A Gulf dialogue on nurturing talent in a time of digital transformation


The King Abdulaziz and His Companions Foundation for Giftedness and Creativity will launch, tomorrow evening, Tuesday, virtually, the fifth edition of Wamas Forum, with the participation of institutions, experts and specialists from the Gulf countries, under the title “Nurturing talent and creativity in the time of the digital world”, in conjunction with the World Talent Week And on the Gulf Day for Giftedness and Creativity, all lectures and posts will be broadcast “live” on Mawhiba accounts on social media.

The activities of the “Flash 5” forum include the participation of Dr. Ali bin Abdul-Khaliq Al-Qarni, Director General of the Arab Bureau of Education for the Gulf States, about the office’s role in the field of caring for talented Gulf students and students, and developing their abilities and talents.

In a Gulf discussion session, the forum will address three axes: building regional and international partnerships to serve giftedness and creativity, investing in educational technologies and applications of artificial intelligence in caring for gifted people, and Gulf practices and experiences in caring for gifted people, in which: Dr. Maryam Al Ghawi, Director of the Talent Care Department at the Foundation Hamdan Bin Rashid for Distinguished Academic Performance in the UAE, Dr. Abdullah Al Suwaid, Director of the Gifted Department at the Sabah Al Ahmad Center for Giftedness and Creativity in the State of Kuwait, Dr. Suad Bint Al Sayed Ibrahim Jaafar, Head of Preparing Outstanding Programs, Department of Special Education in the Kingdom of Bahrain, and Dr. Abdullah bin Khamis Ombo Saeedi Undersecretary for Private Education in the Sultanate of Oman, Professor Fawzia Al-Khater, Assistant Undersecretary for Educational Affairs in the State of Qatar, and Dr. Maha Al-Sulaiman, Undersecretary of the Ministry of Education for educational programs in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia. The “Flash 5” forum concludes its activities with a lecture by the main speaker, Dr. Andreas Schleicher, Director of the Education Department at the Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development (OECD), under the title “Building Student Skills in the Time of the Digital World”.

It is noteworthy that the King Abdulaziz Foundation for Giftedness and Creativity “Mawhiba” is the first in the world in the comprehensive nature of its work and programs in the field of discovering, caring for and empowering talented people. It works in wide partnerships with international, Arab, Gulf and local institutions. Students from Gulf countries receive Mawhiba enrichment programs in various fields and specializations according to agreements between Talent and a number of actors.

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