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ATPS Executive Director named the Technology Executive of the Year at the Africa Technology Awards 2012

We are pleased to announce that the ATPS Executive Director, Prof. Kevin Chika Urama, has received an award as the Technology Executive of the Year 2012! He was one of three Executives nominated for the award by the United States based Africa Technology Awards (ATA) – http://www.africatechnologyawards.com/. The 2012 Africa Technology Awards also recognised: Eskom ( http://www.eskom.co.za/live/index.php ) as the Winner of the …

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When one of the UK’s leading international universities wanted a student admissions system fit for a 21st century world, they turned to Tribal…

The University of London International Academy works with 12 Colleges across the historic University of London to provide 50,000 flexible and distance learning programmes to students in 180 countries around the world. Funded by its students, the institution aims to provide a responsive service and set of programmes that compete effectively with universities around the world. The Academy wanted to …

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Women professionals in UAE ready to take on more responsibility to advance career prospects

  Accenture survey shows few professionals plan to leave their employers despite job dissatisfaction among more than half of the respondents. UAE females intending to leave want to be entrepreneurs starting their own business more than their female peers in the world and men in UAE. Abu Dhabi, June 6, 2012: Women in the UAE are ready to accept more …

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Masdar Institute Practical Experience Program at Massachusetts Institute of Technology Begins on 18 June

  Two-Week Intensive and Challenging Program on Integrated Energy Systems Comprises Six Modules Masdar Institute of Science and Technology, an independent, research-driven graduate-level university focused on advanced energy and sustainable technologies, today announced the two-week Practical Experience at Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) program will begin from 18 June. This is the second consecutive year the program is organized for …

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AfDB Launches Initiative to Invest in Agribusiness in Africa

This initiative has the potential to catalyze unprecedented levels of investments into the agribusiness sector throughout the African continent The African Development Bank Group (AfDB) (http://www.afdb.org) launched today, at the AfDB Annual General Meetings, a Fund of Funds focused on agribusiness investments on the African continent. This transformative initiative will address growing food security concerns and unleash the largely untapped …

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Etihad Airways Starts Rolling out Sabre Technology as Part of Billion Dollar Technology Deal

Software-as-a-service catering software to save carrier $5 million each year and transform guest experience Etihad Airways, the national carrier of the United Arab Emirates (UAE), has started rolling out Sabre software, following the billion dollar technology agreement signed by the two companies last year. The implementation of Sabre’s catering software kicks off the largest technology project in the airline’s history, …

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Libyan Ministry of Health Explores Collaboration Opportunities with Dubai Healthcare City

A high-ranking delegation from the Libyan Ministry of Health visited Dubai Healthcare City ( DHCC ) to raise awareness about the status of the Libyan healthcare sector and engage in dialogue with healthcare institutions in the UAE. Headed by the Libyan Deputy Minister of Health, His Excellency Dr Omran Turbi, the delegation comprised Dr Amal Naagi, the Ministry’s Head of Medical Exhibitions, Dr Ashraf …

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Researchers look to nanotech to keep fruit fresh

This article was originally published on the SciDev.Net Website 29 May 2012. It’s ridiculous to think that 40% of fruit yields in India are lost to the lack of cold storage facilities. But a new breakthrough in packaging technology looks to stop this waste not just in India but across the World. Researchers are working on ‘nano-film’ packaging materials to extend the …

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Works Under Way in MENA Submarine Cable System

Khaled Bichara, CEO of Orascom Telecom Media and Technology Holding SAE (OTMT) stated that works are under way in MENA Cables Submarine cable project, as all marine construction works have been completed and the landing stations and network operating centre (NOC) are now fully operational. The telecom company obtained most of the official approvals to lay the terrestrial section of …

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Innovation ‘must consider water, energy and land jointly’

This article was originally published on the SciDev.Net Website 25 May 2012. When considering the sustainability of natural resources it is important to understand that is not only biological species that share symbiotic relationships, these are also relevant to water, energy and Land. A new European report explores these interdependencies and will be submitted for discussion at Rio+20. More technological innovation is needed to …

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