UAE LEADERS INVEST IN HUMAN CAPITAL
ZAYED’S VISION CONTINUES TO DRIVE PROGRAMMES AIMED AT IMPROVING PEOPLE’S LIVES
No matter how many buildings, foundations, schools and hospitals we build, or how many bridges we raise, all these are material entities. The real spirit behind progress is the human spirit, the able man with his intellect and capabilities.”
Shaikh Zayed Bin Sultan Al Nahyan
It is a fact universally acknowledged that a nation in pursuit of greatness must invest in its people before all else. As Shaikh Zayed said: “No matter how many buildings, foundations, schools and hospitals we build, or how many bridges we raise, all these are material entities. The real spirit behind progress is the human spirit, the able man with his intellect and capabilities.”
The UAE’s leaders, realising the necessity of human development early on, have been building upon this awareness by initiating and/or supporting programmes that seek to improve human capital.
The Global Education & Skills Forum (shown), in its sixth edition, helped further one of Shaikh Zayed’s many cherished ideals — human development.
Just as he contributed immensely to the development of social infrastructure within the UAE and beyond, this initiative by the Varkey Foundation enables organisations and individuals to unitedly fulfill goals as lofty as that of universal education.
On May 2, Dubai will host one of the UAE’s most prestigious conferences centred on human resources — the Human Capital Forum Mena 2018. Nearly 150 people will gather to engage in interactive talk shows, offbeat events like dance classes, brainstorming sessions, and ‘Guru mornings’ which are tell-all events with your favourite experts on leadership and human capital.
The participants will take away skills to improve and increase their well-being, which will improve the happiness level of employees all over the UAE, and impart an element of unity to business dynamism.
Human development drives in UAE emphasise the concepts of happiness, giving and morals.
The Tislam card initiative is a prime example. Created by the Dubai Health Authority, it aims to promote happiness in the workplace.
Over the last 46 years the UAE has evolved into a dynamic, progressive nation. Our modern lives are enviable because the country continues to be moulded by the vision and legacy of Shaikh Zayed.