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Higher Colleges of Technology signs MOU to encourage women in technology

HE Sheikh Nahayan Mabarak Al Nahayan signs MOU for co-operation with DWC and US charity on role of women in technology

HE Sheikh Nahayan Mabarak Al Nahayan, UAE Minister of Higher Education and Scientific research and Chancellor of the Higher Colleges of Technology (HCT), has signed an agreement supporting a strategic partnership to help drive the role of women in technology.

The MOU, between Dubai Women’s College (DWC) and US non-profit organization the Multinational Development of Women and Technology (MDWIT), is intended to utilize technology for social and economic development for women, and increase participation by women in the technology industry.

The agreement, which builds on previous co-operation between DWC and MDWIT, will include work on building mentoring networks and encouraging entrepreneurship, best practice sharing on a range of technology initiatives and work to encourage data collection to provide statistics on education, workforce development and entrepreneurship.

Dr Tayeb Kamali, Vice Chancellor of the HCT, commented: “The leadership of the HCT and indeed the United Arab Emirates are unequivocally committed to develop women and help them realize their fullest potential and contribute effectively to the development of this young nation. This strong commitment from the HCT and the enthusiastic reception from the young women of the nation are demonstrated by the high level participation of women in higher education.”

“By bringing together the latent talents of women with the innovation best driven through technology, we can better advance our economies. This collaboration will allow us to begin to address many of the global challenges we all face today. We are deeply appreciative of His Excellency’s forward thinking leadership in this effort,” said Claudia Morrell, CEO of MDWIT.

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