Government

DEWA releases RFP to develop strategy, governance structure, and framework of AED 100 billion Dubai Green Fund

HH Sheikh Hamdan bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Deputy Ruler of Dubai, Minister of Finance and DEWA President

Dubai Electricity and Water Authority ( DEWA ) has issued a Request for Proposals (RFP) for consultants to develop the strategy, structure and execution plan and the governance framework for the AED 100 billion Dubai Green Fund, which was launched last November by HH Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Vice President and Prime Minister of the UAE and Ruler …

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Meetings of the Working Groups of the Africa-Arab Partnership in the areas of Trade and Investment; Transport, Communication and Energy

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A three-day meeting of the two Working Groups of the Africa-Arab Partnership in the areas of Trade and Investment and Transport, Communication and Energy kicked off on 3 February 2016, at the Headquarters of the African Union Commission in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia, with a joint plenary session. Opening the meeting, the Co-chair on the African side, Dr. Levi Uche Madueke, …

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His Highness Sheikh Mohammed Bin Zayed Honours Nine Sustainability Pioneers

Zayed bin Sultan Al Nahyan

Awards ceremony completes record year for Zayed Future Energy Prize. His Highness Sheikh Mohammed bin Zayed Al Nahyan, Crown Prince of Abu Dhabi and Deputy Supreme Commander of the UAE Armed Forces, today presented nine winners with the Zayed Future Energy Prize during the eighth awards ceremony in Abu Dhabi. In attendance were His Highness Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid, Vice …

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African space policy adds new dimension for aid

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By – Nick Ishmael Perkins – SciDev.Net With a billion people still in poverty, could rocket science be just what development needs? In October 2015, African science and education ministers adopted the continent’s first space policy. [1] The accompanying strategy is due to be ratified by heads of state at the African Union summit later this month. The hope among …

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What will it take to meet global housing needs?

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By Anita Makri – SciDev.Net Disaster zones and cities fuel the crisis. They are also hotbeds for knowledge and innovations to break through it. Shelter is a basic human need. Having a safe and healthy home is a fundamental aspiration for us all: in cities or villages, in poor or rich countries. But too many people struggle to fulfil this …

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DEWA launches Strategy Week

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HE Saeed Mohammed Al Tayer, MD & CEO of Dubai Electricity and Water Authority, has inaugurated the DEWA Strategy Week, scheduled to take place from 3–7 January 2016. Strategy Week will promote DEWA ‘s updated corporate values, improve the UAE’s competitiveness and Dubai’s position as a global hub for green economy and sustainability, and instilling a culture of innovation, creativity …

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Mohammed bin Rashid forms the Boards of Investment Corporation of Dubai and Dubai Financial Support Fund

Mohammed Bin Rashid Al Maktoum

Government of Dubai Media Office – 30 December 2015. In his capacity as Ruler of Dubai, Vice President and Prime Minister of the United Arab Emirates His Highness Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum has issued Decree No (39) of 2015 forming the Board of Investment Corporation of Dubai (ICD). His Highness Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum is the …

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UAE signs an mou with People’s Republic of China for cooperation in space science

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Aiming at defining coordination framework for data exchange, joint studies and peaceful exploration of outer space. The UAE has signed a memorandum of understanding with the People’s Republic of China concerning defining a framework for collaboration in studies and development in space science, as well as the peaceful exploration of outer space. The signing came during the visit of His …

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UAE Ministry of Environment and Water & Palestinian Ministry of Agriculture sign MoU

H.E. Dr. Rashid Ahmed Bin Fahad

Partnership to support bilateral relations & boost agriculture & animal and fish farming. H.E. Dr. Rashid Ahmed Bin Fahad, UAE Minister of Environment and Water and H.E. Dr. Sufian Sultan Al-Tamimi, Minister of Agriculture, Palestinian Authority, have signed a memorandum of understanding (MoU) in the field of agriculture and animal and fish farming. The collaboration is a major leap in …

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Ministry of Environment and Water announces new phase of ‘Nakheelna’ Initiative

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Decrease the infection percent of Red Palm Weevil to reach 1.5 percent with the end of 2017 UAE, The UAE, which is considered a leading country in the development of palm agriculture, has both economic and sentimental value for the palm tree sector. Its support for palm tree agriculture in the past has led to the industry’s remarkable growth. With …

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