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GCC cultural activist's course concludes.

Salalah : The first Qualification and Training Course for GCC Cultural Activists was concluded in the hall of the Directorate-General of Heritage and Culture in the Governorate of Dhofar on Tuesday under the patronage of Ahmed bin Ali al Amri, Adviser of the Minister of State and Governor of Dhofar for Technical Affairs.

The four-day course is represented by the Heritage and Culture Ministry within the framework of implementing the GCC joint cultural programmes. The chief guest distributed certificates to the lecturers and participants in the course, who amounted to 22 specialists and those concerned with the cultural work in the GCC countries.

The course included a number of themes to familiarise participants with the concept of cultural institutions management and providing them with the knowledge and skills relevant to the concept of creativity in the cultural work, as well as time management and its role in the cultural institutions, in addition to the role of media means in the cultural field and developing skills of the participants in the field of cultural statistics. A number of Omani lecturers gave lectures in the course.

The course aimed at enhancing the cultural unity amongst the GCC countries and supporting their political, cultural, social, economic, media and educational march through activating the role of the civil community institutions, particularly the cultural institutions to serve the common goals of the GCC cultural strategy, in addition to promoting the GCC cultural forms of exchange as it is an element of fraternity within the one region, as well as an element of convergence with other cultures, in addition to enhancing the cultural role of woman and child cultural programmes.

The course comes as part of steering principles for the GCC cultural strategy, which was approved by the GCC Leaders during the 30th Summit held in Kuwait in December 2009 within the framework of qualifying and training workers in the GCC cultural institutions to enhance the joint cultural work.

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Publication:Times of Oman (Muscat, Oman)
Date:Jul 20, 2011
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