Saturday 20 September 2014

Six projects win Wise awards

The World Innovation Summit for Education (Wise), a leading international initiative driving innovation and collaboration in the field of education, since 2009 the Wise Awards has identified and promoted some of the most effective practices in tackling urgent global education challenges.


Abraaj, RCA launch art scholarship programme

The Abraaj Group, a leading investor operating in global growth markets, and the Royal College of Art (RCA) have launched the Abraaj RCA Innovation Scholarship programme in London. For the next five year, Abraaj will support five outstanding individuals each year from across Afri


Batelco backs youth development initiative

Bahrain’s leading telecommunication operator Batelco is supporting a new initiative to inspire youth and help their career aspirations, as part of its commitment to education. Its Youth Marketing Team has launched a new empowerment programme, the Global Leader Programme, in


Garmco team devises new leadership tool

The Gulf Aluminium Rolling Mill Company (Garmco) management team has devised a new leadership tool following sessions on the differences between leading and managing people during a career development programme that it organised. The leadership model ‘Pavic’ was based on th


86pc of GCC firms plan to step up hiring

Eighty-six per cent of businesses in the GCC plan to increase their headcount over the next three years, a report said, adding that this confidence is particularly strong with small companies with less than 200 employees. Fifty-five per cent of the smaller firms plan to grow head


New anti-fraud scheme on way in Bahrain

One of Tamkeen's flagship programmes, which has undergone a complete overhaul in a bid to cut down on fraud and abuse, will be relaunched at the end of this month in Bahrain. The Enterprise Development Support (EDS) scheme was started by the semi-autonomous labour fund in 200


Garmco, Tamkeen in deal to train Bahraini staff

Bahrain-based Gulf Aluminium Rolling Mill Company (Garmco), one of the largest downstream aluminium facilities in the Middle East, has signed an agreement with Tamkeen, the kingdom’s labour fund, to train all its Bahraini employees as part of its new strategy to enhance employee efficienc


New Saudi labour rules hit over 200,000 firms

More than 200,000 private sector companies in Saudi Arabia which failed to employ the required quota of local workers have closed down, said a report. A total of 1.8 million companies remain in the Red Zone of the country's Nitaqat program, a Saudization scheme introduced by


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