“Together We Progress”
The Oman Convention and Exhibition Centre welcomed the commencement of the second edition of the “Together We Progress” forum today. Organized by the Secretariat General of the Council of Ministers and held under the patronage of HH Sayyid Theyazin bin Haitham Al Said, Minister of Culture, Sports, and Youth, the event aims to foster closer communication and collaboration between the government and society, fostering public confidence and partnership.
Bringing together representatives from both the public and government sectors, the forum serves as a platform to evaluate policies, development programs, and government initiatives. Attendees engage in interactive sessions, providing citizens with an opportunity to voice their opinions on public matters and address common challenges.
Sheikh Al Fadhl Mohammed Al Harthy, Secretary General of the Council of Ministers, emphasized the forum’s alignment with the vision of His Majesty Sultan Haitham bin Tarik regarding the importance of enhancing communication between the government and society. Al Harthy highlighted the forum’s emphasis on community participation in the development process, addressing various sectors including education, health, social protection, labor, youth, media, and national identity.
Throughout the forum, special attention will be given to Oman Vision 2040, with dedicated exhibitions and programs focusing on government digital transition, economic diversification, employment, investment, export development, and carbon neutrality.
Among the key presentations, Dr. Madeeha Ahmed Al Shaibani, Minister of Education, discussed strategies for advancing the education sector in line with Oman Vision 2040, focusing on quality enhancement, community partnership, and talent development. Dr. Rahma Ibrahim Al Mahrouqi, Minister of Higher Education, Research, and Innovation, outlined plans to improve university education quality, align academic programs with labor market needs, and promote research excellence.
Dr. Hilal Ali Al Sabti, Minister of Health, highlighted the health sector’s strategic approach, emphasizing sustainability, centralized services, qualified human resources, and diversified funding sources. Social Development Minister Dr. Laila Ahmed Al Najjar discussed priorities under Oman Vision 2040, including social care, community development, services for people with disabilities, and self-employment.
The forum also introduced the “Idea Makers” initiative, encouraging citizens to propose innovative solutions reflecting national identity and fostering closer ties between the government and society, in line with the aspirations of Oman Vision 2040.
Source: Oman News Agency (ONA)