DUBAI, 18th September, 2022 (WAM) — Launched in partnership by the Government Development and the Future Office and the National Service and Reserve Staff Authority in June, “Hama” received a great response from top public sector entities, national and international companies, and academic institutions which partnered to support this new model of national service. “Hama” is the first of its kind initiative that focuses on developing a new generation of skills and enhancing the readiness of female recruits.
“Hama” arms national service recruits with future-critical skills in the digital, occupational, creative, and personal domains. Recruits will be given opportunities to refine their skills in problem-solving and communication that are needed to pursue careers in entrepreneurship, design, innovation, customer service, and project management.
Sheikh Ahmed bin Tahnoon: We are proud of the success of “Hama”
Staff Major General Pilot Sheikh Ahmed Bin Tahnoon Al Nahyan, Chief of National Service and Reserve Staff Authority, stressed that “Hama” represents a new and exciting paradigm for national service in the UAE by empowering female soldiers with skills needed for a successful career at the conclusion of their service.
Sheikh Ahmed bin Tahnoon said that National Service and Reserve Staff Authority is proud of the success of this new initiative and its positive impacts on Emirati female recruits and hopes it will increase the number of Emirati women willing to volunteer for national service. The National and Reserve Service Authority will work in partnership with the Government Development and the Future Office to expand the scope of “Hama” and continue its efforts with future female service recruits to provide Emirati women with specialized skills, an objective closely aligned with the goals of national service.
The Head of the National and Reserve Service Authority praised “Hama” partners in the private and academic sectors for their response to empower female soldiers and develop their future skills. Sheikh Ahmed further applauded the partners’ keenness for providing high-quality opportunities for Emirati female military recruits.
Ohood Al Roumi: Reinforcing partnerships with the private and academic sectors equips female soldiers with the future skills they need Ohood bint Khalfan Al Roumi, Minister of State for Government Development and The Future, stressed the importance of establishing strong partnerships between entities and corporations in the public, private and academic sectors to equip female national service recruits with the skills needed to shape the success of the UAE in various domains in the future.
Al Roumi said that the notable response to “Hama” reflects the importance of such a program in motivating national talent and preparing them for the future. The partners’ awareness of Emirati youth and their potential as national service recruits proves their crucial role in leading the change and building a future in which the UAE aims to reach the highest ranks globally.
She thanked the partners of “Hama” for their commitment to support female national service recruits by enhancing their skills and readiness for the future and providing them with self-development opportunities. Al Roumi also noted that the private sector and academic institutions have a pivotal role in developing an ecosystem that fosters and motivates talent. The investment in their minds and energy enables them to grow, develop, and participate in designing the future.
Zaki Anwar Nusseibeh: We share visions with “Hama” program by empowering female soldiers with future skills Dr. Zaki Anwar Nusseibeh, Chancellor of the United Arab Emirates University said: “I am pleased that the United Arab Emirates University has been selected to participate in such a great initiative to enhance the readiness of female national recruits in the eleventh cohort. “Hama” enables them to develop their skills and identify new and future fields that contribute to the development of the national service. The recruits’ scientific and practical capabilities will be further developed by providing them with the knowledge that enhances their aspirations and contributes to building their future career path.
Through four decades of its establishment by the late Sheikh Zayed, the United Arab Emirates University has been an academic destination and a national incubator by offering programs and specializations in science, technology, and innovation in order to support and expand the scientific research capabilities of its students.
”I would like to commend the insightful vision of our wise leadership who emphasize the importance of developing education as the core of sustainable and comprehensive national growth and their never-ending belief in the value of investing in citizens as the most important element of wealth in the country.”
Dr. Nusseibeh stressed that the United Arab Emirates University has a vital role in “Hama” by equipping female national service recruits with future abilities and empowering them with a new concept that enhances needed skills for their future careers. “Hama” is an incentive for them to continue learning and acquire skills required to participate effectively in building the future of the UAE.”
