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Zayed University signs MoU with Dubai Women Establishment

09 Feb 2015

In order to strengthen the cooperation and strategic partnership between the two parties, Zayed University and Dubai Women Establishment recently signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU), with the sole objective to unite their efforts in boosting the participation of UAE national women and help them to achieve personal and professional developmental goals.

This cooperation comes under the wise directives of H.H. Sheikha Manal Bint Mohammed Bin Rashid Al Maktoum, President of Dubai Women Establishment and wife of H.H Sheikh Mansour Bin Zayed Al Nahyan, Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Presidential Affairs, UAE; and in line with Dubai Women Establishment’s ongoing objectives to facilitate preparation of qualified cadre of working women, to play an active role in the development of the Nation, be it on an academic, societal or professional level.

The ultimate goal and responsibility of Dubai Women Establishment (DWE) is to nurture a competent generation of future women leaders by establishing the right infrastructure and platform to ensure and sustain the success and potential of UAE women, in line with the aspirations of the wise UAE leadership for the future where women will carry their rightful responsibilities as influencers and change makers.

The signing ceremony was held at Zayed University’s Dubai Campus, in the presence of Her Excellency Sheikha Lubna Bint Khalid Al Qasimi, Minister of International Cooperation and Development, President of Zayed University, and Mona Ghanem Al-Marri, Chairperson the Board of Dubai Women Establishment; as well as representatives from both institutions.

The MoU was co-signed by Prof. Reyadh AlMehaideb, Vice President of Zayed University, and Shamsa Saleh, CEO of Dubai Women Establishment.

Her Excellency Sheikha Lubna welcomed strengthening of the partnership opportunities with Dubai Women Establishment, stressing that the University is keen to build bridges of cooperation and exchange views and ideas with all national institutions as well as giving advice based on solid scientific foundations, seeking thereby to support the efforts and initiatives of those institutions in their respective areas of interest and competence.

She stressed that this is part of the social responsibility of the university as a national institution. It envisages connecting its intellectual and academic work with the national interest, and keeping its scientific research activities constantly engaged with the interests of the community.

Her Excellency Sheikha Lubna added that the roles of Dubai Women Establishment are remarkable in strengthening the position of women in society as a key component and active partner in the development process, and this complements the Zayed University’s message and objectives in developing new leaders amongst its students and graduates to participate in the making of the future.

The memorandum of understanding, which lasts for three years, will see both parties benefit from a mutual exchange of ideas and policies, and most importantly share valuable experience and studies relating to women, and best practices in the field of women, both in terms of social and administrative.

The agreement also reinforces the cooperation between both organizations to participate in forums and international events. Moreover, Zayed University and DWE will work together to formulate crucial training programs for graduates to advance their professional abilities and the development of practical experiences.

Source: WAM