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‫قادة عالميون يشكلون لجنة جديدة للقضاء على فقر الطاقة لحوالي 840 مليون شخص في العالم

أعلنت مؤسسة روكفلر اليوم عن تشكيل لجنة لإنهاء فقر الطاقة. وستقود اللجنة أجدة جديدة لتوفير الطاقة الكهربائية لمئات الملايين من الناس في محاولة لتحقيق هدف الأمم المتحدة رقم 7 المتمثل في التنمية المستدامة.

يشارك في رئاسة اللجنة إرنست جي مونيز، أستاذ الفيزياء والأنظمة الهندسية الفخري بمعهد مساتشوستس للتكنولوجيا (أم آي تي)، ووزير الطاقة الأميركي السابق؛ رئيس مؤسسة روكفلر ومدير الوكالة الأميركية للتنمية الدولية السابق الدكتور راجيف جي شاه. ورئيس بنك التنمية الإفريقي أكينوومي أديسينا.https://prnewswire2-a.akamaihd.net/p/1893751/sp/189375100/thumbnail/entry_id/1_paaqg00m/def_height/400/def_width/400/version/100011/type/1

ولتحقيق هذا هذا الجهد، قدمت المؤسسة منحة لمبادرة الطاقة لمعهد مساتشوستس للتكنولوجيا، حيث أعد فريق أبحاث مبادرة الطاقة بأم آيتي تقريرا استهلالياصدر هذا الأسبوع يحدد القضايا البارزة في القطاع ويعمل كنقطة انطلاق لعمل اللجنة.

بيلاجيو، إيطاليا، 13أيلول/سبتمبر، 2019 / بي آر نيوزواير/ – أعلنت مؤسسة روكفلر اليوم عن إطلاق اللجنة العالمية للقضاء على فقر الطاقة (جي سي إي إي بي) لمواجهة واحد من أعظم تحديات القرن الحادي والعشرين: عدم وصول الكهرباء لنحو مليار شخص في جميع أنحاء العالم، لا سيما في أفريقيا جنوب الصحراء الكبرى. تشكيل اللجنة العالمية للقضاء على فقر الطاقةهو تسريع لعمل مؤسسة روكفلر حول فقر الطاقة وهو سيعمل على تسريع حلول الطاقة المستدامة والاستثمارات والشراكات التي ستنشر على المستوى العالمي على مدار العقد المقبل.

يأتي إعلان تشكيل اللجنة عقب أول اجتماع كامل لأعضائها في مركز بيلاجيو التابع لمؤسسة روكفلر في بيلاجيو، إيطاليا، في 10 أيلول/سبتمبر. وستعمل اللجنة تحت رئاسة مشتركة لرئيس مؤسسة روكفلر الدكتور راجيف جي شاه، ووزير الطاقة الأميركي السابق إرنست جي مونيز، ورئيس بنك التنمية الإفريقي أكينوومي أديسينا.

يعيش اليوم حوالي 840 مليون شخص من دون الوصول إلى الطاقة، ووفقًا للبنك الدولي، سيظل هناك 650 مليون شخص يفتقرون إلى الطاقة في العام 2030، وهو ما يقل كثيراً عن أهداف الأمم المتحدة للتنمية المستدامة. يعيش تسعون بالمئة من هؤلاء الـ 650 مليونا في أفريقيا جنوب الصحراء الكبرى.

وقال الدكتور شاه في افتتاح اللجنة “لا يمكننا إنهاء الفقر دون إنهاء فقر الطاقة. على الرغم من التقدم الذي أحرز مؤخراً، فإن العالم ليس على المسار الصحيح لحل هذه المشكلة بحلول العام 2030. لقد حان الوقت لإطلاق الإمكانات الكاملة للطاقة الموزعة من خلال دمج نقاط القوة في الشبكات والأنظمة خارج الشبكات من أجل تمكين الشراكات الواسعة النطاق بين لقطاع العام والخاص.”

