Ministry of Tourism Signs MoU in Human Capability Initiative Conference

The Saudi Ministry of Tourism participated in the inaugural Human Capability Initiative Conference (HCI) held under the patronage of Mohamed bin Salman, Crown Prince. The event took place from February 28 to 29, 2024, at the King Abdulaziz International Conference Center in Riyadh. The conference, which aims to achieve Vision 2023, is named “Preparing for the Future”.

Ministry’s Active Participation in Human Capability Initiative Conference

The Ministry’s involvement included engaging in dialogue sessions and signing a MoU of cooperation with Al-Faisal University to enhance collaboration in tourism human capacity development. Moreover, it sponsored partnership agreements throughout the conference. Princess Haifa bint Mohammed, Deputy Minister of Tourism, contributed to a panel discussing the development of human capabilities within the Kingdom’s tourism sector.

Empowering Human Capital

Haifa highlighted the Ministry’s commitment to empowering human capital through training tourism sector employees for current and future developments. In addition, she highlighted that the sector employs over 925,000 workers, 45% of whom are women. She also stressed the Ministry’s openness to all ideas and proposals presented at the conference to achieve Vision 2030’s aspirations for sectoral development.

Educational Initiative & Partnerships

The Ministry endorsed several agreements, including partnerships between King Khalid University and Swiss Hotel Management School Les Roches. Besides, the event witnessed a partnership between Umm Al-Qura University and Surrey University, UK. These efforts aim to meet the growing demand for tourism professionals, targeting one million new jobs in the sector by 2030.

Human Capability Initiative Conference: Worldwide Hub for Human Capacity

The Human Capability Initiative Conference serves as the first global platform of its kind. It aims to unify international efforts and enrich global dialogue to shape the future of human capabilities. Furthermore, it seeks to build a thriving global economy. The conference tackled challenges and opportunities for human capacity development amid global changes.

Additionally, it hosted policymakers, thought leaders, investors, and entrepreneurs to discuss effective solutions to global challenges. Over 150 leaders and experts participated in 60+ sessions, exchanging ideas to enhance human capacity for a rapidly changing world.

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