Saudi Arabia to Host Inaugural Human Capability Initiative Conference in Riyadh

Riyadh, Saudi Arabia - The first edition of the Human Capability Initiative (HCI), a key component of Saudi Arabia's Vision 2030 Realization Programs, is set to be held on February 28-29, 2024, at the King Abdulaziz International Convention Center in Riyadh. The event is under the patronage of His Royal Highness Prince Mohammed bin Salman bin Abdulaziz Al Saud, Crown Prince, Prime Minister, and Chairman of the Human Capability Development Program Committee.

According to Saudi Press Agency, the HCI, themed “Future Readiness,” aims to gather over 6000 experts, decision-makers, and more than 150 international keynote speakers from various sectors across over 50 countries. The initiative is designed to foster impactful dialogues, create synergies, and seize global opportunities for human capability development. The focus will be on enhancing the human capability development ecosystem, promoting innovative policies, and showcasing successful stories linking human capability to economic growth.

Minister of Education and Chairman of the Executive Committee of the Human Capability Development Program, Yousef Al-Benyan, emphasized the significance of the conference as a global cooperative platform. He highlighted its role in enriching dialogue and contributing to the development of skills essential for the future global labor market. Minister Al-Benyan also pointed out that the conference would address challenges in human capabilities development, particularly considering rapid digital and economic advancements.

For more information, attendees and interested parties can visit the HCI website at