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11/09/2017
Knowledge Oman Launches Start Your Own Business Seminar


Knowledge Oman, the leading knowledge-based community platform in the country, is launching a free seminar on Starting Your Own Business this September 18th 2017 at PACA Training Center, part of its series of community seminars that bring together professionals from various sectors to impart their knowledge and experience for the growth of Oman.

18/06/2017
With New Leadership at the Helm: Knowledge Oman Restructures to Global Standards


-  International Standards Promote Greater Sustainable Impact at celebrated organization

-  Revised Vision and Mission aligned with national agenda

01/06/2017
KO President Appointed


Suresh Kumar is appointed as President of Knowledge Oman, having over 15 years of experience in Management, Finance & IT with all round management expertise across several industry verticals.

27/05/2017
Ramadan Mubarak from KO Family


10/12/2016
Basma Al Said and Knowledge Oman Support International Volunteers project


Her Highness Sayyida Basma Al Said officially signed the agreement of being the official patron for the International Volunteers Project that is supported by Knowledge Oman, the nation’s award winning volunteer and knowledge sharing organization in the Sultanate. A group of supporters of this initiative have attended the signing agreement.

30/11/2016
Knowledge Oman Encourages Omani Youth to Take Part in Challenge22


Knowledge Oman, in cooperation with Tawasul and Sharakah, has conducted a series of introductory workshops for "Challenge22" at the Gulf College and the National Business Center, which aim at encouraging Omani Youth and urge them to participate in the challenge through providing creative ideas and innovative solutions to make the World Cup Championship 2022, successful. 

25/09/2016
Knowledge Oman to Organize Economic Diversification Seminar


Knowledge Oman, in cooperation with the American embassy to the Sultanate, will hold, at 6pm, tomorrow 26th September, at SAS center for Mobile Apps Development at ITA, its first seminar entitled: "Economic Diversification".

The seminar aims at promoting the importance of executing the economic diversification strategy through developing the manufacturing and tourism industries at the Sultanate and improving its efficiency to be alternative and powerful sectors that contribute effectively to the development of the country's economy.
 

24/09/2016
Knowledge Oman Holds its First Annual Meeting


Knowledge Oman (KO) held its first annual meeting discussing 2016 -2018 direction and celebrated the appointment of the new management at Park Inn Hotel in Muscat with the presence of the Board of Directors and its members.

11/07/2016
Knowledge Oman Supports International Volunteers Project


Knowledge Oman, the nation’s award winning volunteer and knowledge sharing organization in the Sultanate, has partnered to support an aspiring social entrepreneur Mohamed Al Touqi for his social enterprise project ‘International Volunteers’ that has been registered under the Social entrepreneurship development program of Knowledge Oman. The project is a unique and first-of-its-kind enterprise in Oman that aims to inspire and enable Omani volunteers to reach out to the needy in impoverished communities across the world.

27/06/2016
Knowledge Oman Iftaar Connects Community Members


Knowledge Oman, the leading platform of knowledge-sharing and social impact in the country, brought together its team members for an iftaar gathering of team bonding and fostering the spirit of service and community care. The Knowledge Oman community iftaar nurtured discussions on service to the community and ways to keep growing as a team and supporting one another.

26/06/2016
Founder of Knowledge Oman Among Top 10 Personalities in Arab World


Tariq Hilal al Barwni, founder of Knowledge Oman, has been featured among 10 exemplary personalities from across the Arab world in a book launched recently entitled as the “Arabs Unseen”. The book features the work, achievements and success stories of the 10 figures from the Arab world as an inspiration. “I am honoured and thankful to Almighty Allah to be featured among the 10 personalities across the Arab region — simply an accreditation that Omanis can make wonders as well,” said Tariq. Knowledge Oman was founded in 2008 by Tariq al Barwani as a mission to solidify His Majesty Sultan Qaboos’ vision of transforming Oman into a Knowledge Based Society. A group of talented local and expatriate people living in Oman with common goal and passion to share knowledge for free was formed under Knowledge Oman.

11/06/2016
KO President To Speak at World Bank Forum


Rym Aoudia, President of Knowledge Oman, has been invited by the World Bank Group to participate and speak at the Global Youth Forum in Washington D.C on June 13-15, 2016. The Global Youth Forum will gather more than 150 partners and representatives from the public and private sectors, civil society, and young people themselves, to learn new ideas, and to support the actions of the global community. The forum is designed around open discussions, based on evidence and experience, of the most effective ways to address the major challenges facing young people and to engage young people in development.

05/06/2016
Knowledge Oman & The Lounge Partner for Community Development


Knowledge Oman, a leading platform of knowledge-sharing and social impact in the country, signed a memorandum of understanding with the Lounge, a creative youth co-working hub, in partnership to bring the community learning sessions and internship opportunities that grow their talent and capacity. The MoU was signed by Ali Al Rahma on behalf of Knowledge Oman and Fatma Bahwan on behalf of The Lounge.

18/04/2016
Knowledge Oman Launches Enterprise & Innovation Seminar Series


Knowledge Oman, the leading platform in the country for knowledge-sharing and social innovation, kicks off its series of community seminars for 2016 bringing together professionals from various sectors to impart their knowledge and experience for the growth of Oman. The first seminar under the theme Enterprise & Innovation, with the initial topic focused on entrepreneurship in Oman’s tourism sector, is held this April 26th starting 6.30pm at The Lounge. 

05/03/2016
Riyada and Knowledge Oman Partner for Social Entrepreneurship


The Public Authority for Small and Medium Enterprises Development (Riyada) and Knowledge Oman entered into a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) in developing social entrepreneurship and its leadership in Oman, at Riyada headquarters in Gala, Muscat. The MOU was signed by Khalifa Said Al Abri, Chief Executive Officer, Riyada, and Rym Aoudia, Knowledge Oman President.

17/01/2016
Knowledge Oman Conducts Social Enterprise Event


Knowledge Oman, the leading platform in Oman for social innovation and knowledge-sharing, conducted a public seminar this January 16th 2016 to educate the public in the area of social entrepreneurship with a series of talks and workshops held at the College of Banking and Financial Studies.
 

03/01/2016
Knowledge Oman Develops Social Entrepreneurs for Oman


Knowledge Oman, the leading platform in Oman for social innovation and knowledge-sharing, introduces a national initiative to create and train social entrepreneurs in the country. To kick-off the initiative, Knowledge Oman is launching a free public event on January 16th under the auspices of His Highness Sayyid Adham bin Turki Al Said to educate the public in the area of social entrepreneurship with a series of talks and workshops. Of value of the Knowledge Oman partnership with the international entity C3: Consult and Coach for a Cause, citizens and residents in Oman will also benefit from the C3 Social Enterprise Accelerator Program that offers an annual program of ongoing expert coaching and mentoring support on creating social impact and generating social solutions for the nation thru entrepreneurship.

22/11/2015
Knowledge Oman at ArabNet: Knowledge Oman Founder Participates at ArabNet Riyadh 2015


 
Knowledge Oman is partnering in the largest regional web and mobile event ArabNet Riyadh Digital Summit 2015 having appointed Tariq Hilal Al Barwani, founder of Knowledge Oman, as an international judge for digital start-up competitions part of this grand happening. Over 1000 participants, 70 speakers and leaders, 40 companies and exhibitioners from the KSA, Middle East, and across the world will be attending and participating in this ultimate digital conference of the year scheduled to run on 2 days 14th-16th of December in Riyadh, Saudia Arabia.
 
 

27/05/2015
Knowledge Oman Conducts Specialized Career Talks


Knowledge Oman, the leading knowledge sharing community platform in the country, conducted career talks with college and university students from professionals of various backgrounds and experiences. Part of the Inter Collegiate Career Fair (ICCF), the Knowledge Oman talks focused on areas of landing the right job, career success and tactical skills to acquire. "Knowledge Oman strives to achieve.... 

04/05/2015
Knowledge Oman Highlights Role of Social Enterprise


Knowledge Oman, the leading knowledge sharing platform in the country, participated in the SME Beyond Borders event recently held in Al Bustan Palace, Muscat, under the patronage of H.E. Dr Rasheed Bin Al Safi Al Huraimi, Chairman of the Tender Board. Knowledge Oman in a talk delivered by the president Rym Aoudia highlighted the changes...

16/02/2015
Knowledge Oman and NBC host Free Social Enterprise Session


Knowledge Oman, the leading knowledge-based community platform, is bringing for the first time in Oman the Social Enterprise Mini-Starter Program in affiliation with C3: Consult and Coach for a Cause and the National Business Centre. Scheduled this month on February 21st, the session is free for the public offering aspiring and established entrepreneurs the opportunity....

