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Invest Qatar in tie-up to support talent development

DOHA, November 28, 2023

The Investment Promotion Agency Qatar (Invest Qatar) has partnered with the Ministry of Labour to nurture talents and develop a high-skilled workforce through joint initiatives between the public and private sectors. 
 
This partnership complements the national endeavours to realise the objectives outlined in the human development pillar of the Qatar National Vision 2030 (QNV 2030).
 
The agreement was signed by Sheikha Al-Badi, Assistant Undersecretary of National Manpower Affairs in the private sector at the Ministry of Labour, and Sheikh Ali Alwaleed Al-Thani, CEO, Invest Qatar. 
 
Connecting public and private sectors
Marking the first initiative within the cooperation agreement, Invest Qatar organised an event titled “Connecting public and private sectors for talent development”. The event shed light on initiatives led by government entities and discussed potential areas of collaboration. 
 
It witnessed the active participation of international companies, while also showcasing programmes by the Ministry of Labour on Kawader Initiative, a joint platform between the Ministry and Civil Service Commission. 
 
Similarly, Qatar Manpower Solutions Co. (Jusour) provided an overview of its programmes that support talent development. Attendees engaged in networking sessions and workshops that provided valuable insights into talent management in the private sector. 
 
Local talent
Sheikha Al-Badi said: "Developing and empowering local talent is at the core of Qatar National Vision 2030. Our unwavering commitment to nurture local skills and enhancing their effective participation in the labour market is evident through the implementation of various initiatives, fostering opportunities within the private sector.”
 
She added that supporting well-qualified local professionals sets the foundation for a thriving, self-sufficient society. She underscored that the collaboration with Invest Qatar marks the commencement of a new era of cooperation, focused on strengthening the labour market and catalysing Qatar’s economic growth.
 
Sheikh Ali said: "Foreign investments, along with the transfer of knowledge and skills they entail, play a crucial role in further advancing Qatar’s highly skilled workforce and bolstering our country’s conducive business environment. We are pleased to join forces with the Ministry of Labour to identify areas of cooperation between the public and private sectors in Qatar to achieve that goal. We look forward to facilitating more partnerships that bring together the public and private sectors to unleash Qatar’s human capital development potential."
 
A global education hub
Backed by state-of-the-art educational infrastructure, research programmes and business excellence, Qatar has established the peninsula as a global research pioneer and a true destination for the world’s best and brightest talent. 
 
The country’s commitment to develop its human capital is evident through its significant investments, aimed at creating a vibrant ecosystem of globally renowned educational institutions, research and training organisations. These substantial strides have strengthened Qatar’s profile as the world’s 4th most attractive country for talent, according to INSEAD Global Talent Competitiveness Index 2022.--TradeArabia News Service
 



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