On the sidelines of the International Human Resources Conference 2019, the Federal Authority for Government Human Resources (FAHR), represented by Director General Dr. Abdulrahman Abdul Manan Al Awar, concluded a memorandum of understanding with the Society for Human Resource Management (SHRM), USA, represented by Johnny C. Taylor, CEO of SHRM. The MoU aims to strengthen cooperation between the two parties through joint professional and educational development programs and development of human resources in the UAE Federal Government. The two parties will also hold conferences and professional forums, in addition to supporting the efforts of the UAE to participate in the World Federation of People Management Associations (WFPMA).
Dr. Abdulrahman Al Awar: The MoU strengthens the UAE's leadership in the field of government work
Commenting during the signing ceremony, HE Dr. Abdulrahman Al Awar stressed the importance of the MoU in enhancing the prospects of cooperation with one of the world's largest human resources organizations, which provides opportunity for sharing best practices and experiences in the field of human capital development, enhance the UAE's global leadership in government work, and help translate the UAE Vision 2021 into reality.
HE said: “The cooperation between the Authority and SHRM dates back to 2014, when the Authority signed a similar memorandum of understanding with the Society in the framework of its commitment to empower the national human capital in the UAE Federal Government. The memorandum at that time was also aimed at increasing the efficiency and quality of services provided by the Authority in line with the directives of our wise leadership.”
Mr. Johnny C. Taylor, CEO of SHRM, expressed his pleasure at signing the memorandum, explaining that the Society for Human Resource Management (SHRM) aims to expand cooperation with the Federal Authority for Government Human Resources and help the the UAE Federal Government to adopt the best human capital management systems and practices.
Established in 1948, SHRM is the world's largest organization with more than 315,000 members from more than 160 countries all specialized in human resources. The Society, which has offices in USA, UAE, India, and China, provides human resources professionals with information, as well as develop their skills in human resource management. It is an active member of the North American Human Resources Management Association, and currently Secretary General of World Federation of People Management Associations (WFPMA).