Gulf College through its Centre for Languages and Cultural Studies beams with pride as it takes its stand to uphold the United Nations Academic Impact (UNAI) mandate in celebrating the World Day for Cultural Diversity for Dialogue and Development with the theme, “Exploring the World of Innovation and Entrepreneurship through Multiculturalism” on the 21st of May, 2017 in the Sultanate of Oman which is held primarily to support the Alliance of Civilizations launched by the United Nations in which special focus is placed on a series of good practices to encourage cultural pluralism at the local, regional, and national level as well as regional and sub-regional initiatives aimed at discouraging all expressions of extremism and fanaticism and highlighting the values and principles that bring people together.
Participants in the dialogue come from Egypt, India, Iran, Iraq, Jordan, Oman, Pakistan, Philippines, Sudan, Syria, and Tunisia. Guided by the thematic principle on innovation and entrepreneurship, they put into light the current progress and development of their countries on how Oman could learn from their good practices with regard to innovation and entrepreneurship. Gulf College staff and students have come to realise how their diversified insights and inclusive feats can influence them into becoming more creative and innovative global citizens with one accord on entrepreneurialism spurred by equal dignity of cultures through mutual understanding and respect.
As streamlined by the United Nations Academic Impact, the intercultural dialogue has successfully showcased diversity and inclusion at Gulf College impacted by the uplifting and discerning words of the Dean, Professor Taqi Abdul Redha Al Abduwani. With great pertinacity, he and the multicultural participants have resounded, “We belong to one family. We belong to Gulf College!”