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Mon, Oct 26, 2020

Qatar Development Bank CEO: The “blockade didn’t stop us from growing” and “prepared us for other shocks” like COVID-19

On October 26, 2020, empowerME hosted Qatar Development Bank CEO Abdulaziz Bin Nasser Al Khalifa for a conversation about Qatar’s efforts to boost entrepreneurship, diversify its economy, increase women’s economic participation, and prepare youth for the jobs of the future.

MENASource by Stefanie H. Ali

Coronavirus Economy & Business

Mon, Oct 19, 2020

Soccer for peace in the Middle East and North Africa

Although uniting around sport might be mainly symbolic, it could also be a confidence-building effort that could reduce tension and increase integration in a region that would mightily benefit from both.

MENASource by Rabah Arezki

Middle East North Africa

Tue, Sep 29, 2020

Absence of PhD programs contributes to weak research and development in the Gulf

The production of new knowledge is a very complex process and many factors contribute to the low levels of innovation exhibited by the Gulf countries. One factor that plays a role is the structure of tertiary education—particularly PhD programs.

MENASource by Omar Al-Ubaydli

Education Middle East

Mon, Sep 21, 2020

The Middle East is a growing marketplace, not just a war zone

The region is vast and complex, and outsiders who do not fully understand its nations or peoples overlook the nuances of the nearly twenty countries that make up the Middle East.

MENASource by Amjad Ahmad

Entrepreneurship Middle East

Fri, Sep 18, 2020

UAE-Israel accord will drive economic growth in the Middle East, says Emirati Minister of Economy

On September 16 empowerME Director Amjad Ahmad and Al Mari discussed how the historic signing of the Abraham Accords will facilitate the UAE and Israel to open their economies.

MENASource by Lucy Grathwohl

Economy & Business Israel

Fri, Sep 18, 2020

Liberalizing capital, trade, and labor markets are keys to accelerating post-pandemic recovery in Middle East

At a private CEO Dialogue on post-pandemic challenges and opportunities in the Middle East, there was agreement among participants that the region presents appealing demographics for economic growth and that the pandemic has underscored the need to accelerate economic diversification.

MENASource by Stefanie H. Ali

Coronavirus Entrepreneurship