Sheikha Manal launches Dubai Women Establishment’s strategy for 2017-2021

DUBAI, — Sheikha Manal bint Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, President of the UAE Gender Balance Council, President of Dubai Women Establishment, DWE, and wife of H.H. Sheikh Mansour bin Zayed Al Nahyan, Deputy Prime Minister and UAE Minister of Presidential Affairs, today launched Dubai Women Establishment’s new strategic plan for 2017-2021.

In line with DWE’s vision and objectives, the strategic plan will serve as the foundation for the next phase in the Establishment’s ongoing work to enhance the participation of Emirati women in social, economic and political fields, and their influence across various sectors.

The strategic plan (2017-2021) was built on four key pillars, each of which features a number of pioneering initiatives designed to support DWE’s mission and goals for the next five years.

The four pillars include Catalyst for Change � providing recommendations to shape policies and developing new initiatives to enhance the participation of Emirati women across the workforce; Research and Knowledge Hub � involving in-depth research and studies, data profiling and knowledge exchange to drive the engagement of Emirati women across various fields and sectors; Representation and Strategic Partnerships – fostering strategic partnerships across the public and private sectors and to increase the representation of Emirati women through integrated, high-impact initiatives; and Development and Capacity Building � developing customised, interactive programmes with leading institutions across the world to enhance the skills and capabilities of Emirati women, and foster the next generation of women leaders.

Sheikha Manal said that the launch of the new strategic plan for DWE comes as we celebrate a decade of progress for the Establishment. “During the past ten years, DWE has achieved significant milestones, which will be built upon even further in a new chapter of achievements and institutional excellence, based on the highest international standards.”

“The strategy has been developed in line with the key objectives of the UAE’s strategic plans to promote a culture of innovation throughout the nation, and will support DWE’s continued efforts to promote the vital contribution of Emirati women in shaping the UAE’s economic and social future, enhancing the level of female participation across various sectors, and boosting the UAE’s competitiveness on a global level,” she added.

Praising the efforts of DWE’s management and employees, Sheikha Manal concluded, “We are very proud of what we’ve achieved in enhancing the representation of Emirati women across various industries. DWE has played an important role in Dubai’s ongoing success story, by highlighting women in leadership and reducing the gender gap, and through our ongoing efforts in supporting key national priorities such as youth, happiness and innovation.”

Mona Al Marri, Chairperson of the Board of Dubai Women Establishment, said, “By incorporating innovation into our corporate values and mission, the strategic plan will help us to continue enhancing the status of Emirati women, strengthening their role in decision-making positions, and supporting the UAE government’s vision of achieving gender balance. The successful implementation of DWE’s plan also requires the establishment of strategic partnerships and alliances across the private sector and with government agencies at a local and federal level.” WAM/MMYS

Source: Emirates News Agency