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Directory of development organizations


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Directory of development organizations

  2. 2. Bahrain
  3. 3. INDEX Arabian Gulf University AWAL Women Association Bahrain Society of Engineers Bahrain Centre for Human Rights Ministry of Health, Kingdom of Bahrain
  4. 4. Arabian Gulf University, Bahrain • Vision: The Arabian Gulf University looks forward to undertaking its role as a regional Gulf university in addressing the developmental issues of the Gulf Cooperation Council countries through its innovative and effective educational and research programs with relevance to Arabian Gulf regional issues and aspires to gain an eminent international reputation. • Mission: The Arabian Gulf University aims to be an exemplary regional Gulf university striving to focus its efforts on fundamental regional issues of the Gulf Cooperation Council in health, human development, environment, science and technology and aims to contribute effectively to spreading the culture of knowledge and education in Arabian Gulf society. • Services:
  5. 5. • About the University: The idea to build the Arabian Gulf University was based on the belief in the importance of university and higher level education in the Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC) society. This would be the start of satisfying the needs of GCC countries in terms of specialists and experts in various occupational fields connected to society. After studying the cultural, social, and economic situation in the GCC region, the challenges it faces, the shared historical background was also examined. It was found that united aspirations towards a brighter future, one of which was to create a melded co- existence, of mentality and of advancement in knowledge for members of the society at large to promote the area and growth in its various sectors. With this in mind, the General Convention of Arab Education for the GCC at its fourth meeting was held in Bahrain on the 4th of Jumada al-Oola, 1399 A.H, corresponding to the 3rd and 4th of April, 1979, the convention and it was decided to establish the Arabian Gulf University to be located in the Kingdom of Bahrain.
  6. 6. AWAL Women Association • Bahrain is a small country at the heart of the Gulf. Its strategic location makes it unique in the region. It is pioneer in matters related to socio-economic development: Bahrain is the first country in the Gulf to start education for males (1919) and for females (1928); to discover oil (1932), and to establish women organizations (1955). Among those organizations Awal Women Society which was first found in 1967 plays a leading role in women’s rights, participation of women in development, as well as opposing to all forms of discrimination against women.
  7. 7. Bahrain Society of Engineers • The Bahrain Society of Engineers was established and officially incorporated by the Ministry of Labour and Social Affairs on 1st July 1972. Roles and Responsibilities To contribute towards the industrial development and modernization of Bahrain. • To enhance the standards of the engineering professional practice in cooperation with relevant authorities. • To express the interests and professional rights of its members. • To establish and promote good relationship and interaction among its members. • To establish and promote scientific and technical cooperation with engineers outside Bahrain. • To conduct and encourage scientific and engineering researches through publications, conferences, seminars, technical visits, technical competitions and exchange of information with other engineering societies and organizations. • To provide arbitrators and expert witnesses in matters related to engineering. • To promote training and professional development. • To maintain and promote the ethics of professional practice.
  8. 8. Society’s Main Activities • Develop the engineering knowledge of newly graduated Arab Engineers. • Providing places in various Conferences/Workshops/Seminars, free of cost and at reduced rates. • Organizing International and Regional Conferences and Exhibitions. • Organizing Seminars and Workshops on Engineering subjects. • Organizing Lectures and Technical Visits for members. • Organizing and issuing leaflets, booklets, journals, research studies, newsletters and conference proceedings during conferences. • Providing employment services for members through received offers and approved programmes. • Offering financial aid to members for training and development purposes within the Society’s financial constraints. • Organizing public relations and information –related activities by publishing the Al- Mohandis Journal and issuing press releases to the local press. • Providing Forums and opportunities for the exchange of engineering and scientific information
  9. 9. BSE Training Centre The objectives of the training centre are to provide: • Offer courses which addresses the needs and training requirements as outlined in consultation with government and other major business concerns • Course instructors and lecturers from the region and other part of the world who are experts in their subject bring their expertise to the professionals keeping in mind the regional demands and perspectives. • Courses and training programs are provided at a nominal charge to enable cost – effectiveness thereby reducing training expenses in all organizations and individuals who require focused training at reasonable rates.
