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‘Global Britain’ UK politicians are currently so eager to espouse will need to speak global languages

LONDON: While many teenagers at UK schools are typically learning how to conjugate French verbs or practicing how to order a cheese sandwich in Spanish, young people in a Northern Irish grammar school are busy perfecting their Arabic calligraphy skills. For the past year, the Belfast Royal Academy has been trialing Arabic lessons in an effort to encourage students to …

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Mohammed Bin Rashid School of Government Releases Arab World Online 2017 Report

The Mohammed bin Rashid School of Government (MBRSG) has released a report titled The Arab World Online 2017 today (Wednesday, October 25, 2017), which examines the digital transformations and societal trends brought about by the Fourth Industrial Revolution in the Arab region. The findings assess public readiness towards, and concerns about emerging digital technologies across the Arab region. This is …

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MEPI Student Leaders Program 2018

Applications for 2018 will be accepted from October 23, 2017, through December 14, 2017 The Student Leaders program offers outstanding undergraduates from across the MENA region an intensive leadership training course of approximately 5 weeks in the United States. The program emphasizes lessons in participatory governance and the application of leadership skills. The Student Leaders program is a rigorous exchange …

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UN announces worldwide search for exceptional Young Leaders to drive implementation of the Sustainable Development Goals

The Young Leaders programme places a spotlight on young people between the ages of 18-30 from around the world, and across many different issues, who are leading positive change towards a sustainable future The United Nations announced on Saturday that it was seeking applications for its second class of Young Leaders for the Sustainable Development Goals–exceptional young people who are …

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UNESCO Launch of Global Education Monitoring Report confirmed at Innovation Africa 2017

The Government of Mozambique is now gearing up for the high level Innovation Africa Summit that will take place at the Gloria Hotel, Maputo 23 to 25 October. In an important development it has now been confirmed that UNESCO have official partnered with Innovation Africa to launch their Global Education Monitoring Report on the 24th October. The UNESCO Global Education …

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Plans moving forward for the European Union’s ‘House of Europe’ in Dubai

Plans to build a commercial property in Dubai for the European Union (EU) are currently underway with a construction tender expected next year, the project’s developer, Kleindienst Group, has said. The venture, currently awaiting building permission, is designed to be a ‘wood-only’ high-rise in the United Arab Emirates (UAE). Thomson Reuters Projects reported in July last year that Dubai-based developer …

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Saudi reform tweaks won’t affect key economic policies

Saudi Arabia is revising parts of an economic development plan released a year ago but key policies, including fiscal reforms and a massive privatisation programme, won’t be affected by the review, sources familiar with the matter told Reuters. In June 2016, the government published a National Transformation Programme (NTP) that included hundreds of steps to modernise the economy and society, …

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Minister of Foreign Affairs of Egypt to visit the Republic of Belarus

On August 27 — 28, 2017 the Minister of Foreign Affairs of the Arab Republic of Egypt, Sameh Shoukri, will pay a visit to the Republic of Belarus. It is the first visit to Belarus of the Head of the Foreign Ministry of Egypt in the course of the history of bilateral relations. The program of the visit includes a …

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First 11 firms enrolled into DIFC’s fintech accelerator

Dubai International Financial Centre (DIFC) has announced that 11 firms have been chosen to take part in its accelerator programme for new financial technologies, known as FinTech Hive. The programme, which is being launched in partnership with management consultancy Accenture, is a 12-week course that will see the selected firms working closely with financial institutions and other stakeholders to help develop …

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IMF, AMF, AFESD and Government of Morocco to Host Regional Conference

IMF, AMF, AFESD and Government of Morocco to Host Regional Conference: “Opportunity for All—Promoting Growth, Jobs, and Inclusiveness in the Arab World” IMF Managing Director Christine Lagarde, AFESD Director General Chairman of the Board Abdlatif Y. Al-Hamad, and AMF Director General Chairman of the Board Abdulrahman Al Hamidy will be among the conference speakers The International Monetary Fund (IMF), Arab …

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