'Women are the largest untapped reservoir of talent in the world' – Hillary Clinton
Kuwait – a country where women have equal empowerment. Women empowering and boosting their contribution to different domains are a top priority for Kuwaiti government. Kuwait has pushed towards strengthening Kuwaiti women’s empowerment by supporting their political rights on candidacy, voting and other decision-making areas. The government has ensured equality between men and women in all rights. Both men and women are partners in society and in reaching developmental goals. It will always be pioneering in efforts to boost women status in all domains.
Today top twelve Kuwaiti women are ranked among the 100 most powerful Arab women according to Forbes magazine. Kuwaiti women have even taken their place in the parliament, become MP’s, ministers and soon will represent as speakers at the National Assembly.
‘Coming together is a beginning, keeping together is process, working together is success’ – Henry Ford
There is a long history of a bustling merchant culture in Kuwait. Since the 18th century, the country has been known for trade: whether in exporting goods, boat-building, or its pearl industry. Kuwait traditionally did not require entrepreneurs, as massive oil wealth and a relatively small population has helped guaranteed jobs for anyone who wants one.
But the government wants to change that and has begun to provide plenty of support – finance and otherwise – to those who want to give running their business a go.
'Silicon Desert: Can Kuwait move from oil to entrepreneurs?
Kuwait as a country seeks to create a new generation of entrepreneurs, as part of its ambition to diversify its oil – dependent economy and become regional finances and trade hub. Its plan is to focus entirely on Kuwait’s entrepreneurial ecosystem by creating “hubs” in various fields, where entrepreneurs can access services such as mentorship and financing. Kuwaiti's have great potential in technology and entrepreneurship, and with the added presence of expats, the country has the makings of a vibrant entrepreneurial scene.' – As on BBC News
As an independent public corporation with a total capital of KD 2 billion, the SME Fund will finance up to 80 percent of capital for feasible small and medium projects submitted by Kuwaiti nationals.
'Climate change is not hysteria – it's a fact' – Leonardo DiCaprio
As the world stands at a climate crossroads, it is powerful yet humbling to think that our actions today will decide what tomorrow will look like for generations to come. Climate change knows no boundaries and that’s why climate action needs to transcend the borders of individual countries, perfectly exemplified in regions who are joining the forces to change the climate.
'Help make change a reality'. This year has a global focus on climate change. We are committed to create change for a better future. Climate change is undoubtedly one of the most important issues of our generation and in the bid to change climate, planet Earth and its people need all the help they can get.
'We only get one planet. Humankind must become accountable on a massive scale for the wanton destruction of our collective home. Protecting our future on this planet depends on the conscious evolution of our species.' - Leonardo DiCaprio, while addressing the UN Climate Summit.
2015 was no doubt a landmark year for our climate, and as we gear up for the second quarter of 2016, we want to remind ourselves of what we can achieve when the world unites to change climate change.