  10. 10. BSE Affiliations • World Federation of Engineering Organizations • Federation of Arab Engineers • Institution of Electrical Engineers –U.K • American Society of Mechanical Engineers • The Concrete Society-U.K • The American Concrete Institute • Institution of Engineers(India)-Bahrain Chapter • Institution of Engineers ( Pakistan)-Bahrain Chapter • Jordanian Society of Engineers • Saudi Arabian Quality Council • Saudi Arabian Section of the Air & Waste Management Association • National Association of Corrosion Engineers-Saudi Arabian Chapter
  11. 11. Bahrain Centre for Human Rights • The Bahrain Centre for Human Rights is a Bahraini non-profit non-governmental organisation which works to promote human rights in Bahrain, which was founded by a number of Bahraini activists in June 2002. The centre was given a dissolution order after its former president Abdulhadi Al Khawaja was arrested in September 2004 a day after criticizing the country's Prime Minister, Khalifah ibn Sulman Al Khalifah at a seminar in which he blamed the Prime Minister for the failure of widespread economic development for all citizens. The BCHR is still banned by the government, but has remained very active. In 2013 the organisation was awarded the Rafto Prize for its work. • Mission: To encourage and support individuals and groups to be proactive in the protection of their own and others' rights; and to struggle to promote democracy and human rights in accordance with international norms. To document and report on human rights violations in Bahrain. To use this documentation for advocacy to influence international policies according to the Universal Declaration of Human Rights. • Activities: For more than eleven years, the BCHR has carried out many projects, including advocacy, training, workshops, seminars, media campaigns and reporting to UN mechanisms and international NGOs. The BCHR has also participated in many regional an international conferences and workshops in addition to testifying in national parliaments across Europe, the EU parliament, and the United States Congress.
  12. 12. • Objectives: - Promoting freedoms and basic rights (Civil, Political and Economic) - Combating racial and religious discrimination - Human rights education - Providing support and protection to victims of human rights abuses and the vulnerable - Local and international advocacy in support of human rights • Structure and Funding: The 26-founding members include prominent doctors, lawyers, journalists, and NGO leaders, men and women. There are currently twenty- one members of staff at the BCHR; the vast majority of our operations are carried out in Bahrain, while a small 'office in exile' is maintained in Copenhagen, Denmark, to coordinate our international advocacy program. The BCHR currently receives a small amount of funding from the Sigrid Rausing Trust - a non-political charity based in the UK, dedicated to defending and promoting human rights. Our staff is employed almost entirely on a voluntary basis. The current President is Nabeel Rajab, who is serving a two year prison sentence for charges related to freedom of expression; he is scheduled for release on June 2nd, 2014. The Acting-President is Maryam Al-Khawaja.
  13. 13. Ministry of Health, Kingdom of Bahrain • Bahrain IHR website is a network that brings together public health officials responsible for IHR implementation and key partners to coordinate public health activities at ports, airports and ground crossings including preparedness for and response to health emergencies affecting international travel and transport. It is competent authorities, intergovernmental and nongovernmental organizations, and industry representatives from ports, airports and ground crossings and individual experts who have expressed an interest in working together to share IHR information and to promote implementation of public health practices under the International Health Regulations. IHR Bahnet is an internet-based network that brings together the National Focal Point, public health officials and other partners to coordinate public health activities in the community and at ports, airport and ground crossings including those related to public health emergency preparedness and response affecting international travel and transport. • Mission: -To protect the health of population in Bahrain -To prevent, detect and control the international spread of diseases through international travel and transport.
  14. 14. • Objectives: -To strike technical expertise of partners and achieve synergy regarding public health - activities at ports, airports, ground crossings and other areas related to international travel and transport. -To promote harmonized technical guidance and instruments for public health capacity building. -To improve specific capacities to meet the International Health Regulations (IHR 2005) requirements and facilitate IHR implementation. -To coordinate, plan for and facilitate sharing of experience related to response to public health emergencies of international concern. -To facilitate inter-sectorial collaboration to advance scientific knowledge in the field of public health and international travel and transport. • Purpose: To promote and provide a mechanism for technical collaboration among partners and the exchange and dissemination of knowledge and information concerning the International Health Regulation in Bahrain, public health as well as international travel and transport.