Muscat, Sayyid Badr bin Saud bin Harib al-
Busaidi, Minister Responsible for Defense Affairs, was briefed today on
the progress of the dialogue sessions and panel discussions of the 4th
Industrial Revolution and Work Future. The symposium is held by the
National Defense College (NDC) since 24 February as part of the
College’s plans with the participation of government agencies and
private sector institutions.
Sayyid Badr was accompanied by Maj.Gen Mattar bin Salim
al-Balushi, Commander of the Royal Army of Oman (RAO), Rear
Admiral Abdullah bin Khamis al-Ra’eesi, Commander of the Royal Navy
of Oman (RNO), Maj.Gen Khalifa bin Abdullah al-Junaibi, Commander
of the Royal Guard of Oman (RGO) and Maj.Gen Hamad bin Nasser
al-Nabhani, Secretary General of Military Affairs at the Royal Office.
Maj.Gen Salim bin Musallam Qatan, NDC Commandant
welcomed the Minister Responsible for Defense Affairs and the
attendees. He praised the minister’s interest in following up the NDC
curriculum and programs to achieve its mission in preparing and
qualifying both military and civil strategic leaders.
At the beginning, the Minister Responsible for Defence Affairs
and the attendees were briefed on the themes of the symposium, the
objectives of its implementation, the mechanism and stages of
implementation and the preparations made by the NDC to organize the
symposium, in coordination with the concerned authorities.
The Minister Responsible for Defense Affairs and the attendees
toured the groups during which they were briefed on the work of the
participants and their efforts to translate knowledge, intellectual and
methodological achievements gained through the course curriculum
and its academic and strategic courses and all related aspects to their
benefit from lecturers, experts and consultants from government
agencies and private sector institutions in giving opinion and advice to
serve the objectives of the symposium. He was also briefed by the
participants on the mechanism of analysis and inference methods they
use to come up with executable recommendations.
The Minister Responsible for Defense Affairs thanked the NDC
and all participants from government institutions and the private sector
on their efforts to organize and prepare this important symposium.
He also praised the methods of innovation, presentation,
analysis, inference, and exchange of views, which will serve the
objectives of the symposium, wishing participants to achieve the
desired results and the implementation of the workable
recommendations, in line with the next phase in light of the 4th
The participants discussed the challenges, including the lack of
clarity of strategic planning and the future needs of the labour market.
They touched on the indicators and initiatives that have been put
forward, including the preparation of an integrated framework for the
training sector and the further activation of the roles of those related to
education, training and rehabilitation, as well as supporting scientific
research and benefiting from experiences and expertise to work on the
development of an integrated strategy, consistent with the
repercussions and effects of the 4th Industrial Revolution that foresees
the future of work.
Source: Oman News Agency