Minister of Justice and Awqaf and Islamic Affairs Yaacoub Al-Sanaa underlined Monday the importance of the strategic planning for the development of countries and institutions.
"The Muslim nation desperately needs fulfilling success requirements and employing scientific tools to restore its renaissance," Al-Sanaa said in the inaugural speech of the Fourth Outstanding Practices in Strategic Planning Conference, organized by the Ministry of Awqaf and Islamic Affairs under the patronage of His Highness the Prime Minister Sheikh Jaber Mubarak Al-Hammad Al-Sabah.
He added that "No country or institution could progress without people who are qualified to shoulder the burden of planning for development." The Minister called for setting an effective framework for capacity-building to create leaderships who master the skills of strategic planning.
For his part, Head of the Planning and Information at the Ministry Hazaa Al-Fadheli said the Ministry of Awqaf has initiated an administrative excellence award to honor the outstanding performers at the Ministry's different departments.
He pointed that the award jury applies high-quality professional criteria to select the winners.
On the sideline of the inaugural session of the conference, Minister Al-Sanaa handed awards to the winners of this year's edition of the administrative excellence prize.
The three-day conference aims to highlight the applied role of the Islamic, government and developmental institutions in encouraging the Islamic and Arab institutions to apply the strategic planning approach in the institutional performance and creating strategic leaders and discovering talent management.
It also aims to deliberate the applied and practical approach in this regard and show the impact on the institutional performance in the Islamic and Arab communities, with monitoring the distinct experience of the Ministry of Awqaf and Islamic Affairs in Kuwait in encouraging the Arab and Islamic institutions in the field of the outstanding practices in strategic planning.
Moreover, the conferees will also discuss the mechanisms and applied programs used in building strategic leadership capable of leading the strategic performance to encourage these institutions to change the traditional methods and change for better.
The Ministry of Awqaf and Islamic Affairs has organized three conferences during the past three years on the strategic planning, the first of was held under the title: Outstanding Practices in Strategic Planning. The second was: Measurement of Strategic Performance and Excellence. The third one was: Strategic Leadership.