NGO News

The International Renewable Energy Agency (IRENA), has today launched the Global Commission on the Geopolitics of Energy Transformation, with the support of the governments of Germany, Norway and the United Arab Emirates. The Commission will examine the immediate and longer-term geopolitical implications of global energy transformation driven by large scale-up of renewable energy in the context of global efforts to tackle climate change and advance sustainable development. The Commission will be chaired by Mr. Olafur Grimsson, the former President of Iceland.

The General Assembly of the Emirates Business and Finance Association (EBFA) held its first regular meeting last Thursday in Dubai. The meeting was attended by HE Naser ButtiOmair Yousef AlMheiri, elected Chairman of the Board of Directors, HE Raja Mohammed Ghanim Saeed AlMazrouei, elected Deputy Chairperson of the Board of Directors, HE Hamad Abdullah Al Mass, HE Ahmed Yousef Abdulla Hussain Khouri, and HE Ahmed Abdul Jalil Abdulrahman Mohammed Al-Bulwaki, all elected as members of the Board of Directors.

Aster DM Healthcare’s ‘Aster Volunteers’ programme – the cornerstone of the ‘Aster @ 30’ campaign – has seen nearly 8,000 volunteers take part in a wide range of compassionate care initiatives across the UAE, Oman, Bahrain, Qatar, KSA, Jordan, India and the Philippines.

NAMA Center recently had a remarkable participation in the activities of the Qatari Youth Forum in its second edition, where it organized several activities that followed three main orientations. At the NAMA Pavillion, the services provided to youth were presented, along with the outcome of the social entrepreneurs’ development project. The outputs of the project were developed by the social entrepreneurs. In parallel, the Center’s team, in cooperation with Qatar University’s Center for Humanities and Social Sciences (CHSS), supervised the management of several workshops to identify the visions of young people and to discuss the challenges and obstacles facing their progress and participation in community development, as well as their views on ways to develop youth work. Through the forum, NAMA Center also sought engagement with youth, as it considers engaging with them and reaching out to them is one of the most important mechanisms to achieve the Center’s strategic directions for 2017-2020.

Heralding their shared commitment to the training, enforcement and prosecution of Intellectual Property infringement crimes, the ME-IPG recently signed anMoU with the EIPA establishing a strategic alliance between the two institutions and pledging their cooperation regarding IPR protection endeavors throughout the UAE. The MoU was signed on November 07, 2017 at the 7th Regional Intellectual Property Crime Conference in Middle East and North Africa. The event was held at the Armani Hotel and hosted by EIPA in association with INTERPOL.