07/02/2015
Knowledge Oman Joins as Country Partner for Regional Innovation Program


Knowledge Oman, the leading knowledge-based community platform, is representing the regional Challenge22 Innovation initiative as a country partner for Oman, launched this year by the Supreme Committee for Delivery & Legacy (SC) in Qatar. The mission of Challenge22 is to build a lasting legacy of innovation in the Middle East by nurturing promising ideas.

25/11/2014
Knowledge Oman Attracts Multi-National Women Expertise


Knowledge Oman attracts a network of expert women part of the SmartWoman Oman initiative representing various industries and sectors to support the growth and development of women in the country. The SmartWoman Oman initiative caters to women in Oman driven by customized local content, global know-how, opportunities to network, ask questions, and access learning 

17/11/2014
Knowledge Oman appoints BabySam as its New Vice President


 Knowledge Oman announced the appointment of BabySam Samuel as its new vice president as part of the strategic growth and expansion of the community following the transition that began last month in October where the the Founder Tariq Al-Barwani stepped down voluntairly to support leadership growth of the members and appointed Rym Aoudia

18/10/2014
Knowledge Oman Announces New President


  Knowledge Oman, the leading knowledge-based community platform in the country, has appointed Rym Aoudia as the new president of Knowledge Oman succeeding the founder Tariq Al Barwani who has presided since formation from April 2008. This transition builds on the strategic growth and expansion of Knowledge Oman as a people-driven organization. “With successful milestones

14/10/2014
KnowledgeOman.com Introduces Solution-Focused Seminar on Youth Leadership and Motivation


KnowledgeOman.com, the country’s leading knowledge-based volunteer initiative, is bringing the community together on October 19th in Middle East College of Information Technology (MECIT) to explore issues in youth leadership and motivation as part of its country-wide seminars initiative. With youth being one of key driving forces for the country’s development, the seminar will shed light 

14/10/2014
KnowledgeOman.com Introduces Solution-Focused Seminar on Youth Leadership and Motivation


KnowledgeOman.com, the country’s leading knowledge-based volunteer initiative, is bringing the community together on October 19th in Middle East College of Information Technology (MECIT) to explore issues in youth leadership and motivation as part of its country-wide seminars initiative. With youth being one of key driving forces for the country’s development, the seminar will shed light 

11/10/2014
Knowledge Oman Conducts Learning Sessions with Ministry of Education


Knowledge Oman, the leading knowledge sharing community platform in the country, joins hands with the Ministry of Education to extend its mission of promoting knowledge by conducting a series of learning sessions across Oman. Part of this collaboration, Knowledge Oman recently conducted a learning session for the Ministry of Education staff at the Learning Resources 

14/09/2014
KO Founder Honored with Visionary Leadership Award at Knowledge Management Summit 2014


Tariq Hilal Al-Barwani, founder and president of Knowledge Oman, the leading community knowledge sharing platform in the Sultanate, has been honored with “Visionary Leadership Award” at the Knowledge Management Summit 2014 in Banglore, India. The Visionary Leadership Award is prestigious recognition presented to individuals that can choose a future, formulate necessary strategy and inspire

23/05/2014
Knowledge Oman President Wins Gold Award For Tariq.Net


  Tariq Hilal Al-Barwani, founder and president of Knowledge Oman, the leading community knowledge sharing platform in the Sultanate, has been awarded the top Gold Award for his website www.tariq.net during the Oman Web Awards 2014. The award was collected by Tariq Al Barwani, handed by Nawras CEO Greg Young, during a prestigious ceremony held

14/03/2014
Knowledge Oman partners with Nokia for putting Oman into the World Digital Map ‘Discover Oman’


Nokia, a global leader in mobile communications, has partnered with Knowledge Oman, a leading knowledge sharing community platform, in a nationwide initiative that would put the Sultanate into the world of digital mapping. The initiative brings vital information about Oman from locations, sites, points of interest, historical information  under one robust mobile application specifically created

08/03/2014
Knowledge Oman President Joins Global Speaking Network


The London Speaker Bureau, the world’s leading speaker and advisory network, has designated Tariq Al Barwani, the founder and president of Knowledge Oman, to join its global network of speakers spanning across Europe, Africa, the Middle East and Asia with 16 offices globally. Tariq’s knowledge is represented among leading speakers in the world. 

18/02/2014
Microsoft honors KO President with ‘Most Valuable Professional’ 2014 Award


Tariq Hilal Al-Barwani, Knowledge Oman founder and President, has received a token of appreciation, the ‘Most Valuable Professional’ 2014 Award, from the largest multinational IT company in the world, Microsoft. The annual prestigious award recognizes exceptional technology community leaders worldwide who actively share their high quality, real world expertise knowledge to the society. Each year

08/02/2014
Knowledge Oman Honors Leading Community Members


In honor of volunteer efforts and community leadership, Knowledge Oman has awarded its distinguished members with the annual Most Valuable Member (MVM) award for their notable achievements in the past year. In a team gathering, Almaatasam Al Gheilani, Tamima Al Busaidi, Babysam Samuels, and Sajan Nair were each awarded the MVM prize with trophies.

 

27/01/2014
ALI AL HABSI: A Goalkeeper and a Gentleman


This week’s interviewee needs no introduction. Can there be one single person in Oman who does not know and revere the name of Ali Al Habsi?  Ali has brought glamour to goalkeeping. Who could forget his marvelous performance in 2009, which secured the Gulf Cup for Oman, and won him the best goalkeeper award for

10/01/2014
Knowledge Talks every Tuesday on Oman Radio FM 90.4


Starting Tuesday the 21st of January 2014, the official local radio station (Oman Radio FM 90.4) will air live educational radio show programme called “Knowledge Talks”, a programme in collaboration between the Ministry of Information and Tariq Hilal Al-Barwani, founder and president of Knowledge Oman. “Knowledge Talks” is presented and hosted live by Tariq Hilal

22/11/2013
Knowledge Oman Represented in International Visitor Leadership Program


Khalfan Al Mahrazy, Senior Vice President of the leading community knowledge sharing platform, Knowledge Oman, has been selected to attend the International Visitor Leadership Program in Washington DC, United States of America from the period of February 22nd to March 14th of 2014   Khalfan Al Mahrazy says, Knowledge Oman provides a fantastic platform of learning skills that

15/09/2013
Knowledge Oman Iftar unites members


Knowledge Oman, the leading knowledge based community platform in the country, brought together its volunteer team members for a community iftaar as part of its annual Ramadan tradition. The community iftar fostered a family interaction among its members who all voluntarily contribute to the award-winning knowledge sharing platform, coming from various backgrounds and nationalities. Tariq

09/07/2013
London Speaker Bureau supports Knowledge Oman community activities


Tom Kenyon-Slaney, Chief Executive   The London Speaker Bureau, a leading international speaking agency with offices in Europe, Asia, Africa and the Middle East, is supporting Knowledge Oman as part of its 2013 community activities and knowledge-based projects in alignment with the vision of His Majesty of building a knowledge-society in the Sultanate.   Tom Kenyon-Slaney, Chief

01/06/2013
Knowledge Oman & AIESEC Join Hands to Promote Youth Leadership


Knowledge Oman, the leading community and knowledge sharing platform in the country, has joined hands with the global youth network AIESEC, to jointly address the leadership challenges among the youth in Oman. The alliance was sealed at a formal ceremony where BabySam Samuel on behalf of Knowledge Oman signed a memorandum of understanding with Jason Yung 

18/05/2013
Knowledge Oman Supports Robert Kaplan event on Effective Strategy Development


Robert Kaplan first time in Oman   Knowledge Oman, the leading knowledge-based community organization in the country, continues to expand its ties in the community and to support leading knowledge initiatives. In knowledge partnership, Knowledge Oman extends its support to Synerggie Eventz for the renowned Robert Kaplan event on Linking Strategy to Operations for Competitive

11/05/2013
Knowledge Oman Awarded Strategic Web Award for Culture


  Knowledge Oman, the leading community and knowledge sharing initiative in the Sultanate, has been awarded with the Golden Strategic Award for Culture at the Pan Arab Web Awards 2013 held in Burj Al Arab , Dubai honoring its cultural impact in the country. This prestigious award presented to Knowledge Oman was collected by the 

24/03/2013
Knowledge Oman Releases Official Android App


Knowledge Oman, the leading knowledge based community initiative in Oman, has launched a free android app on Google Play, the android market. This advanced app, with a simple design & an easy interface, lists a number of categories for news and other activities and automatically synchronizes with the Knowledge Oman portal, thus enabling users to

