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IGCF 2017 Hosts Workshop on ‘Global Media Trends in Coverage of Sustainable Development'

Organised by the United Nations, Session Draws Participation of Government Communication Specialists  Sharjah, UAE: March 24, 2017:  Held under the partronage of His Highness Sheikh Dr Sultan bin Mohammed Al Qasimi, Supreme Council Member and Ruler of Sharjah, the 6th edition of the International Government Communication Forum (IGCF 2017) hosted a specialised workshop on ‘Global Media Trends in Coverage of Sustainable Development’ for government communication specialists on day one of the Forum. Organised by the United Nations, the workshop attracted government communication specialists from different public sector entities across the UAE. Two main objectives were set for the workshop - the first being to create awareness for the global Sustainable Development Goals outlined by the United Nations for 2030, and ......read more

Sultan bin Ahmed Al Qasimi Honours Winners of Fourth Sharjah Government Communication Award

Sheikh Abdullah bin Zayed Al Nahyan named Influential Media Personality in Government Communication  Sharjah, UAE, March 23, 2017:  His Excellency Sheikh Sultan bin Ahmed Al Qasimi, Chairman of Sharjah Media Council, last night (Wednesday, March 22) honoured the winning government entities and individuals in the fourth Sharjah Government Communication Award (GCA 2017) held under the patronage of His Highness Sheikh Sultan bin Mohammed bin Sultan Al Qasimi, Crown Prince and Deputy Ruler of Sharjah and Chairman of the Sharjah Executive Council. The winners received their trophies during the closing ceremony of GCA 2017 that took place at Al Majaz Amphitheatre on the first day of the Sixth International Government Communication Forum (IGCF 2017).  Several senior government officials, government communication directors ......read more

IGCF 2017: Highlights Human, Economic Impact of Conflicts

Media, private sector play crucial role in changing current situation Women, children require special attention  Sharjah, UAE: 24 March, 2017:  The impact of conflict on refugees, host countries and the Arab region in general was discussed at an afternoon session on day two of the International Government Communication Forum (IGCF 2017), currently underway in Sharjah. Titled ‘Impact of Conflicts and Refugees on Arab Development’, the panel discussion, chaired by Houssam Chahin, Senior Private Sector Partnerships Officer for the MENA Region at the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR), discussed the issues facing the millions of displaced people around the world due to conflicts and crises. Topics included the role of women during the crisis, the role of the media in changing the ......read more

IGCF 2017: Experts Emphasise Role of Science and Research in Nurturing Innovation in Arab World

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 Nations’ Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). However, amidst an increasingly challenging economic and political climate, how can governments ensure that key stakeholders, such as the media, civil society and non-government organisations are collaboratively participating in this development journey? A panel of experts grappled with this question in a session titled ‘Government Communication and Development Goals in the Arab World’ at ......read more

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

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 are considered global brands today. The phenomenon of nation branding, whereby governments manage their country’s global image, has emerged as a popular and effective commercial practice in recent decades. In fact, nation-branding experts have found that the benefits of a strong national brand are both reputational as well as tangible, as they can increase tourism and foreign investment.  Richard Pattinson, Senior Vice President, BBC ......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 Statistics and Community Development in Sharjah, and Sheikh Theyab bin Khalifa bin Hamdan Al Nahyan, as well as Saeed Al Nuaimi and Amira Al-Marzouqi, participants of the South Pole Energy Challenge. The UAE Armed Forces team that climbed Mount Everest was also among the guests. His Excellency Sheikh Mohammed bin Abdullah Al Thani said: “This session gathers many of the UAE’s adventurers under one roof. Despite our different journeys, what ......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.    Khalil won the award under the category:  best graduation project/research on government communication in 2017.   His Excellency Sheikh Sultan Bin Ahmed Al Qasimi, Chairman, Sharjah Media Centre presented the award to Khalil Saqer bin Gharib.  Khalil bin Saqer entered the competition with an academic specialised thesis on communication; the first of its kind at the UAE government level. The thesis paper covers internal ......read more

IGCF 2017: HH Sheikh Dr Sultan bin Mohamed Al Qasimi Welcomes International, Regional Participants in Keynote Address

