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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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Initiative in Cairo aims at halting rising problem on the streets  Sharjah, UAE, October 22, 2016:  The efforts of an organisation in Cairo that works to prevent sexual assaults on women was highlighted at the close of the second ‘Investing in the Future’ (IIFMENA) conference, which concluded today (Thursday) at the Al Jawaher Reception and Convention Centre in ......read more

Investment in Women Takes Centre Stage at IIFMENA Conference…

The first session discussed the best ways to build the capacities of women and girls around the world Sharjah, UAE, October 20, 2016:  The first of the four major sessions at the second ‘Investing in the Future’ (IIFMENA) conference discussed the best ways of building the resilience of women and girls in the Arab region through education and employment. The conference opened ......read more

Sultan Al Qasimi Opens Second ‘Investing in the Future' Conference…

Sultan Al Qasimi: Emirati Women's investments exceed AED12 billion at present Jawaher Al Qasimi: Let us stand by our women, not just for her, but for society, for future development and for peace Abdullah bin Zayed Al Nahyan: Women are the source of life but their important role in the early days was never mentioned Rula Ghani: War is inhuman and women and children seem to suffer from it ......read more

Sheikha Jawaher Calls for Establishment of UAE Ministry for Women…

NAMA’s closed session at IIFMENA conference reiterates that women will ensure a bright future Sharjah, UAE, 20 October 2016: Her Highness Sheikha Jawaher bint Mohammed Al Qasimi, wife of His Highness the Ruler of Sharjah, Chairperson of NAMA Women Advancement Establishment (NAMA) called for the establishment of a UAE Ministry for Women, as Her Highness addressed a special ......read more

TRA showcases capabilities of Augmented Reality technology at its Future Section stand in GITEX 2016…

UAE, October 19, 2016 - The Telecommunications Regulatory Authority’s (TRA) is presenting five of its latest innovative projects during GITEX 2016, which opened last October 16 and will run until October 20, 2016 at the Dubai World Trade Centre (DWTC). The section will feature five of TRA’s newest innovative projects—Our Future; Athletes Training; Shooting Challenge Game; ......read more

Make every step count with the BurJuman Safe & Sound app as October goes pink…

Dubai, UAE, October 19, 2016 October 2016 is set to mark the second year that BurJuman is running the Safe & Sound app. Successfully launched last year, the app has harnessed the latest mobile technology to bring the Safe & Sound message into the 21st century, reaching even more people and enabling users to donate directly. Available for free download both in and outside of the UAE, ......read more

Former Qatari Energy Minister to Spotlight Path to Sustainable Energy Future…

Exclusive Dialogue with His Excellency Abdullah bin Hamad Al-Attiyah part of second regional forum of Pearl Initiative, ¬UNGC titled ‘Sustainability in Action’ Dubai, UAE: 18 October, 2016:  His Excellency Abdullah bin Hamad Al-Attiyah, Chairman of Abdullah Bin Hamad Al-Attiyah International Foundation for Energy & Sustainable Development, Qatar’s ......read more

Dubai Creative Clusters Authority Pioneers Region's First Student Part-time Work Regulation across ...…

Breakthrough regulation provides 4,500 businesses across Dubai’s nine creative clusters with opportunities to access talent pool of  26,000 university students  Dubai, UAE, 19 October, 2016:  Dubai Creative Clusters Authority (DCCA), a government regulatory body mandated to foster the economic development of Dubai's creative clusters and related ......read more

Smart Dubai launches DubaiNow, the unified service platform making city services even easier in ...…

Dubai, UAE, 18 October 2016: Smart Dubai has launched the online portal of DubaiNow, the unified services platform already available as a mobile app, during the third day of GITEX Technology Week 2016. The platform is the first to meet the daily needs of Dubai residents with more than 55 smart services available from 24 government and private entities in a single user experience, making city ......read more

Smart Dubai Government signs MoU for electronic payment with Department of Finance…

UAE, October 17, 2016 – The Smart Dubai Government Establishment (SDG) and the Department of Finance (DoF) signed a memorandum of understanding (MoU) on the second day of GITEX Technology Week 2016 for managing electronic payment services and relevant financial settlements. The MoU was signed by H.E. Wesam Lootah, CEO of SDG, and Jamal Hamed Al Marri, Executive Director of Central Accounts ......read more

DWE highlights the importance of supporting female leaders and strengthening their role in ...…

