Saudi minister announces the launch of first Saudi School of Public Policy

Saudi Energy Minister Prince Abdulaziz bin Salman inaugurated the School of Public Policy, the first institution for advanced studies in public policy in Saudi Arabia.

This establishment follows the recent approval by the Council of Ministers for the King Abdullah Petroleum Studies and Research Center (KAPSARC) to establish the School of Public Policy (KSPP).

Prince Abdulaziz bin Salman, who is also the chair of the KAPSARC Board of Trustees, spoke at the Human Capability Initiative (HCI) conference in Riyadh. He said that the school's goal is to train the next generation to have an impact on public policy on a global and national scale. The need of equipping the next generation of Saudi Arabian and global leaders and professionals to make well-informed social and economic decisions was stressed by him.

The minister pointed out the critical significance of Saudi leadership in promoting the empowerment of women and fostering the development of the younger generation. The individual in question declared the Saudi Technical Institute for Petroleum Services to be renamed the "Energy Institute."

The HCI conference, held under the auspices of Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman, aims to develop human capabilities as part of Saudi Arabia's Vision 2030 Realization Programs.

The KSPP will concentrate on public policies related to energy, climate, and sustainability. It offers a two-year master’s program and executive education courses to equip future leaders with the skills to address critical public policy challenges in various sectors.

Fahad Alajlan, president of KAPSARC, emphasized the center's commitment to influencing public policy at national, regional, and global levels through the new School of Public Policy. Dr. Ghadah Alarifi, founding dean of KSPP, highlighted the institution's role as a catalyst for collaboration and progress in the public policy sphere.

By leveraging KAPSARC's network, KSPP provides opportunities for global engagement and career advancement, offering tailored courses in energy policy and other relevant areas. The school is dedicated to sustainability, aiming to meet its energy needs through renewable resources, aligning with Saudi Arabia's commitment to environmental responsibility.

KAPSARC is renowned for its contributions to energy, environmental, and economic research, aiming to advance Saudi Arabia's energy sector and influence global policies through evidence-based research and advice.

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