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Beyond2020 Improves Access to Clean Water for 10,000 Rural Malaysians

Beyond2020, the UAE-driven humanitarian initiative, has installed water filters in 25
communities in the Sabah and Sarawak regions of Malaysia, providing clean drinking water to
10,000 people.
Beyond2020 was launched by the Zayed Sustainability Prize in 2019 in partnership with several
leading organisations with the aim of furthering the humanitarian legacy of the UAE’s Founding
Father, Sheikh Zayed bin Sultan Al Nahyan, by providing sustainable technologies and solutions
to vulnerable communities around the world. Malaysia marks the 17 th deployment of the
initiative, which will continue to offer life-transforming interventions to a broader number of
beneficiaries worldwide, providing tech for good and fostering development that is inclusive and
Commenting on the installation in Malaysia, H.E. Dr. Sultan Ahmed Al Jaber, UAE Minister of
Industry and Advanced Technology, Director General of the Zayed Sustainability Prize, and
COP28 President-Designate, said, “The latest Beyond2020 project in Malaysia reflects the
UAE’s commitment to humanitarianism and international sustainable development. Increasing
climate impacts are undermining water security and affecting lives and livelihoods in many
regions of the world, particularly across the Global South. As the UAE prepares to welcome the
world at COP28, this project highlights the critical link between water and climate change and
emphasises the potential for water innovations to uplift communities, and promote economic
This deployment contributes significantly to Malaysia’s ongoing efforts to enhance access to
reliable, clean water. We value the cooperation of Malaysia’s Ministry of Natural Resources,
Environment and Climate Change in implementing this initiative, which underscores the deep-
rooted ties between our two countries.”
H.E. Nik Nazmi Nik Ahmad, Minister of Natural Resources, Environment and Climate Change,
said: “Providing safe drinking water is a top priority for Malaysia, a country that has made
significant strides in improving its water and sanitation systems over the past decade. The UAE”
Beyond2020 initiative, which has delivered safe drinking water to 10,000 Malaysians, showcases
how innovative solutions can tackle our water challenges, particularly in the rural areas. We

recognize the importance of extending these benefits to all segments of society, empowering
every individual to lead healthier, more productive lives.
The communities impacted by the recently deployed environmentally friendly water filters are
located in the Sabah and Sarawak regions of Malaysia, along the Rajang River. The people there
have traditionally relied on surface water from the river for drinking and subsistence. Without
the proper technology and systems to treat the water, however, villagers often experienced health
issues. Children regularly suffered from diarrhea and dysentery, indicating the likelihood of
waterborne parasites in the drinking water.
Water interventions are necessary to ensure that vulnerable populations, particularly children,
women and the elderly, have access to clean drinking water.
Mansoor Mohamed Al Hamed, Chief Executive Officer, Mubadala Energy, said: “Investing in
people and the communities we serve has always been at the heart of our mission. The latest
Beyond2020 deployment in Malaysia exemplifies our dedication to humanitarianism and to
deploying innovations aimed at relieving hardships faced by vulnerable communities. I am proud
of this achievement, which fulfills the critical imperative to provide clean water to those in need
through our community investment projects.”
In partnership with Wateroam – a social enterprise that specialises in designing simple, portable,
durable, and affordable water filtration systems catered specifically for disaster relief and rural
development, and the 2022 Zayed Sustainability Prize winner in the Water category –
Beyond2020 deployed water filtration solutions, providing the communities with access to clean
and safe drinking water.
As the sizes of communities differ between varying regions along the river, Wateroam provided
two different water filters, catering to the specific needs of each group – the Commfilter TM Plus
and ROAMfilter TM Ultra.
Both filters can remove over 99% of bacteria and viruses, but the Commfilter TM Plus provides
safe drinking water for households and communities, while the ROAMfilter TM Ultra is designed
to serve larger communities with its high flow rate. The filters utilise natural gravity flows or low
wattage pumps, requiring little to no electricity to operate. They are easy to set-up and maintain,
making it sustainable for locals to manage and use in the long-term.
Malaysia is rich in water resources, but in recent years, water supplies have been under pressure
due to a combination of population growth, urbanisation, industrialisation and the expansion of
irrigated agriculture. The deployment of environmentally friendly filters that enable communities
to meet their water needs sustainably supports the realisation of Malaysia’s national water vision.
Beyond2020 brings together a leading number of partners which include Abu Dhabi Fund for
Development, BNP Paribas, Mubadala Energy and Masdar.
As part of the initiative’s impact to-date, a total of 17 deployments have been rolled out,
including energy, health, water and food-related solutions, transforming the lives of over 221,800
people in the following countries: Nepal, Tanzania, Uganda, Jordan, Egypt, Cambodia,

Madagascar, Indonesia, Bangladesh, The Philippines, Rwanda, Peru, Lebanon, Sudan, Ethiopia,
and Vietnam. In addition to Malaysia, another 3 countries have been identified as deployment
grounds going forward.

