I would like to welcome you all to TAFAWOQ’s website!

TAFAWOQ, which means Excellence in Arabic, is a successful partnership between Qatar Shell, Qatar Petroleum, and Hamad Bin Khalifa University.


The unparalleled capital investment programme currently underway in Qatar brings with it various challenges, many of which can only be overcome through greater efficiency and sharpened project management skills. TAFAWOQ was initiated to answer this need.

Now in its third year, as a fully accredited Association for Project Management (APM) training provider, TAFAWOQ is focused on developing the competencies of project management professionals to deliver Qatar’s extraordinary capital investment projects, in support of the Qatar National Vision 2030.

TAFAWOQ courses comprise virtual learning, work based activities and face-to-face training based on the internationally recognised and accredited Shell Project Academy “Pentagon model” ensuring industry professionals receive both executive education and critically also ongoing competence development support.

TAFAWOQ has at its disposal the expertise of senior project management specialists and academics through its affiliation with four elite global universities.

TAFAWOQ’s journey has been an exciting one for us and for our community members; which expands every year. We first laid the foundations of the project management community in 2012, and we now have an alumnus of more than 500 project professionals from Qatar, Oman and Kuwait who form the base of the first Project Management Community in the region; in addition TAFAWOQ hosts regular community events to exchange of ideas and share best practices.

Considering the progress that has already been made since its inception, I am confident that TAFAWOQ will continue to blossom and, as its name suggests, become a byword for excellence amongst project management professionals across Qatar and the region.



Bader Al Jaidah
TAFAWOQ Director