Second corporate governance training session launched Shamsa Saleh: Training programmes are a crucial contributor in our efforts to develop the skills and capabilities for women to take up more decision-making positions  Dubai, UAE 17 October, 2016:  Dubai Women Establishment (DWE), in collaboration with Hawkamah, the Institute for Corporate Governance, recently held the second ......read more

Abu Dhabi's e-Government Pavilion opens at GITEX Technology Week 2016 with the participation of 21 ...…

Under the theme of “Abu Dhabi’s Journey: Towards Digital Transformation” Sheikh Maktoum bin Mohammed visits the Abu Dhabi Pavilion Dubai, UAE, October 17, 2016:  Abu Dhabi e-Government, through the participation of 21 government entities, officially opened its pavilion at GITEX Technology Week 2016 at the Dubai World Trade Centre (DWTC) today. H.H Sheikh Maktoum bin ......read more

Emirates Post Group celebrates World Post Day…

UAE participants of UPU International Letter Writing Competition honoured Dubai, UAE, October 16, 2016:  Emirates Post Group celebrated World Post Day with a special function in which the UAE winners of the ‘UPU International Letter Writing Competition for Young People 2016’ were honoured, along with the participants in the Reading Week program. At the ceremony, the top 10 ......read more

Smart Dubai showcases latest smart accomplishments and innovations at GITEX 2016…

UAE, 15 October 2016: The Smart Dubai Office will showcase smart city experiences within a 3,800-square-metre pavilion during GITEX Technology Week 2016. The pavilion unites 55 partners and strategic sponsors from the government and private sectors to highlight over 300 innovative smart city solutions that are improving experiences for Dubai residents today. It will provide an excellent ......read more

Global Innovation Leader 1776 Opens Dubai Campus…

Dubai Future Foundation’s Support Will Drive Collaboration Between Global Startups & Regional Institutions  Dubai, UAE – October 15, 2016:   The Washington, D.C.-headquartered 1776 opened the doors to its first international campus in the prestigious Emirates Towers in Downtown Dubai, United Arab Emirates. The new campus, as well as the Dubai Future Foundation’s ......read more

Dubai Customs stages 4 new smart initiatives to compete for Hamdan bin Mohammed Smart Government ...…

Dubai, UAE, October 15, 2016:  Dubai Customs (DC) is in the run for the 4th cycle of Hamdan Bin Mohammed Smart Government Award, organized by Dubai’ The Model Centre, a subsidiary of the General Secretariat of the Executive Council.  DC’s submissions for this year’s round of the highly coveted awards include four cutting-edge, smart initiatives, namely: Smart ......read more

Cash-for-palm-waste initiative announced at Dibba Palm Exhibition…

Talah Board brings its unique and sustainable opportunity to the UAE Sharjah, UAE, October 13, 2016:  Talah Board announced its ‘Cash-for-palm-waste’ initiative at the Dibba Palm Exhibition, which is taking place from the 12th to 15th October. The industrial company is encouraging farming and agricultural entities to register their participation while at the Dibba Exhibition. ......read more

Dubai Customs receives high-level delegation from Kuwait Customs…

Upcoming electronic integration to step up interchange of customs intelligence  Dubai, UAE, October 12, 2016:  Dubai Customs and General Administration of Kuwait Customs have agreed to set up an electronic integration system to enable exchange of Customs intelligence information and automated clearance of goods imported to Kuwait from Dubai ports and vice versa.  The system ......read more

RAKCAM reaches out to local and global scientific community ahead of 9th International Workshop on ...…

Abstract submissions, student grant applications and registration date set for high-powered scientific gathering Ras Al Khaimah, UAE, 12 October 2016:  As public interest in the amazing world of advanced materials grows following the recent Nobel Laureate announcements in Chemistry and Physics, the organisers of the 9th International Workshop on Advanced Materials (IWAM – ......read more

List of sponsors of Smart Dubai's pavilion during GITEX Technology Week 2016 announced…

UAE, 11 October 2016: The Smart Dubai Office has announced the list of strategic sponsors of Smart Dubai’s pavilion, which showcases citywide delightful experiences through a model that simulates smart living in Dubai City on a huge area of 3,800 square metres at GITEX Technology Week 2016 between October 16 and 20.  The list of strategic sponsors includes a selected group of major ......read more

Waste Management Forum Discusses Effective Waste Management Practices…

11th October 2016 – Habtoor Grand Resort, Dubai: The 7th Annual Waste Management Middle East Forum witnessed huge response during its inaugural launch yesterday. The focused outset of the forum was to implement integrated and effective sustainable waste management practice in the Middle East region. The day one session, was commenced with an opening remark from the events chairman ......read more

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