17/03/2013
Knowledge Oman Awards Community Members in Knowledge Quiz


  KnowledgeOman.com, the leading community and knowledge sharing platform in the country, has recently awarded the top winners of the KO ‘Knowledge Sparks Quiz’, which was launched to encourage the quest towards knowledge and engage members with each other. The quiz covered a range of fifteen knowledge themes spanning from IT, sciences, humanities and sports across

13/03/2013
Knowledge Oman Educates on 7 Habits for Personal Effectiveness


Knowledge Oman, the leading Knowledge-based community platform in the country, has extended its educational support to the pharmaceutical industry of Cipla professionals through a seminar titled “7 Habits for Personal Effectiveness”. The session was delivered by Knowledge Oman’s Executive Coach Sajan Nair through the Knowledge Ambassadors program. Sajan Nair, facilitator of the session, remarks, “Leadership

18/02/2013
Knowledge Oman Participates in HR & Nationalisation Congress


Knowledge Oman Delegates Take Part in HR Congress   Knowledge Oman, the leading knowledge based community initiative in the country, participated in supporting the first Oman HR and Nationalisation Congress  held this month by IQPC at Crown Plaza Muscat, along with a group of Knowledge Oman delegates taking part to share and promote knowledge with

28/12/2012
Knowledge Oman Awards Most Valuable Member 2012


Amal Al Maashari, MVM winner 2012 Knowledge Oman, the leading knowledge-based community platform in the country, has awarded its distinguished team member Amal Al Maashari with the Most Valuable Member award (MVM) for 2012, highlighting her notable achievements in the past year. The competitive annual MVM award recognizes team contributions and encourages talent in the

21/12/2012
Knowledge Oman Participates in 3rd Global Entrepreneurship Summit


Raif Al Harthy – Knowledge Oman Delegate Knowledge Oman, the leading knowledge-based community platform in the country, participated with a delegation in the 3rd Annual Global Entrepreneurship Summit (GES-EVA) held recently in Dubai, inaugurated under the patronage of His Highness Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum. Knowledge Oman, with the presence of President & CEO

30/11/2012
Knowledge Oman Recognized for Support to Al Noor Association for the Blind


Knowledge Oman with Al Noor Association for the Blind   Knowledge Oman, the leading knowledge-based community platform in the country, has actively extended support to Al Noor Association for the Blind with its team of professionals to help set-up the IT Lab initiative for the blind. The IT Lab project will train the visually challenged

25/10/2012
Wishing you all a Happy Eid!


24/10/2012
Knowledge Oman Holds ICT Talks at COMEX 2012


Knowledge Oman, the leading community and knowledge sharing platform in the country, is the exclusive Knowledge Partner at COMEX 2012, supporting Oman’s largest ICT exhibition. Knowledge Oman is further collaborating with the Information Technology Authority (ITA) to deliver a series of ICT lectures at the ITA stall in COMEX, delivered for free by Knowledge Oman

19/10/2012
Knowledge Oman Recognizes Women Leadership in Community


Women leadership in Knowledge Oman, the leading knowledge-based community platform in the country, is a testimony of the progress made by women in the country and their strategic role driving forward key initiatives in the organization serving the vision of His Majesty towards a knowledge society. Knowledge Oman since its launch has empowered women

21/09/2012
Knowledge Oman Supports HRD Expo 2012


In line with the commitment to support local development efforts, Knowledge Oman the leading knowledge-based community platform has joined hands with the Human Resource Development (HRD) Expo 2012. This second HRD Expo 2012 focuses on the knowledge and development of Human Resources in the country by upgrading the skills of the work force in the

14/09/2012
Knowledge Oman & The London Speaker Bureau Put Spotlight on Business Leadership


 Dominic Alldis delivering the Business Leadership master-class Knowledge Oman in partnership with The London Speaker Bureau (TLSB) are bringing the community a master-class session on Business Leadership. The session highlights the importance of having a clear artistic vision, technical expertise, an ability to listen, analyse, manage and build trusting relationships. The master-class session held on

17/08/2012
Wishing you all a Happy Eid!


14/08/2012
Knowledge Oman Supports 4th Eid Gathering for Children


KnowledgeOman, the leading community and knowledge sharing platform in the Sultanate, has extended support as one of the sponsors of the “EID GATHERING FOR CHILDREN” event hosted by Farq team, affilitaed with Nizwa club. The event is all set and scheduled to run this month starting the 20th to the 24th of August. The main objective of the 

10/08/2012
Knowledge Oman holds Annual Ramadan Iftaar Gathering


Knowledge Oman Members at Community Iftaar Gathering   Knowledge Oman recently brought together members and families for a community iftaar as part of its annual Ramadan tradition. The community iftaar fostered a family interaction among its members who all voluntarily contribute to the award-winning knowledge sharing platform, coming from various backgrounds and nationalities. The iftaar

03/08/2012
Knowledge Oman President honored “Exemplary Leader Award” at Global HR Excellence 2012


Tariq Hilal Al-Barwani, CEO and president of Knowledge Oman, the leading community and knowledge sharing initiative in the Sultanate, has been honored with the prestigious “Exemplary Leader Award” at the Global HR Excellence 2012 summit. Top entrepreneurs and professionals from 19 Asian countries including the Middle Est and Australia competed for these multi-category awards. The

28/07/2012
Knowledge Oman & Emax Launch Ramadan Initiatives for the Community


    In celebration of the spirit of Ramadhan, Knowledge Oman and Emax collaborate to engage the community with initiatives that celebrate the values of Ramadhan and the Omani culture. Knowledge Oman, the leading knowledge-sharing community platform in the country, along with Emax, the biggest multi-brand electronics store in the Middle East, are bringing the

06/07/2012
Knowledge Oman Presents “Importance of Language in Intercultural Communication” at AlBayan College


  Hilal Al Mamari Knowledge Oman, the leading community and knowledge sharing platform in the country, presented a session on the importance of language in Intercultural Communication at AlBayan College premises recently for the students and staff members. The session was conducted by Hilal Al Mamari, Communications Manager at Knowledge Oman. The session further engaged students and staff

23/06/2012
Knowledge Oman Appoints Rym Aoudia as COO


Knowledge Oman, the leading community knowledge sharing platform in the Sultanate, has appointed Rym Aoudia as the Chief Operating Officer (COO) as part of the recent growth and expansion of its operational activities in the community.     "We have built a solid foundation over the past few years and the scale of projects has

17/06/2012
Knowledge Oman Partners with The London Speaker Bureau


Tom Kenyon-Slaney, Chief Executive at The London Speaker Bureau   Knowledge Oman (www.knowledgeoman.com), the leading community and knowledge sharing platform in the country, has partnered with the renowned global agency, The London Speaker Bureau, providing speakers and trainers of the highest caliber for public and private sector conferences, summits, webinars, master-classes and workshops. The London

08/06/2012
Microsoft Awards Knowledge Oman


  Microsoft, largest software company in the world, awarded a prize as a token of appreciation to Knowledge Oman (www.knowledgeoman.com) for the support rendered to promoting technology awareness and supporting the success of the Microsoft Open Door Event held in Muscat. Khalfan Al Mahrazy, Vice President of Knowledge Oman, attended the ceremony on behalf of 

19/05/2012
Knowledge Oman Launches Talent Competition through Social Media


   Knowledge Oman, the leading community and knowledge sharing platform in the country, has launched a creative design competition for the community. The competition invites the public to create a design based on the themes of volunteer work and community development while integrating it with social media for public voting. This contributes in discovering

16/03/2012
Success of Knowledge Oman Presented in an Academic Study


  The first of its kind case study has been written and presented about Knowledge Oman (www.knowledgeoman.com), examining how this leading knowledge-based initiative developed a unique community entrepreneurship model driven entirely by volunteer work. The Knowledge Oman success case study has been presented at the Oman Symposium on Management 2012 at the Ibra College of

02/03/2012
Knowledge Oman awarded “Outstanding Contribution to Education” Award


  KnowledgeOman.com, the leading community and knowledge sharing initiative in the Sultanate, has been honoured with the “Outstanding Contribution to the Cause of Education Award” at World HRD Congress 2012, held in Mumbai, India. The prestigious award presented to KnowledgeOman.com consisted of a trophy and a citation commending on the excellence contribution rendered to the

27/01/2012
KnowledgeOman.com supports OSOM 2012 Event


KnowledgeOman.com, the country’s leading knowledge-based community initiative, is supporting Oman Symposium on Management OSOM 2012 -‘An Awesome Experience in Knowledge Sharing’ event organized by Ibra College of Technology in partnership with the Ministry of Commerce and Industry and Oman Chamber of Commerce and Industry (OCCI), which is scheduled for the 4th of March 2012. KnowledgeOman.com

