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The Brand: Dubai Silicon Oasis

The Brand: Dubai Silicon Oasis

Based on UAE Vision 2021 and Dubai Plan 2021, Dubai Silicon Oasis, an integrated high-tech free zone, is implementing a range of smart city solutions, and preparing government entities for the post-oil...

United Arab Emirates
01 Apr 2017

Making Cities More Resilient

Making Cities More Resilient

Here is a snapshot of why sustainable infrastructure projects are vital for cities across the globe.

Mega Trends
02 Jan 2017

Morocco — Top African Market for Investing in Renewables

Morocco — Top African Market for Investing in Renewables

Morocco is considered as one of the world’s top destinations for investment in renewable energy. The country contains around $30 billion worth of potential investment opportunities in the renewable energy...

Morocco
20 Aug 2016

10 things to know about the UAE’s renewable energy landscape

10 things to know about the UAE’s renewable energy landscape

Renewable energy plays a crucial role in the UAE’s economic growth & diversification plans. The UAE aims to bolster its regional position as a role model for sustainable development.

United Arab Emirates
17 Aug 2016

Dubai Industrial Strategy

Dubai Industrial Strategy

Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid has approved Dubai Industrial Strategy that aims to make Dubai a home for innovators for industrial production.

United Arab Emirates
28 Jun 2016

Blue Growth: Maritime Industry in Turkey

Blue Growth: Maritime Industry in Turkey

Here is a snapshot of why maritime sector plays a strategic role in Turkey’s economic development plans.

Turkey
09 Jun 2016

Safeguarding Financial Stability & Developing a Modern Economy

Safeguarding Financial Stability & Developing a Modern Economy

H.E. Nechirvan Barzani, the Prime Minister of the Kurdistan Region, on his vision to achieve economic stability and sustainable growth in the Kurdistan Region.

Kurdistan Region
07 Jun 2016

Dubai Maritime

Dubai Maritime

Dubai places considerable importance on the maritime industry in its wider plans to continue to diversify its economy.

United Arab Emirates
12 Apr 2016

Educational Reform & Capacity Building

Educational Reform & Capacity Building

By Jacob Shapiro
At the Rwanga Foundation we believe that education is an investment in future.

Kurdistan Region
01 Jan 2016

The Yezidi Genocide

The Yezidi Genocide

By Tim Mewmaw
Tim Mewmaw is currently writing a novel, titled: Wearing a Niqab, to memorialize the Yezidi’s strength in the face of the Islamic State’s onslaught over the past 14 months.

Kurdistan Region
01 Jan 2016

Taxation in the Kurdistan Region

Taxation in the Kurdistan Region

As a semi-autonomous Region, the Kurdistan Region has introduced certain tax laws and practices that diverge from the position in Federal Iraq.

Kurdistan Region
01 Jan 2016

Shifting Trends of the Kurdistan Job Market

Shifting Trends of the Kurdistan Job Market

By Allegra E. Klein, Chief Operating Officer, MSELECT
The Kurdistan region has experienced a series of economic blows in the past 18 months, the effects of which have been profoundly fel...

Kurdistan Region
01 Jan 2016

The Impact of the Humanitarian Crises on Human Security

The Impact of the Humanitarian Crises on Human Security

The on-going structural conflict in Iraq coupled with the advance of the Islamic State in Syria and Iraq has severely compromised human security in the Kurdistan Region.

Kurdistan Region
01 Jan 2016

Social Security Exemptions for Oil Companies

Social Security Exemptions for Oil Companies

Social security exemptions for oil companies operating in the Kurdistan Region of Iraq, writes Alain M. Hannouche.

Kurdistan Region
01 Oct 2015

Commitment to changing people’s lives for the better

Commitment to changing people’s lives for the better

AUDK’s commitment to changing people’s lives for the better by offering state-of-the-art programs, writes Dr. Honar Issa, Member of the Board of Trustees, American University Duhok Kurdistan.

Kurdistan Region
01 Oct 2015

Rwanga Community

Rwanga Community

By Whitman Davis, Rwanga Foundation
When Rwanga decided to open a designated area primarily for Yazidi internally displaced persons (IDPs), there was careful consideration give...

Kurdistan Region
30 Sep 2015

A Logistical Center For International Security Forces

A Logistical Center For International Security Forces

Djibouti’s political stability and its strategic location in the Horn of Africa mean the country has the opportunity to become a favorable partner at the international level.

Djibouti
16 Apr 2015

Needs Time

Needs Time

Since his first term, President Guelleh has primarily focused on driving the growth of the knowledge-based sector, which it is hoped will lead to a better future for the country and its society.

Djibouti
09 Apr 2015

KRG Worldwide

KRG Worldwide

The KRG’s dynamic foreign relations are crucial and integral components of the Kurdistan Region’s economic and social development. The DFR’s foremost objectives are to raise the global profile of...

Kurdistan Region
26 Feb 2015

The Game Changer

The Game Changer

Major investments in the Kurdistan Region’s higher education system are helping to develop well-trained human capital.

