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Mohammed bin Rashid Calls on UAE to Intensify Humanitarian Efforts Throughout the Holy Month of Ramadan

  Dubai, UAE: 24 May, 2017 UAE Vice President and Prime Minister and Ruler of Dubai His Highness Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum has congratulated the people of the UAE on the occasion of Ramadan, calling on everyone to embrace the generous spirit of the month by continuing to support those in need.  Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid said, “We encourage all government and private-sector entities to launch new initiatives to establish the value of giving in the UAE during Ramadan; we invite everyone to launch creative and humanitarian initiatives.”  He continued, “The month of Ramadan is an opportunity for us to consolidate the goals behind the Year of Giving, and to instil humanitarian values deep in the DNA of our people and culture.” The Year of Giving 2017 was launched by His ......read more

DHA and DP World Launch State-of-the-Art Blood Donation Bus

  United Arab Emirates, Dubai, May 25, 2017: The Dubai Health Authority (DHA) and DP World launched today a fully-equipped mobile blood donation bus aimed to enhance blood donations and provide donors with added convenience.  DP world donated the AED 1.79 million bus that will be used by the DHA-run Dubai Blood Donation Centre to collect blood during its mobile blood collection campaigns. His Excellency Humaid Al Qatami, Chairman of the Board and Director-General of the Dubai Health Authority, praised this humanitarian initiative and said that this partnership symbolizes true collaboration between the government entities in the Emirate. He expressed his appreciation for entities such as DP World, which undertake such initiatives, which are aimed for the benefit of the community. He highlighted that the mobile blood ......read more

EPG holds fire drill at Sharjah Central Post Office

Sharjah, May 25, 2017:  A fire drill was held at the Sharjah Central Post Office to test the preparedness of employees and customers in the event of a fire or any other emergency.  Teams from the Department of Civil Defense took part in the drill that required employees and customers to leave the building and assemble outside the premises.  The drill began with the fire alarm going off in the building. As employees and customers came out of the building within minutes, fire engines from the Civil Defense raced to the scene with their sirens blaring. In less than five minutes staff members and customers were evacuated as part of the drill. During the drill, the Civil Defense teams demonstrated how they take their hose pipes inside the building, rescue those trapped inside and bring back the injured or dead on ......read more

Ministry of Climate Change and Environment Hosts Youth Circle on Impact of Climate Change on Immigration

  Canadian Minister of Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship attends youth circle Al Zeyoudi: Migration due to climate change is an aggravated global challenge and the UAE has been taking significant actions Dubai, UAE: May 24, 2017 – The Ministry of Climate Change and Environment, in collaboration with the Emirates Youth Council and the Canadian Embassy in the UAE, held a youth circle under the title “The Impact of Climate Change on Immigration”. The youth circle was held in the attendance of His Excellency Dr. Thani bi Ahmed Al Zeyoudi, Minister of Climate Change and Environment, and The Honourable Ahmed D. Hussen, the Canadian Minister of Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship, at the Eastern Mangroves Hotel & Spa by Anantara in Abu Dhabi. His Excellency Dr. Al Zeyoudi told the audience ......read more

Dubai Business Women Council: UAE's Entrepreneurship Landscape Boosted with UAE's First Government Accredited Entrepreneurship Programme

  The Mind Cloud Entrepreneurship Programme will offer certified courses targeted at students, SME entrepreneurs and corporate employees. Dubai, UAE – 24 May, 2017 - Dubai Business Women Council (DBWC), the UAE’s leading platform for the personal and professional development of women in the emirate and beyond, has teamed up with Mind Cloud Academy, to offer the UAE’s first entrepreneurship programme accredited by the Government of Dubai Knowledge and Human Development Authority (KHDA).  Due to launch in September 2017, the Mind Cloud entrepreneurship progamme will support the UAE’s drive to build a knowledge economy – a core pillar of the country’s strategy to fuel economic diversification, industrial growth and job creation.  With innovation and education central to the ......read more

Dubai Health Authority Signs MoU with Korea Health Industry Development Institute

