The Human Capability Development Program aims to ensure that Saudi citizens have the required capabilities to compete globally by instilling values and developing basic and future skills, as well as enhancing knowledge. The program focuses on developing a solid educational base for all citizens to instill values from an early age, while preparing the youth for the future local and global labor market. It also focuses on upskilling citizens by providing lifelong learning opportunities, supporting innovation and entrepreneurship culture, and developing and activating policies and enablers to ensure Saudi Arabia's competitiveness.
The Human Capability Development Program is one of the newly refreshed Vision 2030 programs. It was created to develop citizens' capabilities, prepare them for the future, and support them to seize opportunities. The program will focus on instilling values, developing basic and future skills, and the enhancing knowledge in a variety of fields. This ensures citizens participate effectively in the ongoing local economic, social, and cultural developments while also competing in the global labor market.
The human capability ecosystem has undergone many successful transformational changes including continuation of the educational processes and activities during Covid-19 pandemic. Several digital platforms have been launched including the virtual kindergarten and "Madrasati". On the other hand, research, development and innovation ecosystem output has increased significantly in terms of the number of research publications and global partnerships. For instance, Saudi Arabia was ranked 14th in the number of COVID-19 publications.
His Royal Highness Mohammed bin Salman bin Abdulaziz Al Saud
His Highness Prince Badr bin Abdullah bin Farhan Al Saud
H.E. Dr. Majid bin Abdullah Al-Qasabi
H.E. Mr. Ahmed bin Aqeel Al-Khatib
H.E. Eng. Abdullah Amer Al-Swaha
H.E. Eng. Ahmed bin Sulaiman Al-Rajhi
H.E Mr. Bandar bin Ibrahim Alkhorayef
H.E. Mr. Faisal Fadhel Alibrahim
H.E. Mr. Yousef Abdullah Albenyan
H.E. Mr. Musaed bin Nasser Al-Barrak
H.E. Dr. Ahmed bin Fahd Al-Fuhaid
H.E. Dr. Khalid bin Abdullah Al-Sabti
Foster values of moderation and tolerance
Foster the values of mastery and discipline
Foster the values of determination and perseverance
Instill national values and strengthen the sense of national belonging
Uphold the Arabic language
Enhance family participation in preparing for their children’s future
Develop positive attitude, resilience and hard-work culture among our children
Build a lifelong learning journey
Improve equal access to education
Improve fundamental learning outcomes
Improve ranking of educational institutions
Develop our brightest minds in priority fields
Ensure alignment of educational outputs with labor market needs
Expand vocational training to provide for labor market needs
Improve readiness of youth to enter the labor market
Nurture and support the innovation and entrepreneurship culture
Yanbu Industrial City was added to UNESCO's Global Network of Learning Cities, the second Saudi city to be included after Jubail Industrial City.
Saudi Arabia ranked 9th place globally in the 2021 UNDP Technical and Vocational Training Index, highlighting the Kingdom's commitment to training its young people, preparing them for the global labor market, and supporting them to seize future opportunities.
Over 9 million citizens benefited from distance learning platforms.
Over 300,000 citizens benefited from the virtual kindergarten platform.
3,700 professional development programs were provided for more than 420,000 educational professionals.
Scientific research publications increased by 120%.
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