DCD is focused on three main aspirations
DCD is focused on three main aspirations
DCD is focused on three main aspirations
On Global Day of Parents, the Department of Community Development raises awareness on ways to build stronger families
In light of Global Day of Parents today, the Department of Community Development shared insight on the key elements that contribute to a healthy and well-established family, emphasising the important role parents play in this process.
Department of Community Development and partners held interactive workshops at International Day of Families event
Families in Abu Dhabi gathered for an International Day of Families celebration organised on May 14 by The Department of Community Development, in cooperation with the Family Development Foundation, the Department of Education and Knowledge, the Abu Dhabi Sports Council, the Authority of Social Contribution - Ma'an, the Family Care Authority, and Burjeel Hospital.
Department of Community Development organises social event to celebrate International Day of Families
The Department of Community Development (DCD) is welcoming families and individuals to an International Day of Families event, organised in cooperation with the Family Development Foundation, the Department of Education and Knowledge, the Abu Dhabi Sports Council, Authority for Community Contributions- Ma'an, and the Family Care Authority.
Department of Community Development - Abu Dhabi exploring Japan for joint cooperation opportunities to enhance quality of life
A delegation from the Department of Community Development - Abu Dhabi visited Japan with a view to exchanging experiences and learning about best practices in the field of social development, in addition to discussing cooperation opportunities in related fields.
Department of Community Development urges social care professionals to obtain a license to practice the profession
The Department of Community Development has called on all social care professionals to obtain a license to practice the profession. This comes as part of DCD role in regulating the social sector in the Emirates of Abu Dhabi in accordance with the Emirate’s laws.
Department of Community Development hosts annual interfaith iftar with clerics at the Abrahamic Family House
Embodying the spirit of unity and coexistence, clerics from various religions attended an iftar held by the Department of Community Development (DCD) at the Abrahamic Family House, Abu Dhabi.
Department of Community Development promotes spirit of community with iftar for workers
In line with its goal to foster a more inclusive society, the Department of Community Development (DCD) organised an iftar for workers and visited their accommodation in Abu Dhabi, The Ramadan initiative, in association with the KEZAD Group, reiterated the organisation’s commitment to promoting cooperation and communication between workers and officials, while also showing appreciation for the workers’ contributions to society.
Department of Community Development urges public not to outsource restaurants to prepare paid Iftar meals
The Department of Community Development (DCD) has called on the public to refrain from paying restaurants and caterers to prepare iftar meals for distribution. The DCD stressed that any charitable donations and financial contributions must be done through fundraising licensed entities in Abu Dhabi.
Department of Community Development reiterates its role as the regulator of fundraising activities in Abu Dhabi
As the authority commissioned to implement the social sector agenda in Abu Dhabi, the Department of Community Development, has stressed the importance of promoting a culture of giving that follows the legal frameworks of the Emirate in order to protect the donors’ contributions and ensure it reaches the parties that deserve it most.
Three Winning Ideas Awarded for Department of Community Development’s Social Innovation Competition
Three winning ideas were honoured at the Award Day for the Department of Community Development’s (DCD) social innovation competition, UNIVATE.
Abu Dhabi’s DCD shines a spotlight on the importance of happiness and satisfaction in society to enhance the quality of life
The Abu Dhabi Department of Community Development (DCD), today highlighted the significance of enhancing the levels of happiness and satisfaction among community members, which reflects positively on enhancing the quality of life in Abu Dhabi.
Department of Community Development Celebrates 111 Graduates of the Capacity Building Program for Social Care Professionals
The Department of Community Development held a ceremony to celebrate the first batch of 111 graduates of the Capacity Building Program for Social Care Professionals, which was developed in cooperation with United Arab Emirates University (UAEU).
DCD Celebrates Emirati Children's Day Through Interactive and Educational Platform
The Department of Community Development (DCD), in cooperation with The Supreme Council for Motherhood and Childhood, Family Development Foundation, the Early Childhood Authority, and Abu Dhabi Sports Council, organized “child platform” an interactive and educational platform that included goal-based activities and workshops, as part of its celebration of Emirati Children’s Day.
University Students to Submit Pitches for Department of Community Development’s Social Innovation Competition “UNIVATE”
Abu Dhabi: Department of Community Development’s social innovation competition UNIVATE (Universities Innovate) is being held in collaboration with the Authority of Social Contribution – Ma’an.
