Interview with Head of The Third Arab Conference on Sustainable Development Organizing Committee – Dr. M. Amr Sadik – CEO of QUODRAT

Interviewers: Dina Marei & Mahmoud Mansi

Edited by: Mona Timor Shehata

The Third Arab Conference on Sustainable Development

The Reality of Education and Training for Work and Sustainability

10-11/4/2018 at Grand Nile Tower Hotel, Cairo

“The level of participations in Egypt is low compared to similar events in Asia or USA. People need to be aware of the importance of attending such events in order to improve their knowledge and practices levels within their organizations…”

Dr. M. Amr Sadik

Conference Director

THE INTERVIEW

1-HR Revolution Middle East Magazine: Dr. Sadik, you have been participating in local and international conferences as a speaker and a panel moderator for a very long time. As the director of “The Third Arab Conference on Sustainable Development” can you please tell us what is it about?

The conference is in response to the recently adopted Arab Sustainable Development Goals of 2030, particularly the goals of employment and unemployment control through education, training, creativity and innovation as key to achieving the goals of education and training in 2030. The conference is aiming to identify the most important problems and barriers to improve the quality of education and training in the Arab countries and to combine the potential of the Union of Arab Trainers in cooperation with the Arab Economic Unity Council to overcome these barriers and review and activate employment opportunities to address poverty, creativity and innovativeness.

2-HR Revolution Middle East Magazine: What are the most important issues that will be addressed during the conference?

Eleven (11) working papers will be presented by renowned speakers from Arab countries, addressing and exploring some critical issues, facts findings and cases in the fields of education and training, all are related to sustainable development.

Those papers coming are categorized under three main pivots:

(1) Training and employment are key to addressing poverty and unemployment,

(2) The role of training and education in sustainable development and its forms,

(3) The role and leadership of organizations and their empowerment to achieve sustainable development.

3-HR Revolution Middle East Magazine: What is your constructive criticism regarding other Business conferences that are held whether in Egypt or in other countries?

Personally, I greatly believe that conferences are very healthy to exchange views and thoughts from different perspectives, but normally the level of participations in Egypt is low compared to similar events in Asia or USA. People need to be aware of the importance of attending such events in order to improve their knowledge and practices levels within their organizations.

4-HR Revolution Middle East Magazine: As an Event Director how do you work on the success of the conference?

In order to boost the success of this conference, we are inviting some distinguished guests and key persons from Academia, Organizations, and other important governmental parties to attend. In addition to local media coverage, particularly local TV and magazines. Moreover, we are using social media to attract people to attend the conference.

5-HR Revolution Middle East Magazine: Can you tell us more about the organizers of the conference?

The Arab Trainers Union (ATU) is the first “umbrella” in the Arab nation that bring together all training professionals, in order to authenticate the training profession. ATU ensuring the quality of training, dissemination of Arab creativity, helping members build educated organizations through the research community, and sharing best practices where everyone has the opportunity to grow and develop professionally.

– HR Revolution Middle East Magazine: Thank you so much Dr. Sadik for your efforts to develop the HR society with your innovative work. We are looking forward to conduct a second interview with you on your HR initiatives and insights after your conference is successfully over.