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Monday, November 25, 2019

Local federal memorandums of understanding to implement the new Emiratisation system launched during the UAE Government annual meetings

The Ministry of Human Resources and Emiratisation has signed memorandums of understanding with the Executive Boards in Abu Dhabi, Dubai, Sharjah, Ajman, Ras Al Khaimah and Fujairah, to define the complementary roles and responsibilities between the federal and local governments, within the framework of achieving the objectives of the new package of Emiratisation resolutions.  

This came within the framework of the annual meetings of the UAE government, which were held under the chairmanship of HH Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, UAE Vice President, Prime Minister and Ruler of Dubai, HH Sheikh Mohammed bin Zayed Al Nahyan, Crown Prince of Abu Dhabi and Deputy Supreme Commander of the UAE Armed Forces, in the presence of Their Highnesses the Crown Princes.

The MoUs were signed by the Minister of Human Resources and Emiratisation Nasser Bin Thani Al Hamili, and by the Executive Boards of Abu Dhabi Government Support Department Ali Rashid Al Ketbi, Secretary General of the Executive Council of Dubai Abdullah Al Basti, and Member of the Executive Council of Sharjah and Head of Human Resources Department Dr. Tariq Sultan Bin Khadim. Dr. Saeed Saif Al Matrooshi, Secretary General of the Executive Council of Ajman, Dr. Mohammed Abdul Latif Khalifa, Secretary General of the Executive Council of the Emirate of Ras Al Khaimah, and Mohammed Saeed Al Dhanhani, Director of the Emiri Diwan in the Emirate of Fujairah.

Al-Hamli stressed that the Emiratisation portfolio comes as one of the national priorities, as a result of the leadership's awareness of the needs of the people of the country, and its keenness to meet their aspirations and needs according to an insightful vision, aiming at achieving comprehensive human development and empowering UAE nationals in jobs that constitute added value to the national economy. This enables them to lead the strategic economic sectors that support the competitive knowledge economy efficiently and competently, and thus actively taking part in the process of sustainable development in the country.

He added that the MoUs establish a strategic partnership and a strong start to the Emiratisation portfolio, under the supervision of the committee to follow up implementing the “resolutions of the new season”, chaired by His Highness Sheikh Mansour bin Zayed Al Nahyan, Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Presidential Affairs, in coordination and cooperation between the Ministry of Human Resources and Emiratisation and local government agencies.

He pointed out that the memorandums embody the principle of complementarity of roles, which is one of the key pillars to supporting the implementation of Emiratization resolutions, which created an integrated and unprecedented system of Emiratisation, in terms of compulsory, employment and training of UAE nationals, in light of the amendment of some legislation, and providing government financial support as well as the approval of privileges to motivate institutions to attract UAE nationals, as well as accountability.

On his part, Ali Rashid Al Ketbi, the Executive Boards of Abu Dhabi Government Support Department, said the memorandum of understanding signed with the Ministry of Human Resources and Emiratisation comes to build frameworks for integration, cooperation and coordination between federal and local authorities for the purposes of Emiratisation in implementation of the resolutions issued by the Cabinet, and accelerate the Emiratisation of jobs.

He stressed that the concerted efforts between the federal and local authorities is an essential pillar to achieve the goal of investing in human capacity and enhancing the competitiveness of national competencies. This contributes to implementing government initiatives to create more jobs and achieve the federal and local objectives to provide training opportunities for fresh graduates to qualify and empower the national competencies and supply the labor market with qualified national cadres to ensure they exercise their professional role in leading the work in various fields and sectors and contribute to promoting the overall development process in the country. 

HE Abdullah Al Basti, Secretary General of the Executive Council of Dubai stressed that Emiratisation has received great attention in the country for decades and at various official levels. The UAE has spared no effort to meet this challenge and has therefore harnessed all the possibilities for achieving the goals for which the Emiratisation programs were established.

He pointed out that the MoUs emphasize the commitment to find suitable job opportunities for UAE nationals and accelerate the pace of Emiratisation according to the directives of His Highness Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Vice President and Prime Minister of the UAE and Ruler of Dubai.

He said: UAE nationals are the cornerstone of all government programs, plans and projects. We are currently dealing with Emiratisation under a new vision and approach that involves exploring ways to enhance abilities and enable UAE nationals to join the labor market, on a basis that addresses the challenge radically in the long and short term, and in line with future work needs. This will be carried out to contribute to maximizing the use of qualified national talent seeking promising career opportunities and accelerate the process of qualitative Emiratisation and preparing national competencies that will meet the aspirations of the country.

HE Dr. Tariq Sultan Bin Khadem, Member of the Executive Council of Sharjah and Chairman of the Human Resources Department, praised the Cabinet's resolutions on the Emiratisation process and the efforts exerted by the Ministry of Human Resources and Emiratisation to implement these resolutions.

He said that the memorandum of understanding comes within the framework of the cooperation of local and federal authorities to activate the ministerial resolutions and to achieve the vision of leaders towards achieving family stability for UAE nationals and provide them with opportunities for a decent life for them. This is what the Emirate of Sharjah has sought according to the vision of His Highness Sheikh Dr. Sultan bin Mohammed Al Qasimi, Supreme Council Member and Ruler of Sharjah. The signing of the memorandum was therefore in line with these visions and put into practice.

