Registration for Saudi fashion hackathon open until Dec. 10

Registration for Saudi fashion hackathon open until Dec. 10
The winners will receive a five-day trip to Milan Fashion Week. (Arab Fashion Council/File)
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Updated 09 December 2020

Registration for Saudi fashion hackathon open until Dec. 10

Registration for Saudi fashion hackathon open until Dec. 10

RIYADH: The Ministry of Culture continues to receive requests for registration to take part in its Fashion Incubation Program.
The hackathon is designed to uncover, support and promote local creatives and entrepreneurs in the fashion sector.
Interested people have until Dec. 10 to register for the event through https://engage.moc.gov.sa/fashion_incubation.
The program’s first phase is a three-day virtual “fashion hackathon,” which, according to the ministry’s website, will see participants split into small groups to “solve some specific challenges in the field within a short period of time.” The winners will receive a five-day trip to Milan Fashion Week, while three runners-up will receive financial rewards and other prizes.
The second phase is a “boot camp” — a five-day virtual event focused on fashion and entrepreneurship that will help participants to develop their ideas, network, and receive support and guidance from regional and international fashion professionals.
The third phase — “Babysitter” is a longer-term incubator providing participants with the guidance and support necessary to “establish foundations and help them strengthen their product,” according to the site.
The ministry is organizing the event in partnership with several public and private sector companies and distinguished global brands.


Saudi FM and Afghan counterpart discuss bilateral relations

Saudi FM and Afghan counterpart discuss bilateral relations
Updated 21 January 2021

Saudi FM and Afghan counterpart discuss bilateral relations

Saudi FM and Afghan counterpart discuss bilateral relations
  • They discussed prospects for joint cooperation and regional developments
  • Saudi education minister signs memorandum of scientific and educational cooperation with Atmar

RIYADH: Saudi Arabia’s Foreign Minister Prince Faisal bin Farhan held a meeting with his Afghani counterpart, Mohammad Hanif Atmar, in his office the capital Riyadh, Saudi Press Agency said on Thursday.
During the meeting, they discussed bilateral relations and prospects for joint cooperation, in addition to regional developments, and a number of regional and international issues of common interest.
The Saudi minister then hosted a lunch in honor of Minister Atmar and his accompanying delegation.
During his official visit, Atmar also signed a memorandum of scientific and educational cooperation with Minister of Education, Hamad bin Mohammed Al Al-Sheikh at the ministry’s headquarters.
The memorandum includes encouraging the exchange visits between education officials and student delegations, as well as programs for training teachers and supervisors.
It also provides for exchanging regulations, conditions for admission to schools and colleges and the equivalence of academic certificates.
“The agreement aims to consolidate the existing friendship between the two countries and raise the level of cooperation between them in the scientific and educational fields,” a statement on Saudi Press Agency said.
The Afghan minister also performed Umrah, a Muslim pilgrimage, in Makkah.