• Middle East

    Mada Centre Signs Pact with Oman’s ITA

    DOHA, QATAR: Mada Assistive Technology Centre and Oman’s Information Technology Authority (ITA) have signed a memorandum of understanding (MoU) to enhance co-operation on digital innovation solutions. “We are meeting to witness a successful start to future co-operation in innovation through the signing of an MoU on supporting innovation for digital solutions development within the Mada… Continue Reading »

    Qaderoon Network conduct “Disability Supportive Work Environments” Workshop for Accor Hotels Group

    SAUDI ARABIA: Qaderoon Network conducted “Disability Supportive Work Environments” workshop on Thursday, 13 December 2018, which is a voluntary system launched by the Ministry of Labor for companies aiming to improve their work environments to become more supportive for persons with disabilities and increase their participation in the labor market. The workshop at the Fairmont Clock… Continue Reading »

    Qaderoon Network Participates in the First ‘Jazan Forum for Empowering People with Disabilities’

    SAUDI ARABIA: Qaderoon network participated in “Jazan Forum for Empowering People with Disabilities” on Monday, December 24, 2018, which aims to highlight the inclusion of persons with disabilities and their role in society. “Qaderoon” presented a paper on the importance of the employment of people with disabilities and the role of society in changing stereotypical thinking… Continue Reading »

    Savola Group Celebrates with its Employees the International Day of Persons with Disabilities

    SAUDI ARABIA: In recognition of Savola Group’s commitment to the rights of persons with disabilities and their role in the development of their society and country, Savola Group hosted an awareness lecture on Wednesday 12 December 2018 presented by Qaderoon Network. The awareness session covered the most critical steps that companies can take to achieve the… Continue Reading »

    Improving Women’s Mobility: It’s Not Just About the Quality of Buses

    The global transport conversation increasingly recognizes that men and women have different mobility patterns, and that this reality should be reflected into the design of transport projects. In general, women engage in more non-work-related travel such as to run household errands and are more likely to travel with children and elders. Therefore, but not exclusively because of that,… Continue Reading »

    WHO Issues Guidelines on Housing and Health

    INTERNATIONAL: The World Health Organization (WHO) has issued guidelines on housing and human health, outlining minimum requirements for space, lighting, air quality, water quality, noise, accessibility and other aspects. The guidelines highlight the potential contribution of improved housing to achieving SDG 3 (good health and wellbeing) and SDG 11 (sustainable cities and communities).   For… Continue Reading »

    DESA Releases Information on September 2019 SDG Summit

    INTERNATIONAL: The UN Department of Economic and Social Affairs (DESA) has provided information on the September 2019 meeting of the UN High-level Political Forum on Sustainable Development (HLPF), also known as the “SDG Summit,” in a Question and Answers document on the HLPF webpage. The HLPF will convene on the afternoon of Tuesday, 24 September and all… Continue Reading »

    Microsoft’s New Xbox Adaptive Controller, Softwheel and Yoocan Technologies Presented at the Alyn Hospital Inspired Innovation 2018 Event

    TEL AVIV, ISRAEL: ALYNnovation’s Inspired Innovation 2018 event was held for the first time last week in Israel. This premier event was hosted by ALYN Hospital, which is a rehabilitation center for physically challenged and children with disabilities, adolescents, and young adults. The event was held in the hospital’s innovation space for entrepreneurs with a… Continue Reading »

    Human Rights Treaties Expert Review

    INTERNATIONAL: In their efforts to elevate human rights reporting for state and non-state actors around inclusive Physical Education, Physical Activity and Sport or iPEPAS, UNESCO is undertaking international consultation around associated articles of the Human Rights treaties and suggested indicators in order to develop a range of reporting and advocacy tools. Templates have been initialised from… Continue Reading »