The Office of the First Deputy Prime Minister (OFDPM) today held a graduation ceremony to honour the fourth intake of the First Deputy Prime Minister (FDPM) Fellowship.
During the ceremony, the Director-General of the OFDPM, HE Shaikh Fahad bin Abdulrahman Al Khalifa, noted that the FDPM Fellowship is centred around achieving the aspirations of His Royal Highness Prince Salman bin Hamad Al Khalifa, Crown Prince, Deputy Supreme Commander, and First Deputy Prime Minister, which aim to advance the youth’s contribution to the Kingdom’s development.
HE the Director-General said that the OFDPM has placed wide-ranging mechanisms to facilitate the attainment of HRH the Crown Prince’s visions for the programme, and highlighted the ever-increasing level of interest the FDPM Fellowship receives from Bahrain’s ambitious youth.
HE the Director-General added that the FDPM Fellowship, since its launch in 2015, has succeeded in meeting its core objectives by equipping the fellows with the skills and knowledge they need to achieve operational efficiency in their workplaces.
HE the Director-General commended the fellows for their tireless dedication to the yearlong programme, which saw them attend Government Executive Committee meetings chaired by HRH the Crown Prince, visit various ministries and government entities, and explore a wide range of government-related projects.
On behalf of the fellows, Khalid Fahad Al Alawi of Tamkeen delivered a speech in which he extended the fellows’ gratitude to HRH the Crown Prince for His Royal Highness’s ongoing support to the programme.
Al Alawi also expressed the fellows’ appreciation to the Minister of Finance and National Economy, HE Shaikh Salman bin Khalifa Al Khalifa, and the Director-General of the OFDPM, HE Shaikh Fahad bin Abdulrahman Al Khalifa, for their continuous support for the fellowship since its inception in 2015.
Al Alawi went on to highlight his rich experience at the FDPM Fellowship, noting that this unparallelled experience has broadened the fellows’ knowledge of government work streams.
Al Alawi concluded by stating that each fellow has contributed towards achieving the FDPM Fellowship’s demanding requirements, reaffirming that they will continue to work as a team – Team Bahrain – in achieving Bahrain’s forward-looking development goals.
HE the Director-General of the OFDPM awarded the fellows with certificates marking the successful completion of the programme. The star of the Fellowship was awarded to Sufyan Al Hashel from the National Audit Office.