Next MiSK Global Forum to focus on focusing on youth, knowledge and innovation

Updated 15 November 2017
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Next MiSK Global Forum to focus on focusing on youth, knowledge and innovation

RIYADH: The MiSK Global Forum, the flagship platform of Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman’s foundation, has announced details of its main annual gathering titled “Meeting the Challenge of Change.”
Taking place in Riyadh on Nov. 15-16, the event marks a major evolution of the international platform focusing on youth, knowledge and innovation.
Assembling some of the world’s sharpest thinkers and innovators, it will give participants the opportunity to explore, experience and experiment with ideas and trends emerging in the knowledge economy, and the impacts they will have on the next generation.
Last year, the MiSK Global Forum saw addresses by the CEOs of global tech giants Siemens and Cisco, the co-founder of Pixar Studios, leading Silicon Valley entrepreneurs, inspirational figures from sports and culture, and senior international policymakers.
This year’s gathering will unveil important new initiatives and reports, including the first annual Global Youth Index, and host interactive workshops, seminars and master classes.
Prepared in association with Populus, the index will reveal young people’s confidence and preparedness for the fourth industrial revolution from 21 of the world’s most significant economies, including all G-20 nations.
Shaima Hamidaddin, executive manager and project leader for the MiSK Global Forum, said: “We are expanding the ambition and scope of the MiSK Global Forum. We are set on becoming the pre-eminent global platform to discuss vital issues relating to young people, their future and the knowledge economy.
“Young people are coming of age in a world that is more connected and more fundamentally changing than at any time in human history. The fourth industrial revolution, of transformative technologies, is disrupting economies and will affect the way we live, learn, work and contribute to our communities.
“The MiSK Global Forum’s annual gathering brings together some of the world’s sharpest minds in order to gain a deeper understanding of how to meet the challenge of change. It will be practical, focusing on helping each young person to develop their own plan to meet this pressing goal.”
Established in 2016, the forum is a flagship platform of the non-profit MiSK Foundation, established by the crown prince to discover, develop and empower Saudi youth to become active participants in the knowledge economy.
MiSK pursues these goals by both establishing its own programs, and via partnerships with local and global organizations that help develop intellectual capital and unlock Saudi Arabia’s vast potential.


13,230 families benefit from ‘Sakani’ program in Saudi Arabia

More than 157,000 families benefited from the program during 2018. (SPA)
Updated 17 June 2019
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13,230 families benefit from ‘Sakani’ program in Saudi Arabia

  • More than 157,000 families benefited from the program during 2018

RIYADH: The Ministry of Housing’s “Sakani” program has helped 13,230 families registered on its Real Estate Development Fund list with housing options and finance solutions during May.
This includes 5,835 families who live in their own homes, bringing the total number of families benefiting from the program in different regions of the Kingdom since the start of the year to 68,195.
The Sakani program announced the names of beneficiaries and their national ID numbers through the link https://sakani-names.housing.sa or via the program portal.
More than 157,000 families benefited from the program during 2018.
Ministry of Housing spokesman Saif Al-Suwailem said that Sakani continues to provide its services to beneficiaries according to their needs and abilities. The ministry is keen to provide better services in line with the “Eskan” program, one of the Saudi Vision 2030 initiatives that aims to raise the proportion of residential ownership to 70 percent by 2030.
As part of Sakani’s efforts to provide suitable housing options, the program began to implement 53 new housing projects in different regions of the Kingdom, characterized by affordable prices for a large segment of citizens registered on the lists of the Ministry of Housing.
Al-Suwailem said that the ministry was keen to find solutions for Saudi families that help them to own the right home for them. SPA Riyadh