Humanitarian

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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What will it take to meet global housing needs?

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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Under the patronage of H.H. Sheikh Mansoor bin Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Launch of “Dubai Inclusive Development Forum 2015”

Al Shaibani: We believe in the capacity of persons with disabilities to participate in building the future of Dubai Miran: We seek to provide equal opportunities and maintain social cohesion Al Shafiei: Our objective is to make Dubai a leading model in the field of persons with disabilities Under the patronage of H.H. Sheikh Mansoor bin Mohammed bin Rashed Al …

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Unicef and Pearson Announce Innovation Talks

Organisations to collaborate on how innovation can help the world’s most marginalised children. Unicef UK and Pearson are holding a series of high level events over the next year which will bring together experts, thought-leaders and innovators from a range of industries and countries across the world. The ‘Activate Talks’ will examine how new technologies, products and businesses can help …

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