'Mohammed bin Rashid Award for Emiratisation' established

Mohammed gets letter from Emir of Kuwait (Wam)

His Highness Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Vice President and Prime Minister of UAE and Ruler of Dubai, has ordered the creation of the 'Mohammed bin Rashid Award for Emiratisation' for the public and private sectors in Dubai.

Sheikh Mohammed also approved the criteria on which nominations from the public and private sectors will be evaluated.

The criteria comprise Emiratisation plans and programmes, leadership, training and empowerment in addition to social responsibility initiatives.

Sheikh Mohammed's instructions came after he reviewed a detailed study, in presence of Sheikh Maktoum bin Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Deputy Ruler of Dubai, on the design of the award criteria in such a way that assists public and private entities to select, train and employ Emirati citizens.

The study, presented by the Coordinator General of the Dubai Government Excellence Programme (DGEP) Ahmed Nuseirat, highlighted criteria that supports national initiatives that aim to drive Emiratisation and encourage UAE nationals to broaden their prospect when it comes to job selection.

The Emiratisation plans and programmes criterion measures how entities plan and implement Emiratisation plans, whereas the leadership criterion measures reviews the vision and practices of higher management at public and private organisations.

Training and empowerment focuses on the efforts exerted by entities to enhance and hone the skills of Emirati employees. Finally, the social responsibility initiatives criterion highlights entities' activities in supporting the employment of Emirati citizens through training programmes
Sheikh Mohammed expressed his satisfaction with the study and stressed his support to initiatives and programmes that benefit Emirati youth and help them in becoming active members of the UAE society.

Sheikh Mohammed receives Emir of Kuwait's note

Sheikh Mohammed  has received a letter from the Emir of Kuwait  Sheikh Sabah Al Ahmad Al Jaber Al Sabah, regarding the good relations between the two countries as well as ways to strengthening of them in all fields for the benefit of the two countries.

Kuwait's Ambassador to the UAE Salah Mohammed Al Baijan on Wednesday called on Sheikh Mohammed at Zabeel Palace and delivered him the Emir's letter.

Sheikh Hamdan bin Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Crown Prince of Dubai, and  Sheikh Maktoum bin Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Deputy Ruler of Dubai, were in attendance.

Sheikh Mohammed conveyed his greetings to the Emir of Kuwait and expressed his wishes for the progress and prosperity for the people of Kuwait.

The meeting was attended by a number of sheikhs, ministers and senior officials.

New members to Supreme Committee for Expo 2020

Sheikh Mohammed on Wednesday ordered adding of three more authorities to the membership of the Supreme Committee for Expo 2020.

The adding of the General Command of the Dubai Police, Roads and Transport Authority (RTA) and Dubai Municipality as members of the Supreme Committee reflects his belief in the importance of making concerted national efforts in its quest to host Expo 2020 in the UAE.

Sheikh Mohammed stressed the need for coordination and consultation among various stakeholders in this event of cultural, tourism economic importance, for promoting UAE on local, regional and international levels to gain support of all fraternal and friendly countries who will vote for the city of Dubai to host this international fair.

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