UNESCO director-general praises KSRelief humanitarian work

KSRlief Supervisor General Abdullah Al-Rabeeah with UNESCO Director-General Audrey Azoulay. (SPA)
Updated 16 May 2018
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UNESCO director-general praises KSRelief humanitarian work

  • KSRelief signed two executive projects with UNESCO

RIYADH: UNESCO Director-General Audrey Azoulay has expressed her admiration for the King Salman Humanitarian Aid and Relief Center (KSRelief) in helping needy people worldwide.
She was speaking during the meeting with Abdullah Al-Rabeeah, supervisor general of KSRelief in Paris, Azzam Obaid, media adviser at KSRelief headquarters told Arab News on Tuesday.
The two leaders also discussed joint projects in the humanitarian, educational and cultural fields, as well as ways to strengthen bilateral cooperation in these areas.
Azoulay commended the humanitarian works by the center, especially in the education sector.
KSRelief signed two executive projects with UNESCO, inked by the KSRelief supervisor general and the UNESCO director-general, the official said.
Obaid said that the first project would provide support for Syrian refugee children living in Lebanon to complete their basic education.
“This support will expand the children’s access to education, encourage them to remain in school and provide skill-based assistance for the mothers of school-aged children,” he said.
The $3 million program will serve about 10,800 refugees in Beirut, Sidon, Beqaa, Al Janoub, Tripoli and Akkar, he said.
The second agreement was aimed at establishing strategic cooperation and joint partnership between the KSRelief and UNESCO in the education sector with a focus on capacity-building and training, exchange of information, academic studies and research, he said.
Al-Rabeeah highlighted the humanitarian and relief projects implemented by the KSRelief and provided the UNESCO director-general with a brief summary of humanitarian projects the center has implemented since its establishment three years ago: 417 projects in 40 countries around the world, especially in Yemen.
KSRelief has implemented 180 educational projects in 32 countries and 48 of these were carried out in partnership with 22 local, regional and international partners. Some of these projects include supporting ministries of education, constructing educational facilities, rehabilitating and equipping educational facilities, providing educational tools and supplies, enabling students to continue their education and supporting and training teachers.
Obaid said that KSRelief’s mission was to build strong partnerships with international organizations such as UNESCO to expand and enhance its provision of impartial humanitarian aid and relief.


Saudi Arabia’s King Abdullah Petroleum Studies and Research Center launches “Kingdom of Energy” podcast

Updated 24 May 2019
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Saudi Arabia’s King Abdullah Petroleum Studies and Research Center launches “Kingdom of Energy” podcast

  • The program targets decision makers, specialists and workers in the energy sectors

RIYADH: The King Abdullah Petroleum Studies and Research Center (KAPSARC) has inaugurated a podcast program, titled “Kingdom of Energy”, through which specialized researchers can talk about energy economics, policies, techniques and related environmental issues.

The podcast is an opportunity for people interested in the field of energy to listen to the opinions of specialists in the field, including workers or partners of the center, whether local or international cadres.

The program targets decision makers, specialists and workers in the energy sectors through a new platform on the center’s website, allowing visitors to listen to podcast episodes.

The program is working on producing “Kingdom of Energy” episodes on a regular basis. The first episode is now available on the website in English, and another series is to be produced in Arabic.

KAPSARC is a non-profit research center that conducts independent research into global energy economics, policies, techniques and related environmental studies. The center seeks to find solutions for the most-effective and productive use of energy to promote economic and social growth locally, regionally and internationally.