Government

H.H. Sheikh Abdullah bin Zayed receives South African counterpart

The two ministers also exchanged views on the latest developments in the region H.H. Sheikh Abdullah bin Zayed Al Nahyan, Minister of Foreign Affairs and International Cooperation, received in Abu Dhabi today Lindiwe Sisulu, South Africa’s Minister of International Relations and Cooperation, to discuss ways of enhancing joint cooperation within the framework of friendship ties between the two countries. The …

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Middle East Minister attends 15th Oman Joint Working Group

Mark Field co-chaired a meeting at Lancaster House with Omani Secretary General of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, His Excellency Sayyid Badr Hamed Al Busaidi. The Foreign and Commonwealth Office Minister for the Middle East and North Africa, Mark Field, co-chaired the 15th Oman Joint Working Group on 25 April 2019 at Lancaster House with His Excellency Sayyid Badr Hamed …

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Is technology good or bad for learning?

I’ll bet you’ve read something about technology and learning recently. You may have read that device use enhances learning outcomes. Or perhaps you’ve read that screen time is not good for kids. Maybe you’ve read that there’s no link between adolescents’ screen time and their well-being. Or that college students’ learning declines the more devices are present in their classrooms. …

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Key Content Confirmed For Upcoming MENA Innovation 2019 in Oman

MENA Innovation 2019 is rapidly shaping up to be a high-level gathering of technology entrepreneurs, cross-industry leaders, institutional regional investors and forward-thinking government officials, first in its class to be held within the Middle East and Northern Africa. The forum will facilitate the today-necessary exchange of ideas, ICT innovations and administrative best practices as but examples, key to effectuating the …

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Al-Barmawi heads the regional office of the International Association of Exhibitions and Events (IAEE)

The International Association of Exhibitions and Events (IAEE) is establishing its first Chairman office for the Middle East and North Africa The IAEE has appointed the Jordanian investor Bilal Al-Birmawi, CEO of 1st Arabia Exhibition and Conference Organizing Company, to be responsible for establishing a permanent office for the association to act as a platform for the activities of the …

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Trade and connectivity in Dubai

Trade, connectivity make millionaires flock to Dubai Approximately 2,000 HNWIs, each with at least $1mln worth of net assets, moved into the UAE in 2018 UAE – To prioritise its residents’ and citizens’ happiness is part of the UAE’s policies, making it a global hub for businesses, said Sheikh Hamdan bin Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Crown Prince of Dubai. …

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University of Bahrain collaborates with Belfrics Group to launch ‘BlockEd’

The University of Bahrain (UoB), one of the leading technology and engineering institutes in Bahrain, and Belfrics Academy SDN BHD, the research, international training and skill development vertical of the international blockchain conglomerate, Belfrics Group of Companies, jointly conducted an awareness programme ‘BlockEd’ on the Blockchain technology, in a combined effort to address the knowledge-gap and the rapidly-growing requirement Blockchain …

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Omar Al Ma’aita crowned Arab Reading Challenge in Palestine

Omar Salem Al Ma’aita was declared the national Arab Reading Challenge (ARC) winner in Palestine, after the statewide competition saw over 500,000 participating students race to represent their country in the semi-finals in Dubai. Al Ma’aita snatched the title after outperforming 13 contestants, in the top 10 final spots, with his analytical and critical thinking skills, comprehension of text and …

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MENA Innovation 2019 – Official ICT Innovation in Education Forum

Drawing together leaders from across industries and governments is the forum which has become a landmark annual gathering in the Middle East, one dedicated to creating lasting change in Education and Information and Communications Technologies (ICT) through innovation, interconnectivity and creativity; the MENA Innovation Forum 2019 will proudly take place in Muscat, Oman under the official patronage of Oman Government. Dr Rawya Al-Busaidi, …

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New PwC report outlines the top organisational capabilities for the Middle East’s workforce of the future

Survey finds that businesses in the Middle East do not feel “future-workforce-ready” in 60% of cases Understanding the rapidly changing world of work is pivotal to preparing organisations and individuals for the future of work. PwC’s latest report, Middle East Workforce of the Future, explores the workplace gaps and challenges that organisations face in the region, and outlines the actions …

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