Behavioural science the topic of discussion at Anglo-Omani society
September 10, 2019 | 6:34 PM
by Times News Service
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Muscat: Omani youth met with their British counterparts to discuss best practice in behavioural sciences and how it could help bring about positive changes in people, at the 7th annual meeting of the Anglo-Omani society.

A statement from the society said, “The 7th Annual Meeting of the Anglo-Omani society was recently concluded in Oxford University, with participation from 26 promising youth from Oman and the UK. This year’s meeting came under the slogan ‘The Nudge Factor: Behavioural Theory and Public Policies’ and was attended by a myriad of officials from both public and private sectors in Oman and the UK.”

The agenda of the two-day forum, sponsored by BP Oman, included a number of lectures and discussion sessions on different themes of behavioural sciences and their applications in stimulating positive behaviours in society and institutions alike. Prominent academics and experts presented a series of lectures that touched on aspects and mechanisms of change management by applying behavioural science, as well as international best practice and ethics in this area.

The society added: “This year’s theme was chosen by the society in alignment with the goals of Oman Vision 2040, which aims to build an empowered civil society that participates actively in sustainable development. Through these forums, the society seeks to strengthen the friendly and cooperative relations between the Sultanate and the UK, to create a platform for the exchange of knowledge and cultural aspects, and to exchange experiences with decision makers in leading institutions in various fields.”

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