Illustration Photo: UK Minister Counsellor Kieran Drake visited First Step Baby Wear factory in Bengaluru to interact with workers and factory management about a Gender Equality programme. UK collaborates with partners in India to give women access to skills they need to support themselves. (credits: British High Commission, New Delhi / Flickr Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-NoDerivs 2.0 Generic (CC BY-NC-ND 2.0))
Photo: The winners of Orange Social Venture Prize Africa & Middle East 2018. OKO (1st Prize) gives access to micro-insurance services to farmers, even in remote areas, using satellite surveillance. Isahit (2nd) helps young women looking for a job or trying to create their business, by employing them for digital tasks. The AnemiApp application (3rd) addresses the scourge that is drepanocytose, a type of anemia, coaching sick individuals and helping them access better healthcare. (credit: Orange Entrepreneur Club)
Photo d'illustration: Le stand de la startup BETA lors de la journée d'ouverture du Web Summit 2018 à l'Altice Arena de Lisbonne, au Portugal. (crédits: Sam Barnes/Web Summit via Sportsfile / Flickr Creative Commons Attribution 2.0 Generic (CC BY 2.0))
Photo: His Highness Sheikh Mohamed bin Zayed Al Nahyan, Crown Prince of Abu Dhabi and Deputy Supreme Commander of the UAE Armed Forces, and His Highness Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Vice President, Prime Minister and Ruler of Dubai, alongside leaders and representatives from the winners’ countries, presented awards to the 10 winners of the 2019 Zayed Sustainability Prize. Credit: Zayed Sustainability Prize
Illustration Photo: In Mpulungu District, northern Zambia, WorldFish is working with Great Lakes Products Ltd., a private company located along Lake Tanganyika. By working with the private sector, WorldFish aims to sustainably improve aquaculture production in northern Zambia by increasing availability of high quality fish seed. (credits: Chosa Mweemba / WorldFish / Flickr Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-NoDerivs 2.0 Generic (CC BY-NC-ND 2.0))
Illustration Photo: A section of the solar water desalination farm set up at Glendolough (aka 'Valley of Armagh'), in Armagh near Clare, Saudi Arabia. (credits: David Clarke / Flickr Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-NoDerivs 2.0 Generic (CC BY-NC-ND 2.0))
Illustration Photo: Shams 1 is a concentrated solar power (CSP) plant located in Madinat Zayed, approximately 75 miles southwest of Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates. (credits: Masdar Official / Flickr Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike 2.0 Generic (CC BY-SA 2.0))
Illustration Photo: Liberian fashion designer, poet, and entrepreneur Patrice Juah was interviewed by the U.S. Mission Geneva multimedia team during her visit for Global Entrepreneurship Week. While in Geneva, Patrice was a keynote speaker at a UN event on entrepreneurship and migration and received training from the International Trade Center’s SheTrades team on business development, product promotion, and negotiating skills. Patrice Juah is a Mandela Washington Fellow for President Obama’s Young African Leaders Initiative (YALI), and the Managing Director of Moie, an ethnic brand promoting Liberia’s textile industry and creative sector. (credits: U.S. Mission Photo/Eric Bridiers / Flickr Creative Commons Attribution-NoDerivs 2.0 Generic (CC BY-ND 2.0))
The Masdar City Solar Photovoltaic Plant is the largest of its kind in the Middle East. The facility produces about 17,500 megawatt-hours of clean electricity annually and offsets 15,000 tonnes of carbon emissions per year. (Credit: Masdar Clean Energy http://www.masdar.ae/)
About 97% of the earth’s water is saline water that is present in oceans and the remaining 3% is fresh water present in rivers, lakes and groundwater . The fact that the sustainability of mankind depends on the existence and use of water puts a huge demand on the water from oceans that is considered an inexhaustible source.
World Bank Group President Jim Yong Kim today announced that the World Bank Group will be tripling its commitment to the Middle East and North Africa (MENA) region in the next five years to nearly US$20 billion to address the consequences of conflict and to help countries recover and rebuild.
Named SkyCentral, the facility has 15,000 square metres of dedicated storage for temperature-sensitive goods. It compliments a range of Emirates SkyCargo services designed to protect refrigerated cargo.
Ecotourism in GCC contributes 7 per cent of the total tourism revenue generated in the region, which is expected to grow at a CAGR of 6.2 per cent from 2015 to 2020. Lead analyst at FMI, Narasinha Varute, said, “Demand for ecotourism in GCC is subject to the collective offerings, services and innovations made by member nations to cater to the increasing volume of inbound tourists, and also to ensure a sustainable environment in future.”