Muscat, The Governmental Communication Center today organized the 5th regular meeting with media officials at the public organizations. The meeting was attended by Sheikh Al Fadhl bin Mohammed al- Harthy, Secretary General of the Council of Ministers and Dr. Abdul Munim bin Mansour al- Hasani, Minister of Information.

The meeting discussed society engagement and media handling of the issues and decisions that touch the citizen by the governmental organizations. It also reviewed how to convey the message in a clear and transparent manner for the public.

The meeting presented two case studies, the first of which by Sulaiman al- Rahbi, Deputy Secretary General of the Supreme Council for Planning on the application of society engagement in decision making. He reviewed ‘Tanfeedh’ program experience which engaged representatives of all stakeholders.

He also reviewed the experience of the Supreme Council for Planning represented by Oman Vision 2040 in ensuring social engagement in drafting Oman Vision, in response to the royal orders of His Majesty Sultan Qaboos Bin Said to engage the different categories of society in preparing Oman Vision.

Salim bin Naseer al- Hadhrami, Director- General of Planning and Development at the Ministry of Manpower reviewed the Ministry’s experience in providing platform for the open data. The platform avails data on the internet to increase transparency level at the Ministry and enhance society and decision makers’ awareness of such data. The platform also contributes to rationalizing public expenditure through knowledge-based innovation.

Source: Oman News Agency