12/01/2012
KnowledgeOman.com Expands With Bilingual Community Seminars


KnowledgeOman.com, the leading knowledge-based community platform, has paved a renewed direction with its community seminars initiative now held in both an Arabic and English platform. The community seminars are set to cater to various segments of the country, both nationals and residents from various countries. The series of planned seminars for the year will showcase

03/01/2012
KnowledgeOman.com Honors its Volunteers for Community Work


   The KnowledgeOman.com Management, leading the country's knowledge-based volunteer platform with a multi-national team, has recently honored its Volunteers who have participated in different social and learning activities throughout the year. The honoring ceremony was held at Grand Hyatt with appreciation certificates presented and a word of thanks on how volunteers bring impact to the

31/12/2011
Happy New Year 2011


KnowledgeOman.com wishes you all a happy new year With blessings, success and happiness to all  

16/12/2011
Tariq Awarded Microsoft MVP for the 5th Year Consecutively


Tariq Hilal Al-Barwani, founder and president of KnowledgeOman.com, has been re-awarded Microsoft Most Valuable Professional Award (MVP) for the fifth year in a row and remains the only Omani to receive the highest Microsoft award since 2007. Every year, Microsoft awards exceptional technical experts from around the world who voluntarily share high quality and real

16/11/2011
KnowledgeOman.com Supports Protiviti’s IT Leadership Conference


KnowledgeOman.com, the country’s leading knowledge-based community initiative, is supporting Oman’s IT Leadership Conference, organized by the global firm Protiviti Member Firm (Middle East) for the first time in the country. Held under the patronage of Dr. Salim Al Ruzaiqi, CEO of ITA, the event under the theme of “Leadership in IT: What it takes to 

16/11/2011
Social Network Racer Competition


Toyota is bringing the people an interesting contest where users can drive in the Facebook race track and put their fastest lap in an exciting game with advanced 3D technology features. Among a range of valuable prizes, the Winner receives the leading gift of an exclusive painting from the FT-86 (Toyota’s New Upcoming Sports Car)

14/11/2011
Eid Mubarak .. warm wishes and blessings


27/10/2011
KnowledgeOman.com creates hub for Knowledge Writers and Bloggers in Oman


KnowledgeOman.com, the leading knowledge-sharing community in the Sultanate, has introduced a new channel specifically to promote and bring academicians, consultants, researchers, businesspeople, professionals and students online to share and write on a variety of knowledge areas. The internet community platform, named iCommunity, is hosted in both languages; English and Arabic interface and currently has

21/10/2011
KnowledgeOman.com Youth Seminar Shares Tips on Success


Having a passion, setting specific achievable goals and following through them is a plan and skill-set that every youth needs to do in order to succeed, according to Oman’s talented youth, Ahmad Al Harthi and Tariq Hilal Al-Barwani speaking at the “Youth Leadership and Motivation” seminar held in the auditorium of the Middle East College

15/10/2011
Quartz phoneShield now available in Oman


Realizing the risks people face when exposed to direct EMR, Quartz phoneShield and Wi-Fi Shield finds a way to reduce the negative effects of EMR. The Shields are officially registered as Class 1 Medical devices with the executive agency of the UK Department of Health and proudly bears the internationally certified CE mark. The Shields

10/10/2011
OmanWall.com attracts half a lakh visitors


The Sultanate first and leading bilingual social media platform, OmanWall.com, has attracted 56,988 visitors since it has been launched earlier this year in January 2011 according to the duo behind the platform, Tariq Hilal Al-Barwani and Khalfan Al Mahrazy. OmanWall.com website was created specifically for both the English and Arabic speaking community, connecting people in

09/10/2011
KnowledgeOman.com Organizes Social Media in Business Seminar June 14th


KnowledgeOman.com, the leading knowledge-based community platform in the Sultanate, is bringing together leading businesses and experts to share the benefits and methods of using social media in Oman. Held on Tuesday 14th of June from 7:15pm to 9:30pm at Al Walee Building in seeb, the Social Media in Business seminar is part of the free community

07/10/2011
Lessons from Steve Jobs


Learning from what Steve Jobs said: – Innovation distinguishes between a leader and a follower. – Be a yardstick of quality. Some people aren’t used to an environment where excellence is expected. – The only way to do great work is to love what you do. If you haven’t found it yet, keep looking. Don’t

07/10/2011
Oman First: greetings with a difference


As we approach the 41st National Day – a certain project rose with to highlight this moment with a long lasting impact. This is Oman First, a project with a mission to have the largest greeting to His Majesty Sultan Qaboos bin Said to then be recorded in the Guinness World Records as the largest

07/10/2011
CAR REVIEW: “My Pride, Toyota Land Cruiser”


Ask Chris Hamilton, an engineer residing in Oman, why he has a Land Cruiser 70 and he replies that this Four Wheel Drive is truly special. ‘My car reflects my personality hence it has to be something that I feel good to be seen in.  It is no less than a lifestyle statement. ’ My 

01/10/2011
Work with Passion to Achieve Success


 Have an open mind to read different books on success from leading reputed authors. The more you read the more powerful you become. They say “Good readers become Great leaders”. So create the habit to read. Firstly, fire your attitude and create positive energy in the mind by fixing a relevant dream project of

25/09/2011
KnowledgeOman.com & MECIT Partner for Free Knowledge Initiative


KnowledgeOman.com, the leading knowledge based community initiative in the country, along with Middle East College of Information Technology (MECIT), a leading higher education institute in Oman bringing excellence in learning, have joined hands to expand the spread of knowledge through the free community seminars and outreach in the country. The KnowledgeOman.com team in a meeting 

23/09/2011
Topic of the Week: The Ways Money is Made


Money, money, money .. who doesn’t think about it? It is noted that there are four methods of making money. The cash flow quadrant illustrates this point: Four basic methods and four types of personalities with regard to the money. To know more about the ways money is made, check out this week’s topic. Click

23/09/2011
Welcoming Knowledge Contributors


Share your knowledge towards building a knowledge-based society – where everyone benefits from the knowledge shared, ideas exchanged, and discussions made. Unleash potential and build capacities. KnowledgeOman.com is currently welcoming volunteers to share their knowledge as speakers or writers. Click here for more information

17/09/2011
Topic of the Week: Are we a Reading Nation?


Have Your Say! Your platform for direct community knowledge contribution     I was taken aback by a scene in the waiting area in the place where you get to renew your driving license. The place was crowded with Omanis and one European guy. What was strange is that this European guy was

09/09/2011
Topic of the Week: Effective Communication


It is noted that the way a person communicates has a big impact on one’s life, from personal to professional matters. What is therefore effective communication? How important is it and what skills must you have? Click here to join the discusion

30/08/2011
Wishing you all a joyous Eid


19/08/2011
KnowledgeOman.com Connects Members with Community Iftaar


  KnowledgeOman.com recently brought together members and families for a community iftaar as part of its annual Ramadan tradition. The community iftaar fostered a family interaction among its members who all voluntarily contribute to the award-winning knowledge sharing platform, coming from various backgrounds and nationalities.   The iftaar was attended by KnowledgeOman.com President Tariq Al

12/08/2011
Featured Topic: Emotional Intelligence


  What is Emotional Intelligence – EQ? How significant is it in our lives? Click here to discuss

05/08/2011
KnowledgeOman.com Donates Educational Material to Colleges and Universities


KnowledgeOman.com, the leading community initiative in the Sultanate, is donating various educational materials to colleges and universities in the country as part of its mission of promoting knowledge across the Sultanate and setting an example of giving and donating as a natural part of everyday life. Tariq Hilal Al-Barwani, founder and president of KnowledgeOman.com, has

05/08/2011
Featured Topic: Ramadan Expressions


What does Ramadan mean to you? Click here: voice yourself as a member shares the meaning of Ramadan And more: reflecting back on member’s participation towards this blessed month

29/07/2011
SBA Initiates Mobile Quick Response Code


  In its path-breaking style reflective of its pioneering role, Saud Bahwan Automotive has introduced Mobile Quick Response codes  for its new Camry ‘Executive’ edition. Featuring prominently on the newspaper advertisement, the QR code allows the readers to directly  go to the Camry Executive Mobisite by simply scanning it off the newspaper.  An excitingly new

23/07/2011
The Blessed Renaissance Day – 41 years of Progress


  On the occasion of the 41st Renaissance Day KnowledgeOman.com extends heartfelt wishes and praise To our wise leader His Majesty Sultan Qaboos bin Said Whose visionary role brightly leads us forward   ~ warm greetings to all the people of Oman ~  

23/07/2011
KnowledgeOman.com Concludes Online Training for Ministry of Education Teachers


KnowledgeOman.com, the leading knowledge-based community platform in the country, recently concluded its e-learning courses with a number of Omani educators successfully graduating, targeted primarily at Northern Sharqiya Ministry of Education teachers, and to educators across the country. The participants completed the online training program to advance their professional development and their skill sets

15/07/2011
Topic of the week: How can college students stay healthy?