وأكد وزير الطاقة الأميركي السابق إرنست مونيز هذه الرؤية. وقال مونيز، وهو مستشار خاص لرئيس معهد مساتشوستس للتكنولوجيا وأستاذ سيسيل وإيدا غرين للنظم الفيزيائية والهندسية في أم آي تي: “لقد ازداد الوصول إلى الكهرباء بشكل كبير خلال العقدين الماضيين، بفضل الاستثمارات الهائلة العامة والخاصة في البنية التحتية للشبكات. إن الوصول إلى أولئك الذين يظلون خارج نطاق الشبكة سيتطلب ليس فقط مضاعفة الاستثمار، بل وأيضًا التفكير الإبداعي والعمل التعاوني من جانب مجموعة من الأفراد والمؤسسات. تجمع لجنتنا مجموعة استثنائية من القادة يتمتعون بمواهب فريدة وكذلك المعرفة والتصميم على إنجاز المهمة “.

وتعتزم اللجنة صياغة إجماع قوي وقابل للتنفيذ يحدد مسارات قابلة للتطبيق لتسريع الوصول إلى الطاقة بسرعة وفعالية من حيث التكلفة. وهي تتألف من رؤساء بنوك تنمية وشركات الطاقة الشبكاتية وخارج الشبكة، إلى جانب كبار الأكاديميين وقادة الصناعة والمستثمرين.

وقال أديسينا، رئيس بنك التنمية الأفريقي: “لا يمكن للاقتصادات أن تتطور في الظلام. ما يقرب من 600 مليون شخص ما زالوا غير قادرين على الحصول على الكهرباء في إفريقيا، ويعيش معظمهم في المناطق الريفية. لن يكون توسيع الشبكة وحده كافياً لإمداد هؤلاء السكان بالكهرباء، ولكن مع مزيج من حلول الطاقة الموزعة وتوسيع الشبكة الذكية يمكننا تحقيق كهربة عالمية ذات تأثير اقتصادي “.

سيتم دعم اللجنة من خلال عمل فريق بحث بقيادة الأمين العام لمبادرة اللجنة العالمية للقضاء على فقطر الطاقة ونائب مدير مبادرة الطاقة بمعهد مساتشوستس للتكنولوجيا روبرت ستونر والأستاذ الزائر بمعهد مساتشوستس للتكنولوجيا إيغناسيو بيريز-أرياجا. يركز فريق البحث على تحديد ومعالجة الحواجز التي تحول دون تحقيق كهربة عالمية ذات تأثير اقتصادي.

وقال ستونر: “فقر الطاقة هو النتيجة النهائية لفشل نظام معقد يمتد للبنية التحتية المادية والتكنولوجيات المتقدمة والأسواق والسياسة والتنظيم. وإنهاؤه يتطلب إيجاد حلول قابلة للتعميم تجعل جميع أجزاء أنظمة الكهرباء في البلدان منخفضة الوصول موثوقة ومعقولة التكلفة. سيعمل فريق البحث لدينا عن كثب مع أعضاء اللجنة لتطوير أفكار عملية قابلة للتنفيذ.”

وتضمن حدث إطلاقاللجنة العالمية للقضاء على فقر الطاقةأيضًا إصدار تقرير استهلالي تم تطويره من قبل فريق أبحاثأم آي تيلتأطير المشكلات البارزة في القطاع اليوم ليكون بمثابة نقطة انطلاق لعمل اللجنة. وخلال فترة الهبة، ستقوممبادرة الطاقة في أم آي تي بتحديد خارطة طريق قابلة للتنفيذ لإنهاء فقر الطاقة وحلول توفر طاقة مستدامة وموثوقة للجميع.

سيجتمع الرئيسان المشاركان بعد ذلك في جلسة نقاشية خلال الجمعية العامة للأمم المتحدة في نيويورك بمكاتب مؤسسة روكفلر في 25 أيلول/سبتمبر.

