Innovation centre to be set up at DNRD

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Innovation centre to be set up at DNRD

The centre will be tasked with discovering, developing and sponsoring talented people within the department and outside.

By Salah Al Deberky/staff Reporter

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Published: Fri 23 Jan 2015, 12:05 AM

Last updated: Thu 25 Jun 2015, 10:32 PM

 Maj. - Gen Al Marri gives a memento to Dr Manahel Thabet at the DNRD office on Wednesday. –Supplied photo

Dubai — The General Directorate of Residency and Foreigners Affairs - Dubai (DNRD) will set up a centre for innovation and creativity within the department, a top official revealed on Wednesday.

Major-General Mohammed Ahmed Al Marri, Director-General of the directorate, said the centre will be tasked with discovering, developing and sponsoring talented people within the department and outside.

The centre, he said, will foster talent and innovative thoughts. The centre will also help talented people protect their intellectual property rights.

Al Marri made these remarks on the sidelines of a lecture delivered by noted mathematician and economist Dr Manahel Abdul Rahman Thabet, Chairwoman of the World Genius Directory, who also serves as member of the British Society for Economics.

Thabet gave a lecture titled ‘How to be a Genius’ as part of a series of lectures hosted by the DNRD every month under the theme ‘Leaders of Excellence’. Dr Manahel spoke about the methods that could help individuals to discover themselves and nurture their talents. She talked about her life’s journey from a little girl suffering from autism to where she is today.

She referred to the personality of His Highness Shaikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Vice-President and Prime Minister of the UAE and Ruler of Dubai, as a “truly genius leader”. “He is a leader, a poet and a knight,” she said.

She said the UAE supports its citizens and called upon the Western countries to learn from the UAE.

salah@khaleejtimes.com



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