"Read... Innovate" contest
For students of Business Schools in the UAE Universities
The Dubai Economic Council (DEC) is pleased to announce "Read... Innovate" contest dedicated to the students of Business Schools at UAE universities. The initiative comes in terms of the «National Law of Reading» launched recently by His Highness Sheikh Khalifa bin Zayed Al Nahyan, President of the UAE, and also «2016 as the Year of Reading» initiative launched in December 2015. His Highness the President said that “The Reading Law will institutionalize and sustain efforts to make reading a key element of the work, jurisdiction and mission of a number of government agencies".
This contest also comes in terms of the direction of His Highness Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Vice President and Prime Minister of the UAE and Ruler of Dubai who said“Our goal is to make reading a daily habit that is deeply ingrained in the life of Emiratis. It is the duty of relevant institutions to make this law a reality”
Objective of the contest
The contest aims to encourage the students of Business Schools in the UAE universities on the ‘creative’ reading by deepening the understanding and knowledge of various issues, especially the economic ones, in order to align with His Highness Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum direction to develop ideas, insights and policies in favor of the UAE economic development, hence to contribute significantly to supporting the human capital development, build mental and cognitive abilities, and build knowledge societies in the Emirates.
How to participate in the contest?
- The participating students are required to read any economic books (in Arabic or English, either soft or hard copy) and draft a summary of it, given the following criteria:
- The book should be new (no more than 3 years)
- The book might deal with any economic subject that we can benefit from in favor of the development of Dubai/ UAE economy.
- The summary should not exceed one page, including the main idea of the book, provided that it should be drafted from his/her understanding of the book not ‘copy and paste’.
- Summaries of the book should be sent to the Secretariat General of the Dubai Economic Council) (Ms. Ohood Al Jaberi, email: firstname.lastname@example.org , phone (office): 04-2088107 no later than Tuesday November 22, 2016.
- A committee encompasses experts from the Council will select the best summaries, according to the three criteria mentioned above, and invite the students to present their summaries orally (around 10 minutes each). The presentation should include an overview of the book, its main idea, and its importance for the economy of the Dubai or UAE. The venue of presentation is: Dubai Economic Council, Dubai Chamber of Commerce and Industry building (10th floor), at 10am Thursday, November 24, 2016.
- The committee will select the best three students, inviting them to honor them during the Dubai Economic Council celebration for the occasion of the National Day 45 of the UAE that will be taken place on Monday, November 28, 2016 with the presence of media press. (We will inform the winners the venue of the said celebration soon).
- The award includes voucher along with a certificate of appreciation. The DEC will post the names of the winners in the Press Release in various daily newspapers next day the celebration, in addition to DEC social media.
- Additionally, DEC will give priority to the winners by engaging them in internship programs by the year of their graduation, in addition to provide them enough advice in economic research in the future.