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Nomination call for UNESCO-Hamdan Prize 2015-2016

UNESCO-Hamdan Prize

The fourth edition of the UNESCO-Hamdan bin Rashid Al-Maktoum Prize for Outstanding Practice and Performance in Enhancing the Effectiveness of Teachers has opened the call for nominations. The prize is awarded every two years and it recognizes initiatives that contribute to improving educational practices around the world, with priority given to developing countries and to marginalized and disadvantaged communities. The ...

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Louis Berger provides design and work supervision at UNESCO World Heritage sites in Algeria

At the signing ceremony (from the left) Jacques Blanc, deputy general manager, North Africa; and Zouhir Ballalou, director of the heritage programme, Ministry of Culture

Three locations have been selected for the EU program, which aims to protect and enhance Algeria’s cultural heritage The Algerian Ministry of Culture recently awarded Louis Berger (http://www.louisberger.com) a European Union (EU)-funded contract for the design and work supervision of pilot rehabilitation operations at two World Heritage sites in Algeria. “We are proud to partner with Algeria’s Ministry of Culture ...

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Hopes for strategic funding of Arab science

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By Hazem Badr – SciDev.Net Arab scientists expect the region’s science and higher education ministers to approve the creation of a science policy organisation for the Arab world next month at a meeting in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia, as part of their anticipated backing for a wider science and technology strategy. The aim of the Supreme Council for Scientific Research and ...

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Middle East, Africa Seek to Meet Rising Demand for Integration of ICT in Education

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InfoComm MEA 2013, Co-Located at GITEX, Displays Cutting Edge Educational Technology, Helping Organisations Affordably Reach Larger Audiences Universities, schools and corporations are bracing for a surge in demand for technology that facilitates education, according to a Singapore-based technology expert. In the Middle East, integration of ICT in education is rising, especially as more people advance to higher levels of education, ...

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Nomination call for UNESCO-Hamdan Prize 2013-2014

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Nomination call for UNESCO-Hamdan Prize 2013-2014 The third edition of the UNESCO-Hamdan bin Rashid Al-Maktoum Prize for Outstanding Practice and Performance in Enhancing the Effectiveness of Teachers has opened the call for nominations. The prize is awarded every two years and it recognizes initiatives that contribute to improving educational practices around the world, with priority given to developing countries and ...

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Islam Analysis: The ‘women in science’ movement has a long way to go

Science ArabBrains

By Athar Osama The number of female researchers in the Islamic World is above average, but this does not translate to the quality of their participation, says Athar Osama. Women’s limited participation in the scientific labour force — particularly at the highest echelons — may be one of the most persistent and slow-moving demographic characteristics in the scientific world today. ...

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Global biodiversity panel launched

A global science assessment panel for biodiversity, modelled on the International Panel on Climate Change, was launched in Panama City earlier this month (21 April). The Intergovernmental Platform on Biodiversity and Ecosystems (IPBES) was agreed to in June 2010 by more than 230 government representatives from more than 80 countries. Its aim is to influence global policy by providing policymakers with scientific assessments on ...

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CLIMATE CHANGE: Eye on the oceans

The tide seems to be finally turning for the oceans. After years of neglect, there is a growing focus on the health of the oceans, which helps sustain life on earth, particularly in light of the impact of rising levels of carbon dioxide (CO2) and higher temperatures. Higher CO2 levels are causing the oceans to acidify at rates not seen ...

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First Africa Forum on Science Technology and Innovations in Nairobi

 “Africa on the Move – Showcasing Africa’s Innovations” The first Africa Forum on Science, Technology and Innovations will take place from 1 to 3 April in Nairobi. Hosted by the Government of Kenya, it will include an Experts’ Meeting (1 – 2 April) and a Ministerial Conference (3 April), and will highlight the need to invest in this key sector ...

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Arab scientists call for funding for regional collaborations

[DOHA] Arab scientists have called for an increase in funding for research partnerships between the Arab states, whether by governments, civil society institutions or the private sector.

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