Dubai, United Arab Emirates, May 24, 2017: The Dubai Health Authority (DHA) signed today a memorandum of understanding (MoU) with the Korea Health Industry Development Institute to explore various avenues of collaboration in the health sector. H.E. Humaid Al Qatami, Chairman of the Board and Director-General of the DHA and H.E. Dr. Lee Young Chan, President of Korea Health Industry Development Institute signed today a MoU on the sidelines of the DHA Transformation Forum. Al Qatami highlighted the importance of knowledge sharing and collaboration in today’s globalized world and highlighted the positive impact such collaborations have on patient care and on the growth of the overall health sector. The two sides will collaborate in healthcare services including medical tourism, technology, best practises and medical ......read more

Ras Al Khaimah Unveils New International Corporate Centre

  His Highness Sheikh Ahmed bin Saqr Al Qasimi appointed Chairman  Rest of Board comprises leading government and business individuals from the region as well as international legal, compliance and regulatory experts Joe Moynihan, former Director of Financial Services at Government of Jersey, appointed CEO  RAKICC formed following merger of RAK International Companies and RAK Offshore  RAKICC is a world-class, premium jurisdiction for international business company incorporation  Ras Al Khaimah, UAE, 24 May 2017 – The government of Ras Al Khaimah today unveiled RAK International Corporate Centre (“RAKICC”) as its premium Corporate Registry jurisdiction for International Business Company (“IBC”) incorporation. The Centre was formed following the merger of RAK ......read more

NAMA Calls for Strengthening Empowerment Programmes for Refugee Women

  Plea was made during the organisation’s visit to Jordan IRC’s Syrian Refugee Women’s Empowerment Programme in Amman   NAMA honours Sharjah Chamber of Commerce and Industry for donating 100,000 pounds sterling to Jordan IRC Dubai, UAE - 24 May, 2017 NAMA Women Advancement Establishment (NAMA) has called for the intensification of international efforts to support refugee women professionally, economically and socially. The women empowerment organisation, which works to move the status of women beyond equality to ensuring they become fully productive members of society, made the plea during a visit by a NAMA delegation to the Syrian Refugees Empowerment Programme, a subsidiary of Jordan’s International Rescue Committee (Jordan IRC) in Amman. In alignment with the vision of Her Highness ......read more

Dubai Healthcare City Authority (DHCA) Recognise Empower's Efforts and Achievements at Excellence Awards

  Empower was recognised as a strategic partner for providing ideal economic and environmental solutions for Dubai Health Care City (DHCC) Dubai, UAE, 24 May 2017: Emirates Central Cooling Systems Corporation (EMPOWER), the world's largest district cooling service provider, was recognised as a strategic partner by Dubai Healthcare City Authority (DHCA) at the inaugural edition of its Excellence Awards heldin May.The district cooling provider was particularly recognised for its efforts and achievements in adopting world-class district cooling solutions as well as acknowledged for expanding the use of district cooling as an ideal economic and environmental solution for Dubai Health Care City (DHCC).Empower has built a chilling plant in Dubai Health Care City (DHCC) with a total capacity of 56,000 RT. “We are ......read more

Abu Dhabi Fund for Development Finances 17 Projects Worth AED5.6 Billion in 2016

  His Excellency Mohammed Saif Al Suwaidi: Fund’s efforts contribute to UAE’s leading position in development assistance 76% of funds channelled to Arab countries Fund’s total development funding, investment portfolio hits AED80 billion, number of beneficiary countries reaches 83 Abu Dhabi-UAE: 24 May, 2017 – Abu Dhabi Fund for Development (ADFD) continued to deliver an outstanding performance in 2016. Furthermore, the Fund managed 17 development projects valued at AED5.6 billion across seven beneficiary countries, dispensed AED3.9 billion in concessionary loans to support four projects and AED1.7 billion in government grants to finance 13 projects. Headlining a press conference at the ADFD headquarters to announce the annual results for 2016, His Excellency Mohammed Saif Al Suwaidi, ......read more

Malabar Gold & Diamonds announces its CSR initiatives for Ramadan - Over 60,000 residents across GCC and Far East to benefit from the initiatives

