New council to speed up Emiratisation
KHDA will work with government entities to develop education suited to job market
The Dubai Executive Council yesterday approved the formation of the Emirati Human Resources Development Council to enhance the emirate’s efforts to qualify, train, employ and retain local human resources.
The decision was taken at a meeting of the Executive Council chaired by Shaikh Hamdan Bin Mohammad Bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Dubai Crown Prince, at Dubai Municipality headquarters.
The Emirati Human Resources Development Council is tasked with enhancing collaboration between government and private sectors to develop policies and guidelines for enhancing employment of Emiratis in the private sector.
“Increasing opportunities for Emiratis to assume strategic roles in key sectors will catalyse the development of their skills and leadership abilities,” Shaikh Hamdan said.
Increasing opportunities for Emiratis to assume strategic roles in key sectors will catalyse the development of their skills and leadership abilities.” Shaikh Hamdan
“The Dubai Government is streamlining diverse initiatives to develop Emirati capabilities. These include new educational approaches to equip Emirati youth with the skills needed to thrive in a rapidly changing global environment.”
The Knowledge and Human Development Authority (KHDA) will develop a database of Emirati students and liaise with Dubai Government Human Resources Department and other government entities to develop globally benchmarked education opportunities that will help Emiratis develop the competencies needed to succeed in the job market of the future.
“His Highness Shaikh Mohammad Bin Rashid firmly believes that the development of human capital is a crucial factor in advancing Dubai’s sustainable development journey and shaping a bright future for the emirate,” Shaikh Hamdan said.
This cannot be attained without closer collaboration with the private sector, he noted, highlighting the importance of developing a clear plan and providing resources necessary to empower Emiratis.