The challenge to stay healthy during college days Is college bad for your health? Students feel way too busy to eat right, exercise, and get enough sleep. And stress surely adds on top of that! So how do you stay healthy on a college campus? The trick is to incorporate small, healthy habits. By doing

08/07/2011
Think Tank Development Dialogue: a model for Civil Society


The 1st Think Tank Development Dialogue in the GCC: Potentials, Challenges and Benefits was organized on 7th July in Crowne Plaza Salalah by Tawasul and Konrad Adenauer Stiftung (KAS), a German Think Tank based in Abu Dhabi. A second Dialogue on Research and the Making of Development: The Role of Think Tank was organized at

01/07/2011
Topic of the week: Books vs. the Internet


Reading is a means of language acquisition, of communication, and of sharing information and ideas. Like all languages, it is a complex interaction between the text and the reader which is shaped by the reader’s prior knowledge, experiences, attitude, and language community which is culturally and socially situated. The reading process requires continuous practices, development

24/06/2011
KnowledgeOman.com Awards Leading Members with MVM Award


 KnowledgeOman.com, the leading knowledge-based community platform in the country, has awarded its distinguished team members Anne Collins, Tomy Bosco and Mohammed Al Abri with its prestigious Most Valuable Member (MVM) Award for their notable achievements in the past year. The competitive annual MVM award recognizes community efforts from the team and encourages talents as

24/06/2011
Topic of the Week: Strategies for Avoiding Flash Blow Out


A flash should only ever be thought of as a secondary light source. In almost every situation that you will want to photograph there will be some level of existing ambient light. This light is important as it is the natural light of the scene you’re trying to capture. Your flash should be used to

24/06/2011
Topic of the Week: Strategies for Avoiding Flash Blow Out


A flash should only ever be thought of as a secondary light source. In almost every situation that you will want to photograph there will be some level of existing ambient light. This light is important as it is the natural light of the scene you’re trying to capture. Your flash should be used to

10/06/2011
Video of the Week: Vision Animation


 – Educational video on the process of human vision – Watch more at OmanVideos.com

03/06/2011
Topic of the Week: Marketing through Facebook


“With its ever increasing users, people opt now to use Facebook in order to run their online business. It may seem simple to run it through a social networking site since its free but to get more traffic to your facebook Business fanpage, you have to work twice harder in order to advertise it and

27/05/2011
Topic of the Week: Defensive Driving


“Adopt Defensive Driving methods and you will reach your destination safely.” What’s your opinion on this statement? Click here to discuss  

27/05/2011
Video of the Week: OmanVideos.com


– member shared video on the interesting approach with number 9 multiplication formula – object>Watch more videos at OmanVideos.com

27/05/2011
Car Review: New Sports Concept FT-86 II


 The icy-cool environs of  Geneva, Switzerland sizzled and gleamed as the veils were gently lifted-off the new Toyota FT-86 II concept vehicle. “I have never seen anything like it,” remarked a visitor to the 81st Geneva International Motor Show, “Just imagine…this is currently the world’s only rear-wheel-drive sports car equipped with a horizontally opposed

20/05/2011
Topic of the Week: International Museum Day


The International Museum Day is a celebration that is held each year on or about 18 May. Each year, the Advisory Committee of the International Council of Museums (ICOM) defines a specific theme for International Museum Day. When was the last time you visited a Museum? What do you think of Museums and the role 

20/05/2011
Car Review: Aurion


Australia’s prominent motoring journal, wrote admiringly of the Aurion, “Toyota Aurion’s mile-eating comfort and luggage-swallowing capabilities are unsurpassed. Light, easy and breezy, the Aurion is a cinch to simply jump in and drive. The controls are straight forward, and there’s little you will need to familiarise yourself with. Steering requires little effort and acceleration is

19/05/2011
Introspecting on a Journey Called Career


  Success is a journey, not a destination It is often said that success is a journey and not a destination. It was quite firmly entrenched in the mind of yours truly since the time of pursuing his Masters in Business Administration as often the teachers used to harp on this aspect, directly and indirectly. However,

18/05/2011
GOOD COMMUNICATION= S (U) CCESS


Communication is the heart of every organisation. Everything you do in the workplace results from communication. Therefore good reading, writing, speaking and listening skills are essential if you want to achieve the goal. As you develop your career you will find various reasons why successful communication skills are important to you, for example: 1

17/05/2011
Methanol: Uses and Applications


 

Methanol is the simplest alcohol, which contains only one carbon atom (CH3OH). It is also known as wood alcohol, it is a colorless liquid that can be produced from different feedstock resources, predominately from natural gas and coal. Methanol has believed to have been first discovered in 1661. In 1923, synthetic methanol was firstly produced 

13/05/2011
Topic of the Week: Exploring Accounting


Accounting helps process valuable financial information for any business entity. It might also be regarded as ‘the language of business’ in today’s economic world. What’s your understanding of Accounting? How can we maximize the value it brings a business? Click here to learn and discuss

11/05/2011
KnowledgeOman.com Participates in the SLA-AGC 17th Annual Conference 2011


KnowledgeOman.com, the leading knowledge-based community initiative in the country, has recently participated in the Annual SLA-AGC 17th Conference 2011 (Special Libraries Association – Arabian Gulf Chapter). The conference brought together various professionals from the knowledge management industry, with a team from KnowlegdeOman.com led by Abdullah Al Harthy, the KO Administrator. Over a three day period

29/04/2011
“Youth Employability: Towards a Role for Civil Society in partnership with Public & Private sector


  Under the patronage of His Excellency Dr. Yahya bin Badr Al Maawali, Undersecretary of the Ministry of Social Development, Tawasul in Partnership with Microsoft and  Information Technology Authority (ITA), organized a seminar on “Youth Employability: Towards a Role for Civil Society in Partnership with Public and Private sector”. The seminar was held at Crowne Plaza

29/04/2011
Topic of the Week: Marketing


    People apply different ways and techniques these days on marketing their goods in this competitive economic world. The word “marketing” is used loosely and different people convey different meanings through it. To some, it simply means selling, while to others it includes not one but many activities, like selling, advertising, and distribution. The concept of

29/04/2011
Video of the Week: OmanVideos.com


– video shared by member Flashexpert featuring Sawadi Beach – Watch more at OmanVideos.com

22/04/2011
Video of the Week: OmanVideos.com


 – Video shared by member alrawahiforever – Watch more videos at OmanVideos.com

22/04/2011
April 22, 2011 | KO News | Read More Topic of the Week: Earth Day


Earth Day raises the awareness to contribute towards environmental protection and sustainability. In this case how will you make a difference on Earth Day? Is our environment at risk? What’s the environmental status in Oman? Many questions are raised as we reflect on the vision behind Earth Day and how each of us can contribute. Share your perspectives 

15/04/2011
KnowledgeOman.com Spreads Awareness on Cultural Understanding


KnowledgeOman.com, the leading knowledge-based community platform in Oman, brought together a group of panelists and expert speakers from various backgrounds and nationalities to uniquely explore issues of culture, cultural divide and how gaps may be bridged among various cultures within Oman and internationally. The seminar, held in Al Walee Building Seeb, is in line with

15/04/2011
Video of the Week: Souq Mattrah


View more vides at OmanVideos.com

15/04/2011
Topic of the Week: Digital Gap


The digital gap is defined as the growing gap between those who have access to and the skills to use ICT and those who have limited or no access due to economic or geographical reasons. As a result, not all benefit the same from digital technology. How critical is it when a country has a major digital

15/04/2011
Car Review: Zelas


  Toyota’s Brand New coupe Zelas, powered by a 178 horsepower, 2.5-liter four-cylinder  DVVT-i (Dual Variable Valve Timing with intelligence) engine,  can churn out an exhilarating drive! For the satisfaction of the technically-minded drivers, it is all due to Zelas  power-plant being  equipped with Roller Rocker Arms and a Variable-induction Intake Manifold System that supply

13/04/2011
The Art of Listening


Why God has given two ears and a mouth. He knows we have to listen twice as hard as speaking. Listening skill is an art and it should be practiced constantly and continuously. If you want to be successful in life first be a good listener and then be a speaker. People need to practice

