zenithTalk: Rania Rada

Rania Reda is the founder and CEO of ITQAN, which in Arabic means “perfection”.

As Middle East countries diversify their economies technical skills are in demand.
Demand Rises for German Vocational Skills Training

German training staff are becoming increasingly valued in the Middle East for their vocational education programmes. Bonn-based institute iMOVE's Silvia Niediek and Kristine Schinkmann explain how the synergy is working out well for all concerned.

Blink My Car in Lebanon's Beirut Digital District (BDD).
Lebanon's Bold Plan to Force its Banks to Invest in Tech

In 2014, Lebanon took the step of requiring its banks to invest in its knowledge economy, sparking rapid growth in the tech sector. Now other regional governments are looking to emulate Circular 331–but should they be wary of unintended consequences?

Tech entrepreneurs at the King Hussein Business Park in Amman, Jordan.
A Road-Map for MENA Tech Policy Success

Progressive policies can help unlock the enormous potential of MENA’s tech entrepreneurs, writes Fadi Ghandour.