Dubai Policy Watch forum hosts launch of 'Arab Human Capital Challenge – The Voice of CEOs' report

Published June 14th, 2009 - 06:48 GMT

Mohammed Bin Rashid Centre for Leadership Development (MBRCLD) has announced that it held a new session of the Dubai Policy Watch last Thursday (June 11, 2009), where it launched the "Arab Human Capital Challenge – The Voice of CEOs," a report detailing the challenges facing Arab human capital from the perspective of CEOs of both the public and private sectors. The Arab Human Capital Challenge – The Voice of CEOs report has been developed by the Mohammed Bin Rashid Al Maktoum Foundation in cooperation with PriceWaterhouseCoopers (PWC).

Adel Al Shared, Executive Chairman of MBRCLD said: "This new session of Dubai Policy Watch gathered representatives from both the public and private sectors who have extensive experience in HR management. We had also prepared very exciting and interesting discussion points, which made this a highly informative and enlightening activity for the participants."

The exclusive event was attended by more than 100 participants from the Government Leaders level and Young Leaders level of the Mohammed Bin Rashid Programme for Leadership Development (MBRPLD) as well as alumni of MBRPLD. Sultan Lootah, Vice President, Employment & Entrepreneurship, Mohammed Bin Rashid Al Maktoum Foundation, and Anne Simons, Director and Head, Research & Survey Unit, PWC Middle East Intelligence, likewise were present to discuss pertinent details about the newly launched report.

Aside from the guests who discussed the report, there was also a panel discussion featuring Eng. Salah Al Afaliq, Managing Director and CEO of National Tri-Generation CHP; Dr. Sulaiman Al Hattlan, CEO of Arab Strategy Forum and Ghaith H. Fariz, Director, Arab Knowledge Report, UNDP and Mohammed Bin Rashid Al Maktoum Foundation. Aside from the presentations and discussions, participants also had a chance to interact more intimately with the speakers during the Q&A session and a networking session.

Dubai Policy Watch forum is a periodic activity that facilitates discussions on various challenges and opportunities faced by incumbent and future leaders and proponents of sustainable development.

MBRCLD has been established in line with the vision and directions of H.H. Sheikh Mohammed Bin Rashid Al Maktoum, UAE Vice President and Prime Minister and Ruler of Dubai; who has underscored the critical importance of a highly competent national professional workforce to ensure the country's global sustainability.


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