Malabar Gold & Diamonds associates with various associations and like – minded organizations this Ramadan to provide Iftar meals & other CSR initiatives.  Malabar Gold & Diamonds continues to enthusiastically take part & conducts various CSR initiatives this year which was declared as the ‘Year of Giving’  Dubai, UAE, May 24, 2017:  The holy month of Ramadan is at door steps & millions of people around the world are getting ready to welcome this holy month with the acts of service, charity & prayers. Malabar Gold & Diamonds, one among the BIG 5 global jewellery retailer strengthens its CSR activities in the GCC and Far East region this Ramadan, embracing the spirit of giving. Such month long activities are planned in association with like-minded organizations from the ......read more

Ministry of Climate Change and Environment Signs Memorandum of Understanding with Majid Al Futtaim Retail to Support Local Agricultural Production

Dubai-UAE: 24 May, 2017 – The Ministry of Climate Change and Environment (MOCCAE) has signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with Majid Al Futtaim Retail to cooperate in the marketing of local agricultural products through Carrefour stores in the UAE.  The MoU was signed by His Excellency Sultan Alwan, Assistant Undersecretary of the Regions Sector at MOCCAE, and Miguel Provedano, Executive Regional Director for Carrefour UAE at Majid Al Futtaim Retail.  Under the terms of the agreement, Majid Al Futtaim will provide sales training to local suppliers of agricultural products. Furthermore, the company will support MOCCAE’s Mawroothna social initiative that assists companies and entrepreneurs active in the field of agriculture and fisheries. The MoU is the result of the keenness of the two parties ......read more

Dubai Quality Group Concludes Emirates Women Awards 2017 by Honouring Extraordinary Women Professionals and Entrepreneurs

Fatma Buti Al Mheiri, Chairman Dubai Quality Group, honored 9 winners in the 14th cycle of Emirates Women Awards. 110 participants, includes 22 professionals and 88 businesswomen, was submitted this year. Emirates Women Award is one of the DQG achievements which highlighting the women demonstrating leadership in various fields of business. Dubai, 24th May 2017 UAE, Dubai: Quality Group concludes the 14th cycle of Emirates Women Award, under the patronage of His Highness Shaikh Ahmad Bin Saeed Al Maktoum, Chairman of Dubai Airports, President of the Dubai Civil Aviation Authority, Chairman and CEO of Emirates Group and the Patron of Dubai Quality Group. Emirates Women Award 2017 (EWA) honored local and expatriate women achievers from diverse fields of business and technology at Four Seasons Resort, Dubai. The award ......read more

They Sang and Danced Their Way into Hearts

When every performer set the stage on fire Dubai, May 23rd 2017 - Dubai’s unsung heroes finally got the spotlight at Smart Idol, a competition organised to showcase the talents of emirate’s blue-collar labourers. Smart Idol 2017 finale held at Sheikh Rashid Auditorium on 19th May, found a host of spectacular talents go up on stage from various labour accommodations in Dubai. Organised by SmartLife, an NGO licensed by the Community Development Authority (CDA) -Dubai, Smart Idol takes place over 9 months, where more than 1500+ labourer’s from Dubai are auditioned from 15+ labour camps with their singing and dancing talents in the preliminary rounds. The day though belonged to Pankaj Singh from Farnek who emerged winner in the Dance category and Zulfiqar Ali from Transguard in the Singer category. The winners ......read more

Minister of Economy urges investors to support the entrepreneurial ecosystem in the UAE

Abu Dhabi, 22 May, 2017:  In partnership with the Ministry of Economy, the 3rd Annual Angel Rising Investor Education Symposium organized by startAD and VentureSouq saw local and global experts come together to discuss Global vs. Local Investing Perspectives in the context of creating a robust and flourishing entrepreneurial ecosystem in the UAE. The symposium specifically sought to provide education on key topics related to Angel Investing, in order to demystify investments in start-ups and persuade investors to power the entrepreneurial landscape in the UAE. Lending his support to the initiative, H.E. Eng. Sultan Al Mansoori, UAE Minister of Economy and Chairman of the SME Council, said “The UAE government has made innovation the core of its economic advancement and the road to knowledge economy. Today, the UAE has the ......read more

Businesses Could Face Penalities for Missing Health Insurance Renewal Deadline, Guardian Wealth Management Warns

