Nuqat was born out of a desire of empowering the community with creative and critical thinking eight years ago. Workshops, meet-ups and discussions were all part of what helped Nuqat grow into a community of like minded enthusiastic individuals who want to push the local community forward into the future by providing the mental tools and ideas that can help make that happen.
Instead of being a solely oil-reliant economy, Nuqat believes that alternative resources need to be developed. Fostering and investing in the human capital is the way forward. Community discourse is part of that process which is why Nuqat is hosting a special edition forum this month.
Titled “The Human Capital: Investing in Creativity for Social Impact”, the organizers aim to provide the right medium for conversation and innovation. Kuwait’s brightest, most creative and energetic people will be joining in to speak, perform or take part in different panels.
They will be revealing a newly created index that measures the impact of innovation on society, not just for Kuwait but for the entire region. The index quantifies the effect of work being done not only economically, but also socially. The resulting information is the best tool for transforming the culture into one that is motivated by human development instead of just financial incentives.
Registration is free and open to everyone, further proving Nuqat’s commitment to being a leader in developing the community and working towards the common good.
With this incredible line up of speakers, who can resist!? Don't forget to register to @Nuqat Nuqat's "Human Capital Forum" that will take place at Sheikh Jaber Al-Ahmad Cultural Centre on the 24th-25th of January. This forum will comprise of talks and panels from speakers indifferent fields, with a common vision to highlight the importance of investing in creativity for social impact. Registration is now open on their website (www.nuqat.me). You only need to register once to get access to all the talks, panels and performances. Date: January 24 – 25, 2018 Time: 9:30 am – 6:30 pm Location: Sheikh Jaber Al Ahmad Cultural Centre
Investing in Human Development for Social Impact by Bader Al Kharafi
Can investing in art today insure the political, social and economic development for the future? by Abdulnasser Gharem
Discussion Panel: Laying Down the (right) Foundation
Mishaal Al Gergawi
Monira Al Qadiri, Artist
Dr. Amani Albedah, Researcher
Dr. Khaled Mahdi, Secretary-General of The Supreme Council for Planning and Development
Building Possible Tomorrows by Alexandre Fernandes
Using the Museum of Tomorrow as the case-study for imagining and creating a better future in the next 50 years.
Music Performance by Yousif Yaseen
From Personal to Organisational to Collective Impact by Reem Khouri
Focusing on collective profit and using human-centric design to align the impact of people, organizations, and societies.
Strategy and Index reveal by Fadi Adra
Discussion Panel: What are the relevant social indicators
Mohammed Al Osaimi, Financial & Investment Advisor
Reem Khouri, Kaamen
Manal Al Dowayan, Artist
Petro-Historical Complex by Dr. Monira Al Qadiri
When desert archaeologists of the future discover drills will they think of them as treasure? or see them for what they truly are, a tool of greed.
Interview with Shuaib Rashed moderated by Ali Khajah.
Small Means Big: Investing in SMEs by Mohammed Jaafar
SMEs play a pivotal role in supporting the economy and transforming the workforce, making investment in them imperative.
Unlocking The Chain of Creative Production by Farah Al Humaidhi
Creativity is the fuel for the 21st century. The creative economy cannot thrive without the development and expansion of creative industries.
Discussion Panel: Can civil society organisations in the Arab world be the drivers of innovation and social impact?
Shamael Al Sharekh
Abdullah Al-Khonaini, Assistant Researcher
Abdulaziz Al Mutairi, Official Representative of Training Gate
Khulood Al Atiyat, Arts, Culture and Hertiage Program Manager at Sheikha Salama Foundation
Aisha Saeed Harib, Social Entrepreneur
Munira Al Sayegh
The contributions of civil society to global development could be the solution to tackling the region’s social and environmental challenges. How can it be done? How can governments support them?
Resilient Cities: Fostering The Creative Economies by Ahmed Taleb
What cities can do to foster the creative economy and shift their model through regulatory structure/framework, built environment and the social contract.
Discussion Panel: Critical content for change – How can we catalyse critical thinking and creativity to build sustainable futures?
Abdullah Al Kandary
Dr. Ebtehal Al Khateeb, Assistant Professor, Kuwait University
Values by Rana Al Khaled
Deep underneath most of our actions and decisions is a belief system, a set of “personal values”. Are we aware of them? Why is it important to become aware of them?
Imagining Our Cities Through Public Art by Manal AlDowayan
A city cannot be imagined until someone writes or makes a work about it. So how do art practitioners access our cities and their people? How do we engage with our communities and how do we translate their stories?
Cultural Diplomacy by Eman AM Rafay
As nations have grown wealthier, the well-being of societies has become just as important as economic growth. How the culture; social relationships, purpose in life, and enjoyable work all play a role in well-being.
From Tradition to Heritage and Back: The Case for a New Kuwaiti Music by Ghazi Faisal Al-Mulaifi
Historically, Kuwaiti sea music was born of sea trade within the context of the Indian Ocean civilizations that spanned from Zanzibar to Colombo. A re-telling of that story and why it is time to start a new chapter.
Nuqat Closing Talk
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