DOHA,April,16: Katara, the Cultural Village, yesterday announced the launch of a five-year strategic plan in collaboration with Palladium Group, a world-renowned strategy execution consulting company.
“This plan intends to make the best use of Katara’s buildings and facilities to enrich the cultural movement, inspire creativity, and create an environment conducive to the support of cultural, intellectual, and artistic activities,” said General Manager of Katara Dr Khaled Al Sulaiti, at a press conference yesterday.
Utilising the Kaplan-Norton Strategy Execution Framework, the new strategy will comprise the values, vision, and mission of the Cultural Village in the coming years and determine the scope of work and objectives using quantitative indicators measured after the implementation of the strategy and at the time of its evaluation.
Based on several benchmark studies, statistics, documents, information, questionnaires, interviews, and surveys, the Katara management and Palladium teams will propose a final strategy to be approved and implemented until 2018 in accordance with Qatar National Vision 2030.
“As a meeting place for intellectuals and creative thinkers, Katara, the Cultural Village, seeks to increase the cultural awareness through festivals, exhibitions, and seminars, in addition to conducting research work and studies in line with the goals and objectives of the institution. In line with the Qatar National Vision 2030, Katara aims to issue publications and periodicals promoting its objectives and activities in coordination with the Ministry of Culture, Arts, and Heritage, governmental and non-governmental institutions,” he said.
The development of a comprehensive strategy based on Qatar National Vision 2030 will promote the abilities and capacities of the Cultural Village to keep up with multi-faceted cultural movement on the national, Gulf, Arab, and international fronts in culture and the arts.
Katara is to undergo the remaining phases of development, including the establishment of a mall, residential villas, hotels, and other facilities serving culture and tourism. However, the main target of the Cultural Village is to develop and nurture the capacities of talented Qataris.
“The Cultural Village Project is considered one of its kind in the region. Katara is not only heritage buildings or a commercial entertainment project; it is rather a group of projects focusing mainly on culture, an incubator of different cultures and civilizations, and a major turning point in the cultural movement in Qatar,” Al Sulaiti stressed.
Katara is a recipient of ISO 9001: 2008 certification for the management of cultural affairs from MS Certification Company, one of the leading global companies in the field of application of quality management standards for administrative and financial world; demonstrating the quality performance and efficiency standards at Katara.
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