Center for Environment and Water (CEW) at the Research Institute at King Fahd University of Petroleum and Minerals held a workshop entitled "Key Performance Indicators (KPIs) for the Environment and Water Center in the first quarter of 2021: Objectives and Achievements", held remotely on Wednesday 21st April 2021.
This workshop aims to discuss and evaluate the center's performance in the first quarter of the current year by comparing the accomplishments that have been achieved with the goals set before the beginning of this year. The workshop was attended by all members of the CEW, including scientists, researchers, technicians, administrators, and Research group leaders, in addition to the director of the center, Dr. Fahd Al-Ismail. The meeting was moderated by Dr. Nabeel Abu Zaid.
Dr. Fahad Al-Ismail explained the importance of key performance indicators (KPIs) in developing short-term plans to help measure achievement in the center and evaluate its overall performance. He reviewed the goals set by the center for the next five years, such as working to bring more funded applied research, enhancing research skills for members of the center and creating a suitable work environment, etc.
The strategic objectives of the center were reviewed and the performance was measured for each set goal, its description, and methods of measurement, then the level of achievement was compared with the goal set in the form of percentages. The goals included raising awareness of the importance of fisheries and marine life, increasing the number of research published in refereed national and international periodicals and journals, wider participation of research on the media, training a number of researchers and raising their skills, and hosting more speakers in areas of research of interest to the center, etc.
The Leaders of the five research groups (Marine sciences, Fisheries, Terrestrial Environment, Analytical Chemistry, Climate Modeling, and Data Analysis) reviewed the performance of their teams against the desired goal.
Dr. Fahd Al-Ismail valued the Center's efforts, as some research teams exceeded the required goal and achieved a higher level of achievement. He added: This is the result of teamwork. He thanked all members of the center, including scientists, researchers, technicians, and researchers and administrators, whether they were in the center or those in the field, and urged them to continue the good work in the second quarter of the year 2021 to achieve the desired goals.
It is worth noting that CEW has achieved 73% of its goals during the past year, while the completion rate for the first quarter of this year has reached 100%. Environment and Water Center was the first to set key performance indicators (KPIs) to monitor its performance and to address any deficiencies if any. No doubt that the excellence and success of the Center are attributed to these indicators.