Strengthening the role of women at university, a global requirement

Strengthening the leading role of women in universities has become a global demand taken to heart by the Islamic World Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (ICESCO), its director general Salim said on Thursday. Bin Mohammad Al-Malik.

In an address at the opening session of the International Conference on Women’s Leadership in Higher Education, organized by ICESCO, in partnership with Saudi Princess Nourah bint Abdulrahman University, Mr. Salim Bin Mohammed Al-Malik indicated that “when the woman assumes the responsibility by merit, it is all of humanity that prospers and is reassured about the future of generations”.

He, in this sense, called on women to raise the level of ambition so that the university fulfills its noble mission, thus contributing to the strengthening of the leading role of women, noting that women occupy 50% of positions of responsibility. within ICESCO.

The organization has also declared 2021 the year of women under royal patronage and with a prominent presence, Al-Malik added, noting that it carries out many programs and activities to build the capacities of women.

For her part, Mariem Mint Mohamed Fadel Ould Dah, wife of the President of the Islamic Republic of Mauritania, underlined that the conference augurs optimistically the future of the qualification of women and constitutes an added value for the strengthening of the place of women, noting that engaging in debates on issues related to women’s access to the highest positions in scientific and academic institutions in the Islamic world is proof that important steps have been taken.

For his part, the Saudi Minister of Education, Youssef Ben Abdellah Al-Benyan, welcomed the holding of this “vital” conference which coincides with the momentum recorded in Saudi Arabia around the question of the empowerment of women and their access to areas of leadership.

In a speech read on his behalf by the delegate of the ministry for Research & Development, Nasser Ben Mohamed Al-Uqayli, the Saudi minister reviewed the programs and initiatives launched in his country within the framework of Vision 2030, and which affirm the role of women and their presence in positions of responsibility.

Related Articles:  Foreign trade: Good news from the Foreign Exchange Office

The Egyptian Minister of Higher Education and Scientific Research, Ayman Ashour, for his part, insisted on the need to prepare women for leadership roles, “to take better advantage of the innovative and creative energies available to women “.

For her part, Inas bint Suleiman Al-Issa, President of Princess Nourah bint Abdulrahman University, highlighted the positive impact of Saudi Arabia’s Vision 2030 on the lives of Saudi women, stressing the concern for countries to develop the talents of women and girls, invest their energy and enable them to obtain adequate opportunities to build their future and contribute to the development of society and the economy.

Organized under the theme “Women and university leadership: context, challenges and horizons,” the conference aims to highlight pioneering and innovative women’s experiences, the essential role of guidance through the establishment of a platform for interaction with distinguished and inspiring university leaders, as well as the creation of a network bringing together stakeholders to discuss issues of promoting the role of women in university leadership.

Leave a Comment

This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.