Knowledge Oman has actively introduced various initiatives for the country, driven with the passion to empower people and communities through knowledge and social innovation. The impact-focus areas of Knowledge Oman currently include the C3 Social Enterprise Accelerator program, the Knowledge Ambassadors program, and We-Community program. This is in addition to partnerships with private and public entities in enabling and supporting knowledge-based initiatives.
Previous projects included introducing the first community KO school free e-learning courses, the KO online library to promote a reading culture, the online platforms OmanVideos.com and local social network OmanWall.com, the iCommunity blog of community articles, the Show Your Potential program that guides participants to qualify for Microsoft certifications, and more. Click here for previous initiatives.
C3 Social Enterprise Accelerator
This program enables Oman's emerging social entrepreneurs to become active agents of positive social change. Hundreds of business professionals are mobilized to help social enterprises become financially sustainable and demonstrate positive impact on society. This mobilizes experienced business professionals to share their knowledge on a voluntary basis. We match professionals with social enterprises taking into consideration skills, interests and availability. With coaching and consultancy, the program helps social enterprises clarify their needs into short-term, discrete projects giving professionals a clear time commitment. Social enterprises are guided through a step-by step process to ensure success and long-term social impact.
This leading volunteer initiative in the Sultanate has so far impacted over 5,000 participants. The network of Knowledge Ambassadors has also elevated the role of the professional as a change agent in the country spreading their know-how to benefit segments of the community and being recognized for their community role. The focus of the program has been serving the youth across colleges and universities to help bridge the gap between academia and industry, along with enabling the flow of knowledge transfer nation-wide. With exchanged knowledge, capacity is built as a knowledge society and a foundation is empowered for social progress.
Knowledge Oman extends customized support to entities seeking to reach out to the community. This encourages Private-Public-Partnerships in collaboration to help serve and advance society. Knowledge Oman undertakes the role of consultancy and steering partner to connect, initiate and roll-out programs part of CSR and sustainability programs.