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 Knowledge Oman delegate Tomy Bosco on behalf of the team in a grand ceremony with other prominent figures and organizations from the region.
Pan Arab Web Awards aims to serve as an inspiration and reward creators for their skills. It is a platform for creative people to showcase their works and attain market recognition. The winners are competitively selected based on the criteria of concept and creativity of its innovative approach, the technicality and ease of use, the content and structure, the visual design solution and aesthetics, and the interactivity. This event is considered by the industry as one of the top award programs, catering to diversesectors including banks and financial institutions, corporate, directories and info services, entertainment, fashion, governmental organisations, industries, media and press, non-governmental organisations, personal, real estate, services, software and telecommunication, students, travel and tourism and transportation and more.
Tariq Hilal Al Barwani, Founder and the President of Knowledge Oman, said in appreciation, “The success of Knowledge Oman is due to our commitment to teamwork. Every single member has played a significant role in shaping Knowledge Oman into a successful knowledge-sharing platform that created a cultural impact towards building a knowledge society. The recognition gained for our work is an encouragement to deliver even greater.”
Knowledge Oman launched in April 2008 as a community portal expanding to become a bilingual platform for professionals and knowledge seekers in the Sultanate. Knowledge Oman has further made strides by utilizing ICT as a medium to grow and hold initiatives and projects directly within the community by personally connecting with individuals and various organizations. Such strides include a network of Knowledge Ambassadors in the country delivering free talks and workshops, community seminars and talent learning events, introducing the first community KO school free e-learning courses, the KO online library that features English and Arabic books to promote a reading culture, the online platforms OmanVideos.com and local social network OmanWall.com, the iCommunity blog of community articles, and the KO Social Media platforms driven to promote daily knowledge sharing activities and community competitions that empower local talent.
In its endeavor for excellence, Knowledge Oman has received further local and international recognition for its achievements. This included the "International standard web technology award" during the Oman Web Awards competition 2009, along with the "Brand Leadership Award" at the world Brand Congress 2010 and in 2012 the "Outstanding contribution to the cause of Education” award from the World HRD Congress. With the success rendered over the past 5 years, Knowledge Oman continues its leading work to serve the country’s growth as a knowledge society and the people’s progress.