Rawiyah bint Saud al Busaidiyah

Minister of Higher Education

First woman in Omani cabinet as minister

First woman minister in the gulf

Hunaina Introduction of Dr. Rawiyah & Dr. Rawiyah’s keynote speech

In 2009, Oman was the only government in the Gulf, which appointed four women in ministerial positions.  They include: Dr Rawiyah bint Saud bin Ahmed Al Busaidiyah, minister of higher education; Dr Rajiha bint Abdul Amir bin Ali, minister of tourism; Dr Sharifa bint Khalfan bin Nassir Al Yahyaeiyah, minister of social development; and Sheikha Aisha bint Khalfan bin Jumail Al Siyabiah, president, Public Authority for Craft Industries.

The State Council too has 14 women members among its total of 72 members.