GCC experts to tackle job market woes at Doha meet


The 2007 GCC Labour Market Symposium, being hosted by Qatar’s General Secretariat for Development Planning (GSDP) will take place from October 29 to October 31 at the Millennium Hotel.

Academics and labour market experts from around the region will be speaking at the event, along with representatives from the World Bank and the International Labour Organisation.

The agenda will focus on effective analysis and policy best-practice and one of the main considerations will be how to improve skills and competencies, and generate new job opportunities for GCC nationals.

Education and knowledge-transfer will therefore be a key theme at the Symposium, said a release issued yesterday.

According to the Director General of the GSDP, Sheikh Hamad bin Jabor Al Thani, this Symposium will be an excellent learning opportunity for Qatar, where policy makers are continuing to explore how to enhance labour market participation through the development of a ‘knowledge-based economy’.

"In Qatar, we have realised that our most important asset for our country’s sustainable development is human resources – in whom knowledge is the best investment.

“Developing an economy which is knowledge-based is something we are championing as a mechanism for providing stability and direction to the region’s Labour Market," said Sheikh Hamad.


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