UAE is the "obvious partner" for a platform hoping to encourage innovators

It is the sort of idea that both inspires and warms the heart, using the most up-to-date thinking and technology to help people who are in desperate straits through no fault of their own.

Hope for Opportunity an online platform to provide quality education opportunities for Syrian refugees in camps.It is the brainchild of the UAE’s Suaad Mohammed Yousef Al Hammadi and she presented it to the Global Youth Forum in Dubai.

In its first phase, the project will allow 500 refugees in camps in Lebanon to access skill training as well as bringing them to the attention of potential employers “while simultaneously changing how the world views the refugees,” said Suaad.

It’s the sort of project the conference is all about, with eager young entrepreneurs and students from around the world, listening to and learning from some of the most innovative minds in the modern business world, and proving once again that when it comes to entrepreneurship, the UAE is up there with the best.

Yousef Khalili, one of the architects of Dubai’s smart city project was just one of the many business experts from around the world who gathered in Dubai to share the wisdom of their experiences with an equally diverse and enthusiastic group of 96 young entrepreneurs and students from 26 countries. He held his eager audience captive, posing questions like: “What makes a city smart? What can it do for businesses?”

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