The Department of Community Development (DCD) in Abu Dhabi has reviewed the latest achievements of the Abu Dhabi Strategy for People of Determination 2020-2024, launched in 2020 by His Highness Sheikh Mohammed bin Zayed Al Nahyan, President of the UAE and Ruler of Abu Dhabi. 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 and rehabilitation, education, employment, social care, universal access, and enablers.

The event was attended by H.H Sheikh Khalid bin Zayed Al Nahyan, Chairman of the board of directors of the Zayed Higher Organisation for People of Determination, and H.E Dr. Mugheer Al Khaili, Chairman of the Department of Community Development in Abu Dhabi, and a number of senior officials in various sectors, leaders of the pillars, and owners of strategic initiatives. During the event, the attendees signed a pledge to enhance the emirate of Abu Dhabi as an inclusive, accessible, and enabling city for People of Determination, committing to providing a system of policies and programmes and an appropriate environment that allow People of Determination equal access to rights, services, and opportunities. With the aim of making our cohesive society equal in supporting and empowering all its members, as part of ongoing work to meet the targets of the Abu Dhabi Strategy for People of Determination 2020-2024.

His Excellency Dr. Mugheer Al Khaili expressed his pride on the strategy’s achievements over the past two years. He stated that these milestones have been achieved thanks to close cooperation between the public and private sectors, and the joint commitment to provide all means of empowerment and support to People of Determination.

Al Khaili said: “Since its launch, the strategy has been a paradigm shift in inclusion and empowerment of People of Determination, and a model for the integrated efforts of the public and private sectors to provide them with an inclusive and enabling environment. Moreover, the strategy comes in line with national strategies and directions of promoting the empowerment and active participation of People of Determination across all sectors, and with the aim of consolidating Abu Dhabi’s leading position in the area of empowerment of People of Determination who are a vital part of the community development. In fact, the emirate of Abu Dhabi has been keen to provide an inclusive environment that allows equitable access to People of Determination to services, opportunities, and rights. And we look forward to achieving more milestones and further expanding and strengthening partnerships with all entities to ensure effective implementation of Abu Dhabi Strategy for People of Determination until 2024.”