The Latest Buzz - 12 March, 2012

Published on 12 March 2012 in The Latest Buzz
Nadia Al-Sakkaf (author)

Nadia Al-Sakkaf


A seminar on the role of women in decision making organized by Partners in Development in coordination with NDI has been concluded in Taiz.

Aden Traffic Authority has started a security campaign with a greater presence of traffic officers on the main streets and junctions in the governorate in an attempt to organize traffic and improve road safety.

Aden Diabetics Association in coordination with the Danish International Diabetics Association has inaugurated a training course for diabetic patients. The training which runs across four days builds the capacity of 50 medical staff of various health centers and hospitals in Aden.

The Ministry of Culture celebrated its women employees on the occasion of International Women’s Day. The celebration included sketches and singing performances.

A capacity building workshop on modern management techniques and report writing started in Al-Mahwit for 35 participants from local council administrations. The training will last 11 days and is funded by the Social Fund for Development.

Judges responsible for awarding the Hayel Saeed Anam Science Award for 2011 will meet on Wednesday to choose the winner from 25 science projects that have entered the competition.

Twenty three women from Sayoun City in Hadramout concluded a one month training course on beauty and cosmetics organized by the Hadrami Cooperation Charity in cooperation with the Vocational Training and Technical Education office. The training has provided the attendees with improved skills for income generation.

The first phase of a national immunization campaign started on Saturday across seven governorates. The campaign will last six days and will target two million children under the age of ten for measles and under the age of five for polio.

A training course in computer literacy in Ibb governorate started on Saturday for 25 participants from local councils. The training which will last for one month is funded by the Social Fund for Development.

All statistics of government employees in Aden governorate are currently being collected in order to be aggregated, categorized and then recorded in digital format. This project will enable concerned authorities to review qualifications and any wage grievances.

A technical team from the Electricity Cooperation was able to repair damage to the power transport network in Marib on Thursday and Friday. The network was vandalized by armed men earlier this week.

The branch of the Social Fund for Development in Taiz has registered 128 development projects at a total cost of 30 million USD in education, health and water to be implemented in 2012.

Two training courses in handicrafts and home economics concluded on Friday in Al-Dhale’ governorate. The courses targeted 20 teachers of literacy classes and seven volunteers over one month so as to enable them to convey those skills to their students.