Building Human Capital
towards knowledge economy
The third Version of the Knowledge Economy Forum of Kuwait entitled “Building Human Capital towards the Knowledge Economy“, shall have the privilege of being held, during March 2020, under the esteemed patronage of His Highness the Amir of the State of Kuwait, Sheikh Sabah al-Ahmad al-Jaber al-Sabah, in cooperation with the first Human Capital Forum, to be organized with the support of the World Bank Group.
The Kuwait Knowledge Economy Forum 2020 (KKEF) aims to underline the significant importance of the human factor in leveraging upcoming changes that characterize the third millennium and its major shift to knowledge, digitized and technological focus. These changes call for new thinking on how to elevate human capabilities that men and women become able to identify the exceptional challenges of the 21st century, primarily are the effects of the climate change, water scarcity, the domination of knowledge and industrial markets and the digitalization of services, in addition to other sets of problems about finding jobs and the future of labour markets. Exploring solutions to these foreseeable problems demand altered perspectives, new strategies and practicable policies, that can enable humans to reach an evolved cognitive talent, being able to access broader scopes of information and to continue to offer life-long learning opportunities starting from early education.
The 3rd KKEF will be deliberating a variety of topics at the heart of which is the idea that national development cannot be achieved except with human cognitive intelligence and endeavour; hence, is the importance of understanding that the process of building the capacity of human capital is an on-going and cumulative matter, that can, otherwise, be slowed down and discontinued as a result of cognitive inhibitors that adversely affect man’s ability of receive and process knowledge, and not as commonly perceived, that it is a side effect of dropping out of schools and the exiting of formal education systems.
So, to make sure that the Forum accomplishes its objectives, producing outcomes, the Forum’s sessions have been insightfully organized around a myriad of topics. Essentially, Day One’s sessions will discuss education and its importance in building character for the third millennia, the role of health and health care services in stimulating economic growth and development; skill groups and their effect on securing jobs, adjusting imbalances of the job market and the role of working women in labour markets of the 21st Century. In the second day, panellists will discuss modern-day perspectives of international investments across knowledge markets and how it contributes to the reformulation of views on the global economy in terms of knowledge products and data in shaping markets and boosting international trade to achieve the general well-being of peoples and nations across the globe.
A special session on the Belt and Road Initiative (BRI) will conclude the two-day event, discussing BRI’s role in reinforcing the pillars of a knowledge economy and the building of human capital, regionally.
Chairman of Knowledge Economy Forum