DUBAI, 17th November, 2022 (WAM) — H.H. Lt. General Sheikh Saif bin Zayed Al Nahyan, Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of the Interior, in the presence of Hessa bint Essa Buhumaid, Minister of Community Development, witnessed the public benefit associations exhibition, which was held at the Ministry of Possibilities.
The exhibition aims to highlight the role of these associations and their efforts in development and enhancing the quality of life in the Emirati society.
The Minister also witnessed the signing of a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) between the Ministry of Community Development and Fazaa on enhancing the services of the National Behavioural Reward Programme, with the aim of encouraging public benefit associations.
Sheikh Saif toured the exhibition and visited the pavilions set up for the societies, services, initiatives and projects provided by associations of public benefit for the service of society and target groups. He was also briefed on their vital role in sustainable social and economic development efforts and watched a presentation on such efforts as well as the goals and purposes of such associations.
Sheikh Saif also launched the Associations of Public Benefit Stream, which enhances the work of such associations and their efforts by formulating and rolling out initiatives and plans with humanitarian and societal goals towards a more effective role in the Emirati society.
The stream also promotes the values of solidarity by motivating associations to launch community activities and events and get community members onboard and encourage them to contribute to the community activities offered by the associations of public benefit, thus enhancing community development efforts and involve associations in achieving the goals of the UAE Centennial 2071.
The MoU between the Ministry of Community Development and Fazaa was signed by Hessa Abdulrahman Tahluk, Assistant Under-Secretary for Social Development Affairs at the Ministry, and Colonel Ahmed Mohamed Buharoun, Chief Executive Officer, Fazza.
The MoU enhances the role of associations of public benefit operating under the Ministry of Community Development’s umbrella in providing services and initiatives within the National Behavioral Rewards Programme that seeks to motivate and reward community members with positive behavior.
The agreement also contributes to highlighting and supporting the efforts of associations by directing services in a national platform that helps in government efforts in the areas of promoting positive behavior and citizenship. Such platform also upgrades services provided to all members of society by unifying efforts to enhance the quality of life for the Emirati community.
The event was attended by Hind Humaid Bin Hindi Alaleeli, Member of the Federal National Council, Lieutenant General Dhahi Khalfan Tamim, Deputy Chairman of Police and General Security in Dubai; Mohamed Naqi, Director of Public Benefit Associations Department at the Ministry of Community Development; and heads of the participating associations of public benefit.
The exhibition witnessed a huge turnout of many associations of public benefit, a number of entities working in the areas of community solidarity, along with a number of associations representing communities of residents in the UAE.