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“Self-Employment” and “Redistribution of Employees” to Promote Emiratization

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  • 26 November 2018

During the Second UAE Government Annual Meetings, held in Abu Dhabi, the Emiratization Working Group adopted three initiatives aimed at increasing citizens’ participation in the private sector and creating new job opportunities that suit them in light of the future changes that make it imperative to use Artificial Intelligence (AI) in the labor market.



His Excellency Nasser bin Thani Al Hamli, Minister of Human Resources and Emiratization, asserted that the Government Annual Government Meetings confirm the UAE’s excellence in the government philosophy and work style through developing strategic plans and visions and following up on their implementation. They further forge partnerships and cooperation between federal and local government entities, with integrated initiatives and united efforts, which has become a constant approach in government work thanks to the wise leadership of the UAE, their continuous follow-up and guidance.


He added that these meetings constitute a national platform that witnesses the participation of the UAE wise leadership and its prominent leaders working in various government entities. This ensures that the innovative plans and initiatives will lead the way to achieving the UAE vision on the short, medium and long terms through developing human capital capabilities.



The initiatives include the Citizen Redistribution Policy between Public and Private Sectors, which is a job rotation mechanism working between the two sectors. It aims to delegate experienced and competent staff from the public sector to work in leading positions in the private sector with the aim of expanding their careers prospects, encouraging citizens to seek jobs in the private sector, and providing them with additional skills. This approach aims at achieving the Emiratization goals stipulated by the development plans and enhance self-confidence among citizens by gaining experience from working in the private sector.


The Team also launched an initiative to establish a Unified e-Portal for Self-Employment of Skilled Personnel to support the Emiratization efforts. The portal connects talented national skills with different programs and services, and coordinates with public and private sector companies to leverage their expertise and enhance their skills. Moreover, it includes a bundle of facilities and incentives for companies that use the portal to hire national competencies.


The government further adopted the Continuous Skills Development System, an integrated system that includes federal and local governmental entities. It develops continuous education programs to boost the skills of employees and workers in the labor market and align their skills with the future demands of the labor market. It also guarantees continuous and proactive education for the work force, to keep pace with the technological developments and future trends, which would ultimately impact jobs in the labor market. This would further contribute to enhancing the work force skills and improving its productivity by gaining the necessary new skills.


Achieving balance among the labor market sectors is one of the goals that the UAE government seeks to achieve by increasing Emiratization in the private sector, promoting women’s participation in a way that serves the UAE economy and its competitiveness indicators, as well as gender balance. It also endeavors to boost citizens’ knowledge and skills to prepare them to work in various sectors, as well as encourage the private sector to create suitable opportunities for them. This goes in line with the significant progress achieved by the UAE in keeping pace with the numerous developments in the labor market.


Notably, the UAE Government seeks to achieve the National Agenda goals, namely increasing Emiratization in the private sector and enhancing the participation of national cadres in the analytical and service jobs. It further aims at promoting entrepreneurship and developing viable solutions for the challenges that the UAE economy might face by 2031, and ultimately achieve the UAE Vision 2071.