Egypt: New Incubator for Enterprises in Assistive Technology 

Posted on April 26th, 2021 by Best Brothers Group

Assistive Technology, Middle East, News, April 26 2021 The United Nations Development Program (UNDP) and Egypt’s National Institute for Governance and Sustainable Development (NIGSD) launched in April an incubator for enterprises producing technologies for the disabled. Executive Director of NIGSD Sherifa El-Sherif stated that the Assistive Technology Incubation Program was launched by opening the door […]

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UAE Launches New Policy to Protect Persons with Disabilities

Posted on January 13th, 2020 by Best Brothers Group

Middle East, Misc., January 13 2020 UNITED ARAB EMIRATES: The UAE Cabinet approved a new policy to protect those with disabilities from abuse. The initiative is intended to empower people of determination by giving them a platform to report cases of ill-treatment. With inclusion at its heart, the policy will enable them to “participate effectively within a safe community […]

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Events, Middle East, News, December 11 2019 QATAR: Qatar Foundation for Social Work (QFSW) launched the ‘Doha Declaration’ at the closing ceremony of the Doha International Conference on Disability and Development (DICDD) yesterday. The two-day conference, which has attracted over 1,500 policy-makers and practitioners, took place at the Qatar National Convention Center under the theme: “Leaving […]

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New Partnership Launched to Make Qatar Accessible to All

Posted on December 4th, 2019 by Best Brothers Group

Middle East, Tourism, December 4 2019 QATAR: Qatar’s leading telecommunications operator today announced a partnership with Wheel The World aimed at opening up the many tourist attractions in Qatar to all. Ooredoo, Wheel The World partners to make Qatar accessible to all Wheel The World promotes tourism for those with disabilities, raising awareness of the challenges […]

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Events, Middle East, November 20 2019 The Doha International Conference on Disability and Development will be held on 7-8 December 2019, under the guidance and patronage of Her Highness Sheikha Moza bint Nasser, Founder of Qatar Foundation for Social Work and its affiliated civil society centers. The overall theme of the conference is “Harnessing the […]

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Mada Assistive Technology Centre Signs MoU with Korea Trade Promotion Agency

Posted on October 18th, 2019 by Best Brothers Group

Assistive Technology, ICT, Middle East, October 18 2019 QATAR: Mada, the assistive technology centre Qatar, has signed with Korea Trade Investment Promotion Agency (KOTRA) a memorandum of understanding and co-operation during the Qatar-Korean Business Forum, which kicked off yesterday.The signing ceremony was attended by HE the Minister of Commerce and Industry Ali bin Ahmed al-Kuwari, and […]

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Cyprus: Tourism Ministry Announces Improvements to Beach Access

Posted on October 15th, 2019 by Best Brothers Group

Middle East, Tourism, October 15 2019 CYPRUS: The deputy ministry of tourism has announced a scheme to improve the infrastructure and safety at beaches from 2019 until 2020, with a focus on people with disabilities. According to the ministry’s statement, beneficiaries of the project are municipalities and community councils. Paphos seatrac system The money may be […]

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Assistive Technology, Middle East, News, Tourism, Universal Design, September 25 2019 UNITED ARAB EMIRATES (UAE): Around the UAE, efforts to integrate people with disabilities into public life are becoming increasingly visible. Parking lots include designated spots, public washrooms have special cubicles and ramps are increasingly commonplace outside public and residential buildings. Etihad’s self-driving wheelchair is among […]

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Kuwait Exerting Great Efforts to Protect Rights of Persons with Disabilities

Posted on September 18th, 2019 by Best Brothers Group

Middle East, News, September 18 2019 GENEVA: Kuwait affirmed that presenting its first report on implementing the articles of the Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities at the UN, is part of its continuous support to disabled people. The remarks were made by Kuwait’s permanent delegate to the UN Ambassador Jamal Al-Ghunaim on […]

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Dubai to Host First Summit on Accessible Tourism

Posted on June 28th, 2019 by Best Brothers Group

Middle East, Tourism, June 28 2019 Dubai will host the inaugural ‘Accessible Tourism International Summit’ on 5th-6th November at the Dubai International Convention and Exhibition Centre. The summit is held under the patronage of Sheikh Ahmed Bin Saeed Al Maktoum, President of Dubai Civil Aviation Authority, Chairman of Dubai Airports and Chairman and Chief Executive […]

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