08/04/2011
Topic of the Week: The World of Maths


World of Mathematics Mathematics is a subject which involves calculation, logical problem solving, measurement and much more. Most students either find it easy and interesting, or rather boring and difficult. What’s your take on Maths? Click here to join the discussion   

08/04/2011
Video of the Week: How to Install Windows 7


– Video shared by member Ahlam on installing MS Windows 7 – Watch more videos at OmanVideos.com

07/04/2011
KnowledgeOman.com Partners with COMEX 2011


KnowledgeOman.com, the leading community and knowledge sharing platform in the country, is supporting Oman’s largest ICT exhibition, COMEX, as an online media partner. The support of KnowledgeOman.com is bringing the community closer to the event to further leverage awareness on the ICT industry. Tariq Al Barwani, Founder and President of KnowledgeOman.com, says, “We are pleased to support the 

06/04/2011
The Online Dilemma


    From the offline to the online sphere     Ask any of the knowledge seeker about his/her source of information, data, facts and figures, and pat comes the reply, its from online sources, rather than the offline sources of yesteryear’s. It is indeed accepted by all and sundry that internet is probably the biggest

06/04/2011
Time To Say Goodbyes


A friend is one who sticks with you through ‘thick and thin’ – and does not go into panic buying or selling off stock – or withdrawing all cash – at the first sign of troubles! Or abandoning you when you need him at the most! They are not simply 'fair weather friends'

01/04/2011
Bridging Cultural Divides Seminar


  Topic: Bridging Cultural Divides  Thursday April 14, 10am-12:30pm Al Walee Building, Seeb    The seminar presents a mix of panel discussion and expert speaker presentations. The speakers offer a wide range of thoughts on the subject and include Sheikh Khalfan Al-Esry, Faris Al-Hajry and Stephanie Dahl. The seminar presented in English welcomes participation from various nationalities,

01/04/2011
Topic of the Week: The World in 2050


In this advancing world of technology, rapid changes and developments have been taking place lately. What will the world be like in 2050? How do you picture yourself in 2050? Click here to share your views

30/03/2011
Telephone Etiquette at Home


  The telephone is an integral part of our world today. Who can imagine life without a telephone? There are many etiquette guidelines depending on where the phone is used – be it at work, at home or on the street! Here then are some basics of home telephone etiquette, written with the new millennium 

30/03/2011
Dealing With Staff Issues!


Staff are the most important resource in any establishment. Treat staff rightly correctly ethically transparently and professionally – and they will amaze you. Treat them differently they become your Ambassador to the outside world – and more importantly straight to your customers, clients – and The Competition!

30/03/2011
Open Dialogue on Legislative Powers


An Open Dialogue on Legislative Powers is organized by Tawasul on Monday 4th April 2011 (8pm) at the Cultural Club. This dialogue is an attempt to draw practical lessons from the dynamic discussions in the country regarding public participation and the role of Parliament.  With the presence of Hon. Jack Buechner  and  Judge David Minge,

24/03/2011
OmanWall.com Launches Mobile Version


Omanwall.com, a leading bilingual social media platform in Oman, has today successfully launched a mobile version of its website (Omanwall.com Mobile) after testing the functionality during the past month. Omanwall.com has attracted over 22,000 visitors from the Sultanate with 1,700 members registration already for the past one month of its launch. Khalfan Al Mahrazy, Vice

24/03/2011
OmanWall.com Launches Mobile Version


Omanwall.com, a leading bilingual social media platform in Oman, has today successfully launched a mobile version of its website (Omanwall.com Mobile) after testing the functionality during the past month. Omanwall.com has attracted over 22,000 visitors from the Sultanate with 1,700 members registration already for the past one month of its launch. Khalfan Al Mahrazy, Vice

18/03/2011
KnowledgeOman.com Introduces Platform to Explore Issues on Bridging Cultural Divides


  KnowledgeOman.com, the leading community and knowledge sharing platform in the Sultanate, is launching an innovative community seminar on the topic of Bridging Cultural Divides to explore cultural issues among the youth in Oman and various nationalities, scheduled for April 14th 2011 from 10am to noon in Al Walee Building Seeb with registrations now open

18/03/2011
Topic of the Week: Is Organic Food Healthier?


Organic foods are said to be healthier and safer than conventional food.  The debate however is still ongoing! Naturalist are dwelling on the point that organic food is better but traditionalist says they’re all the same.  What is your perspective and choice? Organic or Conventional? Which one is healthier? Click here to join the discussion

18/03/2011
Video of the Week: OmanVideos.com


– Video shared by Flashxpert on the Grand Mosque in Muscat – View more videos at OmanVideos.com  

17/03/2011
Back to Basics: Which eco-system you belong to?


  Once upon a time, women were happily living with men in natural forests, deserts, mountains and coastal areas. Then suddenly, they wanted to create artificial means to enjoy their lives or gain power over other natural lives! They managed to create but they struggled to enjoy! So what happened? There were living in naturally 

11/03/2011
Tariq Awarded for Community Leadership


Tariq Hilal Al-Barwani, founder and president of the leading community knowledge sharing portal, knowledgeoman.com, has been awarded for “community leadership” by the largest software company in the world, Microsoft, in recognition of his excellent lead for setting up a successful community initiative in the Sultanate. Over 100 million participants worldwide are competing for the elite

11/03/2011
Tawasul Holds Seminar on Human Rights approach for Development


Tawasul, Global Connections Center, organized a two-days Seminar on Human Development Based Approach, providing senior media professionals with basic concepts and principles of Human Rights. Themes approached included culture, gender and the relation between Human Rights Based Approach and development. Discussed also was the Media Role in integrating and promoting Human Rights Based Approach, Human Rights

11/03/2011
Topic of the Week: Facebook Life


Consider this: Shocking news came from Facebook. The biggest social network in the face of this earth will be preached immediately closed within two months by the owner, Mark Zuckerberg. How is it to wake up early morning and to start your day without Facebook? What are your views? Click here to Join the Discussion

04/03/2011
KnowledgeOman.com Awards Community Creativity


KnowledgeOman.com, the leading community and knowledge-based project , has awarded its members for their photography and video production in line with its mission to support and celebrate community’s talent. Led by the Online Project Manager at KnowledgeOman.com, Maryam Al Alawi, the top winners Johnson Gurrea , Ibrahim Sameeh Saleem, and Afaf Cherif were awarded as

04/03/2011
Topic of the Week: Iphone vs. Android


The iPhone has been synonymous with the rise of the smartphone. Apple made a revolution in the mobile-computing. Not too far long, Google has released Android, which has grown to the be the best selling and the fastest mobile-OS. Discuss your views on both the platforms in KO. Click here to join the discussion

04/03/2011
Video of the Week: OmanVideos.com


– Experimental video produced by the member Sultan SNK – View more videos at OmanVideos.com

02/03/2011
An Open Letter to the Youth of Oman


  Patience is always a Virtue!   This is an open letter to The Youth of Oman   Dear All & After Compliments; You will forgive me in reminding you a bit about myself but for those who know me well will vouch for me that I have always stood up to face my Management Teams

28/02/2011
Topic of the Week: Between Superstition and Reality


25/02/2011
KnowledgeOman.com Attracts Multinational Volunteer Team


 
KnowledgeOman.com, the country’s leading community knowledge-based project, has managed to successfully bring together a diverse team of local and expatriate male and female living in Oman under one roof to support the vision of His Majesty the Sultan Qaboos of creating a knowledge based society. KnowledgeOman.com team further aims to develop the mission by engaging

25/02/2011
KnowledgeOman.com Attracts Multinational Volunteer Team


 
KnowledgeOman.com, the country’s leading community knowledge-based project, has managed to successfully bring together a diverse team of local and expatriate male and female living in Oman under one roof to support the vision of His Majesty the Sultan Qaboos of creating a knowledge based society. KnowledgeOman.com team further aims to develop the mission by engaging

25/02/2011
Topic of the Week: Emotions of Anger


Anger is a normal human emotion; an emotion that at times can get the best of us. It may exceed its limits and lead to problems across personal relationships, work, reputation and overall lifestyle. Do you vent your anger? How do you manage it? When does anger come in play? Voice your experiences and insights

18/02/2011
Topic of the Week: Death Penalty


Is the death penalty a justified act? Is it merely continuing the cycle of violence? Sources state that over 130 countries have abolished this punishment, yet the argument still has two sides. What are your thoughts? Click here to Join the Discussion

17/02/2011
Casualty Figures!


