The Zayed Sustainability Prize’s 20by2020 Humanitarian Initiative Rebranded to Beyond2020 for Continuous Global Outreach

The Zayed Sustainability Prize’s 20by2020 Humanitarian Initiative Rebranded to Beyond2020 for Continuous Global Outreach

Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates,  Following the widespread success of the 20by2020 initiative in helping deliver vital sustainable solutions to vulnerable communities around the world, the Zayed Sustainability Prize has announced the transformation of the 20by2020 initiative into Beyond2020, establishing it as a flagship platform of the Prize for continuous global outreach. Beyond2020 represents the second phase of the initiative, which is led by the Zayed Sustainability Prize in partnership with various leading local and international organisations and has, since its launch in December 2019, reached 8 countries across the…

Dake Rechsand partners with Goumbook and Jebel Ali Hotels & Resorts  to plant Ghaf trees using breathable sand

مسودة تلقائية

Dubai, March 11th, 2021: Dake Rechsand partnered with Goumbook and JA Hotels & Resorts to plant a total of 20 Ghaf saplings in Dubai’s resort, supporting the social enterprise’s long-running ‘Give a Ghaf’ campaign to conserve the threatened indigenous plant. Goumbook teamed up with Dake Rechsand, a Dubai-based company offering sustainable solutions in water conservation and desert farming, to run a series of experiments in the UAE, in order to grow plants and trees in desert regions. Dake Rechsand’s proprietary breathable sand, with its ability to retain water for extensive…

Caparol Arabia Awarded Frost & Sullivan’s 2020 New Product Innovation Award for CapaCare Protect

كابارول للدهانات تحصد جائزة ابتكار منتج جديد

The award recognizes Caparol’s superior technology and product and its strong customer impact  Caparol Arabia, the Middle East’s leading German paint manufacturer, has won the Frost & Sullivan 2020 New Product Innovation Award for its CapaCare Protect and its strong overall performance. Caparol Arabia successfully launched CapaCare Protect across the Middle East in April 2020, during the early stages of the COVID-19 pandemic, to demonstrate its use in the fight against the Coronavirus. CapaCare Protect can kill 99.9% of the Human Coronavirus and H1N1 influenza. The solution was tested per…

Al-Futtaim Hertz UAE supplies fleet of Toyota vehicles

الفطيم هرتز الإمارات تزود أسطولاً من مركبات تويوتا هاي إيس

to United Trans for Bus on Demand service in Dubai Dubai, UAE, February 21, 2021: Al-Futtaim Hertz UAE, part of Al-Futtaim Automotive, has announced that it has provided United Trans, a fully owned subsidiary of the Al Serkal group, with Toyota Hiace vehicles for Dubai Bus on Demand service, the world’s most powerful on-demand transit solution in the city. The service is operating in selected zones in Dubai. Al-Futtaim Automotive entered into this agreement in line with its efforts to maintain its heritage of transporting people and goods with the…

New BCG Report Highlights the Need for Mobility Challenge Solutions for Middle Eastern Cites

New BCG Report Highlights the Need for Mobility Challenge Solutions

The growing population and millions projected to acquire drivers’ licenses will exacerbate traffic congestion and air pollution in the years ahead Global urban transport networks are close to breaking point in megacities, and many new mobility modes designed to fix fundamental issues and improve quality of life are creating new problems, according to a new report by Boston Consulting Group (BCG). The report, titled ‘Solving the Mobility Challenges in Megacities’, reveals that as long as mobility-related issues such as traffic congestion and air pollution persist, urban mobility will continue to…

Top Asian leaders to discuss Tech-led Strategies for Economic Recovery at the First ABLF Talks Virtual Conclave of 2021

مسودة تلقائية

The Virtual Conclave held by ABLF, Asia’s most influential leadership platform, will feature engaging discussions by Dr Aaditya Mattoo, Chief Economist, World Bank, East Asia and Pacific Region; Kathleen Rogers, President, EARTHDAY.ORG; Alisha Moopen, Deputy Managing Director, Aster DM Healthcare and renowned humanitarian and globally acclaimed artist Sacha Jafri among others.  After three successful editions in 2020 (October 6, November 5 and December 7), the First ABLF Talks Virtual Conclave of 2021 will be held on January 18 at the cutting-edge virtual venue, the ABLF City. As always, the leadership…

Panasonic Highlights Innovations in Immersive Entertainment , Smart Mobility, Sustainability and more at CES 2021

Panasonic Highlights Innovations in Immersive Entertainment

The brand’s exhibits focus on six key areas – Entertainment, Smart Mobility/Automotive, Sustainability, Wellness, Lifestyle, and Food Retail Panasonic raises the bar again with innovations that offer 360-degree immersive gaming and entertainment experience, make homes sustainable and safer to live in, and roads safer with autonomous smart mobility, at this year’s all-digital Consumer Electronic Show (CES 2021) happening from 11 to 14 January 2021. The brand’s highly interactive exhibits focus on six key discovery areas including, Entertainment, Smart Mobility/Automotive, Sustainability, Wellness, Lifestyle, and Food Retail – highlighting how the company…

Alstom Innovates Towards a Sustainable Future for Rail Transport & Mobility in Saudi Arabia

ألستوم تعزز جهودها لدعم النقل بالسكك الحديدية في السعودية

Alstom, a global leader in rail transport and sustainable mobility, is proving to be a key supporter and facilitator of Saudi Arabia’s goal to comprehensively enhance the interconnectivity of the Kingdom and the development of major rail and metro projects, in line with its Vision for 2030.  Having been an integral part of Saudi Arabia’s history for almost 70 years, Alstom is now proudly playing a pivotal role in shaping the future of transport systems and infrastructure in the Kingdom, by delivering best-in-class mobility solutions and projects. In alignment with…

What does equal access to education mean in the digital age?

ماذا تعني المساواة في الفرص للحصول على التعليم في العصر الرقمي؟

Digital inclusion: What does equal access to education mean in the digital age? By Zohra Yermeche, Program Director for Connect To Learn at Ericsson The COVID-19 crisis, and the impact which it has had on learning across the world, has highlighted many of the digital disparities which exist in today’s world. At a time when many of the world’s students shifted from physical to digital, we were also faced with the hard truth that today there are still 3.6 billion people in the world who are unconnected. For students in the…

20by2020 Improves the Lives of Thousands of Fishermen and their Families in Indonesia

20by2020 Improves the Lives of Thousands of Fishermen and their Families in Indonesia

Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates, The UAE-led humanitarian initiative, 20by2020, continues to extend sustainable solutions to various parts of the world with the latest deployment in Pulau Laut Selatan – South Kalimantan, Indonesia.  The objective of this deployment is to provide 20,700 people from a large fishermen community with improved energy access through off-grid solar lighting. Pulau Laut Selatan is in the Kota Baru Regency (Borneo), where a quarter of the population still live in the dark, and most households earn their living by fishing. 3,600 solar lanterns and 1,000…