Dubai, 16 February, 2011: The Social Regulatory and Licensing dept at the Community
Development Authority (CDA) will organise an outreach programme at the Indian Consulate in
Dubai, aimed at registering the social clubs and associations affiliated to the Indian Community
Welfare Committee (ICWC).
The outreach programme is part of CDA’s initiatives to develop a basic framework for social and
community organisations in Dubai and help them enhance the quality, efficiency and value of
their services. Through such initiatives CDA aims to initiate an exchange of ideas and knowledge
with community organisations and encourage them to benefit from CDA’s extensive resources
by registering with the Social Regulatory and Licensing dept. CDA has invested in a range of
welfare programmes for different sections of the society, including ‘Al Kayt’, an initiative to
facilitate employment for people with disabilities.
The outreach programme will be held at the Consulate premises from Feb. 23 to 28, with
officials from the Social Regulatory and Licensing dept briefing participants on the vision and
objectives of CDA.
As a government authority entrusted with the task of strengthening social cohesion in Dubai
and establishing channels for communication and co-ordination with community clubs and
associations, CDA regularly organizes programmes aimed to empower communities and enable
them to play a greater role in the development of Dubai.
The Indian Community Welfare Committee, operating under the Indian Consulate in Dubai, is
responsible for around 60 social clubs and associations.
“Promoting strong bonds of mutual respect and co-operation among the culturally diverse
society in Dubai is a priority outlined by CDA. CDA’s endeavors are hence focused on bringing
together communities and fostering a sense of collective responsibility among them,” said Dr
Omar Al Muthanna, CEO, Social Regulatory and Licensing dept, CDA.
“We invite social organisations representing the Indian community in Dubai to come forward,
learn more about the vision of CDA and use the free registration facility to regularly interact
with CDA and be part its transformational initiatives,” added Dr Al Muthanna.
It is worth mentioning that the Social Regulatory and Licensing dept of CDA which is
the organizer of this registration event is concerned with regulating and licensing social
organisations operating in Dubai, in addition to managing a well-developed system that ensures
social welfare and quality services.