Friday 21 November 2014

Emirati minister calls for greater inclusion of women

A top Emirati minister called for greater inclusion of women in key sectors of the economy, as he inaugurated the 16th edition of the Women Leadership Economic Forum (WIL) in Dubai recently. Sultan Bin Saeed Al Mansouri, UAE Minister of Economy, said greater advancements could be


Kipco sponsors Kuwaiti students meet in US

The Kuwait Projects Company (Kipco) has announced its Platinum Sponsorship of the 31st conference of the National Union of Kuwaiti Students – USA Branch (NUKS-USA). The event, which Kipco is sponsoring for the fourth consecutive year, will be held from November 26-29 in San


Doha conference promotes advantages of e-learning

Leading educators from Qatar and around the Arab World gathered at Doha College’s Annual Conference recently in Doha, Qatar, to discuss how e-learning can be used to overcome key educational challenges facing the region. The conference focused on how the latest available te


BSTD in deal with Roshcomm to partner at HRM summit

Bahrain Society for Training and Development (BSTD) has signed a memorandum of understanding with Roshcomm Company to be a strategic alliance partner of a key summit. The sixth Annual HRM 2014 will be held in Bahrain from November 25 to 27 at the Crowne Plaza Hotel, said a report


Database to tackle unemployment launched in Bahrain

A BD1.7 million ($4.4 million) project that involves creating a national database to help tackle unemployment has been launched. The Labour Market Observatory (LMO) will contain information on jobseekers and the labour market, identifying any skills gaps and training requirements


Reach Out to Asia raises $21m at gala event

Reach Out to Asia (Rota), a member of Qatar Foundation, raises $21 million at its recent bi-annual gala dinner in Doha to support education projects in Asia and the Middle East. This year's theme for the gala dinner held at Ali Bin Abdullah Palace was "Plant a Book, Harv


Unemployment drops to 3.7pc in Bahrain

Unemployment rate in Bahrain has dropped, according to latest figures. The Labour Ministry's report for the third quarter of 2014, which was reviewed by the Cabinet yesterday, showed that the rate was steady at 3.6 per cent compared with 3.7 per cent in the second quarter of


Education upgrade urged to meet employer needs

Changes in the region’s educational policy and practices must be made more relevant to the demands of a modern labour force, said an industry expert. “Life in the 21st Century is very different to life in the 20th Century, and our education systems and the way we teac


India urges higher pay for millions of Gulf workers

India is pressing rich countries in the Gulf to raise the wages of millions of Indians working there, in a drive that could secure it billions of dollars in fresh income but risks pricing some of its citizens out of the market. Over five million Indian nationals are believed to b


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