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 inaugurated with keynote speeches from His Highness Sheikh Dr Sultan bin Mohamed Al Qasimi, Supreme Council Member and Ruler of Sharjah, His Excellency Sheikh Sultan bin Ahmed Al Qasimi, Chairman of Sharjah Media Council, and HE Ali Ahmadov, Deputy Prime Minister of Azerbaijan. Present on the occasion were HE Sheikha Bodour bint Sultan Al Qasimi, Chairperson of the Sharjah Investment and Development Authority (Shurooq), HE Sheikha Hoor bint Sultan ......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 can be change-makers through understanding sustainability, corporate governance business case Sharjah-UAE: 23 March, 2017:  His Highness Sheikh Dr Sultan bin Mohamed Al Qasimi, Supreme Council Member and Ruler of Sharjah, today attended the second session of the opening day of the sixth International Government Communication Forum (IGCF 2017), being held from March 22 to 23 at Expo Centre Sharjah. Eminent speakers taking part in the ......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 income for the period increased to US$4.87billion. Following its successful global brand launch in late October 2015, RSM firms around the world have used the past year to embed and strengthen the RSM brand in their national markets, focusing on a unified vision to be the provider of choice to middle market businesses worldwide. A single, consistent and identifiable brand has significantly raised the profile of RSM’s global capability ......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 as the program’s geographical footprint.  AMAF unveiled the products at the 14th edition of the Dubai International Humanitarian Aid and Development Conference and Exhibition (DIHAD 2017), held at the Dubai World Trade Centre from March 21 to 23. The Foundation’s exhibition stand introduced participants and visitors to the salma program and its latest developments.  The new additions to the Salma halal menu comprise a ......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 Minister of State for Happiness, lauded Emirates Post Group’s initiative of issuing the commemorative stamps, which capture the vision of the UAE government to spread the culture of happiness and positivity in UAE society. She said such creative initiatives enhance interaction among people and spread happiness and positive values to enable converting government agencies into happiness departments through policies, programs and working ......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 largest grassroots movement for the environment, which mobilizes individuals, communities and organizations globally to do their part to help change climate change, will take place on the 25 March and is being led locally by Emirates Wildlife Society-WWF (EWS-WWF). To mark Earth Hour in the UAE, individuals and organizations are invited to join EWS-WWF, and millions of people across the planet, to support #EarthHourUAE by switching off the ......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 entities to boost customer experience and analyze performance in a way that can enhance Dubai’s competitiveness and improve the happiness of its citizens and residents. His Excellency Dr Ali Sebaa Al Marri, Executive President of MBRSG, said: “The nature of today’s government work, which is characterized by a growing global tendency towards digitization, forces us to make fundamental changes to data management and classification ......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, where she teaches courses in Islamic law and U.S. constitutional law. Her session, "How not to talk about Muslim Feminism," is the first of a series of interdisciplinary lectures, that are part of NU-Q’s newly introduced Middle East Studies minor.  The minor at NU-Q provides students with a critical understanding of the region’s cultures, histories, societies, politics, intellectual contributions, and mediated ......read more

Awqaf and Minors Affairs Foundation to Highlight Achievements of salma Humanitarian Relief Program at DIHAD 2017

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 the Dubai International Humanitarian Aid & Development Conference & Exhibition (DIHAD 2017). Set to run at the Dubai International Convention and Exhibition Centre from March 21 to 23, AMAF’s stand at the definitive event will offer visitors detailed insights into the program’s efforts at ensuring continued food relief to victims of wars and natural disasters in the world’s hot-spots, without discrimination based on ......read more

Sharjah Government Communication Award Jury Holds Final Round of Evaluations to Select Winners in 11 Categories

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 11 categories that will be announced at a special ceremony on day one of the sixth International Government Communication Forum (IGCF 2017). To be held under the patronage of His Highness Sheikh Dr Sultan bin Mohamed Al Qasimi, Supreme Council Member and Ruler of Sharjah, IGCF 2017 will take place from March 22 to 23 at Expo Centre Sharjah under the theme ‘Societal Participation…Comprehensive Development’.  Held at ......read more

United Arab Emirates Ministry of Foreign Affairs and International Cooperation and Dubai Cares join UNICEF in calling for investment in Early Childhood Development

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 official Middle East and North Africa launch of the Lancet Series Advancing Early Childhood Development: From Science to Scale, one of the world’s most renowned medical journals, which revealed that an estimated 43 percent of children under-five in low-and middle-income countries are at risk of poor development and emphasized the importance of nurturing care -- nutrition, stimulation and protection -- for all children in the earliest ......read more

Sharjah Business Women Council: Supportive initiatives to create a work conducive environment that inspires and motivates women

