Saudi General Sports Authority chief to be keynote speaker at media forum

Prince Abdul Aziz bin Turki Al-Faisal, chairman of the General Sports Authority. (SPA)
Updated 15 November 2019

Saudi General Sports Authority chief to be keynote speaker at media forum

RIYADH: The first edition of the Saudi Media Forum, which will take place on Dec. 2, will welcome Prince Abdul Aziz bin Turki Al-Faisal, chairman of the General Sports Authority (GSA), as a keynote speaker. 

He will focus on the relation and interaction between sports and media, and the GSA’s efforts to develop the Kingdom’s sports media.

The forum, organized by the Saudi Journalists Association in Riyadh, comes at a time when cooperation between sports institutions and media outlets has become of great importance.

Experts and specialists from Saudi Arabia and 32 other countries will participate. The forum’s 40 sessions and 30 workshops will discuss various subjects, including the organizational, cultural, practical and technical challenges facing the media industry.

The forum will also discuss the role of media content in shaping public opinion, the role of the industry’s digital transformation in promoting competitiveness, and successful international experiences related to investment in the industry. 


Saudi Education Ministry launches training program

Updated 10 min 33 sec ago

Saudi Education Ministry launches training program

  • The five-day program is aimed at people interested in research and studies on education policies

RIYADH: The Saudi Education Ministry has launched a training program titled “Effective reform foundations for education policies: Research and policymaking,” presented by the Education Policy Research Center in cooperation with the World Bank. 
The five-day program, taking place on Dec. 9-13, is aimed at people interested in research and studies on education policies.
The program’s topics include managing an effective education system, supporting teachers, promoting concepts and means to finance education, building foundations for early childhood education, and strengthening students’ evaluation and curriculums. 
Dr. Ibrahim Al-Bidyawi, the ministry’s undersecretary for planning and development, inaugurated the program.
He said it aims to introduce trainees to the most important issues of education policies to qualify them as researchers in the field, thus contributing to building capacities in the field of improving educational policies and decision-making.
He also shed light on the partnership between the ministry and the World Bank, which aims to implement programs to develop the education system in line with the Saudi leadership’s aspirations and ambitions.