Published On: 01/08/2019

– Buamim: The Chamber embraces the role UAE nationals play in developing the private sector
– Value added benefits include access to Dubai Startup Hub’s programmes focussed on business growth and mentorship

Dubai, UAE – Dubai Chamber of Commerce and Industry has signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with The Ministry of Human Resources and Emiratisation (MOHRE), under which Dubai Chamber will offer access to exclusive development programmes for UAE nationals employed by private companies under the Ministry’s Absher Initiative.

With His Excellency Nasser bin Thani Al Hamli, Minister of Human Resources and Emiratisation in attendance, the MoU was signed by H.E. Hamad Buamim, President and CEO of the Dubai Chamber, and Farida Al Ali, Assistant Undersecretary of National Human Resources Employment, representing the Ministry.

“As a representative for the private sector, the Dubai Chamber embraces the role UAE Nationals play in developing the sector and supporting national strategies. The services and competitive advantages the Dubai Chamber will provide for Emiratis working in the private sector will help them develop their skills and expertise, and coach them for the entrepreneurial sector – a cornerstone of the UAE’s ambitious plans for the future,” said HE Hamad Buamim, President and CEO of Dubai Chamber.

As part of the Absher Initiative, the agreement will see Dubai Chamber provide privileges to UAE citizens working in the private sector to support their job stability and augment their welfare by enhancing their participation in the labour market. These include discounts on all of Dubai Chamber services, programmes, and initiatives, such as the Dubai Startup Hub and Dubai Business Women Council that offer a range of mentorship services and developmental workshops focussed on building and strengthening business and entrepreneurial skills.

The Chamber will also provide counsel and information on business incubators, and easier access to educational initiatives at the University of Dubai – a Dubai Chamber initiative. This will strengthen the Chamber’s role in implementing the National Agenda and driving nation-wide development, in coordination with MOHRE.

Buamim concluded that the MoU lays the groundwork for the various partners of the Ministry of Human Resources and Emiratisation to support Emirati citizens and ensure their job stability in the private sector.