Monday , 18 February 2019

Marc Mcilhone

Marc Mcilhone
Marc Mcilhone is ArabBrains' Editor - sourcing news and features content and overseeing the work of the site’s contributors. Marc’s work is informed by his technical background in architecture having worked for some of the UK’s leading practices on projects within the education, healthcare and housing sectors. Marc has a particular interest in how innovators are creating sustainable solutions that have a positive impact on people’s everyday lives. Please email press releases and news to: editor@arabbrains.com

Release of the IMF Departmental Paper on Scaling up Access to Finance for Small and Medium Enterprise in the Middle East and North Africa

Discussions will focus on how small and medium-sized enterprise financial inclusion is at the core of the economic diversification, growth, and job creation challenges many countries are facing The International Monetary Fund (IMF) will launch its departmental paper entitled Scaling up Access to Finance for SMEs in MENA in a seminar which will take placeat the American University in Cairo, …

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Talel Kamel to lead Collins Aerospace in the Middle East and Africa

Talel Kamel has been named vice president Customer & Account Management for Collins Aerospace in the Middle East and Africa Talel Kamel has been named vice president Customer & Account Management for Collins Aerospace in the Middle East and Africa to further increase the company’s focus and footprint in the region and deliver higher value to customers. Customer & Account …

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What not to miss at UAE Innovation Month 2019: Sharjah urban planning council’s Sharjah Interactive Map

Unveiling tomorrow (Friday) at Sharjah Innovation Week An interactive map of Sharjah with precise locations or ‘hot spots’ of all major tourist, cultural and business attractions in the emirate, that will respond when a user moves the mouse over them to offer more effective navigational assistance will be unveiled by Sharjah Urban Planning Council (SUPC) tomorrow (Friday) at University City …

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INTERVIEW: RAKBANK CEO still sees value in serving SMEs

Peter England says bank now works more closely with small and medium-sized firms, rather than “just throwing money at them” When RAKBANK published its preliminary financial results last week, its 13 percent increase in annual profit was attributed to the lender trimming provisions for loan impairments. That reduction – of 131.8 million United Arab Emirates dirhams ($35.9 million) – helped …

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New startup mentorship programme aims to foster UAE-Africa cooperation

Dubai Chamber to host first-ever Chamberthon during Africa Tech Summit in Rwanda this week where startups will build a framework for a new mentorship programme Global Business Forum Mentorship Programme pairs innovative UAE and African startups with mentors who can provide valuable expertise, support and guidance Kigali, Rwanda: Startups from the UAE and Africa will participate in the first-ever Chamberthon …

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Dubai Silicon Oasis Raises Global Benchmark for Technology Excellence: German Delegation

Members of German Parliament and German Consul General in Dubai visit hi-tech park, gain insight into DSOA’s digitalization strategy Dubai Silicon Oasis Authority (DSOA), the regulatory body for Dubai Silicon Oasis (DSO), the integrated free zone technology park, today received a high-ranking German delegation led by Hansjörg Durz, Member of the German Bundestag. The meeting at the Dubai Technology Entrepreneur …

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Coding drive reaches 1mln people

1,025,971 participants completed courses in the MakeCode, JavaScript, and Python programming languages The Misk Foundation, a non-profit philanthropic foundation, recorded more than one million participants in the second edition of Saudi Codes, the largest initiative of its kind ever held in the Saudi Arabia, at an event in Riyadh. The courses in the MakeCode, JavaScript, and Python programming languages were …

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UK – UNICEF Partnership to support Education Reform in Egypt

A three-year project (GBP 12 million) agreed among the Government of Egypt, Foreign Commonwealth Office (FCO) and UNICEF In an official ceremony on Sunday, February 4, the Egyptian Minister of Education and Technical Education, Professor Dr. Tarek Shawky; the British Ambassador to Egypt, Sir Geoffrey Adams; and UNICEF Representative in Egypt, Bruno Maes, launched a three-year project agreement titled “Integrated …

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WARC launches Prize for MENA Strategy 2019

Prize is free to enter and is open to agencies, brand owners and specialists in any marketing discipline. WARC, the global authority on advertising and media effectiveness, is today launching the WARC Prize for MENA Strategy 2019, a search for the best strategic marketing thinking that has driven results in the Middle East and North Africa. Now in its third …

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Hanergy to set up the region’s first thin-film solar power industrial park in Middle East

The total investment of the project will be over one billion dollars The world’s largest thin-film solar power solution company, Hanergy Thin Film Power Group has signed an MOU investment cooperation agreement with Ajlan & Bros on Monday (Jan. 28) in launching the first solar thin-film industrial park in the Middle East region. The total investment of the project will …

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