Archaeologists to share live experience of exploration at first Saudi antiquities forum

Updated 29 October 2017
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Archaeologists to share live experience of exploration at first Saudi antiquities forum

RIYADH: Archaeologists from around the world will share the live experience of archaeological exploration at the first Saudi Archaeology Forum, to be held under the patronage of King Salman at the King Abdul Aziz Historical Center in Riyadh from November 7 to 9.

The forum is being organized by the Saudi Commission for Tourism and National Heritage (SCTH) as a part of the efforts of the Program for Caring for Kingdom’s Cultural Heritage in collaboration with the King Abdul Aziz Research Center (Darah), the ministries of municipal and rural affairs, culture and information, and the Education, wherein a number of concerned government agencies will also cooperate to make it a success.

“Visitors to the first Saudi Archaeology Forum will have the opportunity to join a number of local and international archaeologists in a live experience of archaeological excavation dedicated to this event at the venue,” the media department of the SCTH said Thursday.

The forum is aimed at introducing the public to archaeological excavation and discovery, methods of identifying archaeological objects, the tools used in the excavation process, and the precise methods carried out by archaeologists in remote desert areas of the Kingdom.

According to the commission, work is underway to design a site that simulates the selected sites of archaeological excavations in the Kingdom, and detail the discovered relics.

The forum will feature a scientific conference during which a number of working papers covering different historic periods, from prehistory until the end of the fourteenth century of Hijri calendar will be presented. However, it is not just a scientific conference and most of its events are oriented to the public, where the forum will have exhibitions and events to highlight the archaeology of the Kingdom and introduce citizens to the antiquities.

The forum will be attended by about 30 Saudi-international archaeological teams that are currently conducting archaeological excavations across the Kingdom, said the SCTH.

Moreover, 10 exhibitions specialized in archaeology will accompany the forum, as well as a number of projects and initiatives related to archaeology in the Kingdom will be inaugurated.

The maiden conference will cover the pre-historic antiquities, rock arts, Hajj and trade routes, the Arabian Peninsula’s pre-Islamic antiquities, antiquities of the Islamic ages, arts and architecture, sunken antiquities, ancient and Islamic writings, and heritage sites.


Civil service ministry launches national training program for public sector employees

Updated 21 January 2019
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Civil service ministry launches national training program for public sector employees

  • The “National Program for Rehabilitation and Training of Human Resources Personnel and Leaders in Government Agencies” which aims to expand the skills of government personnel
  • The training program is in line with the Saudi Vision 2030

JEDDAH: A national program aimed to train public sector employees in the field of human resources management has been inaugurated by the Ministry of Civil Service on Sunday.

The “National Program for Rehabilitation and Training of Human Resources Personnel and Leaders in Government Agencies,” which aims to expand the skills of government personnel, is in line with the country’s Vision 2030, according to the ministry.

“The Ministry of Civil Service will spare no effort in carrying out the roles entrusted to it to advance administrative development, including the modernization of the working environment in the public sector,” said Minister of Civil Service Suleiman bin Abdullah during the inauguration.

The program will explore best practices in human resources management in the public sector, and will discuss the basic principles of the employee life cycle. It will also train employees on methodologies of workforce planning, how to motivate employees to achieve their career objectives, how to foster a culture of group work, as well as highlight the role of digital technology in human resource.

Only Saudi nationals who have a college degree are eligible to join the program.

Government agencies will nominate the eligible employees, who will then be enrolled in a five-day course on human resource, where their abilities to obtain a certificate from UK-based Chartered Institute of Personnel and Development will be assessed. Successful candidates will finish a one-year training module, consisting of classroom and on-site activities.