Adapting Towards Sustainable Development Program

sustainable development

Aimed at providing policy options and practical policy recommendations that can assist key economic sectors in the Sultanate move along more sustainable
trajectories, the Adapting Towards Sustainable Development Program addresses development in a holistic manner - integrating the main pillars of sustainability, economic development, social development, environmental protection and cultural dimension. 

Communicating a vision of sustainable development that can be translated into strategic actions and identifies future research priorities at national level is hereby at the forefront of the program, with the following key themes identified for potential research:

  • Sustainable agriculture, food security and rural development
  • Human resources development
  • Education for sustainable development
  • Sustainable mountain development 
  • Sustainable water resource and coastal management
  • Sustainable waste management
  • Culture and heritage
  • Sustainable mountain development
  • Sustainable urban planning
  • Sustainable transportation
  • Health sector: Options for funding
  • Social norms and values
  • Eco tourism 
  • Oil industry

Application Criteria

Program application is open to research institutions and researchers from or based in the Sultanate.

To start any project, contract has to be signed from all parties, attached is a draft of contract sample. 
Contract has to mentioned the below points :

  • Definitions
  • Background
  • Work objective
  • Scope of work
  • Consultants obligation
  • TRIs Obligation
  • TRCs Obligation
  • General Covenants
  • Payment terms
  • Duration and Termination
  • Notice
  • Confidentiality
  • Copyright 
  • Identity 
  • Assignment
  • Construction of agreement 
  • Settlement of Dispute