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Digitisation at the centre of ENBD’s retail growth strategy

UAE and the region are ready for digital only banks Dubai: Digital initiatives have been a key focus area for Emirates NBD’s service delivery much before digital transformation became a buzzword in the region’s financial services industry. Even as the banking sector is busy figuring out a way to address the digital challenges posed by Fintech and disruptive banking technologies, …

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Females first: Study shows women are more successful than men at raising money through crowdfunding

Female-led crowdfunding campaigns are more likely to reach their funding targets than male-led ones, a new study published last week by consultancy firm PwC has discovered. An analysis of over 450,000 crowdfunding campaigns by nine of the world’s largest crowdfunding platforms showed that female-led campaigns were 32 percent more successful at reaching their funding target than male-led campaigns. “Even in …

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Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum Charity and Humanitarian Foundation carries out Ramadan projects in 53 countries

The Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum Charity and Humanitarian Foundation has carried out Ramadan charity projects for vulnerable and needy Muslims in several countries, as part of its charity work, both inside and outside the UAE. The foundation has put in place Ramadan iftar projects in several Arab, Asian and African countries, as well as in Haiti, the United States …

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DP world carbon ambassadors breathe new life into containers converted into refugee classrooms

Encouraging innovation among emirati youth is part of DEWA’s major environmental initiatives. Dubai Electricity and Water Authority (DEWA) and DP World, the global trade enabler, have completed the transformation of out-of-service shipping containers into classrooms for refugee camps, another successful initiative of the Carbon Ambassador Programme. The second edition of the Dubai Carbon Programme was organised once again in collaboration …

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The Egyptian Foreign Ministry Launches Campaign for United Nations Day

nnThe UN Day celebration will include a campaign on the Ministry’s official website and social media accounts on Facebook and Twitter in both Arabic and English, where the role of Egypt within the United Nations system, since it was one of the founding Member States and had contributed to drafting its charter in 1945 The Egyptian Ministry of Foreign Affairs …

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Kuwait’s Al-Sumait Prize for African Development announces Winners for Health and Food Security Categories

The winners of the Kuwait-sponsored, Al-Sumait 2015 Health Award and 2016 Food Security Award have been announced by the prestigious Board of Trustees at a meeting in Kuwait City. Today’s Board of Trustees meeting of the Al-Sumait Prize for African Development (AlSumaitPrize.org) honored ground-breaking research on tackling childhood malaria and addressing undernourishment through Africa, which both impact the lives of …

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Mansoor Bin Mohammed unveils ‘Knowledge Development Majalis’ at DED’s Sirage Gala Dinner

DED initiative raises a million dirhams towards ‘Reading Nation’ campaign. Knowledge Development Majalis aims to have 19 Majlis with a million books for children worldwide. His Highness Sheikh Mansoor Bin Mohammed Bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Chairman of the Dubai International Marine Club (DIMC), attended the ‘Sirage Gala Dinner,’ held as part of the ‘Sirage’ social responsibility campaign of the Department …

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Japan demonstrates strong support for UNIDO projects in Africa, Middle East

The Government of Japan has provided a contribution of over USD 7.4 million in response to the needs of communities affected by humanitarian crises and the influx of displaced peoples. The funding supports seven projects implemented by the United Nations Industrial Development Organization (UNIDO) in Africa and the Middle East. This was announced last Friday at a meeting between LI …

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His Highness Sheikh Mohammed Bin Zayed Honours Nine Sustainability Pioneers

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

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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