x Abu Dhabi, UAETuesday 25 July 2017

Forum to stress private-sector role in charity

The private sector will be urged today to work more closely with non-profit organisations and collaborate on charitable efforts.

ABU DHABI // The private sector will be urged today to work more closely with non-profit organisations and collaborate on charitable efforts. The ninth Arab Foundations Forum, which runs for two days at the Al Murooj Rotana Hotel, Dubai, is being held under the theme of corporate philanthropy. The event is part of the UAE Foundations Assembly, co-hosted by the charity Dubai Cares and the Emirates Foundation, being held at the same venue.

Fifty representatives from non-profit organisations across the UAE have been brought together to discuss ways of streamlining charity work, identifying gaps in the provision of aid and encouraging more joint initiatives. Tariq al Gurg, the chief executive of Dubai Cares, emphasised the need for private-sector commitment, which he said was key to success.