PPPs Partnership Opportunities

An Open Meeting on:

Public-Private Sectors’ Partnership Opportunities

Sunday 18th February 2018 (12:00-14:00)
Bait Altijjar Building, Manama, Kingdom of Bahrain

Strategic Partners:
Bait Altijjar, Bahrain Chamber of Commerce and Industry (BCCI)
Ahlia University Bahrain

Target audience: Private sector, business, SMEs, ambassadors and senior diplomatic staff in Bahrain, academics, researchers, UN agencies, NGOs, civil society groups, youth, students and other stakeholders

Focus: Global, Public-Private-Partnership, Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs)


12:00-12:10    Dr. Khalid Mohamed Al Rowaihi; Chief Executive Office, Bahrain Chamber of Commerce and Industry, Kingdom of Bahrain

The importance of Public Private Partnerships

12:10-12:20     Professor Abdulla Y. Al-Hawaj; Founding President and Chairman Board of Trustees, Ahlia University, Kingdom of Bahrain

Enhancing Private Public Partnership in Higher Education

12:20-13:20     Allam Ahmed, Founding President WASD and Director MEKEI, UK

United Nations approach to PPP in the context of Agenda 2010 and WASD/UN international conference 2018
Promo Video

13:20-14:00   Q/A Discussion


Paragraph 67 of United Nations General Assembly resolution 70/1 recognizes the role of the private sector in development and calls upon its contribution: “Private business activity, investment and innovation are major drivers of productivity, inclusive economic growth and job creation. We acknowledge the diversity of the private sector, ranging from micro-enterprises to cooperatives to multinationals. We call upon all businesses to apply their creativity and innovation to solving sustainable development challenges. We will foster a dynamic and well-functioning business sector, while protecting labour rights and environmental and health standards in accordance with relevant international standards and agreements and other ongoing initiatives in this regard […]”.

The need for partnerships is recognized in Sustainable Development Goal 17: Strengthen the means of implementation and revitalize the Global Partnership for Sustainable Development. This implies more qualitative and quantitative engagement of the private sector in the implementation  of the 2030 Agenda, an enhanced impact of the United Nations values and objectives, in particular related to sustainability, on the business models of private companies, advances in the engagement of businesses from corporate social responsibility to direct contributions to the realization of the Sustainable Development Goals, or expansion of for-profit actors’ activities in areas which were usually addressed by public entities.


Bait Altijjar, Bahrain Chamber of Commerce and Industry (BCCI), Manama – Kingdom of Bahrain
Ahlia University Bahrain, Manama – Kingdom of Bahrain
World Association for Sustainable Development (WASD)
United Nations Joint Inspection Unit (JIU)
Centre for Islamic Finance Law and Communities (CIFLAC), University of East London, UK

Venue: Bait Altijjar, Bahrain Chamber of Commerce and Industry (BCCI), Manama – Kingdom of Bahrain

Registration: By invitation ONLY.