Sunday 29 January 2023

Nogaholding, EWA power Beban with 100% renewable energy

Bahrain's Oil and Gas Holding Company (nogaholding) partnered with Hope Ventures, the investment arm of Hope Fund and producers of entrepreneurship-themed reality television show, Beban, and Bahrain’s Electricity and Water Authority (EWA) to make Beban the first TV show 100% powered


EY launches Mena’s first Climate Change Readiness Index

EY has launched its Middle East and North Africa (Mena) Climate Change Readiness Index (CCRI), a pioneering tool designed to help countries in the region assess and improve their resilience to the impacts of climate change.    The Index measures the readine


EHS to showcase 19 innovative projects at Arab Health

Emirates Health Services (EHS) is taking part in the Arab Health Exhibition & Conference 2023, where it plans to showcase 19 innovative projects at its booth under the theme ‘Building the Future of Health Services’. The event is being held from January 30 to Febru


Masdar City names Hub71 start-up ecosystem partner

Masdar City, Abu Dhabi’s flagship sustainable urban community and innovation hub, has boosted ties with Hub71, Abu Dhabi’s global tech ecosystem, to promote clean tech and climate tech start-ups focused on sustainability.   Further to a memorandum of


Teenager with cracked forehead healed by 3D surgical technique

Oral and Maxillofacial Surgeons at King Abdullah Medical City in Makkah have successfully completed a surgical intervention using the 3D surgical planning technique to repair deformities and fractures in the forehead bone of a teenager.   The patient, who suffer


US to boost women’s economic security worldwide

Reem Hamdan was one of few female electrical engineers when she started her career as a trainee in 1993 with the Electricity Distribution Company (EDCO) in Jordan. Today Hamdan is EDCO’s director general. She credits that advancement to hard work and Engendering Industries, a US-backed


5G IoT to hit 116m by 2026; growing 1,100pc in three years

5G IoT (Internet of Things) connections will reach 116 million globally by 2026; rising from just 17 million in 2023, with the healthcare sector and smart city services driving this 1,100% growth over the next three years.   A new study from Juniper Research exa


UAE consumption of fruit and vegetables is growing

Consumers in the UAE have begun to include more fresh fruits and vegetables in their diet with 50% of the consumers declaring that they increasingly choose foods that help strengthen their immune system.    Some 52% agree with the importance of the traceabi


WHO’s health emergency fund appeal 2023 seeks $2.54bn

WHO is launching its 2023 health emergency appeal for $2.54 billion to provide assistance to a record 339 million around the world facing health urgencies.    Currently, WHO is responding to an unprecedented number of intersecting health em


Zayed Sustainability Prize opens submissions for 2024 cycle

The Zayed Sustainability Prize, the UAE’s global award for recognising excellence in sustainability, has called small and medium enterprises, non-profit organisations and high schools to submit entries before the May 2, 2023 deadline.   Submissions will be

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