AMIDEAST and the Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum Foundation Embark on a New Partnership
AMIDEAST President and CEO Theodore Kattouf (left) and MBRF Managing Director Jamal bin Huwaireb sign the MOU that will strengthen cooperation between AMIDEAST and the MBRF.

Washington, DC, October 21, 2016 – AMIDEAST is pleased to announce that it has signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) with the Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum Foundation (MBRF). The agreement, which was signed during GITEX Technology Week 2016 in Dubai, aims to strengthen cooperation between the two parties and coordinate their joint efforts to serve the community. 

From left, AMIDEAST Country Director for the UAE Rula Dajani, AMIDEAST President Kattouf, MBRF Managing Director Jamal bin Huwaireb, Dr. Khalid Wazani, MBRF Knowledge Advisor, and Shamsa Al Blooshi, MBRF Director of Partnershi

“MBRF and AMIDEAST will explore initiatives and sustainable programs to enhance R & D to establish a new generation of scientists, thinkers and researchers in line with the UAE National Agenda 2021,” MBRF said in a statement issued following the signing.

Theodore H. Kattouf, AMIDEAST's president and CEO and former U.S. ambassador to the UAE, said, “AMIDEAST is proud of its partnership with the Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum Foundation. We have been providing educational and training services in the Middle East for 65 years—experience that we will draw on to develop education and training programs that contribute to the expansion of opportunities for young people, employees, entrepreneurs, and trainers.”

Jamal bin Huwaireb, MBRF’s managing director, observed that “AMIDEAST will play an important role in the launch of several initiatives and in driving the quality of projects in the areas of knowledge and education in line with our efforts to establish Dubai and the UAE as a center of knowledge and research in the region.”