• Speech by Dr. Mubashar Riaz Sheikh on the occasion of the Kuwait Integrated Environmental Management System Enhancing Air Quality Compliance and Management WorkshopSep 24, 2013Welcome to the UN house and the Kuwait Integrated Environmental Management System program workshop. The discussion over the next two days will be very important to the State of Kuwait and the health of its citizens and residents as we meet to discuss Air Quality in Kuwait and how we can manage it effectively. We are gathering here today to learn about the progress achieved in the development of the Kuwait Integrated Environmental Management System (KIEMS) in relation to Air Quality Management in Kuwait.

  • On the occasion of International Day of DemocracySep 15, 2013Ladies and Gentlemen, Distinguished Guests, Roundtable Participants, It is a great pleasure to be here this evening on the occasion of the International Day of Democracy. Allow me first to express my great appreciation to the Kuwait Graduates Society for proposing to co-organise this event with the UNDP Kuwait Country Office. The Kuwait Graduates Society has a proud tradition of engaging in discourse on fundamental issues pertaining to the growth of democracy and human rights in Kuwait. It is very fitting that this roundtable discussion on “The role of civil society organisations in strengthening democratic practice” is held here at the Kuwait Graduates Society, a civil society organization that has made such a significant contribution to intellectual debate in Kuwait over the past decades.

  • Speech of Mr. Stein Hansen, UNDP Resident Representative a.i. Press Conference for the launch of The Women Economic Empowerment IncubatorFeb 5, 2013The Economic Development Unit, also known as an Entrepreneur Incubator, is designed to support Kuwaiti women to establish and manage their own micro, small and medium-sized businesses. The Incubator provides the physical infrastructure required to establish a small business, through the refurbishment of the premises in South Surra, and supports the development of the technical skills and expertise the entrepreneurs will need to launch, manage and develop sustainable businesses.