Hessa bint Issa Buhumaid, Minister of Community Development, and His Excellency Ayman Al Mufleh, Jordanian Minister of Social Development, signed a Memorandum of Understanding on Social Development Cooperation between the Governments of the United Arab Emirates and the Hashemite Kingdom of Jordan. the elderly, “seniors”, associations of general interest and social assistance.
The memorandum was signed during the participation of Her Excellency Hessa bint Issa Buhumaid in the work of the 77th Session of the Executive Office of the Council of Arab Ministers of Social Affairs, which was held on October 19-20 in the Hashemite Kingdom of Jordan.
The memorandum is in line with the promotion of joint Arab social action and the efforts of the two fraternal countries to consolidate relations and bilateral cooperation for the benefit of the two peoples through the exchange of experience, especially in the social and developmental fields.
The Memorandum of Understanding aimed to exchange best experiences and practices related to the rehabilitation and empowerment of people with disabilities “people of determination” through visits and evaluation of the experiences of the two countries in the field of care and rehabilitation, using the experiences and the latest laws and legislation regulating work in this field, assessing successful experiences in hiring determined people, as well as on the exchange of information, scientific publications, applications and smart programs, and participating in conferences, scientific symposiums and workshops in the field of rehabilitation, which are held in both countries.
In the field of family development, the memorandum emphasized the importance of the exchange of information, legislation and expertise between specialized frameworks to discover the latest results of research and studies in the two countries in the field of family. development, exchange of experiences and initiatives in the field of social awareness to support issues of equality and gender balance and to reduce violence against women.
The Memorandum emphasized the importance of the development of productive families through the exchange of experiences and technical advice in the fields of economic and knowledge enhancement for these families by the two countries, as well as cooperation in holding exhibitions for the products of these distinguished families, in addition to exchanging experiences, studies and research in the field of small and micro-income generating enterprises, as well as family programs.
The Memorandum of Understanding dealt with protection and social care as it provides for the exchange of experience, studies and legislation in the field of children of unknown origin and the like, and alternative families. As well as sharing the results of studies in the field of protection, reception and rehabilitation of young people and social protection institutions, and taking advantage of successful experiences in this field.
With regard to the care of the elderly “senior citizens”, the Memorandum emphasized the importance of sharing experiences and policies for the care of this category and encouraging cooperation between associations active in the UAE and the Hashemite Kingdom Jordan in the field of services to the elderly “the elderly”.
With regard to public interest associations, both sides emphasized the importance of sharing experiences, volunteering initiatives and social responsibility activities, as well as cooperation on relevant legislation and policies.
The Memorandum of Understanding dealt with social assistance and stipulated the sharing of experiences, legislation and best practices in the UAE and Jordan to enable those who are able to work among the beneficiaries of the assistance and qualify them to get work and assessing the experiences and initiatives of the two countries to find additional sources of income for the beneficiaries of social assistance programs
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