Kurdistan Region
26 Feb 2015

Forging Ties Globally

Forging Ties Globally

Despite the challenges the Kurdistan Region faced in 2014, the KRG has not retreated from its main goals– improving security in the Region and forging strong diplomatic and economic ties globally.

Kurdistan Region
25 Feb 2015

The Success of Economic Regionalism in the Kurdistan Region

The Success of Economic Regionalism in the Kurdistan Region

Dr. Anwar Anaid explains the success of the Kurdistan Region's economic regionalism, and why the Region's stability and prosperity are crucial for Iraq.

Kurdistan Region
24 Feb 2015

Forging Ahead

Forging Ahead

In spite of the recent political upheaval in Iraq, 2014 has been a year of growth for oil and gas production in Kurdistan.

Kurdistan Region
10 Dec 2014

Bold Plans Amidst Regional Strife

Bold Plans Amidst Regional Strife

The Kurdistan Region, with a diversity of both landscapes and cultures, looks to raise its profile as a tourist destination in spite of the obstacles posed by regional turmoil.

Kurdistan Region
10 Dec 2014

Help has no boundaries for Rwanga Foundation

Help has no boundaries for Rwanga Foundation

By Sofia Barbarani —
An international charity foundation in Kurdistan made headlines around the world in August for being the first organization to deliver humanitarian aid to tens of thousands...

Kurdistan Region
10 Dec 2014

Notes from Westminster

Notes from Westminster

The profile of the Iraqi Kurds in the British parliament continues to soar.

Kurdistan Region
09 Dec 2014

Creating the Skilled Workforce

Creating the Skilled Workforce

Chris Parker discusses why the KRG should create the skilled workforce.

Kurdistan Region
09 Sep 2014

MSELECT Employee Survey

MSELECT Employee Survey

MSelect announced the launch of its 2014 Kurdistan Employee Survey, the first such comprehensive survey ‘from the ground’ in Kurdistan.

Kurdistan Region
08 Sep 2014

Untapped Resource

Untapped Resource

Kurdistan’s quickly expanding workforce contains arguably the most potential to reshape the Kurdistan Region’s business, economic, and social landscape for the better, over the long term.

Kurdistan Region
04 Sep 2014

AmCham Slated to Open in Erbil

AmCham Slated to Open in Erbil

The US business community, increasingly finding its way into the growing sectors in the Kurdistan Region, will soon find additional support in the Region.

Kurdistan Region
06 Jun 2014

Taking the Long View

Taking the Long View

Aamina is a social investment advisor focused on advancing the Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) practice in the Kurdistan Region of Iraq (KRI).

Kurdistan Region
14 May 2014

Notes from Westminster

Notes from Westminster

The British Parliament has cross-party groups providing bridges of friendship with 133 countries and regions. The all-party parliamentary group (APPG) on the Kurdistan Region in Iraq has become one of...

Kurdistan Region
11 May 2014

Expanding Trade Ties

Expanding Trade Ties

Nick Baird analyzes the development of UK-Kurdistan business ties, and discusses the key economic areas of interest for British companies considering using the stability and prosperity of the Region as...

Kurdistan Region
09 Dec 2013

Reshaping Kurdistan’s Regional and Global Footprint: Energy

Reshaping Kurdistan’s Regional and Global Footprint: Energy

New oil and gas discoveries coupled with massive investment in the Region’s power sector have guaranteed that Kurdistan will maintain its position as a developing contributor to the global energy industry...

Kurdistan Region
07 Oct 2013

Investing in the Future: Human Capital

Investing in the Future: Human Capital

The KRG has pursued multiple programs to promote the appeal of private sector employment, and has secured better educational and training opportunities for the people of Kurdistan.

Kurdistan Region
07 Oct 2013

Opening up to the World: Tourism

Opening up to the World: Tourism

The tourism industry in the Kurdistan Region continues to grow, and new opportunities are emerging.

Kurdistan Region
07 Oct 2013

On Track for Expansion: Health

On Track for Expansion: Health

Healthcare spending between 2013-2020 is set to rise to $2.1 billion, with emphasis to be placed on the modernization and expansion of the sector’s infrastructure.

Kurdistan Region
07 Oct 2013

Knowledge is Power: Education

Knowledge is Power: Education

Kurdistan Regional Government has targeted the development of a well-educated population in order to allow the Region to continue to make uninterrupted strides in its economic growth.

Kurdistan Region
07 Oct 2013

Commitment to Democracy & Rule of Law

Commitment to Democracy & Rule of Law

In a very brief period of time, the Kurdistan Region has managed to achieve a rapidly developing economy, political stability, and national cohesion.

Kurdistan Region
30 Jul 2013

Harnessing technology for Private Sector Development

Harnessing technology for Private Sector Development

The Kurdistan Region’s labor market faces a major challenge in coming years.

Kurdistan Region
02 Mar 2013

Evaluating the Sector: Education

Evaluating the Sector: Education

Rebaz Zedbagi details the vulnerabilities of the current education sector in the Kurdistan Region and provides possible solutions for the major issues.

Kurdistan Region
02 Mar 2013
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