Vision 2030 and Reform in Saudi Arabia: KFCRIS-CMEC Podcasts



KFCRIS in collaboration with the Conservative Middle East Council (CMEC) presents a series of podcasts informing listeners on the progress of Saudi Vision 2030.

The podcasts are based around the report "Vision 2030 and Reform in Saudi Arabia: Facts and Figures (April 2015 - April 2021)" with a foreword by Saud al-Sarhan.



Overview Episode:

This podcast provides a broad overview about Vision 2030 including societal and socioeconomic transformation in Saudi Arabia.



Dr. Hoda Alhelaissi (Member of the Shoura Council since 2013 and a member of the Foreign Affairs Committee within the Shoura)



Dr. Yousef Alshammari (CEO and Head of Oil Research at CMarkits)


Episode 2: Women's Empowerment

This episode discusses the role of women’s empowerment in the Kingdom.



Dr. Thoraya Obaid (Under-Secretary General/Executive Director, UNFPA; former Shura Council Member)



Ibrahim AlMubarak (Senior Advisor at Whiteshield Partners, former Deputy Minister for Social Security in Saudi Arabia)


Episode 3: NEOM – The dawning of a future Saudi Arabia

At the heart of Vision 2030 is NEOM, the astonishing and carbon neutral city being built along the Red Sea Coast in northern Saudi Arabia. It has been described as the Kingdom's "new oil."



Dr. Aisha Al-Sarihi (Research Fellow, Middle East Institute, National University of Singapore)



Dr. Rami AlHarbi (Senior Researcher, Research and Cultural Studies Department, Ministry of Culture)


Episode 4: Culture, Sports, and Entertainment


Episode 5: Religion and Tolerance


Episode 6: Investment and Employment