The Ministry of Community Development and the Department of Community Development - Abu Dhabi have signed an agreement aimed at enhancing cooperation, coordination and exchange of expertise between the two entities.

The agreement serves to support and enable strategic ties and partnerships, facilitating joint efforts to improve the quality of services provided within the social sector.

The MoU signing ceremony was attended by Her Excellency Shamma Al Mazrui, Minister of Community Development, and His Excellency Dr. Mugheer Khamis Al Khaili, Chairman of the Department of Community Development - Abu Dhabi, in addition to leaders from both parties.

The agreement aims to strengthen the frameworks of cooperation and coordination between the two entities, in relation to non-governmental social care institutions and centres operating within the social sector in Abu Dhabi, regulating their activities, activating their role in society and enabling them to provide specialised services in a way that enhances the quality of life of all members of society.

The agreement also aims to enhance the quality of social services by continuing to improve the licensing, inspection and oversight system in accordance with applicable legislation, through joint communication and coordination plans between the two sides. This reflects the complementarity of roles between the federal and local institutions in each emirate, in addition to enhancing cooperation and coordination in legislative areas and policies related to social sector centres and institutions; and exchanging experiences, information and new developments in the field.