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Culture Summit 2018 – A Dream Assignment for Interpreter Adel Alhaimi

Culture Summit 2018 – A Dream Assignment for Interpreter Adel Alhaimi

ABU DHABI APRIL 2018: Adel Alhaimi was privileged to be invited to facilitate simultaneous interpretation for one of the world’s top cultural events.

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Culture Summit is an invitation-only forum “convening leaders from the arts, policy, technology and media” from around the world. The USD 5,000 a head registration fee included sumptuous dining and featured some of the region’s (and the world’s) most prestigious cultural figures including top leaders, artists, speakers and performers.

Adel Alhaimi interpreting at Culture Summit 2018 Abu Dhabi

Adel Alhaimi interpreting at Culture Summit 2018

The summit is characterized by the overall aim to identify ways that culture can raise awareness, build bridges and promote positive change.

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The summit included a staggering 450 participants from 80 different countries, spread across a series of 65 workshops. 

“This year’s programme, titled Unexpected Collaborations: Forging New Connections Between Heritage and Innovation, Near and Far, Creativity and Purpose, will focus on partnerships that are unique, different, and which blend tradition and innovation. Workshops, presentations, and performances throughout the event will engage participants in expanding on their ideas about the role of culture in improving our world. A special portion of the programme will take place at the newly opened Louvre Abu Dhabi, with events and tours scheduled exclusively for participants of CultureSummit 2018.”

culturesummitabudhabi.com

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Adel Alhaimi assists at 4th Arab Gulf Education Forum

AJMAN – 1 TO 5 APRIL 2018 – Adel Alhaimi assists at 4th Arab Gulf Education Forum: Red Sea’s Adel Alhaimi was invited to assist with Consecutive Interpretation at the Arab Gulf Education Forum 4 held in Sharjah.

Adel Interpreting at Gulf Teacher's Forum

The forum, held in two different locations, included 370 workshops in total, 25 different partners, 90 different trainers and was intended to target 8,800 educational  delegates.

His Excellency Dr. Hussain Al Hammadi, UAE Minister of Education, His Excellency Lieutenant General Dhahi Khalfan Tamim, Deputy Chief of Police and Public Security in Dubai, and HE Dr. Saeed Musabih Al Kaabi, President of the Sharjah Education Council, have attended the events of the Forum, accompanied by education experts and knowledge leaders, as well as a large number of audience that is interested in education, like international knowledge leaders, as well as students.”

https://www.moe.gov.ae/En/MediaCenter/News/Pages/STREAM.aspx

Adel Interpretering Teacher's Forum 3

The Forum was divided into two different groups. Adel facilitated Arabic<>English communication at a series of discussions and workshops in the first group of the Forum, which comprised of a staggering 250 workshops held at the Ajman Teacher Training Institute. 

Adel Interpreting Gulf Teacher's Forum 2

According to the Ministry of Education, The aim of the Forum this year was “to achieve a pioneering educational experience in the UAE’s STREAM education approach and to enhance the role of educational policies to support the STREAM approach to education.”

This was perceived as one of the most important objectives of the Forum in promoting the region’s “culture of innovation and entrepreneurship among Emirati schoolchildren, and to boost the STREAM-based community partnership to prepare the Emirati generations for the era of knowledge economy”.

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Cultural Feast – Adel Alhaimi Interprets for Sharjah Art Foundation

Cultural Feast – Adel Alhaimi Interprets for Sharjah Art Foundation

SHARJAH MARCH 2018: Red Sea’s Adel Alhaimi was recently invited to participate in the Sharjah Art Foundation’s March Meeting and was privileged to enjoy a cultural feast while in the process of interpreting.

Presentation at Sharjah Art Foundation's March Meeting

As the Art Foundation puts it, the March Meeting is an “annual gathering of artists, art professionals and institutions concerned with the production and dissemination of art in the region and internationally”.

From the interpreter's booth - Sharjah Art Foundation's March Meeting

The various exhibitions, performances and discussions stretched from the 16th to the 19th of March 2018 and were spread across a number of venues, from Al Mujeijah Square to the old planetarium.

Adel enjoyed the creative and stimulating discussions but also commented on the challenges faced by the simultaneous interpreter in capturing and conveying the aesthetic sense of creative pieces – as well as remaining true to the style of the artists striving to express their deep and often complex world views. 

