Graduates Of ‘One Million Arab Coders’ Get Joint Workspace To Establish Companies In Dubai
Fifty graduates from the ‘One Million Arab Coders‘ program have been given a joint workspace to establish their own companies following the signing of a new agreement between the Dubai Future Foundation (DFF) and the Dubai Airport Freezone Authority (DAFZA).
UAE national news agency WAM said in a statement this week that agreement is geared towards encouraging and supporting the graduates of the ‘One Million Arab Coders initiative’.
The initiative was launched by His Highness Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Vice President and Prime Minister of the UAE and Ruler of Dubai, to prepare a generation of technical experts by training one million Arab youth on programming, building their capacities to serve future needs and contributing to the development of the future digital economy.
The workspace will be part of the DAFZA Innovation Program and will provide facilities for entrepreneurs, such as issuance of licenses and visas, preparing halls for meetings and organizing events. DAFZA will also organize events to strengthen relations between companies and graduates and open direct communication channels with them. The agreement also aims to provide graduates with job opportunities at institutions and companies located in the free zone.
A memorandum of understanding was signed by Omar Sultan Al Olama, Minister of State for Artificial Intelligence and Deputy Managing Director of DFF, and Mohammed Al Zarooni, Director General of DAFZA.
Commenting on the initiative, Al Olama said: “Our partnership with DAFZA supports the vision of His Highness Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Vice President and Prime Minister of the UAE and Ruler of Dubai, who launched this pioneering initiative to empower Arabs in language of the future and prepare the next generation of programmers, in the UAE and the region. The program develops their abilities, increases their expertise in advanced science, enriches their knowledge, and offers scientific training to help them master programming language to keep pace with the rapid changes in the labour market and the digital economy.”
Approximately 13,000 students have graduated as part of the first edition of the ‘One Million Arab Coders’ program.
Those interested in participating can apply at: www.arabcoders.ae