GoDubai
  
  
  
  
Citylife > Press Release
  Home Contact us Add to Favourites
Most Recent Postings
More Press Releses
Featured Sections

Event Finder
A daily roundup of exhibitions, promotions and other events in Dubai and the rest of the Emirates.
Submit an Event
Latest Dubai Press Releases >> Education and Training

 
  Share

Prof. Franco Gandolfi, dean of Canadian University Dubai, advises the government on obtaining foreign aid

Dubai, April 18, 2017: Canadian University Dubai's (CUD) Dean of Faculty of Management and School of Business Administration, Prof. Franco Gandolfi, was recently invited to act as a strategic advisor to the South Pacific nation of Kiribati to help them obtain financial aid from donors and development partners.   

In addition, Prof. Franco also conducted a week of intensive workshops on strategic planning and foresight for mid-level and senior-level public servants across all 12 of the government's ministries.  

Prof. Franco, who first worked with the island nation when he was Dean of the Faculty of Business & Economics at the University of the South Pacific, Fiji Islands,  spent two weeks in Kiribati serving as a technical advisor to its government during its negotiations for ongoing funding for its strategic plan and the Kiribati Development Project (2016 - 2020) with its key stakeholders, including World Bank, International Monetary Fund (IMF), Asian Development Bank (ADB) and the United Nations, as well as the Governments of Australia, New Zealand, Japan, Singapore, and Taiwan.

His visit culminated with a dinner banquet hosted by the President of Kiribati, H.E. Taneti Maamau and the First Lady, Madam Teiraeng Maamau, where the Canadian University Dubai was officially recognized.

“The Government of Kiribati is focused on attracting investment and building the infrastructure it needs to optimize the potential of its fishing and tourism industries,” said Prof. Franco.  “However, as a nation of only 100,000 people who have primarily lived a traditional Micronesian way of life, they are eager to seek advice and guidance from international business leaders and academics who can assist them in capacity building and securing on-going funding for its ambitious strategic plans, which is why I'm glad to help.” 

The Republic of Kiribati, formerly known as the Gilbert Islands when it was governed by the United Kingdom, is a democratic nation comprising 34 islands with a total land area of 800 sq. km. spread over 3.5 million sq. km. of water.   Its main industries are Copra (products made from coconuts) and fishing.  To date its economy has relied heavily on international development assistance programs, fishing licenses and tourism.  
“I am deeply humbled and honored by the opportunity to act as a strategic advisor to the Government of Kiribati and grateful for the opportunity to represent CUD at the highest political level by assisting the government to secure funding for its strategic plan and provide workshops to engage in capacity building for its senior level public servants across all ministries,” said Prof. Franco. “It is my hope that this will be the starting point for future collaborations between CUD and this wonderful Pacific Island nation”.



Posted by : GoDubai Editorial Team
Viewed 8601 times
Posted on : Tuesday, April 18, 2017  
Replication or redistribution in whole or in part is expressly prohibited without the prior written consent of GoDubai.com.
Previous Story : Masdar Institute Professor Wins Khalifa Award for Education 2017
Next Story : UK/UAE 2017 Debuts British Sculptors and Oxford Biologists at Think Science
Email this article Print this article

Share this article with your friends and followers
NewsVine

Comments

Back to Top  
Most Viewed Press Release posted in the last 7 days
The Overnight Success Podcast Brought to You by Maria Hatzistefanis
Glisten & Glow this Festive Season with Skin Republic Masks
D1 Milano Launches Exlcusive Limited Edition Collection –The Khaleeji
The Incredible Power of the Mushroom!
GaGà Milano unveils six extra-special watches to celebrate Neymar's genius
Carl F. Bucherer Celebrates Its Anniversary With the Heritage Tourbillon Double ...
Beware of Cheap Beauty Deals: They May End Up Being More Costly
8 Jours Grande Taille - a new avatar on iconic timepiece
Get Ready for The Festive Season with The Body Shop's Enchanted by Nature Gift C...
Tissot Lady Heart Flower Powermatic 80
Sukin's Top Holiday Picks for a Supple-Skin Winter Season
Switch your hair colour safely for the new season with Rahua's Color Full range
Omega Raises Its Warranty On All Watches to 5 Years
Everyday care for your baby's hair with Fifi & Friends!
Bringing you warmth and shine this festive season
Season's Greetings 2018
Twelve Holiday Gifts for the Beauty-Obsessed Woman
The Smile Bar Opens Its First Store in the UAE
Chloé Eyewear's Feminine Appeal Seen Through the Lens of the New “Rosie” Style
#MKGO Bold: Michael Kors Unveils Bold New Arrivals
Triumphant First Daman Dxb Swimfest at Jumeirah Beach Hotel
Purely Pandora Classics With a Twist
Indulge Your Love for Animal Print with M&S
Alina Anwar Couture Launches in UAE
Must-have festive Christmas jumpers and tees for the whole family
Parah dedicates its Fall/Winter 2018/19 collection to femininity
Author Dubai Abulhoul Calls for the Preservation of Emirati Folktales
Starbucks announces the return of festive favourites
New 1948 Seamaster Watches Join the Ranks
Le Clos Excited About the First Daman DXB Swimfest
National Geographic Launches Mars 2 into Orbit with Season 2 Premiering Nov 15 ...
Add a festive sparkle to your eyes with Palladio Beauty
Give an abandoned or neglected cat their forever home at Kittysnip's adoption da...
Festive Gifting Guide
Land Rover Supports Red Cross Disaster Projects Worldwide
‘Celebrate 2019 Now' with special deals from Al-Futtaim Toyota
The Geo-Graham Orrery Tourbillon presents a galaxy you can reach out and wear Ge...
Sprint for a Great Cause at Al Maha
EDCC organizes largest UAE Pavilion at debut SNSR in Saudi Arabia
Department of Culture and Tourism – Abu Dhabi Organises ‘Herfaty' Programme in A...
Dubai Customs helps brand owners to recycle 18 m counterfeit items
Jameel Arts Centre, Dubai opens with an ambitious set of exhibitions and program...
Etihad Airways Launches Model Diary of Xiaowen at China International Import Expo
Emirates Steel signs new long-term iron ore pellet supply deal with Vale
Unilever MENA calls for collective action as it's revealed that 54% of consumers...
The Sharjah Stamp Exhibition celebrates the Year of Zayed
Top five new things to do at Golden Mile Galleria this season
Presenting Katrina Kaif in her hottest desi avatar as Suraiyya in Thugs of Hindostan
IKEA Promises 25 Years of Quality Guarantee
A new 2019 Toyota Rush grade hits the road