The Twelfth Annual Conference of the Arab Thought Foundation (FIKR12)

Job Creation: 80 Million Jobs by 2020 in the Arab World

 

Dubai – United Arab Emirates
The Ritz-Carlton, Dubai International Financial Centre
December 4th and 5th, 2013

 

 

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Days: 
DAY1 – Wednesday, December 4th, 2013

8:30-11:30

Experts Session

A Roadmap for Job Creation in the Arab World – 1 In partnership with B'huth

 

Closed Session

Media Impact on the Enhancement of the Culture of Labor Societies Closed Session for Editors-in-Chief

 

Workshop 1

Public Policy Enhancement in the Arab World In partnership with Issam Fares Institute for Public Policy & International Affairs, AUB

 

Workshop 2

Rethinking Economic growth towards productive and inclusive Arab societies In partnership with the International Labor Organization (ILO)

 

Workshop 3

Labor Mobility Policies In partnership with the International Organization for Migration

Workshop 4

Sustainable Job Creation and Talents Retention In Partnership with Accenture

11:30-12:00

Networking Break

12:00-12:30

Official Opening

12:30-14:00

Launching of the Report on “Enabling Job Creation in the Arab World: A Role for Regional Integration?"

14:00-14:15

Spotlight

Pioneer Role of Saudi Aramco (Partner Sponsor) in enabling job creation in the Arab World

14:15-15:45

Lunch break

15:45-17:45

Main Plenary Session

Enabling Jobs Creation: Whose Responsibility is it?

17:45-18:45

Networking Break

20:30-22:30

"FIKR and AFKAR" Session/ Dinner

 

DAY2 – Thursday, December 5th, 2013

8:30-11:30

Experts Session

A Roadmap for Job Creation in the Arab World – 2 In partnership with B'huth

 

Workshop 5

Future Jobs: Importance of Capacities building Mohammed Bin Rashid School of Government

 

Workshop 6

Role of the Private Sector in Job Creation In partnership with the Union of Arab Banks

 

Workshop 7

Entrepreneurship and Startups In partnership with New Generation Consultancy

 

Workshop 8

Volunteerism: A Pathway to New Skills (In the occasion of the International Volunteer Day) In partnership with J.T. Consulting

11:30-12:00

Networking Break

12:00-13:00

Plenary 1

Public Policy for Labor Market Enhancement In partnership with the United Nations Economic and Social Commission for Western Asia (UN-ESCWA)

13:00-14:00

Plenary 2

A New Societal Economic Culture?

14:00-15:30

Lunch Break

15:30-16:30

Spotlight

Unemployment vs. Available Opportunities In partnership with Tamkeen

16:30-17:30

Plenary 3

Future Strategic Trends: Towards a Successful Integration

17:30-17:45

Closing remarks

17:45-18:15

Networking Break

20:00

Arab Creativity Award