Adel evidently enjoying the Sharjah Art Foundation discussions

EXTRACT FROM THE FOUNDATION’S WEBSITE:

March Meeting 2018: Active Forms panel discussions and talks: Dar Al Nadwa, Calligraphy Square, Sharjah

Performances

Claudia Pagès’ Talk Trouble: Gallery 1 & 2 Courtyard, Al Mureijah Square, Sharjah

Wael Shawky’s The Song of Roland: The Arabic Version: Calligraphy Square, Sharjah

Neo Muyanga’s Naham – Songs of light and weight: Al Hamdan Bin Mousa Courtyard, Al Mureijah Square, Sharjah

Neo Muyanga’s A revolting talk: Al Hamdan Bin Mousa Courtyard, Al Mureijah Square, Sharjah

Neo Muyanga’s Tsohle – A revolting mass: Al Hamdan Bin Mousa Courtyard, Al Mureijah Square, Sharjah

Exhibition

Active Forms: Works from the Sharjah Art Foundation Collection: Gallery 6, Bait Gholoum Ibrahim, Bait Al Aboudi, Bait Abdul Raheem Jasem in Al Mureijah Square, Bait Obaid Al Shamsi, Arts Square, Sharjah and the Old Sharjah Planetarium

http://sharjahart.org/march-meeting-2018

Over 50 speakers participated in the event, which ended after 21:00 nightly.

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Red Sea Team and Partners Interpret for DEWA World Bank CSP Workshop – Dubai

DUBAI – 26-28 FEBRUARY 2018: Red Sea Translation’s Adel Alhaimi, Dr Ralph Leo and Jeremiah Cady collaborated with OPlus in providing a team of simultaneous interpreters to cover the second workshop for the Middle East & North Africa CSP and Innovation Program.

The program was co-hosted by the Dubai Electricity and Water Authority (DEWA) and World Bank.

Adel Alhaimi led the team of two Arabic-English and two French-Arabic Simultaneous Interpreters, in addition to coordinating the Interpretation equipment and booths for the event.

Adel Alhaimi and Dr Ralph Leo - DEWA CSP Workshop Dubai

Adel Alhaimi and Dr Ralph Leo – DEWA CSP Workshop Dubai

DEWA Workshop - French Arabic Simultaneous Translation

DEWA recently reported the event on their website, outlining the significance of the workshop:

“Dubai Electricity & Water Authority (DEWA) and the World Bank Group co-host a workshop on Concentrated Solar Power (CSP) Markets, System Value, and Financing. This is part of the World Bank’s Clean Technology Fund (CTF)-supported MENA CSP Knowledge and Innovation Programme (KIP). The workshop explains how Dubai is successfully integrating CSP into its power system at a market-changing drop in price. Participants exchange expertise and best practices related to CSP technologies and financing, and how it contributes to greening energy systems alongside other renewables.”

https://www.dewa.gov.ae/en/about-dewa/news-and-media/press-and-news/latest-news/2018/02/dewa-and-world-bank-group-co-host-csp-markets-system-value-and-financing-workshop

Adel Alhaimi - Simultaneous Interpreting - DEWA CSP Workshop (video still)

Adel Alhaimi – Simultaneous Interpreting – DEWA CSP Workshop (video still)

The workshop abounded in dignitaries, as reported by the Emirates News Agency which goes on to outline the event in detail:

“Saeed Mohammad Al Tayer, MD and CEO of DEWA, inaugurated the workshop at Hyatt Regency Dubai Creek Heights hotel.

Ahmed Buti Al Muhairbi, Secretary-General of the Dubai Supreme Council of Energy, Erik Fernstrom, Energy and Extractives Global Practice Manager at the World Bank, and DEWA’s Executive Vice Presidents and Vice Presidents were present. The workshop was also attended by officials from the World Bank, experts and specialists, and representatives of utilities, developers, and investors from around the world.

In his keynote speech, Al Tayer thanked the World Bank Group for organising this workshop in Dubai.

“The main challenges to implementing clean energy strategies are: funds and prices, the efficiency and intermittency of renewable energy, regulatory and legislative frameworks, engagement with the private sector, and capacity building. In Dubai, we have dealt with these challenges through the Dubai Clean Energy Strategy 2050 to provide 75% of Dubai’s total power output from clean energy by 2050, and its 5 main pillars of infrastructure, legislation, funding, building capacities and skills, and an environmentally-friendly energy mix,” noted Al Tayer.

He said, “In Dubai, we have a holistic approach to the energy sector that has contributed to the UAE, represented by DEWA, being ranked first in the world for getting electricity according to the World Bank’s Doing Business 2018 report. In 2017, DEWA achieved the lowest Customer Minutes Lost (CML) worldwide at 2.68 minutes. The major projects launched by DEWA have contributed to reducing the cost of solar projects globally.

“This workshop reflects the accelerating pace of energy transition in the Middle East and North Africa and the desire to develop a whole range of clean and competitive clean energy solutions to underpin economic growth. DEWA has proven time and time again its ability to innovate and lead both in technology early adoption as well as scaling up project development with remarkable operational effectiveness and efficiency,” said Fernstrom.”

http://wam.ae/en/details/1395302670312

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Red Sea Update – Recent Simultaneous Interpreting Events in Dubai and Abu Dhabi

Red Sea Update – Recent Simultaneous Interpreting Events in Dubai and Abu Dhabi

UAE – NOVEMBER 2017 Red Sea Translation’s Freelance services to the Translation Industry Update: Adel Alhaimi was recently invited to provide Simultaneous Interpreting at a number of international and local conferences.

