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Islamic Development Bank and LinkedIn Sign MoU to Accelerate Economic Growth in Developing Countries

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LinkedIn Learning Solutions, Training and Mentorship key focal areas of new agreement which will benefit 30 annual winners of IsDB’s Career Advice Program

LinkedIn, the world’s largest professional network, and the Islamic Development Bank (IsDB), the multilateral development bank headquartered in Saudi Arabia, recently signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) to collaborate over a career advice program aimed at encouraging and inspiring the next generation of future leaders across the developing world.

With an initial one-year term, the MoU will further augment IsDB’s efforts in achieving its foundational mission to promote human development by alleviating poverty, promoting education and improving the health and prosperity of underdeveloped communities through Engage, the bank’s innovation platform closely aligned with the UN Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). Under the agreement, LinkedIn will offer mentorship and training, along with access to on-demand learning content, to the 30 identified winners of the Career Advice Program. 

Dr Hayat Sindi is a Saudi Arabian medical scientist and one of the first female members of the Consultative Assembly of Saudi Arabia. She is famous for making major contributions to point-of-care medical testing and biotechnology.

Dr. Hayat Sindi, Chief Scientific Adviser to the President of the Islamic Development Bank said: “IsDB’s Career Advice Program aims to identify, mentor and encourage the future leaders of the developing world to accelerate the pace of growth within their communities. We believe LinkedIn is the ideal partner to add further value and enhance the impact of the initiative. We look forward to identifying 30 bright, young talents each year to join the program, and guide them on how to create economic growth for their countries.”

Reem Mohammed, Head of Public Sector, Saudi Arabia, LinkedIn MENA said: “We are excited and proud to sign this agreement with IsDB, and play a role in shaping the futures of the brightest minds of tomorrow. Because of this MoU, deserving youth from the developing world – who are often likely to be overlooked – will have the opportunity to access matchless knowledge and expertise, and connect with the world’s largest pool of professionals through our network. Following the completion of the one-year term, we will be more than happy to continue our collaboration with the program and deepen our commitment to the Kingdom and its vision.”

LinkedIn will host training for the winners of IsDB’s Career Advice Program providing expert advice and guidance on effectively completing and optimizing their LinkedIn profiles, and best practices in identifying and connecting with potential mentorship opportunities on the platform. In addition, LinkedIn will provide free premium subscriptions to each of the winners for a year, including access to on-demand content and thousands of courses available in the LinkedIn Learning video library to acquire the latest in-demand skills.

~ Press Release

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