His Excellency call upon private sector companies to cooperate with the Ministry and assume their social responsibility towards the country, which provided them with infrastructure and harnessed all the possibilities that help them achieve profits and successes that sometimes reached global levels.

Saeed Al Matrooshi: working together to achieve the objectives of Emiratisation.

His Excellency Dr. Saeed Saif Al Matrooshi, Secretary General of the Executive Council of the Emirate of Ajman said that the Government of Ajman, with the directions of the UAE leadership will continue to work together with the federal government to achieve the objectives of Emiratisation, and all the interests of the nation and the people.

He expressed his happiness for signing a memorandum of understanding as a successful step that will contribute to achieving positive results for Emiratisation, which is a top priority within the agenda and strategic plans of the UAE government, adding that concerted efforts of local governments all with the federal government will advance this portfolio considerably over the next five years.

He added: We expect soon that every UAE national both males and females who are job seekers and graduates will find the right place for him/her, and the vacancy through which they will achieve their ambition and goals, and will help continue the development journey and make a better future for themselves and for future generations.

Dr. Mohammed Abdul Latif Khalifa, Secretary General of the Executive Council of the Emirate of Ras Al Khaimah, Secretary General of the Executive Council of Ajman, said: The MoUs represent an important step to translate the season message launched by His Highness Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Vice President and Prime Minister of the UAE and Ruler of Dubai into a practical reality in the process of Emiratisation and integrating UAE nationals in the labor market.

He explained that coordination, follow-up and distribution of roles and responsibilities for implementing Emiratisation resolutions at the level of priority economic sectors and indicators as well as targets of Emiratisation and developing the capabilities of job seekers is an integrated work system in which all federal and local efforts as well as the private sector combine to deal with the Emiratisation portfolio in a comprehensive and innovative manner with tools and interventions that reflect the serious desire to contain this great social and economic challenge.

He said: It is not strange to our wise leadership to support young people, deal with all their issues and provide them with opportunities to take part in the building of the national economy and harness their abilities and skills in promoting the development process and foreseeing the future. We look forward to a greater role for UAE nationals in taking advantage of these opportunities and proving competence and self-confidence and strengthening confidence in their productivity and innovation.

His Excellency Mohammed Saeed Al Dhanhani, Director of the Emiri Diwan in the Emirate of Fujairah, affirmed the pride of the UAE in its national cadres, saying that the Emirati youth now have the practical experience and academic capabilities to qualify to take the leadership, management and implementation in all fields. His Highness Sheikh Khalifa bin Zayed Al Nahyan, President of the UAE, believe in that and directed towards it. We see its practical application by signing MoUs between the Ministry of Human Resources and Emiratisation and the executive councils in the UAE to implement the Emiratisation resolutions on the local level. 

He said that the success of Emiratisation programs in the UAE, at the federal and local levels, will be the culmination of the country's plans and policies in providing everything that will advance the situation of Emirati youth and meet their needs as our gateway to implement our current projects and build our future, pointing out that the doors of local institutions in Fujairah and any official will remain open to all national competencies who are armed with modern science and a new vision capable of carrying forward the Union's journey and achievements.

The Ministry of Human Resources and Emiratisation will cooperate with the executive councils in following up implementing Emiratisation resolutions at the local level, in which   all government entities and private sector are obliged to prioritise the employment of UAE nationals in 160 targeted professions and follow up the governmental and semi-governmental bodies on the Emiratisation of support services jobs, by increasing Emiratization rates by 10% annually, reaching at least 50% within five years, according to the Emiratization targets.

The memorandums also provided for coordination and cooperation, in accordance with the roles and responsibilities in following up the obligation of local government and semi-government companies, and private sector establishments not registered with the Ministry of Human Resources and Emiratisation, to implement Emiratisation resolutions, in terms of training graduates of UAE nationals. This will also include following up on the obligating such companies and enterprises to pay the required contribution to the National Human Resources Development Fund, in case they do not comply with the resolutions of the Emiratisation system.

According to the memorandums, the Ministry and the executive councils will cooperate in preparing the list of the best local authorities that achieve the required Emiratization targets and ratios, and propose incentives to be granted to these authorities, as well as in preparing periodic reports to be submitted to the Council of Ministers, regarding Emiratisation at the local level.

The MoUs stipulated the cooperation and coordination between the Ministry, the executive councils and the federal authorities concerned with the strategic economic sectors aimed at raising the Emiratization rates, to ensure that the local establishments affiliated to those sectors achieve the required rates.

It is scheduled to form joint task forces to follow up implementing the said Emiratisation resolutions and submit the results periodically to the Emiratisation Committee, which is chaired by the Ministry of Human Resources and Emiratisation, and includes members of the executive councils of the UAE.

The package of Emiratisation resolutions shall be applied to the federally and locally targeted entities. The Ministry of Human Resources and Emiratisation, the Federal Authority for Government Human Resources, the Federal Authority For Identity and Citizenship, the Central Bank, the Securities and Commodities Authority, the Telecommunications Regulatory Authority and the General Authority of Civil Aviation as well as concerned local government agencies.

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