By A Staff Reporter
DUBAI — The Dubai Women Establishment (DWE) has signed a strategic co-operation agreement with the Dubai Statistics Centre (DSC) to share crucial data that will further the goals of both organisations to provide better understanding on the status of UAE women.
The agreement was signed by Mona Al Marri, Chairperson of the board of Dubai Women Establishment, and Arif Obaid Al Muhairi, CEO of the Dubai Statistics Centre, recently.
The DWE aims to source relevant updated data on women that will aid the establishment to provide an in-depth analysis of their status and their individual and collective capabilities to contribute to the national economy.
Mona Al Marri said, "The agreement is among the initial outcomes of the DWE's five-pronged strategy that aims to enhance Emirati women's contribution in the society. Such exclusive statistics and numbers will help us identify real challenges the UAE working women face in their day-to-day life and will allow us to offer most appropriate solutions while paving the way for their active participation through leadership positions in the private and public sectors.
"Apart from exchanging statistics, our cooperation with the Dubai Statistics Centre will ensure the joint implementation of statistical initiatives including women-oriented surveys. With the guidance of experts from the centre, we will launch new research initiatives exploring women's role in the society and to become the reference on UAE women."
Underlining the importance of cooperating with governmental establishments to support Dubai Strategic Plan 2015, Al Muhairi said the centre is keen to align itself with any organisation through providing data, market indicators and statistical forecasts or surveys.
Al Muhairi said: "The synergy between the two establishments emphasises our commitment to obtaining and categorising information that would be beneficial to UAE women, especially in research. We are confident that the agreement will help the DWE devise relevant strategies and implement the most appropriate programmes for the advantage of UAE women."
As part of its holistic objective to ensure Emirati women play a key role not only in the local arena but throughout the Gulf region, the DWE has initiated several women-centric programmes with the active participation of private and public sector organisations. It recently signed a memorandum of understanding with the Mohammed bin Rashid Programme for Leadership Development to formulate programmes for training and developing a significant number of elite Emirati leaders.
25 June 2008
Source: Khaleej Times