An inquiry into the experience of the individual participant in the creative industries, be it an artist, analyst, or policymaker. What are their motives, incentives, and goals? What are they each trying to do? What is the sum of their interactions?
It is through this user-centric approach that this panel intends to navigate through our discussion on the state of human capital in the Gulf’s creative industries and what components are lacking – or should be made lacking – for its development.
Monira Al Qadiri, Artist
Dr. Amani Albedah, Researcher
Dr. Khaled Mahdi, Secretary-General of The Supreme Council
for Planning and Development
Index Partner: Strategy&
The social index was developed to provide the various stakeholders in Kuwait with a common yardstick that measures and gages social advancement. Most importantly, it enables the various private and public entities to focus their efforts and contributions in areas that will have the highest social impact.
Towards that, our discussion will revolve around identifying and measuring the intangibles that will create an environment that promotes business development, foster creativity and cultural enrichment.
The objective of this panel is to discuss the trends that are shaping the business and cultural environment globally, and how to best incentivize and influence the various stakeholders to pursue intangible and indirect benefits to progress our region.
Our discussion will be focused on the use of indices in three areas, finance, business, and culture to help develop an environment that promotes “quality” growth and culture enrichment.
Mohammed Al Osaimi, Financial & Investment Advisor
Reem Khouri, Kaamen
Manal Al Dowayan, Artist
Interview with Shuaib, moderated by Ali Khajah.
Reading future trends, while knowing their paths, requires intelligence and a thorough understanding of the data. The ability to create a successful industry from the former reading, getting started with new and different communication tools, and making them an element in the daily schedule of the followers. This would be “Investing in the Future”.
EN.V x NUQAT
In recent years, there has been a renewed focus on the contributions of civil society to global development. In the Middle East in particular, it has become apparent that governments and private businesses cannot tackle the region’s social and environmental challenges alone, and that the private and non-profit sectors play a crucial role in driving innovative sustainability initiatives. However, many argue that traditional civil society organizations (CSOs) in the Arab world are not equipped to adequately fulfill this role, and that regulations and funding practices act as an obstacle, rather than as an incentive, for growth and innovation. What are the necessary conditions for CSOs in the Arab world to become equal partners in the quest to achieve social impact? Is there room for them to become more effective at informing, engaging and influencing policy-makers and the public at large? Or is this role being organically taken over by emerging civic initiatives and social businesses working to address community needs with a more grassroots, creative approach? What role, if any, can governments and donors play in enabling the sector as a whole to become more sustainable and results-oriented?
Abdullah Al-Khonaini, Assistant Researcher
Abdulaziz Al Mutairi, Official Representative of Training Gate
Khulood Al Atiyat, Arts, Culture and Heritage Program Manager at Salama bint Hamdan Al Nahyan Foundation
Aisha Saeed Harib, Social Entrepreneur
A discussion on the current status of critical thinking and creativity in the region, how to develop them, and what effect would they have on our futures.
HIKMA x NUQAT
Dr. Ebtehal Al Khateeb, Assistant Professor, Kuwait University