Khalid Al-Haribi, alumni of Legacy’s Legislative Fellows Program, is managing director of Tawasul, an  Oman Organization that just won an Arabia Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) Award.

Supported by the United Nations Global Compact, this award is considered the most significant award  for corporate social responsibility (CSR) best practices in the region. This award identifies and recognizes companies leading the way in aspects of CSR, like environmental sustainability, community involvement, governance and transparency and stakeholder dialogue.

Tawasul, which won in the small business category, Tawasul was founded in August 2008 as the first national, independent, and professional not-for-profit think tank in Oman.  Its mission is  “to empower civil society institutions through training and knowledge.” httpv://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ePupSwaO0xI

Khalid, who has been managing director of Tawasul for several years, participated in Legacy’s LFP program in order to learn how U.S. civil society contributes to promoting successful policy and to help encourage effective civil society in Oman; promoting effective checks and balances.

Left: Khalid talks about his fellowship in the office of Michael McMahon (D-NY13) as part of the Legacy’s Legislative Fellows Program.  He  reflects on similarities and differences between the U.S. political system and that of Oman, and some practical things he will take home to his work with Tawasul.