Director-General of the Islamic World Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (ICESCO) Dr. Salim M. Al-Malik said on Tuesday the State of Kuwait has taken the lead in investing in the human capital.
He made his remarks during his official three days visit to the country on an invitation from the chairman of the national Kuwaiti committee for education, science and culture in the education ministry.
He added that Kuwait’s policy and vision have provided training and rehabilitation services, opportunities for university education and scholarships, support talent, creativity and innovation, and encouraged young people to launch projects.
He stressed that investing in human capital is one of the pillars of development and advancement and facing challenges, while failing in this field leads to extremism, sowing hatred and moral decay.
Al-Malik pointed out that Kuwait attaches a special importance to the preservation and valorization of tangible and intangible heritage in the Islamic world, as a founding Member and supporter of the Organization.
“ICESCO has made significant efforts to inscribe the largest number possible of historical sites and cultural elements on the Islamic World Heritage List,” he underscored.
He indicated that during the past two years, the organization had developed its structures and procedural and legal regulations and made use of modern technologies in financial and administrative performance, as well as attracting distinguished and young competencies to look at a better future.
He noted that Kuwait empowers women at all levels in the public and private sectors, especially that “Kuwaiti women are strongly present in the cultural, artistic, literary and other fields,” pointing out that women in Arab countries have begun to take a leading positions.
The meeting brought together several advisors and assistants of the Center’s President, Dr. Waleed Al-Seif, head of the Islamic World Heritage Committee, Dr. Ahmed Said Bah, Advisor to ICESCO DG for Partnerships and International Cooperation, and Mr. Yousef Al-Najjar, Assistant Undersecretary of the Kuwaiti Ministry of Education for Financial Affairs.
At the end of the meeting, the two parties agreed to cooperate in holding intellectual seminars and specialized meetings between researchers and experts in fields of common interest.
The organization will provide historical and scientific materials on the archaeological sites and heritage monuments of Kuwait and share it’s electronic and knowledge resources on the “ICESCO Digital House”.
Source: Kuwait News Agency