لمزيد من المعلومات حول اللجنة العالمية للقضاء على فقر الطاقة وعملها، وكذلك القائمة الكاملة من أعضاء اللجنة، يرجى زيارةendenergypoverty.org g

عن مؤسسة روكفلر

تقدم مؤسسة روكفلر آفاقًا جديدة في العلوم والبيانات والسياسة والابتكار لحل التحديات العالمية المتعلقة بالصحة والغذاء والطاقة والتنقل الاقتصادي. باعتبارها مؤسسة خيرية تعتمد على العلم وتركز على بناء علاقات تعاونية مع الشركاء والمانحين، تسعى المؤسسة إلى إلهام وتعزيز التأثير الإنساني على نطاق واسع الذي من شأنه تعزيز رفاه البشرية في جميع أنحاء العالم من خلال تحديد وتسريع الحلول والأفكار والمحادثات. لمزيد من المعلومات، يرجى زيارةrockefellerfoundation.org

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Qatar lose to Australia in Asian Volleyball Championship

Tehran, Qatar lost to Australia 3-2 (25�23, 25�21, 23�25, 18�25, 15�10) in their first match Pool A of the Asian Men’s Volleyball Championship in Iran, Tehran, on Friday.

Qatar, coached by Camilo Soto, came back strongly after losing the first to sets to tie the game at 2-2, but in the deciding fifth set, they lost their momentum and lost 10-15.

In another match in the pool, Iran blanked Sri Lanka 3-0 (25-15, 25-17, 25-23).

Qatar take on Iran in their next match on Saturday.

Source: Qatar Olympic Committee

Qatar lose to Australia in Asian Volleyball Championship

Tehran, Qatar lost to Australia 3-2 (25�23, 25�21, 23�25, 18�25, 15�10) in their first match Pool A of the Asian Men’s Volleyball Championship in Iran, Tehran, on Friday.

Qatar, coached by Camilo Soto, came back strongly after losing the first to sets to tie the game at 2-2, but in the deciding fifth set, they lost their momentum and lost 10-15.

In another match in the pool, Iran blanked Sri Lanka 3-0 (25-15, 25-17, 25-23).

Qatar take on Iran in their next match on Saturday.

Source: Qatar Olympic Committee

UAE condemns terrorist attack on two Saudi Aramco facilities.

The UAE has strongly condemned the terrorist attack on Saturday that targeted two Saudi Aramco facilities in Abqaiq province and Hijrat Khurais in Saudi Arabia, causing fires that were later brought under control.

In a statement issued today, the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and International Cooperation denounced this terrorist and subversive act, saying it is new evidence of terrorist groups looking to undermine security and stability in the region.

The UAE reiterated its complete solidarity with the brotherly Kingdom of Saudi Arabia, its stand with the Kingdom against all threats to its security and stability, and its support for all measures taken for the security and safety of its citizens and residents.

“The security of the UAE and Saudi Arabia is inseparable. Any threat to the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia is seen as a threat to the stability and security of the UAE,” the ministry said.

Source: UAE Ministry of Foreign Affairs

AWS will turn Bahrain into key player in cloud computing

Manama, Representative of His Majesty the King for Charity Work and Youth Affairs and Chairman of the Supreme Council for Youth and Sport (SCYS) His Highness Shaikh Nasser bin Hamad Al Khalifa received Vice President of Amazon Web Services’ worldwide public sector business Teresa Carlson. The meeting was attended by SCYS member and Head of the Coordination, Implementation and Follow-up Committee Shaikh Faisal bin Rashid Al Khalifa and Minister of Youth and Sport Affairs Ayman bin Tawfeeq Al-Moayed.

HH Shaikh Nasser stressed that Bahrain has become a major host of large international companies, pointing out the efforts of His Royal Highness Prime Minister Prince Khalifa bin Salman Al Khalifa and His Royal Highness Prince Salman bin Hamad Al Khalifa, Crown Prince, Deputy Supreme Commander and First Deputy Premier, to boost the kingdom’s status as a favourite destination for those companies in the region. He added that choosing Bahrain as a centre for Middle East data by Amazon Web Services (AWS) will substantially contribute to boosting the kingdom’s comprehensive economic development and enhancing its status in the technology and cloud computing field. He noted that this choice will also cast light on the kingdom’s civilisational and development achievements. He also praised Amazon’s joining of Opportunities programme, which is overseen by the Ministry of Youth and Sport Affairs, and keenness to provide Bahraini youngsters with training opportunities in its offices in Bahrain.

