Abu Dhabi: The Authority of Social Contribution – Ma’an and volunteer humanitarian organization, Emirates Red Crescent (ERC) have decided to work together to support social sector programs and initiatives, while engaging in an integrated partnership to deliver a positive and sustainable impact on the society.
Signifying their shared commitment to supporting social sector programs, the partnership agreement signed by both organization enables new channels of communication, and establishes joint work teams between Ma’an and ERC to screen beneficiaries and evaluate their requests related to social assistance according to the highest practices and standards.
Apart from attracting and channelizing both financial and in-kind contributions to social programs and initiatives of Abu Dhabi, the agreement allows the team to collect and allocate contributions and donations to various social priorities.
Ms. Salama Al Ameemi, Director General of Ma’an, and Mr. Hamoud Al Junaibi, Secretary General of ERC, signed the deal to formalize their association at Ma’an headquarters in Abu Dhabi.
Ms. Salama Al Ameemi remarked about the partnership with ERC.
The Director General of Ma’an elaborated that, “We look forward to the positive outcomes of this partnership agreement by enhancing the quality of life for the Abu Dhabi community through innovative initiatives and programs that support multiple social priorities across education, health, environment, and sustainability.”
Meanwhile, Mr. Al Junaibi highlighted that, “Through this partnership, we aim to broaden our commitment to the welfare of Abu Dhabi community in line with our strategic objectives that focus on innovation as a key tool to support new social assistance programs and initiatives. Such efforts will help position Abu Dhabi and the UAE at the forefront of the global innovation landscape.”
The ERC Secretary General added that, “As the UAE is abundant with an extensive pool of resources and infrastructure that enhances its ability to navigate challenges, ERC’s role is to ensure necessary support and greater flexibility and dynamism for various government programs and directives.”
The agreement between the organizations is expected to set up a joint work mechanism for the governance of projects and programs selection to serve various social priorities of Abu Dhabi in line with the Emirate’s social sector agenda and strategies.
The move will help evaluate the level of achievement in joint projects, including social impact reports, where health, education, and low-income people are of high priority when choosing programs and initiatives targeted at Abu Dhabi, Al Ain and Al Dhafra regions.
The agreement identifies the proposed projects to be implemented in Abu Dhabi, Al Ain and Al Dhafra regions between 2022-2026 under 4 main categories, namely; Health, education, humanitarian assistance, and a host of other projects that address seasonal issues and developments.