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Prince Hassan calls for 'humanising the numbers' at launch of NCHRD sectoral studies

By JT - Jan 12,2023 - Last updated at Jan 12,2023

HRH Prince Hassan poses for a group photo during the launch ceremony of sectoral studies that were prepared by National Centre for Human Resources Development (Petra photo)

AMMAN — HRH Prince Hassan, chairman of the Higher Council for Science and Technology, on Thursday attended the launch ceremony of sectoral studies that were prepared by National Centre for Human Resources Development (NCHRD).

The studies seek to identify supply and demand in the agricultural, power supplies and renewable energy sectors, the Jordan News Agency, Petra, reported. 

Prime Minister Bisher Khasawneh and several ministers, officials and university presidents attended the event, during which Prince Hassan stressed the importance of "humanising the numbers" in reaching local communities and understanding their needs, all necessary to realising sustainable recovery. In this vein, the prince stressed the importance of combining natural, economic and human resources.

The prince also referred to the need to invest in human capital to empower all groups within the local community, highlighting the importance of studies backed up by empirical data and proven fact.

Prince Hassan renewed the call for a national information system to align information for development goals.

He stressed the need to adopt a system that connects water, environment, food and energy as interrelated areas of study and work, ensuring coordination among the relevant ministries to avoid non-collaborative work.

The prince also praised the efforts of the NCHRD as "a mediator" between education, the labour market and accurately organising data.

For his part, NCHRD President Abdullah Ababneh reviewed the results of the two sectoral studies, which came in line with the executive plan of the Economic Modernisation Vision that was recently approved by the government, and a translation of the recommendations contained in the National Strategy for Human Resources Development 2016 -2025.

Ababneh said that two studies will serve students in terms of vocational guidance, guide policies on education, training and efficiency, support sectoral skills development councils in achieving their goals and provide data on the realities of the labour market over the next three years for the targeted sectors.

He added that the studies will help identify the most significant problems experienced by the target sectors, allowing solutions provided by employers to address such challenges to be considered.

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