The Ministry of Culture and Sports will implement its strategy to create an active cultural, sport and youth movement that forms a framework for the society to uphold its national identity, value system and culture in light of its openness to the world and its constructive interaction with other cultures.
This was highlighted at the Cabinet's regular meeting at the Amiri Diwan on Wednesday, which was chaired by HE the Prime Minister and Minister of Interior Sheikh Khalid bin Khalifa bin Abdulaziz al-Thani.
HE the Minister of Justice and Acting Minister of State for Cabinet Affairs Dr Issa Saad al-Jafali al-Nuaimi then issued a statement giving the details of the meeting.
Based on the directives of HE the Prime Minister and Minister of Interior on providing the Council of Ministers with plans related to the competencies of ministries and other government agencies, public bodies and institutions, including all implementation programmes and projects, the specified timetable for completion as well as standards and indicators for measuring performance progress in line with the comprehensive development vision, Qatar National Vision 2030, in addition to highlighting any partnership projects between the public and private sectors, if any, HE the Minister of Culture and Sports Salah bin Ghanem bin Nasser al-Ali gave a presentation on the detailed plan for the strategy of the Ministry of Culture and Sports.
The strategy of the Ministry of Culture and Sports included:
Main results and objectives:
*The main result is an active cultural, sports and youth movement based on an authentic value system that supports society in achieving civilised progress. The Ministry will work through this strategy to create an active cultural, sport and youth movement that forms a framework for the society to uphold its national identity, value system and culture in light of its openness to the world and its constructive interaction with other cultures.
*The first intermediate result is culture as a framework for preserving identity and promoting citizenship and civilised communication. The Ministry will, within the framework of its strategy, activate the role of the cultural scene by promoting cultural production that aims to enhance major perceptions of national identity by developing attractive cultural activities that raise the level of societal participation, work to discover and sponsor cultural talents, increase cultural production that enhances identity, and organise events that contribute to increasing cultural communication with resident communities. Work will also be undertaken to enhance Qatar's cultural status regionally and internationally.
*The second intermediate result is a distinguished sport level. Through this strategy, the ministry will continue its efforts towards creating an environment that encourages members of society of all groups to practise sport and physical activity by making the sport establishments and facilities of the ministry more attractive to the public. Work will be done to enhance the cultural and social role of sports clubs to be able to interact more with the surrounding community. Also, work will be done to discover and nurture national sports talents in various games.
*The third intermediate result is an empowered and qualified youth for an active role in society. The ministry will continue working towards empowering youth to play an active role in contributing to the renaissance of the state by promoting concepts of citizenship and identity values, raising their life skills and leadership capabilities and encouraging them to be creative and innovative through a system of designed programmes and events.
*The fourth intermediate result is efficient institutional performance that helps achieve professionalism and administrative excellence. The Ministry will develop and enhance the efficiency of institutional performance by activating its organisational structure, raising the professionalism of employees, completing and simplifying the review of procedures of its operating system, strengthening and activating partnerships with institutions and actors in the sector and using technology in its operations.
*Results achieved in 2018: The relevant departments in the ministry began implementing strategic projects for the cultural enrichment and sports excellence sector during the preparation phase of the first version of the ministry's strategy.
*Programmes and projects: The executive framework for the ministry's strategy consists of 35 goals that work to achieve one main result and four intermediate results. The number of strategic objectives for the cultural enrichment and sports excellence sector, which the ministry is working to achieve is 21 goals, of which 13 goals will be achieved 100% by the ministry, while the remaining goals will be achieved in co-operation with some partners in varying proportions.
The executive framework of the ministry's strategy includes four main programmes to achieve the intermediate results. Each programme consists of a group of sub-programs and projects, as follows:
*Culture as a framework for preserving identity and promoting citizenship and civilized communication.
*A distinguished sport level
*An empowered and qualified youth for an active role in society.
*An efficient institutional performance that helps achieve professionalism and administrative excellence:
Meanwhile, yesterday's cabinet meeting approved the cabinet's draft decision amending some provisions of decision No 14 of 2017 forming the organising committee to host international and regional sporting events, and the Ministry of Culture and Sports proposal to renew the term of membership of the committee for three years.
The committee, established at the Ministry of Culture and Sports, is specialised in several areas, including:
Study the proposals of sports authorities regarding hosting international or regional championships and sporting events and giving opinion regarding them in terms of the feasibility of holding these events and their benefit to the state; take coordination measures with the concerned authorities regarding hosting tournaments and sporting events that have been approved; and study the estimated budget allocated to them by the state and give an opinion on it.
PM stresses need for ministerial plans to include Amir's objective
HE the Prime Minister and the Minister of Interior stressed the need for the strategic plans of ministries and other government agencies, bodies and public institutions to include what His Highness the Amir Sheikh Tamim bin Hamad al-Thani affirmed in his speeches before the Shura Council, that strategic plans are developed not only to complete a procedure in a formal manner, but to be applicable through clear implementation plans that include specific financial budgets for programs and projects within a specific time frame and clear criteria for measuring the success of implementation and for accountability to be accordingly.
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