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The partnership between Huawei, UAE's telecommunications and digital government regulatory authority (TDRA) and the ICT Fund contribute to the progress of the UAE's ICT industry and help accelerate the UAE's digital economy.

Thus, Huawei announced that its Seeds for the Future program (SFTF) will continue collaborating with UAE's TDRA and the ICT Fund. Moreover, the winning teams of the 2021 edition of the Huawei SFTF competition have been declared from UAE University, the University of Dubai and the American University of Ras Al Khaimah.

Preciding the ceremony, Shunli Wang, vice president of Huawei Middle East, said, "Huawei remains committed to enriching UAE's talent development pipeline through open collaboration and public-private partnerships. Every year, Seeds of the Future empowers local youth to reimagine what technology can do to create a better world. We are proud to be associated with this important venture and look forward to years of success."  

Huawei's Seeds for the Future program aims to bridge the talent gap that exists in the technology sector today by involving students, academics, and various other stakeholders in building a stronger and more sustainable technology ecosystem in the region.

Jawaher Saif AIghfeli, Shamma Sultan Alsaedi, Aisha Fahad AIraeesi and Hanan Fekri Kharbash represented UAE University at SFTF 2021. Mohammed Mejren, Abdulrahman Aljasmi, Saud Almazmi, Mahra Alhosani represented the University of Dubai, while the American University of Ras Al Khaimah was represented by Maryam Al Ali, Naema Alharmi, Ghaya Alhebsi and Reem AlNuaim.

Delighted to continue as a partner, Eng. Omar Al Mahmoud, ICT Fund CEO, commented, "The ICT Fund is dedicated to advancing the UAE's ICT sector, which is the biggest driver of development in all other sectors. We realize the value of collaboration to pursue this mission. This is why we support such initiatives to bridge the gap between theoretical knowledge taught at universities and the practical skills required by digital companies.”

The 2021 edition of SFTF was launched in August across the Middle East, running across 10 countries in the wider Middle East region, including Saudi Arabia, UAE, Qatar, Bahrain, Kuwait, Oman, Lebanon, Jordan, Iraq, and Pakistan. Participating students benefit from technology and cultural trainings in cutting-edge technology such as 5G, cloud computing, AI, and IoT.


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