Monday , 18 February 2019

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Release of the IMF Departmental Paper on Scaling up Access to Finance for Small and Medium Enterprise in the Middle East and North Africa

Discussions will focus on how small and medium-sized enterprise financial inclusion is at the core of the economic diversification, growth, and job creation challenges many countries are facing The International Monetary Fund (IMF) will launch its departmental paper entitled Scaling up Access to Finance for SMEs in MENA in a seminar which will take placeat the American University in Cairo, …

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What not to miss at UAE Innovation Month 2019: Sharjah urban planning council’s Sharjah Interactive Map

Unveiling tomorrow (Friday) at Sharjah Innovation Week An interactive map of Sharjah with precise locations or ‘hot spots’ of all major tourist, cultural and business attractions in the emirate, that will respond when a user moves the mouse over them to offer more effective navigational assistance will be unveiled by Sharjah Urban Planning Council (SUPC) tomorrow (Friday) at University City …

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New startup mentorship programme aims to foster UAE-Africa cooperation

Dubai Chamber to host first-ever Chamberthon during Africa Tech Summit in Rwanda this week where startups will build a framework for a new mentorship programme Global Business Forum Mentorship Programme pairs innovative UAE and African startups with mentors who can provide valuable expertise, support and guidance Kigali, Rwanda: Startups from the UAE and Africa will participate in the first-ever Chamberthon …

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Coding drive reaches 1mln people

1,025,971 participants completed courses in the MakeCode, JavaScript, and Python programming languages The Misk Foundation, a non-profit philanthropic foundation, recorded more than one million participants in the second edition of Saudi Codes, the largest initiative of its kind ever held in the Saudi Arabia, at an event in Riyadh. The courses in the MakeCode, JavaScript, and Python programming languages were …

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UK – UNICEF Partnership to support Education Reform in Egypt

A three-year project (GBP 12 million) agreed among the Government of Egypt, Foreign Commonwealth Office (FCO) and UNICEF In an official ceremony on Sunday, February 4, the Egyptian Minister of Education and Technical Education, Professor Dr. Tarek Shawky; the British Ambassador to Egypt, Sir Geoffrey Adams; and UNICEF Representative in Egypt, Bruno Maes, launched a three-year project agreement titled “Integrated …

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WARC launches Prize for MENA Strategy 2019

Prize is free to enter and is open to agencies, brand owners and specialists in any marketing discipline. WARC, the global authority on advertising and media effectiveness, is today launching the WARC Prize for MENA Strategy 2019, a search for the best strategic marketing thinking that has driven results in the Middle East and North Africa. Now in its third …

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GEMS Education signs up first student for innovative Rahhal study programme by KHDA

The Millennium School is the first GEMS Education school to join Rahhal by Knowledge and Human Development Authority (KHDA) The Millennium School is the first GEMS Education school to have signed up a grade 10 student onto KHDA’s ground-breaking Rahhal study programme. Meaning traveller in Arabic, the message of Rahhal is simple – the world is a classroom, and all …

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“She leads” in the British Embassy in Cairo

The British Embassy in Cairo in cooperation with the Embassies of Australia, Canada, New Zealand and Singapore launch “She Leads” The five embassies launched the Young Women Leadership Programme “She Leads” to conclude Gender January – a month dedicated to promoting gender equality and celebrating successful women. The attendees were welcomed by the British Ambassador to Egypt. I am delighted …

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Emerging technology giants confirm attendance for the inaugural Abundance 360 Summit in March 2019

Dubai hosts Inaugural Abundance 360 Summit in March 2019 Event held under the patronage of His Highness Hamdan bin Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Crown Prince of Dubai, Chairman of the Executive Council, Chairman of the Board of Trustees at Dubai Future Foundation. Dubai: A world-class speaker line up has just been announced for the signature Abundance 360 (A360) Summit, …

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Gartner predicts global IT spending to reach $3.8 trillion in 2019

Global IT spending is anticipated to increase by 3.2 percent and reach $3.8 trillion in 2019 due to growth in the cloud, Internet of Things (IoT), and data centre markets. According to Gartner, spending is shifting from mobile devices to the cloud and data centres. “Despite uncertainty fuelled by recession rumours, Brexit, and trade wars and tariffs, the likely scenario …

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