ELM signs Memorandum of Understanding with Mohammed bin Rashid School of Government

Agreement focuses on training, education, and leaders’ preparation
October 12, 2017 –ELM Company, a pioneer in business, learning, training, and digital solutions, has signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with the Mohammed bin Rashid School of Government (MBRSG) recently at the latter’s headquarters in Dubai, stating the cooperation between the organizations in the areas of training, education, leaders’ preparation, scientific research, and documentation and publication of the best governmental practices.

 

Dr. Nasir bin Zaid Almashary, Vice President of Training Solutions for ELM and Dr. Ali Sebaa Al Marri, CEO of the MBRSG signed the MoU which will focus on implementing key activities such as special trainings, research and studies, public events, exchange of experiences, and consultation and evaluation services.
Dr. Almashary noted that the partnership with MBRSG is a positive development for ELM having won the trust of one of the leading academic research institutions in the Arabic World specializing in government administration and public policy, and appreciated the School’s officials and Dr. Al Marri for their professionalism and wished the success of the cooperation of both parties. He added that this initiative comes within ELM’s efforts to expand its markets and share its unique expertise in the fields of learning and quality training, as well as other business solutions, government support, and digital products it provides to serve clients’ needs.
He further noted that the MoU is a valuable investment for both parties and the digital solutions company will endeavor to support the objectives of MBRSG in promoting government excellence in the UAE and the Arab World, and in honing future leaders through the help of ELM’s excellent capabilities in e-learning and training, in addition to secure electronic services, government-private sector connectivity services, and the development and delivery of e-services to many public and private sectors.
Dr. Ali Al Marri said: “The MoU with ELM spells a clear start for the MBRSG to enhance scientific research, training, and its education efforts throughout the region, especially in the areas of upgrading administrative structure for government work, for governance, as well as in creating an ideal platform for the exchange of knowledge for both parties and apply the best international practices. All of this will be implemented in a manner that ensures the growth of human resources specialized in public administration and capable of assuming leadership positions.”
Nadia Amanallah Kamali, Director of Business Development and Strategic Partnerships at MBRSG, added: “The partnership with ELM reflects the efforts of the two parties to consolidate the modern concept of management based on smart business solutions and digital services. We are glad that ELM, a pioneer company in this field, has joined us as a strategic partner of the School, to move forward with the design and implementation of special education and training programs. We also look forward to the development of new integrated programs in collaboration with the experts and specialists at ELM to keep abreast of the digital transformation process and the current and prospects of the labor market.”
ELM is considered a leading provider of innovative digital solutions, training and consulting solutions, and digital products. Furthermore, ELM possesses advanced expertise in the fields of process re-engineering and administrative support & outsourcing, in compliance with professional standards that meet the expectations of customers, and supervised by highly skilled and competent professionals. These qualifications make ELM a trusted organization by several prominent government and private institutions in the Middle East, owing it to the quality of its works which has earned it numerous recognition from prestigious international organizations.

 

2nd China-UAE Conference on Islamic Banking & Finance

Conference on Islamic Banking & Finance explores international cooperation in support of ‘One Belt, One Road’ initiative
USD 2.3 trillion Islamic economy is a pivotal player
Dubai’s experience in Islamic Economy will drive the revitalization of the Silk Road connecting Asia & Europe
UAE, September 12, 2017- The Dubai Center for Islamic Banking and Finance in Hamdan Bin Mohammed Smart University (HBMSU) and the Dubai Islamic Economy Development Centre has successfully concluded the 2nd China-UAE Conference on Islamic Banking and Finance. The two-day event held in Shenzhen, China formed part of efforts to drive economic growth and comprehensive development through the Islamic economy, in line with the objectives of the ‘One Belt, One Road’ initiative. It was organized in cooperation with China Islamic Finance Club, ZhiShang Intercultural Communication, and Knowledge Partner Thomson Reuters.

 

 

This year’s main conference theme of ‘Islamic Finance: Paving the Way for the Belt and Road Initiative’ provided a strategic international platform for exploring ways to enhance financial and economic integration and strengthen the historic economic relations between the European and Asian markets linked by the Silk Road, in line with the objectives of the ‘One Belt … One Road’ strategy. The event included in-depth discussions on promoting constructive dialogue among economists, bankers, decision and policy makers, investors and stakeholders of the Islamic economy. Talks focused on reviewing emerging challenges and prospects for enhancing the role of Islamic finance in achieving the goals of the ambitious Chinese initiative. The leading experience of Dubai in developing the Islamic economy into a comprehensive system and a key driver for international development was tackled as well.