Teresa Carlson lauded HH Shaikh Nasser’s interest in the activities carried out by Amazon in Bahrain in the technological and cloud computing field, pointing out Bahrain’s status as a regional centre in the Middle East. She also expressed happiness at AWS being an inherent part of Bahrain’s national programme Opportunities, affirming the company’s commitment to work with its partners in the Youth and Sport Affairs Ministry to provide the Bahraini youth with training opportunities.

Source: Bahrain News Agency

Speaker praises Bahrain’s parliamentary experience; condemns Iran’s practices

Manama, Speaker of the Council of Representatives, Fawzia bint Abdulla Zainal, has affirmed that Bahrain’s 17-year-old parliamentary experience is rich and unique thanks to the unwavering support of His Majesty King Hamad bin Isa Al Khalifa, noting that the achievements of the Council of Representatives reflect the maturity of the Bahraini voters who have become aware of the importance of their effective participation in the elections, being a sacred national duty.

In an interview with the Bahrain News Agency (BNA) ahead of the new session of the Fifth Legislative Term, the speaker expressed pride in the Representatives Council’s achievements at the local and international levels, expressing satisfaction with the performance of lawmakers during the first session of this term.

She expressed hope that the second session will bring about more achievements that serve the nation and meet the citizens’ ambitions, in line with HM the King’s directives in this regard.

Speaking about her experience as the first woman speaker in the kingdom’s history, she affirmed that the support of HM King Hamad, the encouragement of Her Royal Highness Princess Sabeeka bint Ibrahim Al Khalifa, Wife of HM the King and President of the Supreme Council for Women, and cooperation of MPs have motivated her to succeed in carrying out her duties.

The speaker also paid tribute to her predecessor, Ahmed bin Ibrahim Al-Mulla, for the efforts he had exerted, along with outgoing MPs, in order to strengthen the pillars of Bahrain’s democratic experience.

She asserted that thanks to the support and care of HM the King and HRH Princess Sabeeka, Bahraini women have made giant strides in various fields, citing their success in winning voters’ confidence, as well as in reaching the highest positions and posts thanks to their distinguished skills and ability to assume their responsibilities, stressing that HM King Hamad’s era is the most prosperous for Bahraini women.

She voiced her deep pride in the success of female parliamentarians in carrying out their duties and defending the interests of the nation and the citizens, expressing happiness with the Bahraini women’s advancement in various fields.

Regarding her way of conducting the Representatives Council’s sessions, she said that she paves the way for all MPs to express their opinions freely, provided that they respect the constitution and the council’s bylaw.

Responding to a question about the Executive-Legislature relations, the speaker lauded the constant directives of His Royal Highness Prime Minister Prince Khalifa bin Salman Al Khalifa to ministers and officials to always keep communication channels open with MPs regarding all issues aimed at achieving the citizens’ aspirations, noting that HRH Premier’s wise approach, keenness to receive lawmakers at his weekly Majlis and directives to ministers to respond positively to the demands of MPs, being the representatives of the people, have contributed to laying solid foundations for mutual trust and understanding between the two branches.

She affirmed that cooperation between the two branches, which, she said, is strongly supported by HRH the Prime Minister and His Royal Highness Prince Salman bin Hamad Al Khalifa, the Crown Prince, Deputy Supreme Commander and First Deputy Prime Minister, has contributed to attaining numerous national accomplishments.

Concerning the twinning and partnership with the Shura Council, the speaker said that the two chambers of the National Assembly are cooperating and coordinating on everything aimed at achieving national interests, noting that two sides will launch many joint programmes.

Regarding parliamentary diplomacy, she indicated that the parliamentary delegation and the parliamentary friendship committees are carrying out their duties with great effectiveness, and have succeeded in highlighting the landmark achievements attained during HM the King’s prosperous era and refuting fallacies made against the kingdom.

On youth, she stressed that the Council of Representatives is committed to supporting youth, in line with the directives of HM the King in this regard, lauding the numerous achievements attained by Bahraini youth in various fields recently.

