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ALECSO Partners with Saudi Arabia’s SNC on Major Int’l Education Conference

ALECSO Partners with Saudi Arabia’s SNC on Major Int’l Education Conference

Wednesday, 1 February, 2023 - 09:45
General view of Riyadh city in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia, May 7, 2020. REUTERS/Ahmed Yosri

The Arab League Educational, Cultural and Scientific Organization (ALECSO), in cooperation with the Saudi National Commission for Education, Culture and Science (SNC), is set to host the inaugural edition of a major international conference on culture, science and education in the 21st century.

The conference, ‘Future of Education, Science, and Culture International Organizations Forum’ (FESCIOF) will take place over two days on March 8 at the King Abdullah Petroleum Studies and Research Center (KAPSARC) in the Saudi capital Riyadh, with the participation of a number of major international organizations in the fields of education, culture and science.

FESCIOF will host an unprecedented gathering of international organizations and global entities across a variety of sectors with the goal of enabling collaboration and facilitating cross-sectoral dialogue.

Expected attendees include top international and multilateral organizations; regional institutions; national and regional policymakers; representatives of international and regional development banks; global and national academic institutions; international and regional organizations and institutions; major global and regional corporations, charitable foundations; NGOs; and a variety of subject-matter experts.

The conference aims to create a platform to strengthen relations across international and multilateral organizations, and to provide a space for the effective exchange of ideas and solutions for global challenges. FESCIOF will also develop joint flagship initiatives at the sectoral level.

Commenting on the announcement, Prince Badr bin Abdullah bin Farhan Al-Saud, the Saudi Minister of Culture and Chairman of SNC, expressed his deep gratitude to the Custodian of the Two Holy Mosques, King Salman bin Abdulaziz Al Saud, and Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman bin Abdulaziz for their great efforts on everything that helps international organizations to serve the world and achieve a better life for its peoples in all fields.

“FESCIOF represents a genuine milestone to align objectives across sectors and bring about tangible positive change,” said the Minister.

The conference would enhance opportunities for international organizations in the sectors of education, science, and culture, he said.

“True impact requires collaboration across sectors and countries. This platform will allow participating organizations to draw from each other’s strengths.”

The Director General of ALECSO, Prof. Dr. Mohamed Ould Amar, said: “We at ALECSO are proud to be working with our key partner, SNC, to launch this global reaching and highly-impactful initiative.”

He said he believed the conference will result in tangible impact through the creation of joint initiatives which will help establish partnerships between sectors.

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