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SRTI Park, SIAA, Huawei launch Promising Generations Initiative

SHARJAH, 15th December, 2021 (WAM) — Sharjah International Airport Authority (SIAA), Sharjah Research, Technology, and Innovation Park (SRTI Park), and Huawei have agreed to cooperate in establishing a joint research that aims to develop innovative methodological solutions, take advantage of the full capabilities in the field of technology to innovative services and solution for the future Aviation challenges as envisioned by SAA.

The new solution will provide a rapid response to meet and overcome the challenges that may limit the progress of various types of operational activities in SAA; and whereas, the parties have agreed to launch the Promising Generations Initiative, to develop future solutions throw the university students participation to develop innovative solutions to deal with the operational challenges of Sharjah International Airport.

This came through MOU signed at the headquarters of the Sharjah Innovation Park by: Ali Salim Al Midfa, Chairman of the Sharjah International Airport Authority, in the presence of Sheikh Faisal bin Saud Al Qasimi, Director of SAA, Hussain Al Mahmoudi, CEO of the Sharjah Innovation Park, and Stephen Yee, President of the Middle East and Africa for Huawei.

Ali Salim Al Midfa, Chairman of Sharjah Airport Authority, said, "The signing of this memorandum comes in fulfillment of the vision of H.H. Dr. Sheikh Sultan bin Muhammad Al Qasimi, Supreme Council Member and Ruler of Sharjah, to enhance the emirate’s position as a destination for creativity and innovation. It is aimed at providing an opportunity for university students to contribute in creating the future of Sharjah by presenting inspiring ideas that contribute to an integrated smart environment. It supports the Authority’s continued investment in solutions to keep pace with rapid changes, and to attract the latest systems and technologies aimed at increasing passenger satisfaction, thus enhancing Sharjah Airport’s leading position in the region and the world."

On this occasion, Hussain Al Mahmoudi expressed his happiness to work closely with Sharjah International Airport Authority and Huawei and said, this cooperation translates the Park’s vision and strategy by introducing all kinds of future technologies, and its quest to develop local human cadres in cooperation with Huawei, through developed training programs with a focus on the Fifth Generation technology (5G) is a milestone towards the pursuit of major aims such as a smart city, the internet of things (IoT), big data, artificial intelligence (AI) and their applications. Read how the UAE is preparing to transform into a fully smart lifestyle in which machines and devices communicate to serve mankind.

"We believe in open collaboration for shared success. This is especially true in the ICT industry, where open collaboration and innovation across the entire value chain are crucial to building greater resilience and promoting sustainable development for both businesses and society. People are the heart and soul of innovation and technology will continue to be an opportunity to extend human possibilities," said Jiawei Liu, CEO of Huawei UAE.

"Based on the best global standards and practices in addition to investing in the right platforms for joint innovations, Huawei is committed to talent development and encouraging a new generation of ICT experts who will enable the UAE to realise its ambitions of becoming a digitalised country empowered by connectivity and with a vibrant digital economy. We are proud to support Sharjah International Airport Authority and Sharjah Research, Technology and Innovation Park in the Promising Generations Initiative targeted at developing an innovation ecosystem," Liu continued.

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Over 1,000 CEOs joined path to reducing global emissions: Razan Al Mubarak

ABU DHABI, 29th May, 2023 (WAM) — Razan Al Mubarak, UN Climate Change High-Level Champion for COP28 and president of the International Union for Conservation of Nature (IUCN), highlighted the UAE’s keenness to launch more positive and ambitious initiatives and engage with all relevant parties, as the world needs tangible solutions to address climate challenges.
In an interview with the Emirates News Agency (WAM), Al Mubarak revealed that more than 1,000 private sector executives and members of the Dubai Chamber had joined the path towards reducing global emissions by half by 2030 and reaching zero emissions by 2050.
She also called on more institutions to continue their diligent efforts and raise their ambitions and commitment to remove carbon and adopt environmentally-friendly measures to combat climate change, stressing the need to listen to everyone's opinions so that they can play an active and engaged role in the path to COP28 and beyond.
The event, titled “Road to COP28: Driving Collective Climate Action in the UAE,” provided an opportunity for all local stakeholders and non-governmental actors to learn more about COP28’s climate leadership roles and presidency, including international climate initiatives, such as “Race to Zero” and “Race to Resilience,” in addition to the UAE Alliance for Climate Action.

The event coincided with the UAE's preparations to host COP28.

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Sharjah Ruler promotes 8 Emiri Guard officers

SHARJAH, 29th May, 2023 (WAM) — H.H. Dr. Sheikh Sultan bin Muhammad Al Qasimi, Supreme Council Member and Ruler of Sharjah, issued an Emiri Decree regarding the promotion of 8 Emiri Guard officers.
The decree stipulated the promotion of 8 officers to the ranks following their current ones, and they are:

1. Lieutenant Colonel Saeed Hareb Saeed Salem Al Manthari, Director General of the General Administration of Reinforcement, to Colonel.

2. Lieutenant Colonel Omar Mohammed Obaid Al Naboodah, Deputy Director General of the General Department of Protection and Insurance, to Colonel.

3. Lieutenant Colonel Ali Hamad Ali Al Muzaini, Deputy Director General of the General Administration of Reinforcement, to Colonel.

4. Lieutenant Colonel Khamis Salem Al Bass Al Suwaidi, Director of Operations Department, to Colonel.

5. Lieutenant Colonel Abdulrahman Ali Salem Al Shamsi, Director of the Palaces and Facilities Security Department, to Colonel.

6. Lieutenant Colonel Abdulrahman Mohammed bin Ashour, Director of the Resources and Support Services Department, to Colonel.

7. Major Abdulrahman Saeed Mohammed Al Shamsi, Director of the VIP Protection Department, to Lieutenant Colonel.

8. Major Mohammad Abdullah Saeed Khamis Al Suwaidi, Deputy Director of the Palaces and Facilities Security Department, to Lieutenant Colonel.

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UAQ Ruler meets with German Ambassador, Consul-General

UMM AL QAIWAIN, 29th May, 2023 (WAM) — H.H. Sheikh Saud bin Rashid Al Mu'alla, Supreme Council Member and Ruler of Umm Al Qaiwain, today received at the Emiri Court, Alexander Schönfelder, Ambassador of Germany to the UAE, and Sybille Pfaff, Consul-General of Germany in Dubai.

The UAQ Ruler welcomed the German envoys, wishing them success in performing their duties, which would contribute to enchaining cooperation between the two countries at all levels.

During the meeting, they exchanged talks on means to further develop relations between the two friendly countries in various areas.

Ambassador Schönfelder and Consul-General Pfaff expressed their appreciation to the Ruler of Umm Al Qaiwain for his warm welcome and hospitality.

The meeting was attended by a number of Sheikhs and officials.

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