Increasing Accidents – Please Stop This Carnage! I was reading an article in The Newspapers on Wednesday 10th February 2011, which stated the following: Police to book drunk drivers – MUSCAT — Those who get onto the driver’s seat after a couple of shots at a party beware! The Royal Oman Police (ROP) is all

17/02/2011
The General Teaching Philosophy


The foremost quality for teaching is, an Individual must have passion for teaching and it is self learned with constant practice. The most  important components of effective teaching is a  thorough preparation, continuous evolution of teaching skills, and the pleasure of watching students learn. The ultimate goal for the teacher is to communicate new information

16/02/2011
Greetings on the Occasion of Prophet’s Birth (PBUH)


16/02/2011
Conversations about KO: Coverage on Team and Community Achievements


KnowledgeOman.com, committed to the nation’s development as a knowledge society, has been featured in the February 2011 issue of the eminent local business magazine Alim Aliktisaad Wal A’mal and the innovative local technology magazine Tech mag. The story of KnowledgeOman.com is shared with the community, from the day of establishment, the achievements up to date,

11/02/2011
Topic of the Week: Exploring Belief


Can the universe possibly have no origin? Atheists try to approach such questions to prove that no God exists, yet the debate proceeds with arguments on the existence of God and the interchange of perceptions ‘for’ and ‘against’ between various beliefs. Explore with KO such thoughts and understandings and voice your views. Click here to join the discussion

10/02/2011
Targeting your Dream Job


 
  Ask any student, about their future option and pat comes the reply, ‘to secure my dream job’! In spite of the market on a downward swing, the Sultanate of Oman is still one of the better placed economies not only in the Arab Gulf Cooperation Council (AGCC), but also amongst the the developed economies.

04/02/2011
Video of the Week: OmanVideos.com


  – Educational video shared by the member Badriya – View more videos at OmanVideos.com

04/02/2011
Topic of the Week: Muscat Festival 2011


Muscat Festival is back! From children to adults, a variety of segments and activities welcome the community. Where have you been? What have you done? Join us as we chat about Muscat Festival 2011. Click here to share your views on Muscat Festival 2011

04/02/2011
Topic of the Week: Muscat Festival 2011


Muscat Festival is back! From children to adults, a variety of segments and activities welcome the community. Where have you been? What have you done? Join us as we chat about Muscat Festival 2011. Click here to share your views on Muscat Festival 2011

03/02/2011
Housemaids Cruelty


  A friend had sent me this video showing an Asian housemaid mistreating a local baby of about two years put under her care as the parents went to work. We always hear of housemaids being mistreated by their bosses and always shown live examples in the Television news and in the newspapers. But like

03/02/2011
THE POSITIVE ‘NO!’


  We often find ourselves in situations where we want to refuse someone and yet are unable to do so without fear of offending the other person or risking the relationship. We over commit ourselves and then feel resentment because we are overextended, or we feel regret for not helping others out when they ask.

03/02/2011
THE POSITIVE ‘NO!’


  We often find ourselves in situations where we want to refuse someone and yet are unable to do so without fear of offending the other person or risking the relationship. We over commit ourselves and then feel resentment because we are overextended, or we feel regret for not helping others out when they ask.

28/01/2011
Partnerships for Society Symposium: Budget, People & Media


Under the patronage of His Excellency Sayyid Hilal Bin Badr Al Busaidi, Wali of Sohar, Tawasul is organizing a Symposium on Partnerships for Society: Budget, People and Media to be held on the 2nd of February, 2010 (from 9h am to 15h pm) at Sohar University. The Symposium will be in Arabic with simultaneous English

28/01/2011
Video of the Week: OmanVideos.com


Photoshop tutorial (writing effect): video shared by Flashexpert View more videos at OmanVideos.comv

27/01/2011
That Important Piece of Paper


It speaks in your absence Do you know about a piece of paper which shall talk about you in your absence? Do you know that this piece of paper can make or break you? Did you ever realize that you simply scribble details in that piece of paper without understanding the severe after affects it

27/01/2011
Handling Difficult Bosses!


I do not know about you but in my career life, I had to deal with many bosses and peoples from different Nationalities, Cultures, Ethnicities, Social Background and Cultures. I remember as I joined just as a Graduate in Personnel Management then in my Oil Company in 1976, I had put this caption (cartoon)

27/01/2011
Ethics at Work


Douglas Adams said, “To give real service you must add something which cannot be bought or measured with money, and that is sincerity and integrity.”  Etiquette and Ethics sound the same. Their definitions are almost identical. Yet there is a critical difference. Etiquette is about conduct. Ethics is about conscience. Organizations that fail to

21/01/2011
OmanWall.com Social Networking Website Launched


The country’s First bilingual social media platform, OmanWall.com, has been officially launched today. OmanWall.com is a new website created for both the English and Arabic speaking community, connecting people in Oman from youths to professionals through the benefits of social networking technology. Through OmanWall.com, members can create, publish, and exchange information, pictures, videos, music, and 

21/01/2011
Topic of the Week: KO Launches Android Club


  To facilitate in depth discussion , KnowledgeOman.com has launched an Android Club for all enthusiasts and professionals to learn more and share their knowledge. The Andriod Club is a place for all to make use of this forum and find official updates about Android, technical help, host applications and more. KnowledgeOman.com has also previously launched

21/01/2011
Topic of the Week: KO Launches Android Club


  To facilitate in depth discussion , KnowledgeOman.com has launched an Android Club for all enthusiasts and professionals to learn more and share their knowledge. The Andriod Club is a place for all to make use of this forum and find official updates about Android, technical help, host applications and more. KnowledgeOman.com has also previously launched

21/01/2011
Video of the Week: OmanVideos.com


Anatomy of the Heart: video shared by Um Marouan View more videos at OmanVideos.com

20/01/2011
Freedom of Speech: Finding a Breeze in Chaos


We all have the right to make our voices heard. Practicing this is a basic human right that all people, from childhood and onwards, should enjoy. It is our freedom of speech. Yet freedom of speech has at times caused chaos when it was detached from a sense of social responsibility. Freedom of speech has

20/01/2011
Paak Ghaaya


  As a Supervisor or as a Manager, it is just not the reasons given to you by a Staff who is leaving the establishment that you should look and concentrate at. I have found out that many Omani Staff especially do not want to rock the boat, or burn the bridges behind them. So

20/01/2011
Paak Ghaaya


  As a Supervisor or as a Manager, it is just not the reasons given to you by a Staff who is leaving the establishment that you should look and concentrate at. I have found out that many Omani Staff especially do not want to rock the boat, or burn the bridges behind them. So

14/01/2011
KnowledgeOman.com and Tawasul Join Hands for the Community


KnowledgeOman.com, the leading community and knowledge-sharing platform, and Tawasul, the first national independent and professional not-for-profit Think Tank in Oman, have joined hands in partnership to generate further community outreach and spread knowledge across the country. The KnowledgeOman.com team represented by Khalfan Al Mahrazy, Vice President, Rym Aoudia, Head of Corporate and Media Affairs, and

14/01/2011
KO Operations & Corporate Teams Hold Annual Plan Meeting


Driven by growth, community projects and the vision of a Knowledge Society, KnowledgeOman.com recently held an annual plan meeting for 2011, as each of the Operations and Corporate divisions discussed the way forward with respective team members and the difference each member makes for the greater vision. “We are aware of the challenges that are

14/01/2011
OmanVideos.com: Video of the Week


Building your PC: Video shared by Amour Al Barwani View more videos at OmanVideos.com

14/01/2011
Topic of the Week: Car Accidents


  Safety on the Road, Traffic, Personal Experiences, Speeding, Ticketing, and more. Join the Discussion. Click here   

07/01/2011
BankMuscat Supports Volunteer Initiatives of KnowledgeOman.com


BankMuscat, the leading financial institution in the Sultanate, has extended support to the leading community portal in the Sultanate, KnowledgeOman.com, as part of its commitment to promote education and knowledge across the Sultanate. BankMuscat believes in the importance of education and knowledge as the basis of the country’s progress and is keen to support social

07/01/2011
OmanVideos.com: Video of the Week


  Wallpaper Photoshop Tutorial by Flashexpert View more videos at OmanVideos.com

07/01/2011
Tribute of KnowledgeOman.com Success


   KnowledgeOman.com, the leading community and knowledge sharing portal, has been recognized for its success, achievements and community role by the bilingual business monthly magazine, The Commercial.  Click here to read the story coverage

06/01/2011
A Letter to my Omani Students


Manishankar   Dear Students,   The 40th National Day celebration is just over. Memories are still afresh in the mind of all the residents of Oman, be it an Omani citizen or the expatriate, about the grand celebration the country had to commemorate the 40 blessed years of the renaissance under the wise leadership o

06/01/2011
Work with Passion to Achieve Success


  Have an open mind to read different books on success from leading reputed authors. The more you read the more powerful you become. They say “Good readers become Great leaders”. So create the habit to read. Firstly, fire your attitude and create positive energy in the mind by fixing a relevant dream project of 

06/01/2011
Brain Power


Fatma Hamayon   The human brain is the soul of the human nervous system. The brain is also the center by which other human characteristics are defined. Creativity, for example, is much associated with the brain. So is personality. This organ controls every other perceived activity of the human body. And our human brain is 

31/12/2010
KnowledgeOman.com Appoints an Online Community Strategist


With the continuous growth of KnowledgeOman.com, a new position is appointed of an Online Community Strategist under the KO management, welcoming Christudas Dai in this new role. This new position reflects the bigger plans of KnowledgeOman.com, having achieved various local and global recognition for its projects and initiatives. Christudas hails from a rich background in

31/12/2010
Member of the Month | December 2010


KnowledgeOman.com is very proud to announce that Surumi Sageer has been chosen as the Moderator of the Month, December 2010 for her great work and active discussions at KO. She was very active the entire month posting cartoons, business terms, etc and stirring up discussions on KO. Surumi topped last month with nearly 112 posts. 

