Tuesday, February 10, 2009

Social Responsibility in the Kingdom

As the U.S.-Saudi Women’s Forum on Social Entrepreneurship takes shape, we are very excited to hear that the Saudi Ministry of Social Affairs has made "Social Responsibility" a national priority.

In case you have not yet heard, the first three days of February 2009, the first ever Forum on "Social Responsibility and the Participation of Public and Private Sectors" was held in Riyadh's Al-Faisaliah Hotel.

The Forum highlighted the importance of partnership between the public and private sectors, and their roles in promoting community responsibility. The Ministry of Social Affairs is aiming to create and promote a culture of social responsibility in Saudi Arabia.

Among the over 400 participants, Custodian of the Two Holy Mosques King Abdullah was in attendance, and called for launching collaborative social projects with a focus on the reintegration of the "underprivileged section of society".  Additionally, Minister of Social Affairs Yusuf Al-Othaimin stated that one of the aims of the Forum is the "building of dialogues between the public and private sectors and encouragement of media to support social responsibility programs”.

We are pleased to be promoting social responsibility in the Kingdom at a time that the country is seeking to increase awareness about social responsibility and identify community needs.

Stay with us and we'll keep you informed!

(photo from Mohammad Al-Rehaili's photostream)

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