The Department of Community Development Launches Services of Public Interest Associations and civil Society Foundations through TAMM Platform
The Department of Community Development - Abu Dhabi launched and automated 5 services of Public Interest Associations and civil Society Foundations through TAMM digital platform, in line with the digital transformation efforts in the Emirate of Abu Dhabi, enabling all customers to benefit from the services with ease.
Nahyan bin Mubarak and Dr Mugheer review the history of the places of worship in Abu Dhabi
His Excellency Sheikh Nahyan bin Mubarak Al Nahyan, Minister of Tolerance and Coexistence, His Excellency Dr. Mugheer Khamis Al Khaili, Chairman of the Department of Community Development, and Mohammed Abdulsalam, Secretary-General of the Muslim Council of Elders, today reviewed the history of the places of worship in Abu Dhabi, during the Global Tolerance and Human Fraternity Summit.
Department of Community Development Honour Winners of Al Safwa Awards
The Department of Community Development honoured the winners of the first edition of the Al Safwa Excellence Award, which was instituted to celebrate its employees. This gesture was part of DCD’s keenness to create a stimulating and encouraging environment for its employees where creativity and excellence is fostered. The awards were also in line with the wise leadership’s vision to develop government performance in Abu Dhabi.
The Department of Community Development Honours the Partners of Abu Dhabi Moments
The Department of Community Development Abu Dhabi honoured the main sponsors and strategic partners who contributed to the successful second edition of the Abu Dhabi Moments initiative.
DCD contributes to developing Domestic Workers’ Guide
The Department of Community Development (DCD), Abu Dhabi, contributed to developing the Domestic Worker’s Guide, which was launched by the Ministry of Human Resources and Emiratisation (MoHRE). The DCD assisted by developing a chapter on mental health for the guide, which provided information on mental health and the variables impacting and enhancing domestic workers quality of life.
DCD’s Abu Dhabi Moments concludes its second edition
The Department of Community Development has announced the conclusion of the successful second edition of its Abu Dhabi Moments initiative that kicked-off on the 11th November at Khalifa Square Park in Khalifa City and ended on the 25th December at Capital Park in Abu Dhabi city. The initiative attracted 256,557 community members of all ages and groups who participated in the exciting events during the initiative’s run.
DCD issues 20,000 individual volunteer licenses encouraging volunteer work in Abu Dhabi
The Department of Community Development in Abu Dhabi (DCD) has issued 20,000 individual volunteer licenses since the launch of volunteer licensing services in September 2021, promoting and encouraging the culture of volunteering in the Emirate. This came as part of its efforts to increase the participation of individuals in a variety of volunteering activities, develop a volunteer work system, foster an ideal environment for volunteering, and offer opportunities for community engagement.
DCD organises workshop on roles and responsibilities of Licensed Entities to raise fund in Abu Dhabi
The Department of Community Development (DCD), Abu Dhabi, organised a workshop on the roles and responsibilities of Licensed Entities to raise fund in Abu Dhabi based on laws and legislation. In order to improve the system and governance in Abu Dhabi, the workshop sought to highlight DCD's function in regulating and monitoring the social sector, particularly the donation collection sector.
DCD organises a walking event in conjunction with International Volunteering Day
The Department of Community Development (DCD), Abu Dhabi, in collaboration with the volunteer team “Bi aldima' nirwik ya watan”, organised a sporting event, which coincided with the International Volunteer Day. The event was held at the Sheikh Zayed Festival in Al Watba, in the heritage village (Khalifa bin Zayed Foundation for Humanitarian Work). It seeks to increase awareness of leading a healthy lifestyle and participating in public sports among all members of society. A number of authorities and stakeholders from various Abu Dhabi entities participated in a variety of activities and events.
The Department of Community Development Empowers Domestic Helpers in Abu Dhabi as Change Agents in Water and Energy Conservation
In a new initiative that promotes environmental awareness and sustainable living, the Department of Community Development (DCD), the Department of Energy (DoE), and domestic helper licensing centers, which operates under the Ministry of Human Resources and Emiratisation (MOHRE), have come together to launch a programme to train domestic helpers and enable them to be change agents for water and energy conservation in UAE households. The training programme was conducted at 16 domestic helper licensing centers centres in Abu Dhabi.
Dr. Mugheer Al Khaili: UAE achieved exceptional accomplishments in 51 years
HE Dr. Mugheer Khamis Al Khaili, Chairman of the Department of Community Development, congratulated HH Sheikh Mohamed bin Zayed Al Nahyan, President of the UAE, and his brothers Their Highnesses Members of the UAE Supreme Council Rulers of the Emirates, on the occasion of the UAE’s 51st national day. HE highlighted the numerous remarkable achievements that the UAE accomplished over the years and emphasised that the day provides an ideal opportunity to reaffirm allegiance to the wise leadership, who ensured the safety, peace, and happiness of all the citizens of the country.
