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MENA has $100bln of clean energy projects in pipeline

Total investment in clean energy is forecasted to exceed $300bln by 2050. The MENA region has $100 billion worth of clean energy projects currently in the pipeline, according to a report by Energy & Utilities. The report estimates total investment in clean energy to exceed $300 bn by 2050 if the region’s utilities are to meet their ambitious targets. Middle …

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13 teams from Mideast take part in Huawei ICT contest

Bahrain’s team placed second in the competition. Thirteen teams comprising a total of 39 students from across the Middle East have competed in the final of the Huawei Middle East ICT Competition 2019-2020, held at Huawei’s global headquarters in Shenzhen, China. Over the course of 2019, the competition attracted more than 21,000 student registrations from 437 colleges and universities in …

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NTI and VMware sign MoU to develop ICT skills in Egypt

NTI and VMware collaborate to equip the next generation of IT professionals with skills. Partnership supports the ICT vision of Egypt’s Ministry of Communications and Information Technology. VMware and Egypt’s National Telecommunication Institute (NTI) have signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) to establish NTI as the VMware IT Academy regional lead for the Middle East and Africa. The initiative will …

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Dubai’s DIFC Fintech Hive plans to increase number of cohorts: Raja Al Mazrouei

The programme’s third cohort generated an overwhelming response of more than 425 applications. Dubai International Financial Centre (DIFC) Fintech Hive plans to increase the number of cohorts per year, while reducing the duration of its accelerator programmes. “We will probably spend the next couple of months sharing and exploring ways to have more cohorts within the year,” Raja Al Mazrouei, …

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Vodafone Egypt invests $2.8bln in 21 years

Curtil praised the Egyptian government’s efforts to ease the barriers in the face of investments. Vodafone has invested around EGP 45 billion over 21 years, according to the company’s CEO Alexandre Froment Curtil. Curtil praised the Egyptian government’s efforts to ease the barriers in the face of investments in the information and communications technology (ICT) sector, according to a video …

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Canon Announces Participation in Cairo ICT & its Commitment to the Egyptian Market

Now in its 22nd year, the Cairo ICT show attracts more than 500 exhibitors and over 94,000 attendees. Canon Central and North Africa, a world leader in imaging solutions, is proud to announce its participation in the Cairo ICT event. Building on the success of Canon’s involvement in last year event and its strong partnerships in Egypt and wider the …

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Singapore-based inaugurates BIGO technology’s Amman office, opening doors to AI and more employment opportunities

The office was inaugurated by His Excellency Mothanna Gharaibeh, Jordan’s Minister for Digital Economy and Entrepreneurship. BIGO Technology (BIGO), a Singapore-based Internet technology company powered by Artificial Intelligence (AI), has opened a new office in Amman, Jordan. The office was inaugurated by His Excellency Mothanna Gharaibeh, Jordan’s Minister for Digital Economy and Entrepreneurship. BIGO executives in attendance included Mr. Mike …

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UAE Ministry of Community Development partners with Microsoft to protect against advanced cyberthreats

Ministry looks to its digital perimeter and forms new security posture to defend against endpoint attacks, advanced threats, fileless attacks and zero-day exploits. The UAE’s Ministry of Community Development (MOCD) today teamed up with Microsoft to better secure its digital assets and protect against cyber-attacks. The ministry will adopt Microsoft’s Defender Advanced Threat Protection (ATP) to protect its digital perimeter …

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Egypt: Water Knowledge Note – Pioneering Participatory Integrated Water Resources Management in the Nile Delta

The combination of increasing socioeconomic demands, physical water scarcity, and competing transboundary needs spells further trouble for the country’s water supply. The World Bank’s Global Environmental Facility (GEF) Trust Fund financed a project centered on piloting participatory Integrated Water Resources Management (IWRM) in the Nile Delta. The Enhanced Water Resources Management Project resulted in improved surface and groundwater management. From …

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Grundfos showcases digitalised sustainable tech at Big 5

iSolutions can shave 80 percent off energy costs, says Danish pumping technology leader. Denmark’s water solutions and pumps giant Grundfos is demonstrating how sustainability and technology are totally compatible at this month’s Big 5 exhibition, which runs at the Dubai World Trade Centre from November 25 – 28. The company is highlighting a range of projects which are benefiting from …

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