Amir at­tends KFAS awards cer­e­mony for sci­en­tific achieve­ments and con­tri­bu­tions

KFAS Di­rec­tor stresses need to pre­pare for fu­ture of mas­sive tech­no­log­i­cal de­vel­op­ment

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KUWAIT: His High­ness the Amir Sheikh Sabah Al-Ahmad Al-Jaber Al-Sabah at­tended and pa­tron­ized at Salwa AlSabah’s Hall yes­ter­day the Kuwait Foun­da­tion for the Ad­vance­ment of Sciences’ (KFAS) awards for sci­en­tific achieve­ments and con­tri­bu­tions. His High­ness the Amir was re­ceived at the event by Di­rec­tor Gen­eral of KFAS Dr Ad­nan Shi­hab-Eldin and mem­bers of the foun­da­tion’s board. His High­ness the Crown Prince Sheikh Nawaf Al-Ahmad Al-Jaber AlSabah, Speaker of the Na­tional Assem­bly Mar­zouq Al-Ghanem, His High­ness the Prime Min­is­ter Sheikh Jaber Al-Mubarak Al-Ha­mad AlSabah, and se­nior state of­fi­cials at­tended the cer­e­mony.

After screen­ing a KFAS achieve­ments and projects doc­u­men­tary, the foun­da­tion’s Di­rec­tor Dr Shi­habEldin said that since es­tab­lish­ment in 1976, KFAS had been the en­tity that gath­ered sci­en­tists ea­ger to carry the torch of de­vel­op­ment and pro­gres­sion in Kuwait. The lead­er­ship’s hon­or­ing of sci­en­tists and in­no­va­tors since the first KFAS awards in 1979 was a key ele­ment in sup­port­ing this im­por­tant com­po­nent of de­vel­op­ment, said the di­rec­tor who af­firmed that His High­ness the Amir, KFAS Chair­man of the Board, con­tin­ued this im­por­tant legacy. He in­di­cated that while the lead­er­ship played a sig­nif­i­cant role in sup­port­ing KFAS, the pri­vate sec­tor also pro­vided as­sis­tance to the de­vel­op­ment of sci­ence in Kuwait.

The world is cur­rently ex­pe­ri­enc­ing the ‘Fourth In­dus­trial Rev­o­lu­tion,’ a term de­scrib­ing the fu­sion of phys­i­cal, bi­o­log­i­cal, and dig­i­tal tech­nolo­gies, said Dr Shi­hab-Eldin who stressed that it was vi­tal for Kuwaiti so­ci­ety to gear up to­wards a fu­ture of mas­sive tech­no­log­i­cal de­vel­op­ment and ground­break­ing sci­en­tific dis­cov­er­ies. KFAS is well aware of the forth­com­ing age; there­fore, the foun­da­tion is fo­cus­ing its ef­forts on var­i­ous fields such as re­new­able en­ergy and re­sources that are friendly to the en­vi­ron­ment, af­firmed the di­rec­tor. He in­di­cated that KFAS was ea­ger to con­trib­ute to the state’s Kuwait Vi­sion 2035, which will pro­pel the coun­try to­wards a bright fu­ture. Upon the con­clu­sion of the speech, His High­ness the Amir pro­ceeded to present awards to the win­ners of this year’s event. — KUNA

— Amiri Di­wan photos

KUWAIT: His High­ness the Amir Sheikh Sabah Al-Ahmad Al-Jaber Al-Sabah and top state of­fi­cials at­tend the Kuwait Foun­da­tion for the Ad­vance­ment of Sciences’ (KFAS) awards for sci­en­tific achieve­ments and con­tri­bu­tions.

His High­ness the Amir Sheikh Sabah Al-Ahmad Al-Jaber Al-Sabah and Di­rec­tor Gen­eral of KFAS Dr Ad­nan Shi­hab-Eldin pose for a group pic­ture with the awarded in­di­vid­u­als.

His High­ness the Amir Sheikh Sabah Al-Ahmad Al-Jaber Al-Sabah hon­ors win­ners dur­ing the cer­e­mony.

His High­ness the Amir Sheikh Sabah Al-Ahmad Al-Jaber Al-Sabah re­ceives a me­mento from Di­rec­tor Gen­eral of KFAS Dr Ad­nan Shi­hab-Eldin.

His High­ness the Amir Sheikh Sabah Al-Ahmad Al-Jaber Al-Sabah and His High­ness the Crown Prince Sheikh Nawaf Al-Ahmad Al-Jaber AlSabah ar­rive to the venue.

Di­rec­tor Gen­eral of KFAS Dr Ad­nan Shi­hab-Eldin wel­comes Na­tional Assem­bly Speaker Mar­zouq Al-Ghanem.

Dr Ad­nan Shi­hab-Eldin

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