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Emirates Foundation Board meets

posted on 09/10/2006: 833 views

The Board of Directors of the Emirates Foundation yesterday discussed means for development of social welfare programmes in the UAE.

At a meeting presided over by its Chairman, Sheikh Mansour bin Zayed Al Nahyan, Minister of Presidential Affairs, and in the Presence of Deputy Chairman, Sheikh Abdullah bin Zayed, Foreign Minister, the Board reviewed the development of the Foundation's organisational structure, progress of work on on-going projects, and plans aimed at consolidating interaction between private and public sector organisations with a view to enhancing the quality of life in the UAE society.

The Foundation's Managing Director Ahmed Al Sayegh said other issues discussed included means of pooling support for the Foundation's initiatives. The Board endorsed the creation of an Executive Committee comprising Khaldoun Al Mubarak, Abdul Aziz Al Ghurair, Ahmed Al Sayegh, besides a fourth member from among the Foundation's Directors.

The Emirates Foundation is a social welfare organisation established in 2005 with the objective of enhancing partnership among the private and public sector organisations and supporting initiatives in the areas of education, research and development, culture and art, and social and environmental development with a view to improving life quality of the UAE society.

Present at the meeting were Board members Sheikha Lubna Al Qasimi, Minister of Economy; Khaldoun Al Mubarak, Chairman of Mubadala Development Company; Abdul Aziz Al Ghurair; Ahmed Al Sayegh, Managing Director; Omer Ghabbash, Deputy CEO; and Maitha Al Habsi, Director of Communications and Donations. (Emirates News Agency, WAM)


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