Tamkeen supports Bahraini research initiatives

Manama, Bahrain Center for Strategic, International and Energy Studies (Derasat) has signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with Tamkeen.

The agreement comes as part of ongoing commitment to strengthen partnerships with various national institutions in support of the comprehensive development process of His Majesty the King, Bahrain’s Economic Vision 2030 and its fundamental principlesof promoting sustainability of the national economy, diversifying its resources and generating creative opportunities through an economy based on knowledge and technology.

The MOU was signed on September 11 at Tamkeen headquarters in the presence of Dr. Shaikh Abdullah bin Ahmed Al Khalifa, Chairman of the Derasat Board of Trustees, Dr. Ebrahim Mohamed Janahi, Chief Executive of Tamkeen, and Qatadah Zaman, Executive Director of Derasat.

The MOU aims to enhance collaboration between Derasat and Tamkeen in support of initiatives by Bahraini researchers and to encourage them to engage in various fields of studies in order to put forth substantial reports on the achievements and roles of government institutions in the Kingdom of Bahrain as well as promote Bahrain’s position as regional and international leader in sustainable economic development.

The memorandum highlights support of the production of a series of studies, researches and specialized reports, conducting polls and surveys on the labor market and the national economy, implementation of specialized training programs for the development of Bahraini researchers, and supporting events which contribute to the development of the national economy in the field of research.

Dr. Shaikh Abdullah bin Ahmed, Chairman of Derasat’s Board of Trustees said: “In keeping with dynamic development process, any vision which contributes to the advancement of the economy must be based on solid grounds and backed by comprehensive research that provides an integrated analysis of the economic landscape and details adequate information on opportunities and challenges to be dealt with objectively in order to make informed decisions which optimize the use of resources to achieve the best end results.”

Tamkeen’s Chief Executive Dr. Ebrahim Mohamed Janahi praised this strategic initiative and its outcomes in supporting efforts towards qualitative identification of the economic development opportunities available in the labour market.

“This MoU meets Tamkeen’s objectives of enhancing productivity and sustainable growth of Bahraini talents and businesses,” he said.

“The reports and results of these researches will provide a valuable resource of market indicators and measure impact of development initiatives on the national economy.”

Qatadah Abdulhameed Zaman, Executive Director of Derasat, stressed that cooperation with institutions such as Tamkeen contribute to the efforts made by our capable research team in providing comprehensive reports to the decision makers at all levels as well as enhance Derasat’s position as an influential regional think tank which contributes towards bridging the gap between research and policy practice, drivig policy decision making that is relevant and effective.

Source: Bahrain News Agency