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CyberArrow and Mobily Announced a Strategic Partnership for CyberArrow’s AI-Powered GRC at Black Hat 2023

In a groundbreaking collaboration, Mobily, one of the largest telecom companies in Saudi Arabia, and  CyberArrow , a leading UAE- based Compliance Automation Platform and Cyber Security Awareness Platform provider, proudly announced their strategic partnership at Black Hat 2023. This partnership marks a significant step towards revolutionizing the approach to compliance in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia. The announcement cements Mobily as a strategic partner using CyberArrows AI-Powered GRC to boost cybersecurity compliance in the region. CyberArrows latest AI GRC was featured at the center of Black Hat 2023.  Key Highlights of the Strategic Partnership
The strategic partnership between CyberArrow and Mobily is a dynamic collaboration aimed at
reshaping the landscape of cyber security and compliance in Saudi Arabia. As a strategic partner,
Mobily helps organizations across Saudi Arabia enhance compliance processes and streamline
governance, risk, and compliance by utilizing CyberArrows AI-Powered GRC. This collaboration goes beyond physical presence; it symbolizes a shared vision for transformative advancements in compliance. The strategic partnership is designed to provide organizations in Saudi Arabia with intelligent solutions for navigating the complexities of cyber security and compliance with unprecedented efficiency. The partnership highlights the profound impact of integrating Artificial Intelligence (AI) into cyber security and compliance. Through cutting-edge solutions and strategic partnerships, CyberArrow demonstrates its commitment to leveraging AI as a catalyst for transformative change. As CyberArrow strategically partners with Mobily, these key messages echo their shared vision, amplifying the call for utilising CyberArrow’s AI-powered GRC platform and fortifying the digital landscapes of businesses in Saudi Arabia. “The collaboration with Mobily signifies more than just a partnership; it's a shared vision to make cyber security compliance accessible and robust for businesses in Saudi Arabia”, said Amar, Co-founder of CyberArrow

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TÜYAP will host the Carpet and Flooring Expo 2023

Around 400 companies will converge in Istanbul for Carpet and Flooring Expo
2023. This event, taking place from 5-8 December, will open new market avenues
for these companies. Türkiye, a nation responsible for crafting 40% of the worlds carpets, is playing host to this prestigious event.Türkiye, a key player in the global carpet industry, is gearing up to host the Carpet and Flooring Expo (CFE 2023) in Istanbul. This pivotal event, orchestrated by TÜYAP – the country’s foremost exhibition organizer – in partnership with the Istanbul Carpet Exporters’ Association and Southeastern Anatolia Carpet Exporters’ Association, will take place at the Istanbul Expo Centre from 5-8 December. The Expo, expected to attract around 400 companies from across the globe, will showcase an extensive array of products, providing an invaluable opportunity for manufacturers to tap into new markets. Türkiye has a 40% market share of global carpet production İlhan Ersözlü, General Manager of TÜYAP Fairs Productions Inc., highlights Türkiye’s significant role in the global carpet trade, stating, “Türkiye currently accounts for 17% of the worlds carpet trade volume. Through CFE 2023, we aim to foster new agreements, boosting our
export volume to 25%.” The global carpet market, valued at USD 64.99 billion in 2022, is anticipated to soar to USD 97.41 billion within a decade. Türkiye, producing nearly half of the worlds carpets, is a pivotal player in these global gatherings. 400 companies expected to participate in CFE 2023 Ersözlü stated, “Currently, our fair features nearly 400 participants, with 75% from Türkiye and 25% being international stakeholders. We’ve seen substantial interest from manufacturers in countries including Iran, China, England, Pakistan, Afghanistan, Uzbekistan, Russia, Indonesia, Morocco, Ukraine, Egypt, and Jordan. Our goal is to host one of the largest fairs in this sector.” He added, “The fair will display a spectrum of products, from traditional to contemporary designs. Registered visitors from 81 countries will have four days to explore these offerings. Additionally, well host discussions and workshops on future trends, designs, colours, and
recycling. Li Edelkoort, a renowned trend forecaster, will be present to deliver a talk titled ‘2025 Interior Trend and Colour Forecasts’ on 6 December at 16.00. This event will be an enormous source of inspiration for professionals in the carpet industry as well as designers, decorators, and

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Gulf Scientific Corporation Achieves ISO 9001:2015 Certification, Setting New Standards in Quality Management

Gulf Scientific Corporation (GSC) has recently achieved a significant milestone by obtaining the ISO 9001:2015 certification, reinforcing its commitment to quality and excellence in the field of scientific solutions. This certification, awarded by the International Organization for Standardization (ISO), is a testament to GSCs dedication to meeting and exceeding global standards in its operations. ISO 9001:2015 is the latest version of the international standard for quality management systems, emphasizing a process-oriented approach to ensure organizations consistently deliver high-quality products and services. GSCs successful certification process reflects its adherence to rigorous quality management practices and continuous improvement initiatives. One key aspect of ISO 9001:2015 is its focus on customer satisfaction. GSCs commitment to understanding and meeting customer requirements is highlighted through this certification, as it demonstrates the company’s dedication to providing products and services that consistently meet or exceed customer expectations. This customer-centric approach is crucial in todays competitive business environment, where customer satisfaction plays a pivotal role in the success of any organization. Furthermore, the ISO certification positions Gulf Scientific Corporation as a reliable and trustworthy partner for businesses seeking high-quality scientific equipment and solutions. It enhances the company’s reputation and opens doors to new opportunities and collaborations on a global scale. By implementing a robust quality management system, GSC will also be better equipped to manage risks and seize opportunities, ensuring the organizations resilience and adaptability in a dynamic market. Internally, the certification process has led to improved operational efficiency within GSC. Through a thorough examination of its processes and procedures, the company has already identified areas for enhancement and optimization. This commitment to continuous improvement not only aligns with
ISO 9001:2015 requirements but also positions GSC as a forward-thinking and adaptive organization. Gulf Scientific Corporations attainment of the ISO 9001:2015 certification underscores its dedication to quality, customer satisfaction, and ongoing improvement. This achievement not only enhances GSCs reputation in the industry but also instils confidence in its customers, partners, and stakeholders. As GSC continues to uphold these high standards, the ISO 9001:2015 certification serves as a symbol of the company's commitment to excellence in the ever-evolving landscape of scientific solutions.

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