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Saudi women first appointed to leadership positions at the Presidency of the Two Holy Mosques

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Saudi women first appointed to leadership positions at the Presidency of the Two Holy Mosques

MAKKAH (RAHNUMA): Two Saudi women have been appointed to senior positions in the General Presidency for the affairs of the Two Holy Mosques as part of an ambitious initiative to empower skilled women.

Sheikh Abdulrahman Al-Sudais, president of the organization, on Sunday appointed Dr Al-Anoud Al-Aboud and Dr Fatima Al-Rashoud as assistants to his office, as part of a series of administrative changes.

Other leadership positions were given to Dr Kamelia Al-Daadi, who was appointed Deputy Under-Secretary for Administrative Affairs and Women’s Services, to Dr Ibtehab Al-Jeaid, who was appointed Vice President of Libraries and of scientific research, and Dr. Norah Al-Thuwaibi. , who was appointed vice president for scientific, intellectual and women’s guidance affairs.

The new posts come with a recent decision to appoint an Assistant Undersecretary for Women’s Empowerment, and alongside the recent celebration of the award of 20 women with masters and doctorates.

Al-Daadi told Arab News that the new structural changes will support the administration’s success and development, calling them a true reflection of a working environment full of progress and the Saudi leadership’s continued support for the presidency. general.

“The responsibility is doubled with regard to the two holy mosques because they are the destination of millions of Muslims, and serving them is a matter of great honor that everyone seeks. “

She added that the ambitious strategy the General Presidency is working on reflects the goal of increasing the capacity of pilgrims in the near future, to accommodate 60,000 faithful per day while applying the highest health and safety standards.

“Everyone at the General Presidency is working on the preparation of integrated working methodologies and making every possible effort to become a true model of institutional work, governance, quality, support for women and establishment of environments of creative work, which would contribute to development and efficiency in a short period of time. period.”

Abdul Hamid Al-Maliki, vice president for planning and development affairs and deputy assistant secretary for Grand Mosque affairs, told Arab News that the new organizational structure rests on four main pillars.

“These pillars were based on several benchmarks, in light of which the new organizational structure of the General Presidency was established, he said. “Sheikh Abdulrahman Al-Sudais has worked to promote and consolidate these benchmarks during his tenure for more than 10 years. “

According to Al-Maliki, the first benchmark focuses on youth empowerment, as young leaders in the new organizational structure make up 90 percent of master’s and doctoral degrees. The second benchmark focuses on the empowerment of women; the third on development, technology, artificial intelligence, digital transformation and translation.

“This will have an impact on how the message of the Two Holy Mosques is conveyed, the operational system of the services provided in the Two Holy Mosques, governance and performance measurement,” he explained.

“Finally, investment, financial viability, privatization and endowment funds, which will support the various programs and projects included in the strategic and executive plans of the General Presidency… towards the objectives of the Vision 2030 of the Kingdom” , added Al-Maliki.