Saudi education minister to announce winners of e-learning award

Ahmed bin Mohammed Al-Issa.
Updated 05 March 2018
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Saudi education minister to announce winners of e-learning award

RIYADH: Winners of the 4th Excellence Award in e-learning will be honored on Monday by Ahmed bin Mohammed Al-Issa, education minister and chairman of the National Center for e-Learning (NCeL), at the Education Ministry in Riyadh, the Saudi Press Agency (SPA) reported.
During the ceremony, he will also launch the Saudi Resources Network for Open Educational Resources (Shams) and the 5th Excellence Award in e-Learning.
The event will be attended by university rectors, directors of education departments, and representatives of winning institutions.
Shams, one of the NCeL’s most important initiatives, will provide resources and expertise, and will be one of the largest Arabic educational networks, said NCeL General Manager Abdullah Al-Megren.


Saudi envoy highlights Coalition’s support of humanitarian operations in Yemen

Updated 21 September 2018
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Saudi envoy highlights Coalition’s support of humanitarian operations in Yemen

  • UN official briefd on the plans and projects of the Saudi Development and Reconstruction Program for Yemen

JEDDAH: Mohammed bin Saeed Al-Jaber, Saudi ambassador to Yemen and executive director of the “Isnad” Center for Comprehensive Humanitarian Operations in Yemen, met on Thursday with UN Special Envoy for Yemen Martin Griffiths.

During the meeting, Al-Jaber highlighted Saudi Arabia and the coalition states’ support of humanitarian operations in Yemen in light of violations committed by the Houthi militias.

He also briefed the UN official on the plans and projects of the Saudi Development and Reconstruction Program for Yemen, affirming its support in accordance with three references (Gulf Initiative and its executive mechanism, outputs of the national dialogue and Security Council Resolution 2216).

Griffiths highlighted his efforts with the Iran-backed Houthi militias to return to the negotiating table.

Earlier, Yemeni Vice President Ali Mohsin Saleh met with Griffiths. They discussed the latest developments in the Yemeni arena and efforts for peace there.