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    Seera Group Hosts ‘Women In Tech Dubai’ talk

    January 22nd, 2020, Dubai (UAE): Seera Group, the Middle East region’s leading provider of travel and tourism services, highlighted its commitment to women empowerment by hosting an event organized by ‘Women In Tech Dubai’ at their Dubai hub. Women In Tech Dubai is a UAE based professional group that...
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    Four Ways to Accelerate Social Mobility in Emerging Markets with the Internet of Things

    Continual investment in new technology now required to be competitive has become a significant hurdle Pilot projects carried out across 130 SMEs in Brazil indicate that government could help SMEs unlock economic value and improve societal mobility if a new framework is applied  Read the report here and for more...
  • Impressions from the World Economic Forum Annual Meeting 2020 in Davos-Klosters, Switzerland, 20 January. Copyright by World Economic Forum / Ciaran McCrickard

    Seeking New Leadership At Davos

    A new white paper surveying 5,000 people, including youth and chief executive officers, has identified the five elements at the heart of responsible leadership    January 20th, 2020, Davos (Switzerland): The 2020s have been declared the “decade of delivery” for society to come together and tackle the challenges ahead....
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    Creating Livelihoods For Underserved Women in Asia-Pacific

    Impact Investment Exchange (IIX)’s award-winning Women’s Livelihood BondTM Series (WLB Series) – Asia-Pacific’s first-ever multi-country gender bond series to be listed on a stock exchange – has gained new support the United Nations Economic and Social Commission for Asia and the Pacific (ESCAP), United Nations Capital Development Fund (UNCDF) and...
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    Burning Planet: Climate Fires and Political Flame Wars Rage

    January 15th, 2020, London (United Kingdom): Economic and political polarization will rise this year, as collaboration between world leaders, businesses and policy-makers is needed more than ever to stop severe threats to our climate, environment, public health and technology systems. This points to a clear need for a multistakeholder...
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    Regulatory environment improved for women’s economic participation, World Bank

    January 15th, 2020, Washington (USA): The regulatory environment for women’s economic participation has improved over the past two years, with 40 economies enacting 62 reforms that will help women – half the world’s population – realize their potential and contribute to economic growth and development, says a new World...
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    USD 70 Trillion in Investment Over the Next 10 Years For SDGs

    December 30th, 2019, Abu Dhabi (UAE): Meeting the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals with require up to USD 7 trillion of global investment each year till 2030, according to the United Nations’ own figures. In parallel, governments and the private sector will have to adopt new policies and business...
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    Capacity building camp empowers women

    December 20th, 2019, Sharjah (UAE): Sajaya Young Ladies of Sharjah (SYL), a subsidiary of the Rubu’ Qarn Foundation for Creating Leaders and Innovators, concluded the 6th edition of Afaaq Leadership Camp on Thursday, which was organised to empower young women with the 21st Century skills of critical thinking and...
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    Women’s Committee raise awareness, support women in the banking sector

    December 16th, 2019, Dubai (UAE):  The first-of-its-kind Women’s Committee set up by the Emirates Institute for Banking and Financial Studies (EIBFS), a regional leader in banking and finance education and training, met recently at an event titled, “Her challenges – Her ideas” to discuss its agenda and objectives. Ms....