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 40% of SWBC’s total members Sharjah, 16 March 2017:  Since the UAE gained its independence in the 1970’s, Emirati women have worked side-by-side with their male counterparts towards the nation’s advancement and achievement. The invaluable efforts and sound guidance by the UAE’s wise leadership to uplift women’s status have led the UAE to topping global ranking in terms of treating women with respect and ......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 awareness about the plight of orphans and not plead for funds. The superbly-elegant Twintech Chronograph is a triumph of ergonomic watchmaking design, with its rectangular shape and unique dial setup. From the elegant case to the intricate dial, you’ll see that a great deal of dedication and time has been devoted into the development of the Twintech Chronograph.  The automatic movement with three sub-dials has no less than 150 moving ......read more

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

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 Qasimi, Supreme Council Member and Ruler of Sharjah, from March 22 to 23 at the Expo Centre Sharjah.   The youth circle, titled ‘The Role of Government Communication in Motivating Youth to Participate in the Achievement of the Sustainable Development Goals,’ will draw the participation of over 30 young people between 15 and 30 years of age from various backgrounds and specialisations.  The youth circle will be led by HE ......read more

True Change Needs Leadership from Top, Says Ex German President Kohler, Nobel Laureate Satyarthi Says Role of Governments in Fighting Poverty Critical

  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 the world leaders and influencers who are set to speak at the Sixth Edition of International Government Communication Forum (IGCF) 2017, being held on March 22-23 at the Expo Centre Sharjah. Being held with the support of His Highness Sheikh Dr Sultan bin Mohamed Al Qasimi, Supreme Council Member and Ruler of Sharjah, the Forum’s theme this year is ‘Societal Participation, Comprehensive Development’, as it focuses on the United ......read more

Emirates Post hosts UPU Symposium on Growth of EMS in Arab region

Dubai, March 12, 2017:  Emirates Post Group hosted a symposium on ‘Positioning EMS for Growth’ for senior managements of Arab region from March 7 to 9 in Dubai, under the aegis of the Universal Postal Union (UPU). The inaugural day’s program was addressed by Mr. Patrick Richon, Chairman of EMS Cooperative, Groupe La Poste, Ms. Jane Dyer, Manager, EMS Unit, UPU, and Acting CEO of Emirates Post Group Mr. Sultan Al Midfa, among others.  Mr. Sultan Al Midfa commented: “This UPU symposium provided innovative ideas on the growth of EMS, with special focus on success stories from the region and the challenges facing the region’s postal organisations. We are pleased to welcome the participants from the region and UPU representatives.” In a message to the symposium, UPU Director General ......read more

IGCF 2017 to Feature Six Emirati Undergraduate Students in 'Green Chair Initiative'

Annual programme enables university students to interface with global specialists in government communications  Sharjah, UAE, March 12, 2017:  The Sixth Edition of the International Government Communication Forum (IGCF), which is being held under the patronage of His Highness Sheikh Dr Sultan bin Mohamed Al Qasimi, Supreme Council Member and Ruler of Sharjah, will once again feature the Green Chair Initiative – a special programme designed to groom young Emiratis in global best practices in the sphere of government communications. Organised by the Sharjah Government Media Bureau (SGMB), the Green Chair Initiative will comprise six pre-selected undergraduate media and communication students from the University of Sharjah, Ajman University, and Higher Colleges of Technology.  Each undergraduate will be ......read more

Sharjah Announces Launch of International Government Communication Centre

Sheikh Sultan Bin Ahmed Al Qasimi: New Centre to Work as World-class Media Research and Resource Platform; to Be Launched at International Govt Communication Forum on March 22  Sharjah, UAE, March 11, 2017:  In an extraordinary move, HE Sheikh Sultan bin Ahmed Al Qasimi, Chairman of Sharjah Media Council, has announced the launch of the International Government Communication Centre (IGCC), ahead of the Sixth Edition of International Government Communication Forum (IGCF 2017), being held from March 22-23 in Sharjah with more than 2,500 world leaders, influencers and international experts in attendance.  The first of its kind platform in the region, the International Government Communication Centre will be managed by the Sharjah Government Media Bureau (SGMB) and is being seen as yet another extraordinary initiative by ......read more

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World Government Summit 2017 to Livestream Three Days of Events…

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Dubai, UAE, 21th January, 2017: Dubai Customs scored an overall 96.2% on Dubai Smart Office’s happiness meter. Sultan Ahmed bin Sulayem, Group Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of DP World said he is happy with the result of this important evaluation that covered the website, the services and customs centers.  “I am happy with this result which reflects the great level ......read more

“2nd Dubai Customs Week” kicks off 22nd Jan 2017…

Al Tayer Motors participates with four sporty cars Dubai, UAE, 21 January 2017:  The activities of 2nd Dubai Customs Week will kick off, Sunday 22nd January 2017 at Dubai Customs main building. The event is held under the patronage of Sultan Ahmed bin Sulayem, Group Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of DP World and was attended by His Excellency Commissioner Ali Al Kaabi, Head of the ......read more

