Exceptional years lived by Arab programmers, academics, entrepreneurs and technology specialists, within the framework of the “One Million Arab Coders” initiative.
The initiative launched by Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Vice President and Prime Minister of the UAE and ruler of Dubai, since 2017; To empower a new generation of Arab youth who are able to benefit from the knowledge economy and create future opportunities for themselves and their communities.
The initiative has yielded excellent results embodying the visionary vision of Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, having succeeded in bringing together a group of the most important and experienced trainers in software sciences and advanced technology in the world to bring together participants from 80 countries. to lead. Received 5 million hours of study and work and participated in 76,000 training workshops. They completed 100,000 successful graduation projects.
The initiative’s graduates will be on time this week to announce the results of the “One Million Arab Coders Challenge”, the grand prize of which is one million dollars, and 6 software projects developed by Arab youth from around the world will compete for this thanks to the programming skills they acquired during their participation in the initiative’s courses.
The initiative was a defining moment in the region that gave new hope for the future, and turned it into a tool for building effective international partnerships and a pillar in the Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum project around the Arab world. resumption of civilization, and when the “Covid-19” pandemic invaded the world, the initiative was a leading platform for innovative future solutions in the areas of Health, Business and Community Solidarity.
The “One Million Arab Coders” initiative, one of the global initiatives of Mohammed bin Rashid, and under the auspices of the Dubai Future Foundation, has sought to empower millions of Arab youth in the region by providing them with jobs in the modern technology sector. and rehabilitate them, refine their skills, enrich their knowledge, develop their abilities and build up their expertise in the field of advanced sciences. And provide them with specialized scientific training to help them master the programming language and excel in it, so that they are ready to handle high efficiency with all the requirements of the digital future economy.
The reality of the Arab world has formed a basic starting point for the initiative and its goals, specifically in light of the young structure of Arab societies, as studies indicate that about 50% of the population of the Arab world under the age of twenty is. five, and a large proportion of them strive to establish their own projects over the next five years, not to mention the high unemployment rates among young people who are able to work and produce.
The “One Million Arab Coders” initiative focused on strategic goals to serve Arab youth to acquire knowledge that will enable them to possess the necessary skills to enter the information technology sector, achieve their ambitions and achieve a job opportunity among the millions of opportunities offered. by the sector in its various fields, such as computer programs and smartphone applications, and websites that serve smart governments. The initiative has also enabled hundreds of thousands of young people to learn about the broad future prospects of the knowledge economy in its various aspects.
From the very first moment, the initiative was based on practical foundations, by announcing the provision of free training to participating Arab youth in collaboration with the best international companies in the field of modern technology, rehabilitating them, refining their skills, enriching their knowledge, their abilities, building their expertise in the fields of advanced sciences, and providing specialized scientific qualifications to help them master the programming language. And it excels in being ready to deal effectively with all the demands of the digital future economy.
Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum’s invitation to the graduates of the One Million Arab Coders Program last July to participate and compete to develop innovative software projects based on the skills and experiences they gained in a technology competition that the largest of its kind in the region. is a new highlight that will reach the initiative, where the winning project will be honored with the award. The grand prize of $ 1 million, while 5 participants, from the top five projects, will receive prizes of $ 50,000 each.
The opportunity to participate in the “One Million Arab Coders Challenge” was limited to the initiative’s graduates, and a set of special criteria was set to select the winners, while a specialized jury consisted of a group of experts and specialists. existed in various fields of programming. , technology and entrepreneurship from the UAE and abroad worked to evaluate the entries and select the best ones. .
Launching this challenge, the results of which will be announced soon, he said: “The focus will be on projects that serve people, transform jobs and lives, and contribute to building stable and prosperous societies” – years full achievements.
During three years of continuous work, courses and training workshops, the “One Million Arab Coders” initiative provided the opportunity for its affiliates to learn many programming skills and apply them in the field of website development and mobile applications, in addition to many other technological sectors such as blockchain, artificial intelligence, data and cloud computing.
Since its launch, the initiative has awarded more than 1,000 “Nano Degree” certificates to the leading participants, and has also provided support to those who want to learn programming through its platform through the participation of more than 3,600 certified trainers from around the world. , to help them with technical aspects and provide technical support and advice to turn their ideas into practical projects.