Doha International Family Institute (DIFI) DIFI is a global policy and advocacy Institute working to advance knowledge on Arab families and promote evidence-based policies at national, regional, and international levels. DIFI is a member of Qatar Foundation for Education, Science, and Community Development (QF) and is an integral part of the Foundation’s efforts to foster healthy, educated societies underpinned by strong cohesive families in Qatar and the region. DIFI has a special consultative status with the United Nations Economic and Social Council (ECOSOC).


To become a global knowledge leader on issues facing the arab family
through research, policy, and outreach.


To strengthen the Arab family through Research, Policy, Outreach and
Advocacy at national, regional and international levels.

Doha Declaration

To read Doha Declaration on the family
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Dr. Sharifa Noaman Al Emadi

Executive Director

Shk. Johara M. Al-Thani

Director, Advocacy and Outreach

Alanoud Darwish

Partnerships Director

DR. Khalid J. AL-Naama

Director of Family Research and Policy

Khasiba Al-Sulaiti

Director of Operations

Dr. Ahmed M. Aref

Planning and Content Manager

Dana Al Kahlout

Advocacy and Outreach Lead

Dr. Hala A. Mohamed

Senior Policy Analyst

Aisha J. Al-Sultan


Huda Al-Abid


Fatima Y. Al-Motawaa

Research and Grant Specialist

Aisha A. Al-Abdulghani

Advocacy and Outreach Specialist

Shaikha H. Al-Naemi

Research Program Coordinator

Ebtsam Ayoub

Family Policy Officer

Deena S.Al-Kabbi

Senior Program Specialist

Dr Azza O. Abdelmoneium

Family Research Expert

Mashael Al Qattan

Partnership Specialist

Ghazal Othman

Executive Assistant

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