In brief [Archives:2007/1105/Local News]

November 22 2007

– Media training course for Sana'a, Aden University teachers

Nov. 21 – The Ministry of Higher Education and Scientific Research on Monday agreed with the United Nations Information Centers to train teaching staff at Sana'a University's Media Faculty and Aden University's Media Department at the U.N. bureau in Sana'a.

The two bodies further agreed to furnish Aden University with a library of U.N. documents, in addition to organizing lectures for Media Faculty students at Sana'a University in order to introduce them to international pacts and treaties.


– Czech science and culture support

Nov. 21 – In a meeting with a Czech Senate delegation headed by Carol Patrick, chair of the Science, Culture and Human Rights Committee, Aden Local Council Secretary-General Abdulkarim Shaif reviewed numerous development projects in Aden Free Zone and the Containers Port.

They further discussed advancing the practice of decentralization systems, strengthening the local authority's role and finally, democratic freedom of press and opinion. Additionally, they discussed developing cultural cooperation between Yemeni and Czech schools and institutes.


– Mineral resources investment opportunities

Nov. 21 – Amran Governor Numan Doayd on Monday reviewed with Chan Andrew, executive representative for Cantics Mine Development Firm, mineral exploration activities in the governorate's Suwar area.

The two call on international firms to invest in Amran and benefit from investment opportunities in mineral resources. Andrew says the project will be completed within two years so that it is ready for investment.


– Women's role in development

Nov. 21 – The Rada'a city branch of the Yemeni Women's Union, headed by Al-Beidha Deputy for Rada'a affairs Abdullah Ahmed, on Monday discussed advancing the branch's activities and role in serving women's interests in Rada'a districts.

Branch Chairwoman Iman Abdulrahman Al-Ridha reviewed the union's 2008 plan and the role it intends to implement in order to develop societal awareness of women's issues to serve their local situation. Also discussed was support for the women's union branch offered by the Dutch CARE Organization in Yemen.


– U.S. foundation to restore Marib's Awaam Temple

Nov. 21 – Marib Deputy Governor Ali Al-Fatimi recently briefed a delegation from the American Foundation for the Study of Man, whose excavations at Marib's Awaam Temple revealed more than 85 archaeological inscriptions, some referring to the seventh century.

Al-Fatimi affirmed the governorate leadership's readiness to provide all support to facilitate the mission's work in Marib in order for it to accomplish its tasks in archeological studies and excavations.


– Training course to compile security stats

Nov. 21 – A three-day training course recently organized by the National Commission for Women was the first for security services seeking to compile statistics and databases according to gender.

Some 31 Interior Ministry personnel, including both men and women, received information about the concept of gender and how to integrate that into data and statistics, as well as explaining data sources available at the ministry.