17th October 2020, Dubai, United Arab Emirates: The Organizing Committee of the GOV HR Summit set to take place as a hybrid event on October 25th in Dubai has announced that Her Royal Highness Princess Lamia bint Majed Saud Al Saud, Secretary General of Alwaleed Philanthropies, will deliver the keynote speech at the 8th edition of the Summit.
Hosted under the theme of “From Reaction to Response, From Rethinking to Reinventing, From Rebooting to Returning Transformed", the summit this year will take place at the Intercontinental Dubai Festival City, UAE, with all the required safety & social distancing measures in place & as directed by UAE government authorities as well as shared virtually.
One of the key pillars of discussion for 2020 agenda of GOV HR Summit is on empowering women and youth, HRH Princess Lamia’s session will highlight key areas communities need to focus on to empower women and support inter-generational change. HRH Princess Lamia’s work is guided by Alwaleed Philanthropies vision to contribute to a world of tolerance, acceptance, equality and opportunity for all. In doing so, HRH Princess Lamia has immense experience in empowering women and youth, supporting the development of communities, providing disaster relief, and bridging cultural bridges.
Commenting on how we can elevate the role of women and youth in bringing about the much-required change and for a world post the crisis, HRH Princess Lamia bint Majed Saud Al Saud, said: “The emergence of Covid-19 has disproportionately disadvantaged women and youth as they suffer from the ravages of declining employment opportunities and socio-economic inequalities. A great deal must be done to build back a more equitable and balanced society. For a start, global efforts must promote the involvement of women and youth in decision-making, and instill inclusivity in strategic responses and long-term planning. Governance models must also allocate resources for strengthening hyperlocal economies, skilling and reskilling of women and youth and nurturing sustainable grassroots development within global value chains. Together, such efforts can act as catalyst for real inter-societal change.’’
In lines with the economic vision of the region that calls for a shift to a diversified and a knowledge-based economy, the GOV HR Summit creates a regional platform that aims to discuss the growing trends of on adapting to the new normal, share insights on the deeper challenges faced by the people management sector with out of the box solutions and initiatives through real-life case studies. The Covid-19 pandemic has casted a new light on people at work and the region has mirrored the changes in business and economics to create sustainability for organizations, promote diversity and inclusion and prepare our leaders for tomorrow.
HRH Princess Lamia bint Majed Saud Al Saud, Secretary General of Alwaleed Philanthropies, added: “It is a challenging environment, but if you stay true to your purpose, the opportunity to shape your society and change perceptions will be worthwhile. I urge all women to identify their goals and aspirations, advocate for them consistently and relentlessly, and realise the powerful impact their work can make. Together, we must all support the protection of the rights of women and youth across all our communities, create a culture of inclusion that fosters diversity and encourage each other to strive towards leadership opportunities.”
Commenting on the 8th Annual of the summit, Ackash Jain, Director, QNA International, organiser of the GOV HR Summit said that “Her Royal Highness participation will give the GOV HR Summit a new momentum, and drive one of the key pillars of the summit focused on women and youth empowerment which are central to the people development practices in the region. For more than four decades, Alwaleed Philanthropies has actively supported and initiated projects that contribute to a more equal, balanced and accepting society. Female and youth empowerment is one of Alwaleed Philanthropies’ four pillars. The organisation has dedicated relentless efforts to offering training and employment programs, supporting female law graduates, encouraging women and youth involvement in the government sector and raising awareness about women’s legal rights through its Waeya Legal Initiative. It is our absolute honor to have HRH gracing the GOV HR Summit with her powerful keynote.”
The GCC GOV HR Awards 2020 be held in conjunction with the GOV HR Summit, the awards aim to highlight, honor and celebrate path breaking achievements of public & private sector organizations and individuals who have demonstrated exemplary leadership towards driving organizational and team effectiveness through Human Capital Management, Diversity and Strategic Planning.
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