The Joint Council for Planning and Excellence approves the implementation of four new initiatives to support the Year of Reading

: 7/19/2016

Abu Dhabi 19 July 2016

During its 2nd meeting chaired by H.E. Eng. Sultan bin Saeed Al Mansouri, Minister of Economy and Chairman of the Board, the Joint Council for Planning and Excellence examined initiatives and events that would consolidate the valuable goals of the Year of Reading 2016 in addition to the initiatives related to happiness and building of the excellent team.

The meeting was attended by the Board members; namely H.E. Mohamed Ahmed bin Abdul-Aziz  Al-Shehhi, Undersecretary of the Ministry of Economy for Economy Affairs, H.E. Abdullah Ahmed Al Saleh, Undersecretary of the Ministry of Economy for Industrial Affairs and Foreign Trade, H.E. Ibrahim Obaid Al-Zaabi, Director General of the Insurance Authority, and H.E. Obaid Saif Al-Zaabi, Acting CEO of the Securities and Commodities Authority.

During the meeting held in Dubai, Mr. Al Mansouri affirmed the importance of the initiatives and events proposed for the Year of Reading and the indicators of happiness and excellence which would uplift the performance of the governmental entities and translate the prudent Leadership’s vision and aspirations to achieve renaissance and progress of the UAE in depicting a bright future for generations to come.

During the meeting, four initiatives were introduced to be implemented in the near future. The first initiative is entitled “Knowledge is the Right for All” and it provides an electronic platform for the books and abstracts through mobile applications. It also provides the abstracts of the employees participating in the ‘Reader Employee’ prize to encourage the employees and members of the society to read and train on summarization and speed reading at the GITEX 2016 exhibition in support of the Year of Reading.

The second initiative is entitled “Life-long Companion”, where a professional company will be contracted to deliver training workshops on the mechanism of summarizing books and speed reading to a number of employees of the entities forming the Joint Council for Planning and Excellence at GITEX exhibition which will give them the opportunity to learn summarization of books and speed reading.

The title of the third initiative is “Reading is your Right” and aimed at encouraging the UAE students to read by handing over some stories that match their needs with the participation of the individuals of the entities of the Council and under organization of the Authority and through coordination with the concerned entity in the State to address Abu Dhabi Education Council in order to coordinate with the UAE schools.

The fourth initiative is “Out of the Box” and it aims at enhancing the innovation culture in the institutions affiliated to the Joint Council for Planning and Excellence and uplifting the competitive spirit among the entities by enrolling some employees in a training program that enables them to obtain a diploma on innovation in collaboration with the Higher Colleges of Technology.​ 

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