 

 
Dr. Mansour Al Awar, Chancellor of HBMSU, noted that the 2nd China-UAE Conference on Islamic Banking and Finance complements the successful cooperation between the UAE and China by exploring new prospects for harnessing Islamic finance to drive economic development, in light of the growing role of the Islamic economy – estimated to be currently worth USD 2.3 trillion –as a main driver for the growth of the global economic system.
He said: “The conference is inspired by the vision of H.H. Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, UAE Vice President and Prime Minister and Ruler of Dubai, to transform Dubai into a global capital for the Islamic economy, under the supervision of H.H. Sheikh Hamdan bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Crown Prince of Dubai and President of HBMSU, who is leading the development of the sector in line with the requirements of this era and the emerging post-oil economy.”

 

 
Professor Nabil Baydoun, Vice Chancellor for University Advancement, HBMSU, said: “The forum was organized in line with ongoing efforts to share Dubai’s pioneering experiences at the global Islamic finance map. We highlighted the active role of Dubai and the UAE in accelerating regional and international development while focusing on their outstanding contributions to the revitalization of the Silk Road connecting Asia and Europe, in line with the ambitious Chinese ‘One Belt, One Road’ initiative. By attracting extensive high-level international participation, the event provided an ideal opportunity to develop proactive ideas and exchange effective strategies for maximizing the benefits of Islamic finance by implementing the ‘Belt and Road’ initiative to drive global development, stability and prosperity within the framework of fruitful partnerships between the public and private sectors.”
Commenting on the importance of the conference, Abdulla Mohammed Al Awar, CEO of the Dubai Islamic Economy Development Centre, said: “The second edition of this conference emphasized the confidence of government, the public and private sectors, and the world in the ability of the Islamic economy to contribute to the success of large-scale international projects such as the ‘One Belt, One Road’ initiative. The event provided a great opportunity for Islamic financial institutions and financial entrepreneurs engaged in various sectors to showcase their presence in major projects with the potential to reshape the global economy.”
“In addition to finance, the Islamic economy will contribute to the success of the ‘One Belt, One Road’ agenda through the implementation of standards and regulations which are now international requirements for ensuring sustainability, reducing risk, and realizing the social dimension of equitable and comprehensive development. The concepts of production and its related areas and sustainability on which the Islamic economy is based, have become vital to rationalizing and optimizing the consumption of resources to ensure a healthy global environment,” he added.
“Dubai will play a pivotal role in the ‘One Belt, One Road’ initiative given its success in strengthening its position as a cultural and legislative reference and a global incubator for the world’s largest and most important conventional and Islamic companies and institutions,” he concluded.
The 2nd UAE-China Conference on Islamic Banking and Finance was actively participated in by distinguished official spokespersons who included Chen Rugui, Mayor of Shenzhen, and H.E. Abdulla Bin Ahmed Al Saleh, the UAE Ministry of Economy’s Undersecretary for Foreign Trade and Industry. The agenda comprised a series of panel discussions moderated by key international figures such as Prof. Baydoun; Mr. Gao Lin, Vice Director, Shenzhen Municipal Commission of Economy, Trade and Information Technology, and Dr. Adnan Chilwan, CEO of Dubai Islamic Bank.
Other official spokespersons were Ms. He Qiaonu, Chairwoman of the Board, Beijing Oriental Landscape Environment Limited by Share Ltd; Prof. Cao Wenlian, Director General of the Chinese International Cooperation Center’s National Development and Reform Commission; Mr. Li Jinghe, Executive Dean of the Shenzhen Belt and Road Strategy, Institute for Economy and Trade; Dr. Hamed Merah, Secretary General of the Accounting and Auditing Organization for Islamic Financial Institutions (AAOIFI); and Dr. Sun Jie, a Researcher for the Chinese Ministry of Finance’s Financial Science Research Institute.
Also present were Mr. Redha Al Ansari, Research Team Leader for Capital Markets and Market Intelligence at Thomson Reuters; Mr. Khalid F. Howladar, Managing Director of Accreditus Dubai; Mr. Zhang Ji, Deputy Director of the Foreign Affairs Office of the General Office of the State Council.; Alberto Germani, Managing Partner of PMF Project Management and Finance; Farah Al Zarouni, Advisor at the International Halal Accreditation Forum (IHAF); Sanjeev Dutta, Executive Director for Commodities at the Dubai Multi Commodities Centre (DMCC); and Sofia Azmi, Chief Executive Officer of Edbiz Consulting Limited.

 

The conference agenda covered major issues affecting the Islamic finance sector. It highlighted the opportunities available for public and private entities to build strong partnerships for driving the Islamic economy’s growth. The current and future role of the Islamic finance sector of the UAE and the Arab World in general in achieving the goals of the ‘One Belt, One Road’ initiative was discussed as well.
 
 

Global Online Learning Industry

Global Online Learning Industry to Reach USD 325 Billion by 2025, says Study
Middle East market poised for strong growth with rising popularity of smart learning
Orient Planet Academy unveils new course dates for 2017
 
September 12, 2017 – A number of experts agree that the flourishing global e-learning industry is fast climbing, thanks to continuous advanced technological innovations, high modern skill demand in the market, and the need to update individual competencies for career advancement, among other factors. Market research firm Research and Markets predicts that the international online learning market will experience a compound annual growth rate of approximately 7.2 per cent and hit the USD 325- billion mark by 2025. The Middle East’s e-learning sector is picking up, with the regional industry fast gaining traction in light of the rising popularity of smart learning in this part of the world.
 
