By Eric Elezuo
A United Kingdom based group, Global Women Inventors and Innovators Network (GlobalWIIN) has signed a Memorandum of Understanding to foster knowledge and research in Kuwait with Al-Saad Foundation of Kuwait. the programme will accommodate the entire Middle East Women Inventors and Innovators Network (MEWIIN).
The agreement, which was signed in Kuwait City is aimed exchanging experiences as well as creating opportunities for women investors and innovators towards developing and marketing their skilled projects on the global level.
Speaking at the formalisation event, Chairman of the Al-Saad Foundation, H.H Sheikha Fadyah Saad Al-Abdullah Al-Salem Al-Sabah expressed her support for MEWIIN and the importance in recognising and celebrating women inventors in Kuwait and across the Middle-east as they bring crucial solutions to challenging issues. It was also revealed that the launch and inaugural awards of MEWIIN will take place in Kuwait City on March 8, 2020 under the umbrella of Al-Saad Foundation and in cooperation with the Kuwaiti Union of Women’s Association
In a statement, CEO of MEWIIN and Kuwait’s Ambassador to GlobalWIIN, Engineer Jenan Al-Shehab, welcomed the forthcoming launch and explained that the MOU aims to exchange experiences and cultures in the interest of inventors and innovators in the Middle East and to find mutual opportunities for them to develop their projects and invest in global markets.
The Middle East Network will include the well-established annual (IBTIKAR) Award to support inventions and innovations which would provide winners to qualify to participate in the GlobalWIIN Awards in London, United Kingdom.
In her remarks, Dr. Bola Olabisi, CEO of GlobalWIIN, said that she was absolutely honoured to welcome the Middle East network and delighted that the collaboration with the Al-Saad Foundation would assist with putting the invaluable recognition of the contribution that ingenious women from the Middle East bring to society and the world.
“We look forward to the opportunity to put the spotlight on the well deserving women from across the Middle-East while embracing the international participation of various other countries,” she said.
In a short while, portals for registrations for nomination will open, and the public is advised to follow MEWIIN on social media as follows to be updated: Instagram: @me_wiin Twitter: @me_wiin Facebook: @mewiin mewiin
The UK based GlobalWIIN is an independent, non-profit network organization which aims to help and promote women with bright inventions and innovations worldwide.
The organisation works with government departments, leading industry experts, voluntary organisations, enterprises and educational institutions in finding effective ways of bringing the support, assistance, tools, advice and information that assist women in achieving significant growth in the workplace and in businesses.
GWIIN launched in the United Kingdom in 1998 and at the European Parliament in 2006 in Brussels, and has since held relevant and invaluable international activities across the globe.
Al-Saad Foundation for knowledge & Scientific Research was launched on the April 25, 2012. It is under the headship of H.H Sheikha Fadyah Saad Al Sabah. The Kuwait based foundation is dedicated to the historical legacy of the late Emir of Kuwait H.H Sheikh Saad Abdullah Al-Salem Al-Sabah. The foundation works to advance human development through Primary social research, Public advocacy in education, advancing scientific knowledge, Data driven social change, and Dignity research.
IBTIKAR headed by Sheikha Nabila Salman Al Sabah is an initiative dedicated to promoting and recognising women inventors and innovators. IBTIKAR sets out to achieve this by providing different events and seminars throughout the year to help in developing all the MEWIIN members and women in the scientific field.
The initiative will also be working hand in hand with MWEIIN providing the I.B.T.I.K.A.R Award. This award will be given at the MEWIIN ceremony event whivh will be ticket into the GlobalWIIN International Award.
For more information please contact Jessica Townley +447956501727 or Engr. Jenan on Jenan.firstname.lastname@example.org or visit www.globalwiin.com