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Posted On: 30 October 2008 09:52 am
Updated On: 12 November 2020 02:08 pm

Vision 2030 stresses action more than words

Khalifa Al Haroon
Khalifa Al Haroon
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The two-day Qatar National Vision seminar concluded here yesterday after charting a plan of action to achieve the goals of Qatar National Vision (QNV) 2030. The QNV, that envisages a balanced and sustainable development of the country in all spheres, was launched by the Heir Apparent, H H Sheikh Tamim bin Hamad Al Thani at the seminar on Tuesday. The event, organised by General Secretariat for Development Planning (GSDP) was attended by more than 400 participants from all sectors of the Qatari society, as well as international delegates. The action plan seeks to involve all segments of the society in developing the National Strategy to achieve goals of the QNV. "Many countries have adopted national plans and what is important is implementation. The plan should not end up in the archives. To realise this, everybody including the families should become a partner in the formulation and implementation of the strategy. People should be convinced about its importance as far as the future of the country is concerned," said Dr Ibrahim Al Ibrahim, GSDP secretary general in his concluding remarks at the seminar. Al Ibrahim said a task force will be set up to take the next steps for developing the National Strategy . The task force will consult widely with the public and conduct interviews with leaders from all fields as well as intellectuals. " The idea is not to do away with everything that are already in place, but to make sure they are compatible with the National Strategy," said Al Ibrahim. The presentations and discussions of the second day were devoted to consideration of the main challenges facing Qatar in preparing its National Strategy and the lesson learned from other countries that have undertaken similar strategic development planning. Al Ibrahim said there was tremendous interest and participation in the seminar and that all partners were eager to be engaged to support the processes for preparing the National Strategy. Stakeholder engagement plans, setting time-bound nationally owned goals and measurable targets, and monitoring and evaluating processes, were emphasized by participants during the event. The Pen