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Author: Hanaa Almoaibed
This report suggests two approaches to elevate the status of TVET (technical and vocational education and training) in Saudi Arabia. First, toattract students both at the high school and postsecondary levels, TVET must be seen as a usefulfield of education that provides a pathway to employment. To bring about this transition, thequality of the TVET curricula must improve. In particular, the curriculum must better alignwith industry needs, which requires deeper stakeholder engagement. Second, to enhance theperformance of TVET students, effective strategies to improve student motivation must bedeveloped. Such strategies include the deployment of diverse performance indicators, withwhich stu
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Author: Edited by Mohamed Al-Sbitli
A third issue published of The African follow ups, full of geostrategic articles about the Horn of Africa, especially Somalia, Eritrea and Kenya. In addition to dealing with the spread of extremist movements in central and southern Africa, and the repercussions of environmental degradation on the civil peace in Chad. Articles cover several regions of the continent in the north, south and east, on political, economic and social aspects.
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Author: Maha Fallatah
To develop the tourism sector as a main pillar of economic diversification, Saudi Arabia has been investing in heritage sites, museums, luxury resorts, and state-of-the-art entertainment venues across the country. One noteworthy fact about Saudi tourism is that, while increasing numbers of tourists travel by air and railways, the primary mode of domestic transportation, largely for nationals and residents, remains by land. In the first quarter of 2019, roads were used for 90.5% of domestic tourist transportation and 21.8% of international tourist arrivals. This suggests the importance of taking into account road travel experience as an indispensable element of Saudi tourism&mdas
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Number: 8
Edited by: Saud al-Sarhan & Mark C. Thompson
The KFCRIS weekly report on the regional and international impacts of coronavirus (COVID-19) comes at a critical time. In response to the spreading pandemic, governments continue to enforce quarantines, curfews and ‘lockdowns’ that impact national economies and the lifestyles of millions of people. Hence, this weekly report aims to interview a diverse range of individuals including policy makers, academics, and thinkers to seek their opinions on the impact of this pandemic as it relates to their area of interest.
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Edited by: Freddie Neve
Saudi Arabia has taken the threat of the novel coronavirus seriously, responding rapidly and robustly to slow its spread in the Kingdom and the wider Middle East. Saudi Arabia’s first confirmed case of COVID-19 was on March 2, 2020, in a citizen from Qatif, in Saudi Arabia’s Eastern province, who had traveled from Iran via Bahrain.(1) The Kingdom had already taken action before that point. Five days prior   This report analyzes Saudi Arabia’s Response to the Coronavirus COVID-19 Pandemic
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Author: Freddie Neve
This report analyzes Saudi Arabia’s response to the COVID-19 Pandemic up to late May 2020.
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Edited by: Saud al-Sarhan & Mark C. Thompson
The KFCRIS weekly report on the regional and international impacts of coronavirus (COVID-19) comes at a critical time. In response to the spreading pandemic, governments continue to enforce quarantines, curfews and ‘lockdowns’ that impact national economies and the lifestyles of millions of people. Hence, this weekly report aims to interview a diverse range of individuals including policy makers, academics, and thinkers to seek their opinions on the impact of this pandemic as it relates to their area of interest.
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Author: Edited by Mohamed Al-Sbitli
This second issue of African follow-up is devoted to the file of the Ethiopian Renaissance Dam as a geopolitical issue. The Ethiopian vision and the positions of Sudan and Egypt on the issue of the dam were presented, which sparked long differences and negotiations without reaching a compromise solution. The file also included the positions of Somalia, Eritrea and Djibouti. The articles presented clarify the backgrounds of disputes and documents on which the countries concerned depended on determining their position. An article on the Muslim community in South Africa was assigned to this issue.     *Available in Arabic only
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Number: 6
Edited by: Saud al-Sarhan & Mark C. Thompson
The KFCRIS weekly report on the regional and international impacts of coronavirus (COVID-19) comes at a critical time. In response to the spreading pandemic, governments continue to enforce quarantines, curfews and ‘lockdowns’ that impact national economies and the lifestyles of millions of people. Hence, this weekly report aims to interview a diverse range of individuals including policy makers, academics, and thinkers to seek their opinions on the impact of this pandemic as it relates to their area of interest.
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Author: Alanoud Alsabah & Mohammed Alsudairi
The report is the first in a series that will look at several China-linked park-port complexes in the GCC. This particular report investigates the historical origins, developmental trajectory, and current challenges facing the Silk City project in Kuwait. It is interested in gauging the extent to which Chinese actors – the state and economic entities -
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