Saturday 10 October 2015

Injaz Bahrain trainee numbers to hit 100,000

Injaz Bahrain, a non-profit organisation which trains Bahraini youth to become work-ready,  expects to help 100,000 students by the end of the current academic year. At a special event celebrating the organisation’s 10th anniversary, it was revealed that organisation h


Declaration commits to sustainable development

A declaration issued at the end of the First Annual Global Employers’ Summit hosted by Bahrain has affirmed a commitment by business owners to the UN’s new sustainable development agenda. The Bahrain Declaration signed by International Organisation of Employers (IOE) president Dan


RCO-built school for Syrian refugee children opens

A school for Syrian refugee children in Jordan built by Bahrain has officially opened its doors. The 2,135-sq-m, solar-powered Bahrain School was constructed in Irbid Governorate, north of the capital Amman, under an agreement signed between the Royal Charity Organisation (RCO) and the Jordan


University of Salford, GMU deal to boost medical education

The University of Salford is set to work closely with Gulf Medical University (GMU) following the signing of a new partnership agreement between the two institutions.    The new relationship will see the two universities focus on knowledge transfer and staf


India eyes anti-trafficking pacts with GCC, Nepal

India wants to sign agreements with countries like Nepal and the Gulf nations such as UAE to curb human trafficking and improve the rescue and repatriation of victims, a senior home ministry official said on Wednesday. Kumar Alok, joint secretary at the ministry of home affairs,


Takaful Emarat offers employees professional development

Takaful Emarat, a Dubai Financial Market-listed, shariah-compliant life and health takaful provider, has backed its growth momentum with the introduction of a comprehensive programme of professional development for its employees.   Since the launch of this initi


100 innovators, entrepreneurs to compete in Expo challenge

The Dubai Airport Freezone Authority (Dafza) and The Sandbox – The D Company have announced that a total of 100 participants have been selected from more than 400 applicants to participate in the first-ever Expo Innovation Challenge.   It will run from Oct


Labour challenges probed at Bahrain summit

Landmark discussions on labour movement, the role of the financial sector, unemployment, and doing business in the GCC started yesterday at the First Annual Global Employers’ Summit. It is being held under the patronage of His Royal Highness Prince Salman bin Hamad Al Khalifa, Crown Pri


Bahrain backs ethical hiring

Bahrain could become the first country in the region to enter a partnership that ensures ethical recruitment of expatriates. The idea is to set up a network of trustworthy recruitment agencies through an International Recruitment Integrity System (IRIS), which would supply foreign manpower ba


Five projects to join Qatar’s WISE programme

The World Innovation Summit for Education (WISE), a leading international initiative driving innovation and collaboration in education in Qatar, has announced that five projects will join the 2015-2016 WISE Accelerator Programme. Launched in 2014, the Accelerator is designed to s

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