The Federal Authority for Government Human Resources (FAHR), recently held the first Human Resources virtual session during 2022, under the title "Leading Environmental Change", using live broadcast technology, with 500 people following the session from inside and outside the country.
The session, organized by the Authority, in cooperation with the Emirates Nature WWF, hosted Mr. Hussam Nassef, Senior Director of the Membership Program at the Emirates Nature, and Mr. Ahmed Abu Samra, coordinator of Awareness and Change Leaders Program. The event reflects the Authority’s keenness to adopt initiatives that encourage volunteering and raising awareness of the importance of keeping the environment clean and sustainable.
Salwa Abdullah, Director of Projects and Programs at the Authority, explained that the Human Resources Club is remarkably expanding its membership base every day, attracting great numbers of HR specialists and those interested in attending these virtual sessions, to discuss topics of interest with HR experts and professionals locally, regionally and globally.
She said, “The introduction of live broadcast of the Club's sessions, inaugurated by the Authority for the first time in late 2019, has been met with great enthusiasm and remarkable interaction by the Federal Government employees, as well as other Club's associates and the public. For example, 7 virtual sessions were held last year, attended by approximately 43,000 members and interested persons, and discussed many important topics, such as information security and business sustainability, transformation into an educated institution, empowerment of entrepreneurship, psychological well-being and coexistence with the pandemic, and the future of Job interviews using artificial intelligence techniques”.
Salwa Abdullah added, “The first session of Human Resources Club this year is titled "Leading Environmental Change" and comes within the framework of the existing cooperation between the Authority and the Emirates Nature, under the of cooperation signed between the two parties. The memorandum requires spreading awareness among employees of ministries, federal entities and members of society, about the Emirates Nature’s volunteering program, by broadcasting periodic messages through the Federal Government’s HR Management Information System (Bayanati), and the Authority’s various accounts on social networking sites”.
Mr. Hussam Nassef, Senior Director of Membership Program at the Emirates Nature WFF, gave an overview about their organization, its objectives, and key roles in protecting wildlife in the United Arab Emirates, and taking care of its diverse natural resources. He called on all members of society to join the organization, to benefit from the environmental and recreational events and activities that it implements throughout the year, with the purpose of increasing environmental awareness and stimulate positive behavior in the community.
Mr. Ahmed Abu Samra, Coordinator of Awareness and Change Leaders Program, confirmed that the organization launched many environmental initiatives that had the greatest impact on preserving the environmental diversity that the UAE abounds in, pointing out that the Society will invest in cooperation with the Authority in shedding light on many environmental issues, and environmental sustainability, through awareness and awareness workshops held periodically, with the aim of spreading knowledge among Federal Government employees.
The Human Resources Club is an interactive platform and an intellectual and knowledge communication channel that brings together interested people, to discuss human resource issues and support service.
Membership of the Club is open and free for all those interested in human resources and institutional support, etc. Application should be through website: www.fahr.gov.ae, and e-mail: HRClub@fahr.gov.ae