Saudi students connect with UN in support of SDGs

Progressive youths make up more than two-thirds of Saudi Arabia’s growing population.
Updated 22 November 2017
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Saudi students connect with UN in support of SDGs

JEDDAH: Business communications provider Western Experts Saudi Arabia is hosting a series of virtual roundtables on sustainable development with students from King Saud University (KSU) in Riyadh. The roundtables will be powered by real-time video communication solutions from Avaya.
Following the recent UN Day, and in collaboration with the UN division for sustainable development, this initiative aims to share best practices on social responsibility and sustainability.
The all-female initiative will help equip KSU students to address some of the world’s greatest challenges, including poverty and climate change, in line with the Vision 2030, the blueprint for the Kingdom’s future development.
“Together, Saudi women and men have achieved impressive development in just one year, and we’re proud to be part of a stronger, more collaborative Kingdom,” said Fadi Hani, vice president, Avaya Middle East, Africa and Turkey. “Through collaborative communications solutions, ambitious Saudi youth have been able to leverage global expertise from top institutes, straight from their offices and homes.”
Abdullah Al-Sultan, CEO of Western Experts Saudi Arabia, said: “Progressive youths make up more than two-thirds of Saudi Arabia’s growing population. Encouraged by Saudi Vision 2030, students at King Saud University are focused on addressing regional and global challenges using a sustainable approach.”


Saudi communications minister receives youngest Saudi female journalist

Updated 19 July 2018
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Saudi communications minister receives youngest Saudi female journalist

RIYADH: Saudi Minister of Communications and Information Technology, Abdullah Al-Sawah stressed the Kingdom's need to discover and support local talent.
He said that the ministry has paid increasing attention to technical talents, which has been represented through the organization of several events, the latest of which was the "Hackathon Digital Machines."
The event was aimed at creating a conducive environment to develop the capabilities of the digital youth and invest in their creative potential to maximize returns.
Al-Sawah noted that the event also aimed at "harnessing their abilities to develop the digital transformation process," calling for intensified and unified efforts in order to invest in Saudi talents for the benefit of the nation.
The minister was speaking during a meeting with Marian Taher Saleh, the youngest Saudi female journalist, alongside with her father.
Al-Sawah praised the role of her family, who have been supporting her from the beginning till she was able to enter the media field, expressing his appreciation for her media achievements.
For his part, Saleh's father expressed his gratitude and appreciation to the minister for his hospitality, appreciation and encouragement for his daughter.