UAE Ranked First in the Region and 19th Globally in 2017 Global Talent Competitiveness Index…

Out of 118 countries participating in the annual survey which quantifies what countries do to develop, attract and empower talent, the UAE has ranked first out of 13 countries in the Northern Africa and Western Asia region, and 19th overall Adecco has partnered with INSEAD and the Human Capital Leadership Institute to release the Global Talent Competitiveness Index (GTCI) Of the 118 ......read more

UAE Rain Enhancement Program Hosts First-ever International Workshop on Rain Enhancement Science ...…

Abu Dhabi-UAE: 18 January, 2016:  The UAE Research Program for Rain Enhancement Science hosted its first ever International Research Progress Workshop on Rain Enhancement on 18 and 19 January at Abu Dhabi National Exhibition Centre (ADNEC) during Abu Dhabi Sustainability Week.  The two-day International Workshop, which was attended by leading scientists from renowned global and local ......read more

InSinkErator® Opens First Middle East & Africa Training Centre…

Dubai, United Arab Emirates, 18 January 2017:  InSinkErator®, a business unit of Emerson (NYSE: EMR), the inventor and the world's largest manufacturer of food waste disposers for home and commercial use, opened doors to the first dedicated training centre for the Middle East & Africa region. The training centre is located at the Emerson headquarters in Jebel Ali Free Zone South, ......read more

Ministry of Climate Change and Environment Signs MoU with Food Security Centre - Abu Dhabi…

Abu Dhabi - UAE, January 18, 2017:  The Ministry of Climate Change and Environment (MoCCAE) signed a Memorandum of Understanding with the Food Security Centre - Abu Dhabi on the promotion of food security in the United Arab Emirates. His Excellency Dr Thani Ahmed Al Zeyoudi, Minister of Climate Change and Environment, and HE Mohammed Ahmed Al Bawardi, Chairman of Food Security Center, Abu ......read more

92% of millennials in the GCC believe climate change is a real threat to the world…

Dubai, 17th January 2017:  A Recent YouGov Study has found that millennials in the GCC are increasingly concerned about the effects of global warming on the climate and its damaging impact in the future.  YouGov invited millennials aged from 18 to 29 residing in the United Arab Emirates, Bahrain, Kuwait, Oman, Qatar and Saudi Arabia, to voice their opinions on climate change. The ......read more

EcoWASTE 2017 kicks-off eyeing the waste management sector development…

The event witnessed strong local and international participation H.E. Eisa Saif Al Qubaisi: “Tadweer’s ultimate objective is showcasing Abu Dhabi as the global capital of future energy and a leading destination for sustainability” Abu Dhabi, 17 January 2017:  The fourth edition of EcoWASTE 2017, a leading conference and exhibition on sustainable environment, was ......read more

Dubai Supreme Council of Energy along with DEWA Organise Workshop for Green Public Procurement…

Inspired by global best practices, common criteria launched to promote ‘green economy’ Dubai, United Arab Emirates: Dubai Supreme Council of Energy and its member entities in association with Dubai Electricity and Water Authority (DEWA) organised a workshop marking the roll-out of common criteria for Green Public Procurement, including General Criteria as an overarching framework, ......read more

Fifth Edition of World Government Summit to Run from February 12 to 14, 2017…

UN, World Bank, IMF, OECD among Top Participating International Organizations Dubai-UAE: 14 January, 2017:  The World Government Summit (WGS) has announced there will be 10 new developments on the agenda of its upcoming fifth edition, held under the patronage of His Highness Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Vice President and Prime Minister of the UAE and Ruler of Dubai, from ......read more

Public launch of Dubai's Security Industry Regulatory Agency features in power-packed conference ...…

SIRA Forum to outline new ‘Regulation of Security Industry Law’ governing frameworks, guidelines, and expectations Dubai, UAE, January 11, 2017:  The launch of Dubai’s Security Industry Regulatory Agency (SIRA) will feature in a full conference programme at Intersec 2017, where leading decision makers will discuss a new law governing the Emirate’s security industry ......read more

Dubai Carbon Projects Reduce Carbon Emissions Worth AED 5 million…

Three UN approved projects by the green economy enabler has reduced CO2 emissions by 419,500 tCO2 in 2016 Dubai, United Arab Emirates: In line with Dubai’s Carbon Abatement Strategy, UN approved CDM projects undertaken by the emirate has achieved an emissions reduction of 419,500 tCO2 in 2016. According to Dubai Carbon, the low-carbon economy enabler, the savings achieved is equal to AED ......read more