Hamad Ali Al Dhaheri: Accomplishments that reflect unity and cohesion among people and the leadership
HE Eng. Hamad Ali Al Dhaheri, Undersecretary of the Abu Dhabi Department of Community Development (DCD), emphasised that the UAE’s 51st National Day represents the pathway of development pioneered by the founding fathers. He stated that the UAE has become one of the most advanced countries in terms of development and leadership, and that it serves as a model for unity and togetherness around the world.
DCD organises session highlighting significance of parent-children quality time
The Department of Community Development (DCD), Abu Dhabi, in cooperation with UNICEF, the Supreme Council for Motherhood and Childhood, the Abu Dhabi Early Childhood Authority, and the Emirati Children’s Parliament, and Bidaya media, organised a session titled ‘The importance of spending quality time with children’. The session was held coinciding with World Children’s Day, which falls on November 20 each year under the theme ‘A Better Future for Every Child’.
Department of Community Development organises visit for clerics to Qasr Al Watan to promote ideals of fraternity and harmony
The Department of Community Development - Abu Dhabi (DCD), in collaboration with Qasr Al Watan, arranged a visit for the clerics to the presidential palace, to provide them in-depth knowledge and insights on the rich Arabic heritage, the history of the UAE, as well as its vision into the future. The visit served as an ideal opportunity for knowledge exchange and cross-cultural interaction and exemplified the values of fraternity and compassion as a link that binds humankind. It also contributed to reinforcing Abu Dhabi’s status as the proponent of peace and societal harmony, both regionally and globally.
Department of Community Development Launches Social Innovation Competition
The Department of Community Development in Abu Dhabi (DCD), in collaboration with the Authority of social Contribution – Ma’an, has launched a social innovation competition to promote awareness about the positive impact of social innovation on societal wellbeing.
DCD organizes the third session of “Social Innovation Talks” as part of “Abu Dhabi Moments”
The Department of Community Development (DCD), Abu Dhabi, concludes its third session of the Social Innovation Talks series, as part of Abu Dhabi Moments. Dr. Khaled Ghattas presented his talk titled ‘From Here We Begin: Contemporary Family and Values’, the third of the ‘SITalks’ series organised by the DCD, as a platform for social innovation, to discuss various relevant social challenges that affect Abu Dhabi residents and the solutions that would overcome them.
DCD reviews achievements of ‘Abu Dhabi Strategy for People of Determination 2020-2024’ over the past two years
The Department of Community Development (DCD) in Abu Dhabi reviewed the latest achievements of the Abu Dhabi Strategy for People of Determination, which was launched in 2020 by His Highness Sheikh Mohammed bin Zayed Al Nahyan, President of the UAE and the Ruler of Abu Dhabi. The DCD highlighted numerous achievements that had a meaningful impact on various sectors with the aim of providing an inclusive and empowering society for people of determination. These achievements are the product of the strategy’s taskforce's continued commitment and integrated efforts, including health & rehabilitation, education, employment, social care, universal access, and enablers.
DCD organises panel discussion on financial culture and savings
The Department of Community Development (DCD) emphasised on the concepts of financial culture and savings during a panel discussion organised in Abu Dhabi. The panel discussion coincided with the World Savings Day, which falls on October 31 of every year.
DCD joins Diwali celebrations with Indian community in Abu Dhabi
The Department of Community Development (DCD), Abu Dhabi, celebrated the festival of Diwali with the Indian community of Abu Dhabi, in an effort to promote a culture of integration and social solidarity in the Abu Dhabi community. The DCD is responsible for regulation of the social sector, which provides licenses for non-Muslim worship areas in the Emirate, and it aims to celebrate the cultural diversity in the Emirate by participating the social events of various communities. Through this, the Department aims to contribute to the principles of forgiveness and friendship among society members.
The Department of Community Development in Abu Dhabi launches a campaign that promotes social cohesion as a social and personal responsibility
The Department of Community Development (DCD) in Abu Dhabi has launched in cooperation with the Authority of Social Contribution (Ma'an), Abu Dhabi Sports Council (ADSC), and Emirates Foundation a campaign that promotes inclusive, and cohesive society under the slogan "One Community". The campaign aims to celebrate and encourage a diversified and inclusive community in Abu Dhabi through a wide range of opportunities provided by its partners and stakeholders.
