Rami Kinsara, director-general of Saudi Arabia’s Doyof Al Rahman Program

Rami Kinsara
Updated 10 June 2019

Rami Kinsara, director-general of Saudi Arabia’s Doyof Al Rahman Program

Rami Kinsara has been the director-general of the Doyof Al Rahman Program (DARP) since January 2018. 

Kinsara obtained his bachelor’s degree in industrial engineering from King Abdul Aziz University in 2007. 

He graduated with first-class honors. He did master’s in engineering entrepreneurship and innovation from McMaster University in Ontario, Canada in 2010. 

He did his Ph.D. in conflict resolution and decision analysis and systems design engineering from the University of Waterloo, Canada in 2015.

He also worked as a teaching assistant at the University of Waterloo in 2012.

Prior to joining DARP, Kinsara served as a director and adviser at the National Transformation Program from June 2016 to January 2018.

Kinsara has been teaching as a university professor at the King Abdul Aziz University since June 2015. 

His articles on various issues have been published in several international publications.

Kinsara has received a number of honors and awards. He was the winner of the first MIT Enterprise Forum (MITEF) Saudi Arabia, and is a Certified Professional Engineer (CPE) from the Saudi Council of Engineers.

Last month, Kinsara joined Saudi Minister of Hajj and Umrah Muhammed Salih Bentin in Makkah at the inauguration of the Doyof Al Rahman Program by King Salman and Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman.


Preserving heritage means securing the future, says Princess Haifa

Updated 05 July 2020

Preserving heritage means securing the future, says Princess Haifa

  • Saudi Arabia is at the 209th session to discuss international issues related to the fields of education, science and culture

PARIS: Princess Haifa bint Abdul Aziz Al-Muqrin, the Kingdom’s permanent representative to UNESCO, said that changes can only be faced with global efforts to achieve the common goals of promoting peace, building cultural bridges between nations, and empowering societies to guarantee a better future.

Saudi Arabia recently participated in the 209th session of the UNESCO Executive Council at the agency’s Paris headquarters. The Kingdom was represented at the session by Princess Haifa and a team of 26 Saudi experts from different sectors that have activities related to the scope of UNESCO’s work, such as education, culture, energy, environment, and training.

Princess Haifa said: “Despite our different cultures and languages, we share our belief that education is a right for everyone, that preserving heritage means securing the future, and that innovation and science are the bridge that will pull us out of this pandemic the world today is living.”

She said that the Kingdom supported African countries and was ready to share its experiences in various UNESCO fields, in addition to supporting action plans related to developing islands as one of its priorities in exchanging experiences, especially since the Kingdom is one of the most advanced countries in the world in the field of water desalination.

Reference was made to the Kingdom’s support for international growth and stability through the G20 presidency, specifically with regard to ensuring the continuity of education in crises, the continuation of efforts to achieve climate adaptation worldwide, and solidarity with the members of the G20 in fighting the COVID-19 pandemic.

As a member state of the UNESCO Executive Council, Saudi Arabia is at the 209th session to discuss international issues related to the fields of education, science and culture. These will be evaluated and decided upon, and the executive decisions assigned to them will be voted on, in cooperation with the council’s member states.

The Kingdom’s participation in the meetings of the UNESCO Executive Council also comes as part of its permanent presence in the international cultural and educational organization since its foundation in 1946.