BUiD Registrar and Chief Administrative Officer is selected as a judge at the Tatawwar Competition


For the second year running, Hugh Martin FRSA, Registrar and Chief Administrative Officer, was selected among 45 judges across the MENA region to judge the semi-finals of the Tatawwar competition for students, which was held on 21 February.


Hugh was also one of six judges selected to pick the winners in the final round of the competition which was held online on Friday and Saturday 26-27 March.

This year the winners were:


1st: Asma Bachir Bay from Algeria, for a low-cost portable ventilator that saves lives from COVID-19 and other respiratory infections


2nd: Amal Albadawi from Bahrain, for an AI robot that reduces human error in prescribing medicines


3rd: Abdulmohsen Alghanim from Kuwait, for a water filter that uses recycled water



Highly commended were students from the UAE, Oman, and Egypt for projects which included an app to help teenagers stop vaping, a sewage purification system using moringa seed extract, and an app that helps with mental health problems.


The Tatawwar interactive programme is organised by HSBC Middle East in partnership with potential.com. The programme aims to bring together students, schools, parents and the business community to help innovate for a shared future. It also provides 15-18 year olds with the opportunity to learn new business skills.

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