Chatham House, Malcolm Brinded CBE, Executive Director of Exploration and Production, Royal Dutch Shell, The Rt Hon Baroness Symons of Verham Dean and Senator George Mitchell, Founder, The Mitchell Institute.