Thursday 8 December 2016

Saudi Aramco to highlight key localisation initiative

State oil giant Saudi Aramco is set to host the second iktva (In-Kingdom Total Value Add Program) Forum 2016 on December 14 in the city of Dammam which will highlight the major localisation initiative and its benefits to Saudi Arabia’s economy. The event will provide an opp


Du pledges Dh1 million to empower UAE youth

UAE-based telecom provider du has pledged Dh1 million ($272,000) over the next two years in support of the initiatives of Emirates Foundation, which facilitates public-private partnerships for empowering youth, as its Gold Partner. The collaboration between the two entities will commen


Coca-Cola Foundation launches drive to empower women

Cass Business School and the Coca-Cola Foundation have announced the Global Women’s Leadership Programme – an innovative initiative designed to attract and nurture rising women leaders. Funded by The Coca-Cola Foundation, the Dh2.3 million ($626,000) partnership will

More…, MAD Talks offer new video platform, a top job site in the Middle East, joined forces with media company MAD Talks to create a storytelling platform to highlight stories of entrepreneurs and renowned experts through a series of downloadable videos and audio podcasts.  The stories touch upon inspiratio


QFI backs Arabic Teachers’ Council in Midwest

Qatar Foundation International (QFI) has joined hands with Northwestern’s Middle East and North African Studies Programme to expand the Chicago Arabic Teachers’ Council, with the aim of supporting Arabic teachers in the Midwest. The Chicago Arabic Teachers’ Coun


GEMS Education in assessment programme tieup

Dubai-based GEMS Education is partnering with France’s Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development (OECD) to support the launch of a new approach to improving education assessment and strategies in low- and middle-income countries. The new assessment tool, Program


Saudi sacks labour minister, announces key Shoura revamp

In a major move, King Salman bin Abdulaziz Al Saud has appointed Ali bin Nasser Al Ghafis as the new labour minister replacing Mufrej Al Haqabani and also revamped the kingdom’s top consultative body Shoura Council with key appointments, including 29 female members, said a report.


Aurak wins best UAE green campus award

The American University of Ras Al Khaimah (Aurak) has been awarded the Best Green Campus 2016 as part of a sustainable campus initiative launched by Emirates Environment Agency - Abu Dhabi (EAD) and UAE petrochemical firm Borouge. The prestigious accolade was given to the institu


Tamkeen to honour top Bahrain entrepreneurs

Tamkeen has announced the launch of the third edition of the ‘Bahrain Award for Entrepreneurship’ which aims to recognise the hard work of Bahraini entrepreneurs and highlight their contribution to the country's economic development. The event is being held under


Katara, Marriott launch jobs training scheme

Katara Hospitality, a leading hotel owner, developer and operator based in Qatar, and Marriott International have launched a hospitality training programme to boost career opportunities for Qatari youth. The official announcement of the Tahseen initiative was attended by Sheikh N


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