One-year anniversary of introduction of mandatory health insurance looms for Dubai companies GWM’s Corporate Solutions team highlight five considerations when taking out policies to avoid incurring fines or visa restrictions 22nd May 2017, Dubai: Dubai businesses could face penalties for failing to comply with the looming renewal deadline on mandatory health insurance, the financial planning firm Guardian Wealth Management (GWM) has warned. Almost one year has passed since the Dubai Health Authority made it mandatory on June 30th 2016 for business-owners to introduce health insurance for their employees. With the deadline to renew fast approaching for many businesses, GWM’s Corporate Solutions team says effective planning should be put in place to avoid gaps in cover and the risk of fines or worse, visa and ......read more

Emirates Foundation launches Volunteering Mobile App

Encouraging Emirati youth to give back during the holy month of Ramadan Takatof, the nation’s leading youth volunteer network launches the largest volunteering campaign during the holy month of Ramadan, providing compelling opportunities for youth to volunteer for self- and community development. ABU DHABI, 22 May 2017:  Emirates Foundation, an independent philanthropic organi-zation set up by the Abu Dhabi government to facilitate public-private funded initiatives to improve the welfare of youth across the UAE, announced the launch of its ‘Volunteering Mobile App’ as part of its 10th annual Ramadan Campaign led by Takatof volunteering initiative.  The ‘Volunteering Mobile App’ will aim to make volunteering easy and accessible thereby allowing Emirati Youth the opportunity to engage ......read more

Dubai Police Partners with 360VUZ to Make the Dream of 5 Children Come True

-    An exceptional experience with a viral 360 Virtual Reality Video showcasing some of the top destinations of Dubai -    Dubai Police supercars participated included a Ferrari, Bentley, BMW i8, and AMG  Dubai, UAE, 22 May 2017: Dubai police partnered with 360VUZ, the leading Virtual Reality company and app in the middle East, to make a dream of 5 children from different nationalities come true by offering them an exceptional experience taking a tour in Dubai riding their supercars. Dubai police in partnership with 360VUZ team selected the students from Dubai schools whom dream was to be police men and ride their famous supercars. The teams contacted their parents and surprised these 5 students with a tour of the top destinations in Dubai riding in the Dubai Police supercars such as ......read more

Dubai Customs showcases latest projects to DM delegation

Dubai, UAE, 21 May 2017:  In exchange of expertise and to enhance cooperation between Dubai government department, Dubai Customs received a delegation from Dubai Municipality.  The visitors were received by Juma Al Ghaith, Executive Director of Customs Development Division at Dubai Customs, Ahmed Al Yaqoubi, Projects Delivery Director, and a number of heads of departments at the Customs Development Division. The delegation was headed by Ahmed Obeid Al Falasi, Assistant Director General for Corporate Support Sector.   Juma Al Ghaith reaffirmed the significance of mutual cooperation and exchange of knowledge and experience between Dubai government departments. He added that Dubai Customs follows the latest international standards in developing its projects following the vision of His Highness Sheikh Mohammed ......read more

Bodour Al Qasimi Named Chair of WEF's MENA Regional Business Council

Announcement made at World Economic Forum on the Middle East and North Africa in Jordan Dubai, May 21, 2017    The World Economic Forum (WEF) has named Sheikha Bodour bint Sultan Al Qasimi, Chairperson of Sharjah Investment and Development Authority (Shurooq), as the Chair of the World Economic Forum's Regional Business Council (RBC) for the Middle East and North Africa.  Sheikha Bodour’s appointment was announced by Professor Klaus Schwab, Founder and Executive Chairman of WEF, in the presence of a number of government officials and senior business leaders at the World Economic Forum on the Middle East and North Africa, which took place May 19-21 at the Dead Sea in Jordan. Comprising influential business leaders from across the Arab World, the RBC enhances cooperation between the public and private ......read more

Emirates Post Group awards Imdaad AED6 million FM contract

Dubai-based company to provide integrated FM services for branches of Emirates Post Group throughout the UAE Dubai, UAE, May 21 2017:  Imdaad, the GCC’s leading integrated facilities management (FM) company, based in Dubai, has signed a AED6 million deal with Emirates Post Group (EPG). The one-year contract, with the option to extend by another two years, will see Imdaad deliver specialized integrated FM services in EPG’s branches throughout the UAE. This includes: maintenance of buildings and facilities, encompassing civil works, electrical and HVAC and mechanical operations. Jamal Abdulla Lootah, Group CEO of Imdaad, said: “This partnership illustrates our proven capabilities to roll out quality-driven integrated FM solutions, designed to optimize the reliability of all building services, across ......read more

