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. Today The Duke received a briefing on the work of the UKNSF and saw the new facilities that have been implemented in the last year.
At Tamkeen Bahrain, His Royal Highness was welcomed 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.
The Duke then met the 12 Entrepreneurs who have been selected to take part in [email protected] Bahrain 2.0 – the Event will take place on 27 March.
Next, His Royal Highness visited Bahrain’s Royal University for Women ‘RUW’, which is the first private, purpose built, international university in Bahrain dedicated solely to education.
At the University of Bahrain, The Duke of York presented iDEA Bronze certificates to over 30 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 over 100 countries across the world.