Khaleej Times

Key achievemen­ts of Shaikha Al Maskari

- Emaratiyah.. UAE’s Inspiring Women.

Dr Shaikha Al Maskari earned her BA from the University of London, MA and PhD (Geology) from Indiana University, and trained in geophysics with the US Geological Survey. She was named among the 100 most powerful Arab women at Forbes Middle East issues in 2015 and 2017. She founded the Global Institute of Justice and Technology and the Global Paramedic and Rescue Academy that trained hundreds of UAE Ministry of Interior personnel in advanced police sciences, security, search and rescue and emergency medical services. Al Maskari has won numerous national, regional and internatio­nal awards. In 1993, she set up her family charity, United Mercy Foundation, which sponsors orphans and provides food, medical and emergency relief in crisis zones in the Middle East, Africa, and Asia. In 2003, she co-founded the Diyarbakir (Grameen) Microcredi­t Project in Turkey. In 2016, she was awarded “the Emirati Honorary Shield” for her pioneering Humanitari­an contributi­ons and was listed among the inspiring women in a book published by the UAE Federal Competitiv­eness and Statistics Authority on Emirati Women’s Day, titled

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