Ramadan Labour Community Donation with Swimwear to Works by COEGA Sunwear & Dubai Mums Helping Hands

Swimwear to Workers this Ramadan Celebrating the Spirit of the Holy Month Dubai, UAE, May 21 2017:  Home-grown swimwear brand COÉGA Sunwear joined volunteers from across Dubai to distribute swimwear and other goods to workers in the labour communities in the run up to the Holy Month of Ramadan. The donation drive, an initiative by relief organization Dubai Mums Helping Hands and SmartLife, part of SmartDistribution, sees people and businesses come together to provide aid to labourers living and working in the city. COÉGA Sunwear delivered more than 1,500 swimsuits and pool shoes to the workers as part of its 'Drop Your Shorts' campaign now in its 6th consecutive year. The campaign, held in association with retail store Adventure HQ, aims to provide the UAE labour communities with proper swimwear so they ......read more

Dubai Customs honors winners of IPR Awards at CIFF 2017

Dubai, UAE, 21 May 2017:  “Piracy Full Stop” won the best international movie in the latest version of the Children's International Film Festival (CIFF) 2017 which concluded recently at the Higher Technology College in the academic city.  Yousef Ozair Mubarak, Director of IPR Department at Dubai Customs, awarded the winners in the presence of Ahmed Mahboob Musabih, Director of Dubai Customs. Winchester School’s “Ctrl +c NOT v” and Pristine School’s “One for all” won the best local movies award. American School of Creative Science in Sharjah received the best animation award for its “FAKE” animation movie, and Emirates university came second with their MYAR animation.  Commenting at the award ceremony Ahmed Mahboob said:” We congratulate Dubai ......read more

Dubai Customs: The Newest EXPO 2020 Official Sponsor

Dubai – 20 May 2017: Dubai Customs signed a memorandum of understanding with EXPO 2020 office that aims at developing means of cooperation between the two sides. As per the agreement Dubai Customs has become the newest official sponsor of Dubai EXPO 2020 and will participate in promoting the exhibition’s brands in different publications and media channels.  Commenting on this agreement Khalil Saqer bin Gharib, Director of Corporate Communication Department pointed out that Dubai Customs’ preparations for EXPO 2020 are gaining momentum, and are crowned with the signing of this important agreement. “We are happy that Dubai Customs has become the latest official sponsor for this world event. We will part of the marketing campaign run by EXPO office and will spread knowledge about different brands taking ......read more

Emirates Post Group Appoints Chief Happiness & Positivity Officer

Acting CEO of Emirates Post Group Mr. Abdullah Alashram has issued a decree appointing Mr. Yousuf Alkhaja as Chief Happiness and Positivity Officer, in addition to his current position as Acting Executive Director of Network Operations. In his new role, Mr. Alkhaja will seek to spread the awareness and knowledge of happiness and positivity as a way of life across the organisation, in line with the vision, mission and goals of the National Happiness and Positivity Program, which aims to make happiness and positivity a core value, a government commitment and a spirit uniting the UAE community, in order to realize the goals that every human seeks: happiness for himself, family & community. Mr. Alkhaja will seek to build bridges of cooperation and teamwork with the various sectors and departments of EPG, through diverse ......read more

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Panel discussion urges unified vision between governments, schools Mishal Kanoo: Private sector can support development by creating opportunities for youth Hanan Al Hroub: Technology has redefined teachers’ role Sharjah, UAE, March 23, 2017:  In recent years, the Arab world has placed unprecedented emphasis on development with a special focus on achieving the United ......read more

IGCF 2017: Workshop by BBC Explains How Governments Can Consolidate National Brands, Enhance Global ...…

Richard Pattinson:  Governments must be authentic - if you have a problem, talk about how you’re tackling it.  Singapore increased tourism from 9 million to 16 million in the last decade, positioned itself as a hub for arts and culture  Sharjah, UAE, March 24, 2017:  In a world dominated by the forces of marketing and advertising, even countries and cities ......read more