DCD organizes ceremony to honor winning ideas on ‘Wyakom’ platform
The Department of Community Development (DCD) in Abu Dhabi organized a ceremony to honor the winning ideas submitted on ‘Wyakom’, an online platform that promotes social engagement and encourages community members to contribute to addressing pressing social challenges by designing innovative solutions to tackle them. The first phase of this pilot was launched in partnership with Al Tawajud Al Baladi in Khalifa City. Furthermore, efforts will be made to implement these ideas on the ground, in collaboration with the relevant entities in the emirate.
Department of Community Development in Abu Dhabi celebrates International Day of Sign Languages
The Department of Community Development (DCD) in Abu Dhabi celebrated the International Day of Sign Languages, which falls on 23 September every year, highlighting its support for the linguistic identity and cultural diversity of people of determination, especially those with hearing loss, by underlining the importance of sign languages – their key communication tool. This day was proclaimed by the UN General Assembly in order to raise awareness on the importance of sign languages as part of the human rights of people with hearing loss and considering them to be natural languages with complete elements, regardless of their structural differences compared to spoken languages.
DCD celebrates Gulf Family Day to promote its role in achieving sustainable development
H.E Dr. Laila Abdel Aziz Al-Hayas, Executive Director of the Social Development Sector at the Department of Community Development (DCD) in Abu Dhabi, took the initiative to celebrate Gulf Family Day to highlight the significant role family plays in fostering balance and stability in the community.
DCD partners with Prometric to automate social care professionals’ competency assessments
The Department of Community Development (DCD) has collaborated with Prometric, a technology-driven global assessment service provider, to automate their assessment processes for social care professionals’ licensing procedures. This partnership is aimed at facilitating and improving the efficiency of licensing processes. Through automation, DCD intends to conduct more assessments on a regular basis than any local and international facilities. Under this initiative, applicants can undergo evaluation at any of the 3000 centers in Prometric’s channel, located in 160 countries around the world.
H.E. Mugheer Al Khaili: Women have consolidated their positions in society with the trust and confidence of the wise leadership
On the occasion of Emirati Women's Day, H.E. Dr. Mugheer Khamis Al Khaili, Chairman of the Department of Community Development, congratulated H.H. Sheikha Fatima bint Mubarak, Chairwoman of the General Women's Union, President of the Supreme Council for Motherhood and Childhood, Supreme Chairwoman of the Family Development Foundation, and the ‘Mother of the Nation,’ for her role in assisting, advancing, and empowering Emirati women.
Department of Community Development reviews services of ‘SAAED Association’ and ‘Make a Wish Foundation’
His Excellency Eng. Hamad Ali Al Dhaheri, Undersecretary of the Department of Community Development (DCD) in Abu Dhabi, evaluated the services, initiatives and projects of SAAED Association for Prevention of Traffic Crashers and the Make a Wish Foundation licensed by the DCD.
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In the presence of H.E Zaki Nusseibeh, Chancellor of UAE University and H.E Dr. Mugheer Al Khaili, Chairman of the DCD, we participated in an event held by UAE University in observance of International Day of Social Service. #One_Community #ThisIsOurCommunity #DCDAbuDhabi https://t.co/iFwQV3S3Ir
Three days are left to announce the winners of UNIVATE competition where 10 innovative student projects compete to win and transform these innovations into initiatives and projects, bringing them to life. #One_Community #ThisIsOurCommunity #DCDAbuDhabi #AbuDhabi #UAE https://t.co/JLIiaVNWvE
The participation of the delegation from the Government of Abu Dhabi in the Global City Network for Sustainability (G-NETS) was an opportunity to exchange expertise, experiences, and insight, https://t.co/jO85KrrHGZ
DCD participated in the Abu Dhabi government delegation to the Global City Network for Sustainability (G-NETS) in Tokyo, Japan, under the theme "Connecting Cities Creating a better Future". The summit was attended by leaders, mayors, and officials from over 33 cities worldwide. https://t.co/kuH0gK7Ii2
We believe in the role university students play in making a positive impact on societies, as they are the leaders of tomorrow and future makers. Through “UNIVATE” social innovation competition, we listened to many qualitative ideas, many of which we will see come to light. https://t.co/1Y7dkkeFRz
We have organized activities for the semi-final stage of the social innovation competition, "UNIVATE" (Universities Innovate), in partnership with the Authority of Social Contribution – Ma’an. https://t.co/9jl1gntduE