She commended the efforts exerted by HM the King’s Representative for Charity Work and Youth Affairs and Chairman of the Supreme Council for Youth and Sport, HH Shaikh Nasser bin Hamad Al Khalifa, to support Bahraini youth, citing his recent initiative to build 100 stadiums across Bahrain’s neighbourhoods.

Concerning the council’s relations with the press and the media, she asserted that they are positive and strong as the ultimate goal of everyone is to serve the nation and the citizens.

On the role played by the Council of Representatives in the face of Iran’s continuous threats to the region’s security and stability, the speaker reiterated Bahrain’s firm stance in rejection of terrorism and interference in countries’ domestic affairs, stressing that the Representatives Council ‘condemns, rejects and denounces’ Iran’s terrorist practices, support for extremist militias, interference in neighbouring countries’ affairs and threats to navigation in international waterways, including the Strait of Hormuz.

She urged the International Community to assume its responsibilities in facing Iran’s practices and focus on achieving security and stability in the region and the world.

Regarding Qatar, the speaker stressed that there is no problem with the brotherly Qatari people, noting that the main problem is with the Qatari regime that interferes in the affairs of other countries, including Bahrain, supports extremist and terrorist militias and uses its terrorist arms to destroy countries and fuel hatred and sedition among societies.

She expressed hope that the Qatari regime would come to its senses and respond positively to the demands put forward by Saudi Arabia, UAE, Egypt and Bahrain, as well as to take the good neighbourliness, brotherhood and kinship principles into account so that Qatar regain its Arab and GCC position.

Source: Bahrain News Agency

Tamkeen, OSMEP to foster Entrepreneurship in Bahrain

Manama, The Ambassador of Thailand to the Kingdom of Bahrain Mr. Thanis Na Song Khla has recently met with the Chief Executive of the Labour Fund Tamkeen Dr. Ebrahim Mohammed Janahi to discuss and elaborate methods of collaboration between the two countries.

During the meeting, the Labour Fund Tamkeen signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with Office of Small and Medium Enterprises Promotion of Thailand (OSMEP) to foster collaboration in the entrepreneurial landscape in both Bahrain and Thailand.

The purpose of this MoU is to jointly study opportunities to promote entrepreneurial and startup ecosystems as well as developframeworksand roadmaps that support companies and entrepreneurs to grow and expand.

The MoU was signed by Tamkeen’s Chief Executive Dr. Ebrahim Mohammed Janahi and OSMEP Director General Mr. Suwanchai Lohawatanakul.

Stressing the importance of this collaboration, Thanis Na Song Khla hailed Bahrain and Thailand long-standing history of bilateral relations, especially in the trade sector.

The two countries have been actively exchanging trade missions in various sectors in these recent years. The MOU would even more tighten the relationship and benefits the people of two countries H.E. explained.

Tamkeen’s Chief Executive Dr Ebrahim Mohammed Janahi praised this partnership as a key step towards fostering entrepreneurship and the creation of innovative businesses to stimulate job creation and boost economic growth in both countries.

He explained that this agreement aims to look into potential ways to benefit from the exchange of expertise as well as explore opportunities to promote the startup ecosystem and its positive contribution to the national economy.

As well as discussing joint initiatives and projects that shall focus on the development of entrepreneurship, both organisations will work together to establish a close working relationship dedicated to the development and enhancement of small and medium-sized enterprises of the two countries.

The MoU is also aimed at sharing information on policies of the development of small and medium-sized enterprises, entrepreneurial ecosystem, including regulatory impact assessment.

Furthermore, the cooperation will focus on enhancing technology and startups activities specifically in the fields of strategic businesses and marketing to enhance competitiveness.

The partnership’s activities will include exchange of study visits, training and sharing of expertise and introduction of programmes for SMEs in both countries.

The two parties also discussed the aims and objectives of the Thai Expo SME One Fest held in the Kingdom of Bahrain on 11-12 September 2019.

The Expo brought together over 120 Thai representatives from different sectors including fashion, food, cosmetics and technology.

Source: Bahrain News Agency