IGCF 2017: Empowered Youth Can Reach Great Heights…

Sharjah, UAE: 24 March, 2017:  An interactive session entitled ‘Youth Energy’ discussed initiatives that support and empower youth in the UAE on the second day of the International Government Communication Forum 2017 (IGCF 2017), currently underway in Sharjah.  Attendees included His Excellency Sheikh Mohammed bin Abdullah Al Thani, Chairman of the Department of ......read more

Dubai Customs' Director of Communication Department wins the Sharjah Government Communication Award…

Dubai, UAE, 24 March 2017:  Dubai Customs’ Director of Corporate Communication Department Khalil Saqer bin Gharib won the Sharjah Government Communication Award (GCA) in the award ceremony held on Wednesday 22nd March 2017 at Al Majaz Amphitheatre in Sharjah under the patronage of HH Sheikh Sultan bin Mohammed bin Sultan Al Qasimi, Crown Prince and Deputy Ruler of Sharjah. ......read more

IGCF 2017: HH Sheikh Dr Sultan bin Mohamed Al Qasimi Welcomes International, Regional Participants ...…

HH Ruler of Sharjah Urges Societal Participation for Inclusive Development International Government Communication Centre, Government Communication Fund Launched Guest of Honour Emphasises Contribution to the United Nations 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development Sharjah, UAE, March 22, 2017:  The Sixth International Government Communication Forum (IGCF 2017) was officially ......read more

IGCF 2017: Unifying Public, Private Sectors Can Fast-track Socio-Economic, Environmental Change…

Prominent panellists discuss joint capabilities of public, private sectors in creating sustainable change, generating opportunities  Dr Muhammad Yunus: Youth should be job creators, not job seekers Jeffrey Sachs: UAE has excelled at placing people at heart of public policy, global governments must develop effective public sector leadership Badr Jafar: Private sector, entrepreneurs ......read more

Envirol reveals move to upgrade and expand food waste recycling plant in Dubai…

March 22, 2017: Envirol, a joint venture initiative between Dubai Municipality and BLUE (a member of Alserkal Group), has revealed its plans to expand and upgrade its current recycling facilities in Dubai. The announcement was made today (March 22, 2017), during a ground breaking ceremony for the expansion at the Envirol Recycling Plant in Al Aweer. The expansion work for the recycling plant, ......read more

Strong brand drives growth for RSM…

RSM reports 7.6% fee income growth in 2016, after its first full year operating as a unified, global brand 20% increase in cross-border services to internationally-active middle market clients Dubai, United Arab Emirates, March 22, 2017:  Leading audit, tax and consulting network, RSM, has reported growth in global fee income of 7.6% for the year ending 31 December 2016. Total fee ......read more

Salma Humanitarian Relief Program Launches Two New Food Products at DIHAD 2017…

Dubai-UAE: 21 March, 2017:  Awqaf and Minors Affairs Foundation (AMAF) has launched two new food products as part of its acclaimed salma Humanitarian Relief Program that distributes ready-to-eat halal meals to those affected by wars and disasters worldwide. With this move, the Foundation seeks to expand the available food options to increase the scope and number of its beneficiaries as well ......read more

Emirates Post issues stamps featuring the symbols of National Program for Happiness and Positivity…

To boost happiness and positivity on International Happiness Day Dubai, March 20, 2017:  Emirates Post Group has issued a set of commemorative stamps that feature 8 designs included in the National Program for Happiness and Positivity: the sun, UAE flag, smiling face, family and friends, the sea, the date palm, the cloud and the flower. Her Excellency Ohood Khalfan Al Roumi, UAE ......read more

World Celebrates a Decade of Earth Hour for a Future of Climate Action…

Individuals and organisations across the UAE unite in global effort to prevent climate change with a myriad of events Dubai, UAE, March 20, 2017:  Ten years after the world’s first Earth Hour in Sydney put climate change in the spotlight, WWF’s landmark movement is set to once again unite millions of people around the globe to shine a light on climate action. The world’s ......read more

Seventy Leaders from UAE Government Entities Conclude Dubai Data Compliance Course…

Dubai-UAE: 19 March 2017 – The Dubai Data Establishment (DDE) announced the conclusion of the Dubai Data Compliance Course that was designed in collaboration with the Mohammed Bin Rashid School of Government (MBRSG) and targeted leaders from 14 government entities in the UAE. The course focused on topics pertaining to data classification, publication and exchange among collaborating ......read more

