Muscat, The Public Establishment for Industrial

Estates � Madayn, represented by the National Business Centre,

launched today a pilot coding programme for a number of Omani

females from different governorates.

The one-week coding programme, which is being held at the

Knowledge Oasis Muscat, aims at teaching women not only how to

code to get a job, but also how to form an online business to create

jobs for more women like themselves, and empower them with the

skills to earn income from their own businesses.

The coding programme comes as part of the first MENA Women's

Congress in the Sultanate to focus on empowering women through

coding capabilities that will be held during the period from 14th to 16th

October, 2019. Sponsored by Petroleum Development Oman (PDO),

the MENA Women's Congress in Oman comes under the initiative of

the US-based CTEK Foundation. This initiative aims at supporting

women in the region by crafting programmes that give women

opportunities to learn coding as a business through online learning,

digital bonding and forming a community through women-only

business incubators.

The congress will also discuss the outcomes of the ongoing pilot

coding programme and explore ways to continue enhancing coding

capabilities among women in the Sultanate and the region.

It should be noted that the coding programme and the MENA

Women's Congress come along the lines of Madayn's key

cornerstones, which is to support entrepreneurship through its

incubator programmes, such as the National Business Centre and

Industrial Innovation Centre, as well as funding innovative startups.

It is worth mentioning that the National Business Centre is an

initiative by Madayn to offer promising Omani entrepreneurs a platform

to develop their business ideas and advance them into growing


Source: Oman News Agency