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Social Innovation Forum opens its activities in Saudi Arabia

Under the auspices of Prince Faisal bin Bandar, Governor of Riyadh, the Social Innovation Forum was inaugurated recently, organized by the Asbar Center for Research and Studies.


The opening ceremony was held at the JW Marriott Hotel in Riyadh and lasted for two days, from February 15-16.


In the opening speech of the ceremony, the head of the Social Innovation Forum, Dr. Fahd Al-Orabi Al-Harthy, emphasized that social innovation humanizes projects and initiatives, as it gives them an ethical and human dimension.


He indicated that there are profitable activities and projects that have a clear impact on facing societal challenges, and he extended his thanks to the sponsor of this ceremony, His Highness, the Governor of Riyadh.


Al-Harthy pointed out that the development of societies today and facing their challenges is no longer the responsibility of governments alone, but rather the responsibility of all governmental, private, and non-profit activities.


He indicated that this forum aims to spread the culture of social innovation and push for the creation of environments in which substantial innovations that are sustainable, spread, and impact are effectively grown.


The winning initiatives were announced in the Sindian Award for Social Innovation 2023: the Voluntary Consulting Clinics Initiative, and the Basta Development Project Initiative.


The Jaleesa Company initiative, the Al-Ahsa Fab Lab initiative, and the Nabatak digital afforestation platform initiative also won.


It is noteworthy that the forum will continue its work, as it will include many sessions and accompanying activities such as lectures and workshops, with the participation of local speakers, and from 15 countries worldwide.

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