Awqaf and Minors Affairs Foundation Spends Total Endowment Fund of AED49 Million in 2016…

Dubai-UAE: 10 January, 2017:  The Awqaf and Minors Affairs Foundation (AMAF) announced the expenditure of the entire amount of its five endowment funds estimated at AED49 million in 2016. AMAF’s endowment funds are categorized under Islamic affairs, social affairs, healthcare, education, and righteousness and piety.  The Islamic affairs endowment fund ranked first in ......read more

3rd Edition - GCC Waste Management & Recycling Forum Dubai 2017…

With Success of 1st & 2nd Editions of GCC Waste Management Forum, IMNBI have taken the responsibilities to continue supporting GCC Waste Management Subject by Planning for this 3rd Edition. Waste management is an important part of the urban infrastructure as it ensures the protection of the environment and of human health. It is not only a technical environmental issue, but also a highly ......read more

Smart Dubai Office and RIT Dubai Announces Launch of Corporate Happiness Program…

UAE, January 8, 2017 - The Smart Dubai Office and the Rochester Institute of Technology (RIT) Dubai have signed a Memorandum of Understanding in the presence of Her Excellency Dr. Aisha Bin Bishr, Director General, Smart Dubai Office and Dr. Yousef Al Assaf, President, Rochester Institute of Technology Dubai RIT Dubai, to launch the Corporate Happiness Program. Offered in conjunction with ......read more

Green Hope's Visit to Sir Banyas Island…

Dubai, UAE, January 5, 2017:  With the global population exceeding 7 billion, our planet's flora and fauna are under severe threat due to over consumption and human encroachment. The destruction of natural habitats is one of the main causes in the decline of dependent ecosystems. Raising awareness of habitat conservation amongst civil society stakeholders is the only way to mitigate this ......read more

Launch of UAE Food Bank Initiative by His Highness Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Vice ...…

Captain Al Shamisi: UAE Food Bank A Noble Initiative to Promote Universal Goodness Dubai, UAE, January 5, 2017:  Captain Mohamed Juma Al Shamisi, CEO of Abu Dhabi Ports, said: “The launch of the UAE Food Bank by His Highness Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Vice President and Prime Minister of the UAE and Ruler of Dubai, continues the legacy established by the UAE’s ......read more

Record-Breaking Year for Abu Dhabi Convention Bureau…

Abu Dhabi now the fastest-growing destination in the Middle East for attracting annual conferences and associations Abu Dhabi, UAE – 4 January 2017:  Abu Dhabi Convention Bureau, a division of Abu Dhabi Tourism & Culture Authority (TCA Abu Dhabi), made significant strides in bids to host a number of key conferences in the coming years. In total, the Bureau successfully ......read more

Statement of HE Ahmad Bin Shafar, CEO of Empower on the 11th Anniversary of the Accession Day of ...…

Statement of HE Ahmad Bin Shafar, CEO of Emirates Central Cooling Systems Corporation (Empower) on the 11th Anniversary of the Accession Day of His Highness Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, UAE Vice President and Prime Minister, and Ruler of Dubai, on January 4, 2017 Dubai, UAE, January 4, 2017:  Emirates Central Cooling Systems Corporation (Empower) would like to congratulate HH ......read more

2017 "Year of Giving" - Lush launches new AED 900,000 prize for social and environmental ...…

Introducing the Lush Spring Prize  A new AED 900,000 Prize for projects working on social and environmental regeneration Dubai, UAE, January 3, 2017:  Lush and Ethical Consumer Research Association have together launched the new Lush Spring Prize, an annual prize fund that aims to support projects around the world working towards environmental and social regeneration. They are ......read more

Department of eGovernment Unlocks the Technical Potential of Sharjah Police's Inmates With an ...…

Rehabilitation activity organised at the Correctional Institution Department – Sharjah Police  Sharjah, 29 December 2016:  More than a dozen inmates at the Punishment & Correctional Institution Department in Sharjah participated in a highly engaging and innovative technology workshop built around the Arduino programming system, recently organised by Sharjah Department of ......read more

Emirates Post's Ramool Sorting Centre has machines to auto-sort odd-size magazines…

Dubai, December 28, 2016:  Emirates Post Group’s Ramool Sorting Centre, which handles incoming and outgoing mail from across the UAE, has sorting machines that are capable of handling large or odd-size magazines and other printed publications. The region’s most advanced mail sorting centre continues to be a beehive of activity, driven by the increasing population of the UAE ......read more

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