Author Archives: Dina Wakeel

About Dina Wakeel

Dina is Venture Magazine's Senior Associate. She can be reached at dina@venture-mag.com.
Job Creation Leaps 50 Percent in H1

Job Creation Leaps 50 Percent in H1

The number of jobs created during the first half of 2016 increased by 50 percent compared to the same period the previous year, according to recent figures by the Department of Statistics. The DoS said 26,000 jobs were created during…

Young People Need Jobs, and So Do Their Parents

Young People Need Jobs, and So Do Their Parents

Efforts to get young people into work should come as part of a wider package of macroeconomic policies. By Mary Kawar and Zafiris Tzannatos The conclusion of yet another successful World Economic Forum in the context of this year’s timely…

The battle for young minds

The Battle for Young Minds

An ideological battle is being fought in Jordan’s classrooms between reformers wanting to foster greater critical thinking and tolerance, and cultural conservatives alarmed by what they see as the creeping secularization of education. There has been much debate in recent…

Minister of Education Omar Razzaz on Tawjihi Reforms

Reforming Tawjihi

Ever since assuming post as the Minister of Education, Omar Razzaz has been busy engineering plans to upgrade the Kingdom’s education system, starting with the General Secondary Education Certificate Examination (Tawjihi). Razzaz, who has been a vocal advocate of the…

Jordan’s Higher Education Minister, Adel Tweissi

Helping Higher Education

From spiraling student numbers to funding shortfalls, Jordan’s Higher Education Minister, Adel Tweissi, is under no illusions about the size of the challenges facing our university system. With graduate unemployment at worryingly high levels, many wonder where the disconnect lays…

Increasing Wheeling Fees a Set Back for Renewables Sector-EDAMA

Increasing Wheeling Fees a Set Back for Renewables Sector-EDAMA

Sustainability NGO EDAMA slammed a proposed increase in wheeling charges of up to 400 percent as an unjustifiable move that aims to obstruct renewable energy projects. The government is currently considering hiking wheeling charges from 1.1 piasters to 4.5 piasters,…

Ashraf Sabry, Fawry CEO

All Aboard Egypt’s E-payments Express

Whether it’s buying a bus fare or an airline ticket, Egypt’s first and biggest e-payment firm Fawry handles around 1.5 million transactions daily. Fawry CEO Ashraf Sabry told Venture how he planned to convince even more merchants and consumers to make…

Ransomware

Venture Explains: Ransomware

What happened? Recently, a group of cyber extortionists used hacking tools thought to have been developed by the US National Security Agency to infect tens of thousands of computers across almost 100 countries, disrupting Britain’s health system, global shipper FedEx, Spain’s…

S8 plus

The Audi S8 Plus: Power Up

Audi manages to wring even more power out of its already formidable luxury super saloon. By Ghaith Madadha The car for those who’ve entertained fantasies of Jason Statham-like car chases, the Audi S8 plus is the ultimate high-end luxury getaway…

The World Economic Forum (WEF)

The WEF Spotlights Startups

The World Economic Forum rolls into town this month with the aim of recognizing the region’s most promising startups. American research and advisory firm Gartner has called it the “Nexus of Forces,” which is when social, mobile, cloud and information…