US Scholar to Address Feminism Under Islamic Law…

Doha, Qatar – March 19, 2017 – Distinguished scholar and Islamic and US constitutional law expert Asifa Quraishi-Landes will host a special session on women’s empowerment and rights under Sharia law, at Northwestern University in Qatar (NU-Q), on Wednesday, March 22.  Quraishi-Landes currently serves as assistant professor of law at the University of Wisconsin-Madison, ......read more

Awqaf and Minors Affairs Foundation to Highlight Achievements of salma Humanitarian Relief Program ...…

Dubai-UAE: 19 March 2017 - Awqaf & Minors Affairs Foundation (AMAF) will showcase the achievements of its acclaimed salma Humanitarian Relief Program that supports the world’s most vulnerable people by providing them pre-packed halal meals that do not require cooking or refrigeration and can be stored and used over an extended period of time, as part of its outing at the 14th edition of ......read more

Sharjah Government Communication Award Jury Holds Final Round of Evaluations to Select Winners in ...…

GCA registers 36% increase in submissions this year receiving 179 entries compared to 132 in 2016  ‘Best Government Social Media Engagement’ category receives largest number of submissions Sharjah,UAE: 16 March, 2017:  The Sharjah Government Communication Award’s (GCA) judging panel convened for its concluding round of evaluations to finalise winners in ......read more

United Arab Emirates Ministry of Foreign Affairs and International Cooperation and Dubai Cares join ...…

Dubai, United Arab Emirates, 16 March 2017:  Dubai Cares, the global philanthropic organization based in United Arab Emirates (UAE) and UNICEF, in coordination with the UAE Ministry of Foreign Affairs and International Cooperation (MOFAIC), came together today in Dubai at a two-day event to urge greater investment in early childhood development (ECD). The event kicked-off with the ......read more

Sharjah Business Women Council: Supportive initiatives to create a work conducive environment that ...…

Local and international events organised to explore opportunities that help support and inspire women entrepreneurs  Hind bint Majid Al Qassimi: Sheikha Jawaher's support is the main driver for SBWC's milestones We continue to develop women's entrepreneurial spirit SBWC has 1296 members in various business areas Businesswomen represent 39%, while professional women comprise ......read more

Louis Moinet donates Luxury Timepiece to help orphans in India…

Dubai, March 15, 2017:   Ateliers Louis Moinet has donated a luxury timepiece worth Dollars Ten Thousand (approximately) to help improve the lives of orphans in India. The luxury Swiss watchmaker has donated a Limited Edition Twintech Chronograph LM-16.10.50 luxury timepiece to www.educateanorphan.org – the world’s first virtual charity developed by two teenagers to raise ......read more

Department of Economic Development – Ajman inaugurates Al Nakheel Center…

UAE, March 15, 2017- The Department of Economic Development – Ajman (DED-Ajman) has revealed the inauguration of the new Al Nakheel Customer Service Center at Ajman Corniche Road. The new customer center is being seen as an important addition in the move to provide smoother, faster and easier transaction procedures for customers. Strategically located near some of Ajman's most vital ......read more

IGCF 2017 'Youth Circle' to Inspire Young Emiratis to Create Innovative Solutions for Social ...…

SHEIKH SULTAN BIN AHMED AL QASIMI: THE WORLD NEEDS THE YOUTH AND THEIR INVOLVEMENT TO ACHIEVE SUSTAINABLE DEVELOPMENT GOALS Sharjah, UAE, March 14, 2017:  The sixth International Government Communication Forum (IGCF 2017) is set to host a ‘youth circle’ on the first day of the high-profile event, being held under the patronage of His Highness Sheikh Dr Sultan bin Mohamed Al ......read more

True Change Needs Leadership from Top, Says Ex German President Kohler, Nobel Laureate Satyarthi ...…

  IGCF 2017 TO DEBATE UN 2030 AGENDA AND CHALLENGES FACING THE GLOBE; MORE THAN 2,500 WORLD LEADERS, EXPERTS TO ATTEND Sharjah, UAE, March 13, 2017:  We are all travelling in one boat and have to work together for a sustainable future and growth and government communication can play a critical role in getting us there.  This was the thrust of the media interaction of some of ......read more

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