KAPSARC launches first Arabic energy economics podcast

From its base in one of the world’s most important energy-producing regions, KAPSARC develops economic frameworks to help achieve effective alignment between energy policy objectives and outcomes.
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Updated 21 May 2020

KAPSARC launches first Arabic energy economics podcast

The King Abdullah Petroleum Studies and Research Center (KAPSARC) has launched the first specialist energy economics and environment podcast in the Arabic language, titled “KAPSARC Studies.”

The new podcast aims to summarize the latest KAPSARC research and papers, in hot energy economics topics, to enrich the Arabic energy content in the Kingdom and the Arab world. 

KAPSARC seeks to enhance knowledge and awareness in the energy economics sector by producing two episodes monthly in one year, and make them available on the center’s website, Apple podcast and SoundCloud application.

Last year, KAPSARC launched the “Kingdom of Energy” podcast, which produced around eight English episodes on vital topics such as oil markets, carbon emissions and renewable energy. Therefore, the “KAPSARC Studies” podcast will become the second podcast owned by the center.

The podcast is part of the Riyadh-based center’s media initiatives, which aim to enrich the energy debate locally and internationally, especially given the fact that Saudi Arabia is one of the world’s leading oil exporters. The podcast also provides a chance to hear the views and thoughts of some of the center’s top energy experts and from some of its local and international partners.

The podcast is targeted at decision-makers, university students and anyone who is interested in energy security and sustainability. The podcasts are available on: https://www.kapsarc.org/ar/kingdom-of-energy/ 

KAPSARC is a nonprofit global center that produces six different energy products, which are: Research studies, instant insights, commentaries, data insights, peer reviewed papers and podcasts. This is in order to enhance the global energy sector, face the future energy challenges and support decision-makers in energy resources diversification, economic growth and meeting Saudi Vision 2030 goals. 

Earlier in February, the center announced that it had jumped 14 positions to place 15th in the MENA category according to the University of Pennsylvania 2019 Global Go To Think Tank Index Report. The center has also climbed four places in the Energy and Resources Policy category, where it now ranks 13th globally. 

From its base in one of the world’s most important energy-producing regions, KAPSARC develops economic frameworks to help achieve effective alignment between energy policy objectives and outcomes. Its researchers collaborate with leading international research centers, public policy organizations, and industrial and government institutions, to share knowledge, insights and analytical frameworks.

Affordable, sustainable energy underpins the growth of a country’s economy and the well-being of its citizens. As such, effective energy policy is one of the greatest challenges for governments and other stakeholders across the globe.

Through its research, KAPSARC aims to improve societal well-being and prosperity both in the region and worldwide.


Al-Dabbagh Group Ranked sixth on Kingdom of Saudi Arabia’s Great Place to Work List

Updated 04 June 2020

Al-Dabbagh Group Ranked sixth on Kingdom of Saudi Arabia’s Great Place to Work List

Jeddah, Saudi Arabia: Al-Dabbagh Holding Group, founded in 1962, has been ranked sixth in the Saudi Arabian private sector's best working environments for the year 2020. The ranking is compiled by Great Place to Work, a leading global organization that evaluates work environments across more than 60 countries.
This achievement comes in recognition of Al-Dabbagh Group's efforts toward creating and fostering a positive working environment for all. Employees participated in a questionnaire on work-place satisfaction, and the company policies were also subject to an external review, both of which contributed to the resulting ranking.
Al-Dabbagh Group’s Head of Human Resources, Hayfa Abu-Zabibah has said that "this achievement is the result of the Group's unique culture, derived from the philosophy of Omnipreneurship, which embraces comprehensive leadership and is made up of three principles (Giving, Earning and Sustaining) five values (integrity, passion, respect, forward-thinking, teamwork) and ten golden rules. The principles, values and golden rules provide the framework that govern the Group’s ecosystem and culture.”
Hayfa added that receiving this award will only increase the Group’s motivation to further promote this ecosystem and continue efforts toward becoming a better place to work.