Oman News Agency

Muscat- The Ministry of Higher Education, in cooperation with the Brains Innovation Summits, will hold an introductory lecture on the Middle East and North Africa (MENA) Innovation Forum in Education in 2019, which will be held in forthcoming September in Muscat.

The forum will be attended by a number of ministers, policy makers and decision makers in the fields of education, communications, information technology and innovation in the Middle East and North Africa region, as well as private sector institutions of Arab and foreign businessmen and investors in using ICTs in the education sector.

Dr. Rawia bint Saud al- Busaidiyah, Minister of Higher Education said "We expect cooperation with the private sector to achieve the ambitious goals before us in order to realize the Oman Vision 2040, especially in the field of ICT in innovation and education.  We work with the Arab Mind Foundation team and participate in this forum to achieve its objectives in promoting and bringing in new investments and technology transfer initiatives that will be directly linked to finding more employment opportunities and training in practical skills for the promising youth of Oman."

The aim of the regional forum is to create a direct dialogue to exchange experiences and knowledge between the participants in the conference and international companies in the field of developing educational systems, developing skills in education and strengthening the partnership between the governmental and private sectors in the field of scientific research, innovation and entrepreneurship.  It also aims at promoting scientific skills, innovation, critical thinking and artificial intelligence through the use of technology and information technology, and to emphasize the role of SMEs in investing in these areas.