Friday , 24 November 2017

Government

Developing countries to share community-based adaptation experience

By T.V. Padma – SciDev.Net Countries in Asia and Africa have formed an open and informal ‘government group network’ to help mainstream community-based adaptation (CBA) to climate change and share knowledge and evidence gathered from projects. The formation of the network was announced at the seventh international conference on CBA, which was opened in Dhaka last week (22 April) by …

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Arab cities aim to build resilience to natural disasters

Prevention may be better than a cure, but for the authorities in Arab cities and towns, natural disasters up to now have been largely about coping with them after they have taken place. “We react to disasters without any planning; we just go for the response, and you know that without any planning you can’t do the proper things,” Abdulmalek …

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Joint Statement by IMF Managing Director Christine Lagarde and the Egyptian Authorities

IMF Managing Director Christine Lagarde met with the Egyptian delegation headed by the Governor of the Central Bank of Egypt Hisham Ramez, Finance Minister Al-Mursi Hegazy, and Minister of Planning and International Cooperation Ashraf Al-Araby. Following the meeting, they issued the following statement: “The authorities and IMF staff have made further progress in their discussions in Washington this weekend. The …

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Abu-Ghazaleh, Egypt’s Minister of Higher Education Discuss Cooperation

HE Dr. Mustafa Masad, Minister of Higher Education in Egypt and HE Dr. Talal Abu-Ghazaleh during their meeting at the headquarters of the Supreme Council of Universities in Cairo. Establishing an Open free zone Lightpath Exchange facility for research and education in the Arab region CAIRO: HE Dr. Talal Abu-Ghazaleh, chairman of the Arab States Research and Education Network (ASREN) …

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QGBC and Austrade share green building expertise at seminar

Qatar Green Building Council (QGBC) hosted a trade delegation from Australia who shared their expertise on sustainable and environmentally friendly building practices today. Under the banner of Sustainable Design in Hot Arid Climates, the joint Green Build Seminar brought together key policymakers from Qatar’s green building industry and leading Australian experts in energy conservation and green building research and best …

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Zuma concludes Algeria visit

President Jacob Zuma has left Algeria after he held fruitful discussions with his counterpart President Abdelaziz Bouteflika. The one-day working visit by Zuma saw the two reaffirming their commitment to consolidate bilateral, diplomatic, political and economic relations within the framework of the Presidential Bi-National Commission (BNC). The two regional heavyweights, who already enjoy good relations, found common ground on housing, …

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World Bank Supports Libya in Building the Institutions of its New State

The World Bank Group is closely engaged with the new authorities in Libya to support the country’s transition to a stable and prosperous future using the energy of its young people and its natural endowments to the benefit of its citizens. This was the message delivered by World Bank Middle East and North Africa Vice President Inger Andersen during her …

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Etisalat is 5th entity to join Dubai eGovernment’s mPay Portal

Dubai eGovernment has announced that Etisalat has joined its mPay Portal service, allowing the public to settle an array of charges of Etisalat’s widespread services including subscription to the Internet, mobile phone services or TV packages. This brings to five the number of entities participating in mPay after the Roads & Transport Authority (RTA), Dubai Police, Dubai Electricity & Water …

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Will Somalia get enough rain this year?

Parts of southern Somalia are yet to recover from the battering they took in 2010-2011, when severe drought followed excessive rain, and now the Famine Early Warning Systems Network (FEWS NET) says insufficient rain may fall in the coming months. “We are concerned – our forecast shows that there is 80 percent probability that rains could trend from normal to …

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Dubai eGovernment’s training centre contributes to enhanced government operational efficiencies and eServices

Training Centre at Dubai eGovernment hosts 226 courses in 2012 Dubai eGovernment has announced that its official Jumeirah-based Training Centre, as well as the other training halls at its headquarters in H.H. Dubai Ruler’s Court, has seen outstanding performance in 2012 in terms of the training courses offered for Dubai government department employees for the use of Dubai eGovernment’s systems …

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