30/12/2010
How to Handle Group Discussion?


A Key Selection Tool Organizations are trying to get the best human resource for their company. Reasons are not difficult to find, on one hand there are abundant manpower available globally and moreover the recent downturn has enabled the companies to hunt for those who have given pink slips and golden handshakes. Companies, especially the

30/12/2010
Emotional Intelligence


“All learning has an emotional base.” -Plato We know what the word emotional is as well as the word intelligence, but what exactly does it mean when you combine it together? Well this term can be used to describe the ability, capability or skill to regulate our impulses, sympathize with others and be resilient in

30/12/2010
Why There Is A Need To Omanise?


Let us go on this hypothetical and imaginary ride and route for a change. There is life and a lot of oil, gold and other resources available in Mars. It is now 2020 – and Branson has made it all easy for all to travel in space. You are asked to form a Company that

24/12/2010
Voting: KO Photography Competition


  The KO photography competition recognizes the outstanding use of photography to represent compelling feelings of joy and celebrations of the 40th National Day in the community. The competition awards a final winner from each of the following categories: Category I: Photography of a landscape, a building or street which is decorated with the flags 

24/12/2010
OmanVideos.com Competition


Register and participate at OmanVideos.com for your chance to win. Upload the most number of original videos as part of the community competition up to February 28th 2011. Win cash with your video talent; R.O 50 prize for the top winner, R.O 35 for the second, and R.O 15 for the third. Participate here.  

24/12/2010
Seminar on Budget Scrutiny for Media Professionals


In order to reinforce the media role on the importance of understanding the State Budget with a Human Rights approach, Tawasul is organizing a two-day seminar on Budget Scrutiny for Media Professionals to be conducted in Arabic and English. This is part of a series of seminars to be held by Tawasul during 2011 focusing

23/12/2010
When You Have to Make Decisions


A True Study Case in Management Course for Decision Makers In whatever position in the echelon levels in an establishment, you will be required at one time or the other to make it very hard, painful, complex, and difficult decisions – some that may test your very own competencies, abilities, talents, skills, professionalism and ethics

23/12/2010
‘U r rude dude’


 No one can dispute the popularity of Text messaging using a mobile phone across the world today. Texting, SMSing or messaging as it is commonly called is one of the simplest, cheapest and most convenient means of mobile communication. However, as messaging grows in popularity, the excitement over using this convenient technology clashes head

23/12/2010
Natural Remedies for Daily Ailments


Herbs in general are used since ancient times to treat medical ailments successfully. India, China and Egypt are the countries who discovered the usefulness of these products.  With the increased use of technology and changed lifestyle, people are suffering from severe bodily ailments both physically and mentally. These natural herbs might be of great 

17/12/2010
KO Hosts OS6 for Blackberry 9700


KnowledgeOman.com is proud to announce that the new version of the Blackberry OS6 is now available for download directly from the website. For more information on how to download, please click here.

10/12/2010
OmanVideos.com Launched


The first interactive bilingual community video sharing platform has been launched OmanVideos.com. OmanVideos.com is a new website that allows visitors from any part of the world to register, view and easily upload videos self created, remotely or embedded to the website. The website is a new section of the leading community portal, KnowledgeOman.com, that puts the 

10/12/2010
OmanVideos.com Launched


The first interactive bilingual community video sharing platform has been launched OmanVideos.com. OmanVideos.com is a new website that allows visitors from any part of the world to register, view and easily upload videos self created, remotely or embedded to the website. The website is a new section of the leading community portal, KnowledgeOman.com, that puts the 

10/12/2010
“Floating Expressions” the First Hot Air Balloon in the Sultanate


  As 2010 marks the 40th year of progress and development of the Sultanate of Oman, Golden Hornet, a local event management company, has celebrated Oman’s historic National Day by launching a unique and exclusive event with the Floating Expressions. The Floating Expressions is the first ‘Hot Air Balloon’ launched in the Sultante’s skies as

10/12/2010
“Floating Expressions” the First Hot Air Balloon in the Sultanate


  As 2010 marks the 40th year of progress and development of the Sultanate of Oman, Golden Hornet, a local event management company, has celebrated Oman’s historic National Day by launching a unique and exclusive event with the Floating Expressions. The Floating Expressions is the first ‘Hot Air Balloon’ launched in the Sultante’s skies as

10/12/2010
How to Build a Website


More and more websites are being created day by day, it’s a way of giving an organization or yourself an online identity over the internet. Building a website requires knowledge in various fields. This article will explain the ideology of websites and the technologies required for building a simple static website. The first thing that 

10/02/2010
The Driving Force to Success


  Motivation does these two things: First, it maintains your drive to succeed. Second, it allows you to overcome all the obstacles you encounter along the way. The first and foremost in motivation is that we should be positive and have belief in the goal we fix. Always make sure to start your day with 

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Topic of the Week: International No Diet Day


The International No Diet Day (INDD) is an annual celebration of body acceptance and diversity. This day is also dedicated to promoting a healthy life style and raise awareness of the dangers and futility of dieting. International No Diet Day is observed on May 6th, and its symbol is a blue ribbon, similar to the

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Managing Examination Fever


It’s examination time It’s the end of the spring semester in most of the colleges and universities of the Sultanate. Students are running from pillar to post with a one point agenda of making it big in their exams. In the process they are not only tiring themselves, but are also stressing their near and

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The Need for Innovative Learning and Teaching


Diversity-The core issue Diversity is a core issue across organizations. The globalized world coupled with technological evolutions has made the world a global village, where relationships, be it virtual or real, communication-real time or otherwise have taken center stage. The ideal catalysts for all these developments were Liberalization, Privatization and Globalization (LPG) of global economies

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Topic of the Week: Torrent.. legal or not?


Torrent is a peer to peer file sharing system. If the file receives more downloads it increases its download speed. Torrent is meant to be a great way of sharing large data as well as downloading. Somehow, torrent is now questionable because of the availability of illegal content; e.g. copyrighted music, movies, etc. What are your

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Indifference and Politics at the Workplace


Causative agent Human psychology has always led to differences even though people represent the same family or even the organization. The same holds true for people flocking together while pursuing their professional objective in an organization. People may work together in the same project in the same department, possess the same skill, the same educational 

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ABCs of Life


  There are 26 alphabetical  letters in English. Each letter gives one meaning of life. A–Accept Accept others for who they are and for the choices they’ve made even if you have difficulty understanding their beliefs, motives, or actions. B–Break Away Break away from everything that stands in the way of what you hope to

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Freedom of Speech: Finding a Breeze in Chaos


We all have the right to make our voices heard. Practicing this is a basic human right that all people, from childhood and onwards, should enjoy. It is our freedom of speech. Yet freedom of speech has at times caused chaos when it was detached from a sense of social responsibility. Freedom of speech has

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Freedom of Speech: Finding a Breeze in Chaos


We all have the right to make our voices heard. Practicing this is a basic human right that all people, from childhood and onwards, should enjoy. It is our freedom of speech. Yet freedom of speech has at times caused chaos when it was detached from a sense of social responsibility. Freedom of speech has

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Sports as the Rejuvenator and Unifier


It’s a common adage that ‘all work and no play make Tom a dull boy’. The modern day organizations are searching for ways which can not only allow their employees to enjoy the workplace experience but also make them motivated and unified lot with the common objective commensurate with that of the organization. A substantial

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OmanVideos.com | Video of the Week


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