H.E. Abdul Aziz Al Ghurair: “Hama” is a promising concept of sustainable national development Abdul Aziz Al Ghurair, Chairman of the Abdulla Al Ghurair Foundation for Education said: “I am proud that the Foundation has been given the opportunity to equip and empower all female recruits of the eleventh cohort with future-critical skills.
The strength and resilience that Emirati women showcase are truly inspiring, and their contribution in building a strong foundation for the nation’s growth and success is absolutely critical. Through this partnership we will ensure the future talents of our nation are equipped with the necessary tools to develop their professional and practical skills, thus enriching their journey towards further development and workforce readiness.”
Naglaa Al Midfa: We are working with “Hama” to enable female recruits to achieve their ambitions Najla Al Midfa, Executive Director of the Sharjah Center for Entrepreneurship “Sheraa”: We are proud to be part of Hama and are working closely with our nation’s female recruits to not only unlock their entrepreneurial capabilities, but to also empower them in bringing their ambitions to life. We live in a world that is transforming at a rapid pace, with new technologies emerging and disrupting industries on a regular basis, and it is paramount that we ensure our national talent pool is prepared for the workforce of the future.
Najla Al Midfa added: The UAE’s wise leadership has always fostered a culture of innovation and forward-thinking, and in line with this vision, Sheraa believes in harnessing the power of human potential to solve the world’s most pressing challenges. Our partnership with the Government Development and the Future Office is testament to our shared belief that entrepreneurship is about more than just building a business; it is about envisioning a better future for all and creating a lasting legacy of impact. Together, we will train a new generation of changemakers that are future-ready with the skills needed to reach new horizons.
Fahad Al Hassawi: We will always empower female recruits professionally and technologically Commenting on du’s participation in “Hama”, Fahad Al Hassawi, CEO, du, said, “It is an honor to be participating in the empowerment of female recruits in the UAE. du has a long-standing reputation as a trusted telecom partner for envisaging future-proof technologies along sound digital transformation efforts. This time around, du looks forward to sharing insight in dedicated training and support to the next generation of aspiring UAE nationals, as we enter the new age of disruption.”
Abdulaziz Al-Sowailim: Partnering with “Hama” is an investment in young Emirati women “We are truly proud to be collaborating again with the Government Development and the Future Office on Hama,” said Abdulaziz Al-Sowailim, Chairman and CEO of EY Middle East and North Africa (MENA). “Through this initiative, we will be offering Emirati female military recruits our knowledge in a wide range of future skills and subjects to better facilitate their transition back into the workforce. We believe that empowering these women with the business tools they need to adjust to a corporate environment will not only add value to their long-term careers but is a direct contribution to the UAE’s national agenda and drive for diversity and inclusion. We see this collaboration as a strategic investment in the young female Emiratis of today to secure the success of the country tomorrow.”
Naim Yazbeck: We are committed to empower women so they can achieve more “It is crucial to ensure that all people remain competitive in the digital economy,” said Naim Yazbeck, General Manager, Microsoft UAE. “As part of our mission to empower every person and organization on the planet to achieve more, we are committed to enabling women in the UAE and beyond to pursue the path to success in a digital-first economy. The UAE’s inspiring female national service recruits are demonstrating their commitment to their country every day, setting an example for all of us, and we are proud to collaborate with the Government Development and the Future Office in furthering that commitment by equipping them with the latest digital tools and knowledge.”
Rajai El Khadem: We will support the Hama program to prepare women cadets for the future Rajai El Khadem, Head of LinkedIn MENA- Government and Academia, said: “We are proud to be supporting Hama in preparing 300 women cadets to enter the job market after completing their national service. This partnership brings to life LinkedIn’s vision to create economic opportunity for every member of the workforce: our team and trainers will run an integrated curriculum over 6 months to introduce participants to LinkedIn and how to best leverage the platform to build their professional digital identity. We will also organize sessions on various skills such as professional communications, networking, and job interviews among other topics.”