As part of its efforts to enhance its services and to directly engage with the public, Tamkeen will hold its first Consultation Forum for this year. The event, scheduled to be held on Monday 31st March and Tuesday 1st April, 2014, will be attended by His Excellency Shaikh Mohammed bin Essa Al Khalifa, Tamkeen's Chairman and Acting Chief Executive.
This Forum comes in line with Tamkeen’s announcement in November 2013 to start holding consultation sessions with its stakeholders on regular basis. The results of these sessions will be incorporated in Tamkeen's Operational Plans and 2015-2017 strategy.
Commenting on this announcement, Tamkeen’s Chairman and Acting Chief Executive Shaikh Mohammed bin Essa Al Khalifa said, "Tamkeen has been formulating practical steps towards accomplishing the objectives of Bahrain’s Vision, and putting in place the building-blocks for the future. We are currently re-structuring our services; a process we expect will result in more efficient and flexible programmes to better serve Bahrainis and the businesses in Bahrain, in addition to formulating our new strategy for the next three years."
The two-day Forum will take place from 8 am to 2 pm, and includes on its agenda a presentation by Tamkeen on the steps it is currently taking to enhance its services and programmes based on the three main pillars of Tamkeen's 2014 operational plan which is enhancing quality, a more focused customer-oriented and results-oriented approach. In addition, two discussion sessions will be held on each of the two days to discuss ways to further develop Tamkeen programmes and their impact. The Forum will review the progress that Tamkeen made along those three lines and compile the feedback and recommendations from the participants. The Forum will conclude on each day with the summary of the discussions that took place.
Tamkeen has invited various stakeholders including beneficiaries, and partners to attend the Forum in order to provide their valuable input on Tamkeen's programmes and projects. Participants attending the Forum will be divided into several groups representing various economic sectors.