Muscat, The 2nd Oman Partnership and Social Responsibility Forum kicked-off today at the Grand Millennium Hotel Muscat under the theme “Social responsibility: National Commitment to Support Sustainable Development” under the patronage of Sayyida Dr. Mona bint Fahd al- Said, Assistant Vice-Chancellor of Sultan Qaboos University (SQU) for External Cooperation. The forum lasts for two days.

Professor Angelo Ricapone, professor of management control systems at the University of Siena, Chairman of PRIMA Foundation in Barcelona, Spain, guest of honor of the Forum, showed a presentation entitled “Applying the 2030 Agenda .. What is the role of business?”.

A book titled “Corporate Social Responsibility, Best Practices in Oman and the World” by Hilal al-Salami and with the participation of a number of specialists in the areas of social responsibility from different countries was launched in the opening session of the forum.

The book discusses a number of important international models that could represent a road map for some sectors in the Sultanate, notably the logistics sector, private higher education, food security, environmental sustainability and human resources.

The forum included three themes, the first “Mechanisms for the sustainability of Social Responsibility Programs”, which included a working paper entitled “Policies and Mechanisms to Ensure the Effective Implementation of Social Responsibility Programs”. The second theme entitled ” Challenges of Social Responsibility Management, which includes a working paper entitled ” Corporate Citizenship: on the Basis of Social Responsibility Partnership. The third theme focuses on the challenges of reality and prospects for the future of the sector.

The forum was attended by a number of ministers, members of the State Council, undersecretaries and a number of experts and officials in the public and private sectors.

Source: Oman News Agency