DIC, Google to hold workshops for NGOs, women

Workshops are designed to help non-profits and female entrepreneurs develop their business on the web

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DIC, Google to hold workshops for NGOs, women Google and Dubai Internet City are holding workshops for NGOs and women entrepreneurs to help them develop their businesses on the web.
By  Georgina Enzer Published  June 15, 2011

Dubai Internet City and Google will host two workshops on 23rd June at the Dubai Knowledge Village Conference Centre which will be geared towards helping NGOs and women entrepreneurs in the technology sector strengthen their online presence and increase exposure.

The events, called Google Serve for Not-for-Profits and Google Serve for Women in Technology, will take place between 10am and 2:30pm.

Professionals from the participating NGOs will have a chance to take place in discussions around online advertising, and how to use the web to develop and enhance an NGO.

There will also be sessions specifically geared towards helping female engineers, students, entrepreneurs and business-owners to build successful online businesses in the field of technology.

"DIC is particularly delighted to support Google's initiative to host this workshop. These are commendable initiatives by technology leaders who are committed to knowledge sharing. In the current scenario, the digital age has reached its zenith, making web communications and strategies a driving force in the success of a business. Given the essential role and the array of available opportunities it offers, it is important to be equipped with the appropriate skills," said Majed Al Suwaidi, director, Business Development, Dubai Internet City.

Google will also host several interactive sessions in which workshop participants can interact with Google executives and experts on a one-on-one basis.

Google will provide special focus on demonstrating and assisting participants with the company's suite of products designed to drive innovation in technology and business.

"In a region with such vast and dynamic approaches to business, it is imperative that people are educated on opportunities that the web has to offer. The workshops aim at addressing the needs and growth potential of NGOs and women in the field of technology who immensely contribute to the development of the diverse sectors of the Middle East," said Ari Kesisoglu, regional managing director, Google MENA.

The workshops are free but due to limited space, potential participants must register to either one of the two workshops on bit.ly/Gservedubai.

 

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