CDA highlights Dubai’s social development initiatives
Dubai, June 27, 2009
The Community Development Authority (CDA) took part in the International Social Sector Forum 2009 held recently in Berlin under the theme ‘Social Security and Social Services 2020: Managing through turbulence, delivering for the future’.
Leaders from governments and leading social sector organizations and academia, participated in the forum, and examined key issues related to the social sector such as social security and social politics.
They highlighted examples of best practice and suggested how the social services system will continue to evolve.
The CDA team led by director general Dr Maryam Matar included Dr Tarek Hashim Ibrahim, head of Research Administration and Acting Head of Strategic Planning; Ghassan Khalil, advisor for Social Policy and Strategic Planning; and Miss Badriya Al Shamsi, head of Programmes.
Dr Matar explained CDA’s activities and initiatives in the field of social development and the objective of making Dubai an inspiring model in community well-being and national identity.
She also presented a paper on ‘Integration of Social Protection Policies into the National Development Agenda’.
Dr Matar explained that CDA seeks to promote national identity and social protection so all can enjoy security and social welfare through an integrated system of social protection.-TradeArabia News Service