Human resources vital force that drives nation ahead
Abu Dhabi Noura Al Nowais has dubbed her electoral campaign “Proud to be Emirati”, and believes that the future of the country lies in investing in human resources.
In her view, Noura, who is well-known for her voluntary work, thinks the Abu Dhabi Economic Plan 2030 offers the ideal platform for action.
Noura wants to focus on local human resources, and offer job opportunities and diversification of investments that will help build the nation at all levels.
Relying on the economic development plan and considering it a platform for action, Noura seeks to make the UAE an international economic centre, an ideal place for living and business, a tourist destination at the regional and international level as well as meet the needs and requirements of its citizens.
Noura, an international relations adviser at the Department of Economic Development, uses her expertise to further the emirate’s bilateral trade agreements with other countries, and promote Abu Dhabi city as an investment destination.
Noura is also a business relations manager as well as a member of the Board for Al Benaa Real Estate Investment Company. She is also working on her doctorate at UAE University.
Her field of work and experience made her nominate herself for the membership of the Abu Dhabi Chamber of Commerce and Industry (ADCCI) in 2010.
“This experience boosted my morale and it drove me to nominate myself for the Federal National Council (FNC) in order to represent citizens, bring their needs, goals, problems, and concerns to the policy-making process in the council; advise to make laws that govern the nation; and exercise oversight, ensuring that legislation and government policies are implemented effectively,” Noura said.
“I will be participating in committee meetings or plenary debates in the council building, or travelling abroad to represent the FNC and the country. Regular contact with constituents enables a member to easily identify their needs and elicit their input on policy debates,” said Noura.
“If elected, I will work as a spokesperson for local interests; an ombudsman and facilitator who deals with concerns about government matters; a lawmaker; an adviser of the work of the government and a contributor to debates on national issues,” she said.
Noura refers to the necessity of encouraging Emirati women to work in the various sectors in addition to upgrading activities they are involved in instead of focusing on the traditional areas, since it is necessary to work in the economic, financial, real estate, industrial, commercial and other sectors enabling them to raise their presence and achieve a positive impact.
And in the FNC campaign, “I like to depend on my track record and foundation among my acquaintances at the university, at the ADCCI and in many places where I volunteered to work and to help Emiratis start their own future careers,” she said.
“The FNC members should monitor developments in the country that affect their constituency, and benefit immensely from staying in touch with their constituents,” she said.
“Curricula should be assessed to meet the requirements of the UAE society and to help build a national identity amidst the many cultures living in the community which would highlight the UAE culture and tradition,” added Noura.