In November 2020, His Highness the Amir Sheikh Tamim bin Hamad Al-Thani announced that Shura Council elections would be taking place for the first time in 2021 and the date was subsequently set to be October 2, 2021. In the list of candidates announced, of the 294 candidates representing different parts of the country, 29 were women. Voters will elect 30 members of the 45-seat council, while His Highness the Amir Sheikh Tamim bin Hamad Al-Thani will appoint the remaining 15 members.
Join our panel of two esteemed and well-accomplished women who will put their views forward on the elections in Qatar and the role women play in the Shura Council.
Her Excellency Reem Al-Mansoori
Assistant Undersecretary, Digital Society Development, Ministry of Transport and Communications
Dr. Amal Mohammed Al-Malki
Founding Dean, College of Humanities and Social Sciences, Hamad bin Khalifa University
Maryam Al-Naemi, CMU-Q Alumna, Class of 2018
Project Manager, IT, Qatar Petroleum