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Action needed to ‘secure future livelihoods’

New global trends such as jobless growth, a rising youth population and resource scarcity threaten to undo much of the progress of recent decades in securing people’s ability to make a living, according to a new report. The ‘Securing Livelihoods For All: Foresight for

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Arab entrepreneurs online resource launched

The GCC’s first one-stop, online information resource aggregating everything aspiring business owners and young entrepreneurs need to know to set up and fund their start-ups in any of the six Gulf states went live recently. The web site arab-entrepreneurs.org is part of the

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200 catering jobs to be created for Bahrain F1

More than 200 temporary catering jobs are set to be created by this year's Bahrain Grand Prix. Teams of young local professionals will be recruited as support staff for the F1 weekend, which will take place between April 17 and 19 at the Bahrain International Circuit (BIC) in

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QRAEE, Arab Open University sign education MoU

The Association of Queen Rania Al Abdullah Award for Excellence in Education (QRAEE) in Jordan has signed a memorandum of understanding (MoU) with the Arab Open University to further foster cooperation in the field of education. The MoU, signed by QRAEE executive director Lubna T

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Crowell named VP of Kaust innovation and economic development

Mark Crowell, an expert in academic innovation and business development, has been named the vice president of innovation and economic development at King Abdullah University of Science and Technology (Kaust). As of July 1, 2015, his responsibilities will include the development,

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AUD hosts GCC programming contest

The American University in Dubai (AUD) recently hosted the fifth edition of the Gulf Programming Contest (GPC) 2015, which saw the participation of over 120 students from fourteen universities across the GCC. "For the second time AUD hosted 39 teams representing 17 universit

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Airways Aviation opens new pilot training school in Iraq

Leading global pilot training academy Airways Aviation is opening its latest Aviation Theory School in Baghdad, Iraq, later this month, paving the way for aspiring Iraqi pilots to launch their flying careers. The new Iraqi school, equipped with modern teaching facilities includin

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Database of Bahraini jobseekers to be created soon

Employers will soon be able to tap into a readymade talent pool of Bahraini graduates. A national database will be created by the end of next month and more than 600 jobseekers have already signed up to be included, said a report in the Gulf Daily News (GDN), our sister

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Bahrain labour fund to curb funds abuse

Tamkeen, Bahrain’s labour fund, has vowed to continue prosecuting anyone caught abusing its private sector support schemes, six months after it resumed activities, a report said. The government agency, which provides financial help and training to Bahraini companies and emp

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Schwab, Harvard launch social entrepreneurship course

The Schwab Foundation for Social Entrepreneurship and Harvard Kennedy School have launched the first bespoke executive education course on social entrepreneurship, titled “The Art and Science of System Change.” Forty leading late-stage social entrepreneurs in the Schw

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