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Microsoft Bahrain wins CSR award at MEET ICT

MANAMA, February 7, 2017

Microsoft Bahrain has been honoured with the ICT Corporate Social Responsibility Project of the Year Award, at the MEET ICT 2017 Annual Recognition Awards in the kingdom.

The company was recognised for its work with Bahrain Technology Companies Society (BTECH) in creating awareness among Bahrain’s non-profits on how they can achieve more through digital transformation.

Kamal bin Ahmed Mohamed, Minister of Transportation and Telecommunications, presented the award to Microsoft at the Gulf Convention Centre, Gulf Hotel, in recognition of the company’s Technology for Good programme, an initiative that seeks to strengthen communities through digital transformation.

Sherif Tawfik, general manager, Microsoft Bahrain and Oman, said: “Microsoft is exceedingly proud of its work with NGOs in helping them overcome operational challenges. The Azure cloud allows non-profits in Bahrain to broaden their reach, engage their stakeholders more meaningfully, monitor and analyse their impact, and stay secure. Our products are now available to non-profits across the kingdom, by donation or at a significant discount.”

This is the fourth time that ICT Bahrain recognises Microsoft Bahrain for the CSR initiatives they launched and executed in the Kingdom of Bahrain in the different vital sectors such as education, youth development, SME and entrepreneurs enablement, NGO empowerment, and others. The Recognition Awards are held each year at the MEET ICT Bahrain Conference and Exhibition, which has been running since 2009 as a knowledge-exchange platform for technology companies and their customers. Microsoft is the official Cloud Partner at MEET ICT 2017.

“Non-profits play a key role in the evolution of our society”, said Ahmed Al Hujairy, Group CEO, WorkSmart, organiser of MEET ICT Bahrain. “MEET ICT is a platform for many types of organisation, including non-profits, and we feel it is an apt venue for recognising the contributions of companies like Microsoft to the support of non-profits in their struggle to improve our communities.

The partnership between Microsoft and BTECH will consist of a series of Technology for Good events in Bahrain, in which the company will demonstrate to non-profits the power of technology to build capacity and to more effectively serve communities. Microsoft will focus on the capability of cloud computing to address the challenges faced by the kingdom’s non-profits.

“The potential operational benefits of digital transformation in the non-profit sector cannot be overstated,” Tawfik said. “At the Technology for Good events, we hope to assuage a lot of doubt and anxiety surrounding cloud migration, and inspire organisations to take the plunge and discover how the cloud can benefit them. Microsoft and BTECH stand ready to assist non-profits in their digital transformation journeys.” – TradeArabia News Service




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