The International Conference ‘Population and Sustainable Development in the Sultanate of Oman’
14 - 16 Oct 2019
Abdullah Hamed Al-Maani
05 Mar 2019
Sultan Qaboos University
The idea of organizing this international conference ‘Population and Sustainable Development in the Sultanate of Oman’ is to highlight the issues related to population in the Sultanate of Oman, to be tackled from different perspectives and to provide possible solutions. In addition, the conference will try to present regional experiences, especially from the GCC countries, Arab countries as well as international experiences. These population issues have created a major challenge to both developed and developing countries because of the overlap of the factors that contribute to either the aggravation or the decline of these issues. These factors include the political, economic and social factors. Thus, the policymakers have to work tirelessly to seek solutions to these issues and to look to the future to prevent the emergence of new issues or the aggravation of current ones. The transformations that are being witnessed by the World due to the Fourth Industrial Revolution require from the planners to take into account the dramatic change in the labour market. This is mainly manifested in the disappearance of many jobs, due to the digital transformation solutions and machine replacement, the emergence of smart cities, cultural and social transformations, the growing ratio of ageing population category, and the increasing aspirations of societies for greater well-being and other issues that require a comprehensive understanding to draw a future roadmap.