MS International Federation

The conference revolved around awareness and management of Multiple Sclerosis in the region and was held in Dubai (the 3rd Middle East North Africa Committee for Treatment and Research in MS)

https://www.msif.org/

MS International Federation - Dubai Conference (Adel conducted Simultaneous Interpreting for the event)

MS International Federation – Dubai Conference (Adel conducted Simultaneous Interpreting for the event)

Adel Alhaimi on standby - MS International Federation Conference Dubai

Adel Alhaimi on standby – MS International Federation Conference Dubai

22nd WAIPA World Investment Conference

This was followed by the 22nd WAIPA World Investment Conference, also held in Dubai from the 27th to the 28th of November and included over 300 participants from 49 countries .

WAIPA Dubai

Adel Alhaimi in the Interpreter's booth - WAIPA Dubai Conference

Adel Alhaimi in the Interpreter’s booth – WAIPA Dubai Conference

http://www.cpifinancial.net/news/post/43651/world-investment-conference-to-empower-investment-promotion-agencies

WAIPA Conference Dubai - View from the Interpreter booth

WAIPA Conference Dubai – View from the Interpreter booth

Abu Dhabi  Food Control Authority 15th Advisory Committee

This event took place on the 30th of November and Red Sea’s Adel was at the site to assist with Simultaneous Interpreting.

Abu Dhabi Food Control Authority 15th Advisory Committee

Abu Dhabi Food Control Authority 15th Advisory Committee

Abu Dhabi Food Control Authority Committee Meeting - Adel in the Booth

Abu Dhabi Food Control Authority Committee Meeting – Adel in the Booth

Taking a break after a busy session

Taking a break after a busy session

Adel reported that this busy final week in November was interesting and packed with information – and one wonders about the incredible amount of information interpreters have to process on a routine basis. Nevertheless, the stimulation, the challenge and the prestigious trappings of the job are a constant driving force with its own rewards.

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Adel Alhaimi Interprets at Dubai Government’s HR Lighthouse Conference

Adel Alhaimi Interprets at Dubai Government’s HR Lighthouse Conference on 18 July 2017. Adel conducted simultaneous interpreting for the conference.

Adel Alhaimi interpreting in HR Future Trends 2

The event was hosted at Dubai Mall’s prestigious Address Hotel.

Adel Alhaimi Interpreting in HR Future Trends 3

Speakers included Essa Bin Natoof who discussed “Future HR Strategies”, Sarah Davis (Centre and Qualifications Partnerships Manager – Middle East & GCC) on Future Talent Dynamics, and David Jones (Founder and CEO of The Talent Enterprise).

Adel Alhaimi Interpreting at HR Future Trends 1

The following is an article from WAM Emirates News Agency:

http://wam.ae/en/details/1395302624012

DUBAI GOVERNMENT HUMAN RESOURCES DEPARTMENT ORGANISES 7th EDITION OF ‘HR LIGHTHOUSE’

DUBAI, 20th July, 2017 (WAM) — Dubai Government Human Resources Department yesterday hosted the activities of the “HR Lighthouse” under the title “HR Future Trends” during an interactive conference.

With a wide participation of stakeholders and peers that take active interest in matters surrounding human resources at various government departments and institutions in Dubai, the 7th edition of the HR Lighthouse aims to embody the partnership between the Government of Dubai and various human resources professionals as well as to provide an interactive platform for the exchange of knowledge in addition to serving as an enlightening centre for creative thinking.

The session, which is part of the “HR Lighthouse” conference, discussed the challenges and prospects of the future of human capital. The choice of this hub is an affirmation to the UAE government’s approach and strategies for the future.

Eissa Abdulla Bin Natouf, Director of Insurance Affairs at Dubai Government Human Resources Department, pointed out that the human resources community in the government sector in Dubai is focused on creating an outlook from a human capital perspective within specific pillars, which he outlined employing the development of future scenarios of government work and public services.

He stressed the importance of achieving a tight link between education outputs and future perceptions and models on the labor market and its needs.

Ms. Sarah Davis, Centre and Qualifications Partnerships Manager- CIPD Middle East and GCC, delivered a presentation on the vision of the workforce in the Middle East from the CIPD perspective.

The second presentation was on “The Dynamics of Future Talents”, presented by David Jones, Founder and CEO of The Talent Enterprise, in which he addressed the future characteristics of human capital stemming from the effects of technological developments.

On the sidelines of the HR Lighthouse activities, a Memorandum of Understanding, MoU, was signed between Dubai Government Human Resources Department and CEB Consulting, which aims to enhance research and knowledge cooperation in the field of human resources development.

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