MUSCAT: A conference on social responsibility will be held at the Omani Women’s Association in Muscat on April 29 under the auspices of H E Sheikh Mohammed bin Said bin Saif al Kalbani, Minister of Social Development.
Organised by the Arab Woman Media, the conference will have four sessions. The first session, themed ‘Social Responsibility: Culture and Concept’, will discuss Oman’s efforts to strengthen the principle of corporate social responsibility, and its role in development and a bid to find a new definition for social responsibility.
The second session, ‘Social Responsibility in Oil and Gas Sectors’, will cover the challenges faced in implementing CSR in the oil and gas sectors, in addition to presenting experiences of two companies. ‘Social Responsibility in Social Sector’, will be the title of the third session which will see discussions on social responsibility in the higher education sector and a greater role for NGOs.
The fourth session themed ‘Social Responsibility in the Telecom Sector’, will discuss the role of media in enhancing CSR and pioneering social projects in the telecom sector towards a new vision for entrepreneurship.
A special exhibition will be organised on the sidelines of the conference in which companies undertaking social responsibility projects will take part to highlight their role in the community. The exhibition will include latest methods and technologies that companies can use to develop social responsibility.
Specialised seminars will also be held on social responsibility.
SOURCE: Muscat Daily