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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:

Emirates Green Building Council honours winners of ‘2015 EGBC Awards’ for excellence in sustainability


• American University of Sharjah , IRENA HQ Building and Sofitel Dubai The Palm Resort & Spa win Green School, Green Commercial Building and Green Hotel of the Year categories respectively Dubai – Emirates Green Building Council (EmiratesGBC), an independent forum aimed at conserving the environment by strengthening and promoting green building practices, honoured the winners of the 2015 EGBC ...

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Emirates NBD wins Princess Haya Award for Special Education

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Award in recognition of bank’s engagement with people with special needs Dubai – Emirates NBD , a leading bank in the region, today announced that it has been awarded the Princess Haya Award for Special Education (PHASE) for Corporate Social Responsibility in the Outstanding Institutional Supporter (Private Sector) category. On behalf of the Executive Committee of The Princess Haya Award ...

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Etisalat Group to Participate in 2015 mHealth Grand Cycle Tour

Abdulaziz Alsawaleh Alshehhi - Chief Human Resources Officer - Etisalat Group

Abu Dhabi – Etisalat Group , the leading emerging markets telecommunications operator in Middle East, Africa and Asia, will participate in the 2015 mHealth Grand Cycle Tour due to take place in September. Etisalat is an Official Supporter of the tour, which aims to raise awareness about diabetes, mHealth solutions and will provide a team drawn from employees across the ...

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ADSM forges Partnership with UK’s Imperial College Business School


Focus will be on teaching, research, faculty & student exchange UAE – The Abu Dhabi School of Management (ADSM), a subsidiary of the Abu Dhabi Chamber , an educational institution dedicated to developing the UAE’s future entrepreneurial leaders, has today (Wednesday, May 13, 2015) agreed a partnership with Imperial College Business School,part of Imperial College London, one of the world’s ...

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Saudi Educators Excel in Master Trainer Programme


Pearson programme enhancing standard of math and science education in KSA. The Chief Executive of Saudi Arabia’s Tatweer Company for Educational Services (T4Edu) has congratulated the latest group of Master Trainers to complete the first phase of the Saudi Math and Science Teacher Development Programme. The Master Trainer Programme is a key component of the broader Math and Science teacher ...

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Middle East users can save up to 40% with the help of compressor modulation technologies


At the Smart Skyscrapers Summit in Dubai The Middle East can take a giant step towards energy efficiency by switching to Air Conditioning systems with compressor modulation, reducing energy consumption by up to 40%. This challenge was tackled in a thought-provoking discussion led by Emerson Climate Technologies MEA during the Smart Skyscrapers Summit held at Sofitel The Palm, Dubai. The ...

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Training program will support social entrepreneurs to start-up their businesses contributing to social development


Entrepreneurship with Impact Ventures, a subsidiary of Ahead of the Curve established to build an ecosystem to support socially innovative business models in the Arab region, has launched The Impact training program in partnership with PepsiCo, MBC, Silatech, and Mansour Foundation, to encourage and support social entrepreneurs to become the social change of tomorrow. The Impact, which aims to create ...

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Vodafone UNVEILS ITS Fastest data network IN qatar with the widest 4G+ coverage


Vodafone today announced they have the fastest data network in Qatar with the widest 4G+ coverage. The announcement follows a project of substantial upgrades and expansions of their 3G & 4G network. “We are committed to offer people in Qatar the best from one of the largest telecommunications companies in the world, Vodafone Group Plc. In the past five months ...

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Innovation and Technology to drive Smart HR evolution at HR Tech MENA Summit

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Two-day summit comes as region’s IT spending posts 8% year-on-year growth to over USD211 billion HR Tech MENA, the region’s first summit dedicated to leveraging technology for human capital development, will cast light on how smart innovation has been transforming human capital management. The summit, which will be held from May 13 to 14 at the Taj Towers Dubai, proves ...

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DEWA wins Green Initiative and Technology awards at 10th Ideas.Arabia

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Dubai Electricity and Water Authority ( DEWA ) has won two awards at the 10th International Ideas.Arabia Conference 2015, in the Green Initiative and Technology categories. The event was organised by Ideas.Arabia, part of Dubai Quality Group . The conference, under the theme ‘Pillars of Innovation,’ was held under the patronage of HH Sheikh Ahmed bin Saeed Al Maktoum, President ...

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