Orient Planet Academy (OPA), the first online Public Relations (PR) and Communications Academy in the Middle East, is one of the online academies catering to both aspiring and veteran PR and communications practitioners seeking world-class courses for self-development and skills improvement. Recently, the Academy revealed its upcoming course dates for the rest of 2017. Its new online classes will kick off on September 14, October 12, November 16, and December 7.
 
 
Nidal Abou Zaki, Managing Director, Orient Planet Group, said: “Online learning is definitely maturing and becoming more popular across the globe. Self-development and life-long learning are among the factors influencing the market’s exponential rise. With the increasing need for professionals with contemporary skills, many are now enrolling in globally recognized online courses that enable them to study at their own pace and at their most convenient time. These courses allow them to grow professionally, advance in their career, and be more competitive.”
 
According to Abou Zaki, OPA is attuned with contemporary learning needs as reflected by its internationally recognized PR and communications course offerings. With its new course dates now in place, OPA will proceed in addressing demand from PR and communications practitioners for programs that not only offer world-class training but also provide flexibility and balance. Interested students of all ages may register to any of OPA’s courses via its official website www.opacademy.com. OPA courses take 10 to 12 weeks to finish, with students required to complete one module every week and pass all requirements before a certificate is awarded.
 
The Academy offers Online Marketing and PR, Journalism, PR, English Grammar, and Diploma in Event Management courses taught by leading industry practitioners. Launched in 2014, Orient Planet Academy is a joint venture between Orient Planet Group and The Irish Academy of Public Relations. Orient Planet is one of the Middle East’s most rapidly growing PR, marketing and communications consultancies, while the Irish Academy is an international online education provider of courses in communications disciplines.
 
 

Injazat UAE Nationals complete Experiential Leadership Program for internationally recognized Cambridge Diploma.

Four Emirati candidates receive Aldar Leadership Excellence Applied Diploma (LEAD)

Injazat Data Systems has announced that it has recently concluded a successful leadership program where four of its UAE Nationals have gained an international diploma in Applied Leadership from Cambridge Judge Business School. A total of 10 Injazat candidates have now successfully graduated from this prestigious program, which focuses on developing core skills in Executive Leadership and Management.

The Injazat Institute (Ti2), a professional development initiative launched by Injazat Data Systems, sponsored the Leadership Excellence Applied Diploma (LEAD) program, managed and developed by ALDAR in collaboration with Cambridge University. The two-year program involved a collection of interactive workshops, training sessions delivered by world-class business speakers and assignments, culminating with the submission of a final business plan.
The program achieved a 100 per cent success rate as all 10 candidates were able to comply with LEAD requirements. This has reinforced Injazat’s reputation as a leader in the development and career growth of UAE Nationals in line with the Abu Dhabi 2030 vision. The very important milestone ensures Injazat’s sustained buildup of a talent pool of leaders capable of driving corporate growth in the coming years.
“Injazat is fully committed to supporting our UAE Nationals in developing the essential competencies for their current and future roles.  Ti2 focuses on developing the true business professional, providing technical, business and leadership development and supporting this through on-the-job operational experience. This program was undertaken to develop Injazat’s future leaders and it is a great achievement to see all our UAE Nationals successfully complete the intensive program and graduate with the Cambridge Judge Business School,” said Gary Hazel, Head of Training at The Injazat Institute (Ti2).
Injazat is also proud that of the 10 successful candidates, three were Emirati women who successfully gained the internationally recognized diploma. The participation of the Emirati Nationals is in line with Injazat’s strategy of supporting the UAE Government’s Emiratization program and providing professional development opportunities to the local workforce in line with Abu Dhabi 2030.
Statistics show that only 15 per cent of the UAE workforce is Emirati. While more than half of the country’s university graduates are women, they account for around 68 per cent of unemployed Nationals. Injazat has been helping address this imbalance by creating more employment and professional growth opportunities for Emiratis women.
“We are delighted that three Emirati women took part in this successful program and we celebrate their achievement as another important breakthrough in our ongoing efforts to support the UAE’s Emiratization program. I would like to reaffirm our commitment to providing exciting career growth opportunities to all UAE Nationals at Injazat through their Career Development Plans (CDPs), which are focused on current and future job roles and the subsequent competencies required. These women represent Injazat’s future and are themselves actively engaged in supporting their clients in various leadership roles to ensure that Injazat offers the highest level of services,” added Ibrahim Lari, CEO of Injazat Data Systems.
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Injazat has over 5 years’ experience serving a diverse range of customers and has developed a broad portfolio of capabilities to successfully address any organization’s most pressing technology challenges.
           
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