Annual Planning Forum 2018
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Under the theme of " Corporate Sustainability Towards Regional Excellence", Qatar General Electricity & Water Corporation (KAHRAMAA) organized the Annual Planning Forum 2018; in the presence of H.E. Saad bin Sherida Al-Kaabi, Minister of State for Energy Affairs, KAHRAMAA President H.E. Eng. Essa bin Hilal Al-Kuwari, Dr. Ibrahim bin Saleh Al-Nuaimi, undersecretary of the Ministry of Education and Higher Education and KAHRAMAA's directors, managers and section heads. The aim of the forum was to discuss the Corporation’s strategic plans for 2019-2023.
The inaugural session started with an address by H.E. Al-Kaabi, followed by a welcome remark by H.E. Eng. Al-Kuwari. The session featured a presentation that demonstrated the most remarkable achievements of KAHRAMAA during the first phase of its long-term strategic plan. Also highlighted was the second-phase aspirations for Regional Excellence during 2019-2023. In this second phase, KAHRAMAA seeks to continuously improve its operations and expand its services in order to become a leading regional actor in the energy and services sector. Then comes the third phase (2024-2030), during which KAHRAMA will seeks to attain global excellence through the implementation of the best practices.
The Annual Planning Forum 2018 went on for a full day of discussion sessions aimed to highlight the 2019-2023 strategic plan of KAHRAMAA's directorates and departments. These included the Electricity Networks Directorate, the Water Networks Directorate, the Technical Affairs Directorate, the Shared Services Directorate and several corporate departments. Another topic of discussion was KAHRAMAA's plans and projects during the new planning cycle, the main challenges and plans to address them.
In 2014, KAHRAMAA developed its long-term strategic plan until 2023, shifting from a goal-based strategy to a result-based strategy that is assessed through Key Performance Indicators. The first phase – strategic transformation – lasted from 2014 to 2018. During this phase, KAHRAMAA maintained the sustainability of its services at the highest quality standards. It also implemented its plans in consistency with the State's strategic plans to complete several major projects in the electricity and water sectors, as well as other business sectors. Several initiatives were launched and greater achievements were made.