The first day of The Duke of York’s visit to Bahrain started at the United Kingdom Naval Support Facility in Mina Salman port. The Facility plays a central role in the UK’s ability to operate in the region, and is the Royal Navy’s hub of operation in the Gulf, Red Sea and Indian Ocean.
His Royal Highness, who served for 22 years in the Royal Navy and is now a Vice-Admiral, officially opened the site during a visit in 2018. During the visit The Duke received a briefing on their work and saw the new facilities that have been added over the last year.
At Tamkeen Bahrain, The Duke of York is received by His Excellency Sheikh Mohammed Bin Essa Al Khalifa, Tamkeen Chairman. Founded in 2006, Tamkeen provides assistance to businesses and individuals in the private sector.
His Royal Highness then met the 12 Entrepreneurs who have been selected to take part in [email protected] Bahrain 2.0, which will take place in Bahrain on 27 March.
Next, The Duke visited Bahrain’s Royal University for Women ‘RUW’, which is the first private, purpose built, international university in Bahrain dedicated solely to education and met a number of staff of students.
At the University of Bahrain, The Duke of York presented iDEA Bronze certificates to students. The Duke of York Inspiring Digital Enterprise Award (iDEA) is a free-platform for people, of all ages, to learn digital, enterprise and employability skills. It now has over 250,000 learners from across 100 countries across the world.