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The Ajman Businesswomen Council (AJBWC)-Ajman Chamber signed a memorandum of understanding (MoU) with the Ajman Markets Cooperative Society, with a vision to provide a marketing platform in the society’s branches for the products of the Council’s members who hold Bedayat license. The MoU was signed remotely by Dr. Amna Khalifa Al Ali, Chairwoman of the AJBWC, and Sami Mohammad Sha’ban, Director General of the Ajman Markets Cooperative Society. The MoU stated introducing the “Rofoof” initiative to the Ajman Markets Cooperative Society, where the initiative’s beneficiaries will abide by the standards and conditions concerning display of products and present all required documents. It also stipulated the provision of display spaces for the products in the society’s main branches and exemption the Council’s members from registration fees. The Society will also market the members' products and provide other services and features associated with display, marketing and selling. Dr. Amna Khalifa stressed that the Ajman Businesswomen Council is keen to diversify its marketing channels to serve its members, increase their sales and encourage them to develop their investments. She also affirmed the importance of the MoU and its role in opening a marketing platform in one of the most important retail outlets in the Emirate of Ajman. She commended the efforts of the Ajman Markets Cooperative Society, as it is a primary supporter of social initiatives and a leading destination in stabilizing the prices of consumer products. “The cooperation between the AJBWC and the Society has been in place and effective since the launch of the “Rofoof” initiative, and it has culminated in the signing of this MoU to enhance the cooperation,” Dr. Amna said. For his part, Sami Sha’ban stressed that Ajman Markets Cooperative Society is keen to provide pioneering societal services in line with the goals and vision of the Society, which seeks to diversify its partnerships with government and private entities in order to provide value-added services for the emirate’s community. In addition, it aims to diversifying electronic shopping mechanisms and adopts best the practices to serve the exhibitors and shoppers in general.
The Ajman Businesswomen Council (AJBWC) held its second meeting for 2021 chaired by Dr. Amna Khalifa Al Ali, Chairwoman of the AJBWC, to discuss progress of work and to review outputs of the ongoing projects and initiatives, as well as approving schedule for the next activities. The meeting was held at AJBWC’s premises at the Ajman Entrepreneurship Centre in the presence of members of the Council’s board of directors. After welcoming the attendees, Dr. Amna affirmed the Council’s keenness to intensify the efforts and to diversify its services and initiatives that serve its members and the businesswomen in general. She also praised the unlimited support of the leadership to empower the businesswomen by creating a growth-stimulant environment for their business. The attendees then approved the minutes of the previous meeting, followed by reviewing the statistics of the Bedayat license during the first quarter of this year. They were also briefed about the AJBWC’s achievements. The Council since the beginning of 2021 signed three memoranda of cooperation and understanding with the Ajman Statistics and Competitiveness Centre, the Continuing Education Centre at the UAE University and the Nine Training Center in Bahrain. This was part of the AJBWC’s plan to strengthen its partnerships with various entities with the aim of providing various services for the members. The meeting also discussed outcomes of the Serbian Businesswomen Council’s visit during which the cooperation and exchange of experiences were discussed. It also aimed at highlighting the investment opportunities and the marketing platform of the Ajman Entrepreneurship Centre. This was in cooperation with the Abu Dhabi Businesswomen Council. The AJBWC’s Board of Directors was also briefed on the harvest of the initiatives implemented during the first quarter of this year, including the “Raiyouqi” initiative, which offers food and beverages (Al Raiyouq) to employees of government and private establishments from the Council's partners. Among the initiatives are “Rofoof” which is carried out in cooperation with the Ajman Markets Cooperative Society through a marketing platform for businesswomen's products, and “Laqtah” initiative that provides a professional photography service for the council members' products. The meeting further discussed the work plan of the Ajman Entrepreneurship Centre with Khalid Al Shamsi, Director of the Centre. Al Shamsi reviewed the Centre's services, including an integrated marketing platform for entrepreneurs, a permanent exhibition, meeting and conference rooms and an innovation centre. They praised the importance of the Centre and its role in developing the business of entrepreneurs through a sustainable marketing platform that promotes their products and services, as well as enhancing the exchange of experiences and ideas between them. On the sidelines of the meeting, the board of directors’ members toured the "Ramadan Brings Us Together" exhibition at the Ajman Entrepreneurship Centre, accompanied by a number of businesswomen from the Council’s member. They also participated in the activities of "Haqu-Allailah" and the World Heritage Day organized by the Ajman Chamber.
The Ajman Businesswomen Council (AJBWC) signed a memorandum of understanding (MoU) with the Ajman Statistics and Competitiveness Centre, to reinforce the cooperation and to utilize the expertise and technical capabilities of the two parties in order to achieve the strategic goals and programmes of each of them. The MoU was signed remotely by Dr. Amna Khalifa Al Ali, Chairwoman of the AJBWC, and Dr. Hajer Saeed Al Hubaishi, CEO of the Ajman Statistics and Competitiveness Centre. The MoU stipulated the exchange of statistical data and information, as well as the experiences, corporate experiences and best practices, and cooperation in conducting relevant studies and research. It also seeks to open new horizons to utilize the strategic partnerships of the two parties, and to promote and participate in activities and events of both. The two parties agreed to form a joint working group to follow up the implementation of the MoU to ensure achieving its objectives that serve the services and outputs of the AJBWC and the Ajman Statistics and Competitiveness Centre in general, and female entrepreneurs in the emirate in particular. Commenting on the MoU, Dr. Amna Khalifa stressed the role played by it in exchanging experiences and information of common interest and making use of the capabilities available to both parties. She also noted that the AJBWC aims to provide value-added services for its members based on a base of various and reliable data that keep pace with the steady growth of the projects of the members of the Council and help them make decisions. For her part, Dr. Hajer Al Hubaishi explained that Ajman Statistics and Competitiveness Centre is keen to diversify its partnerships with government entities in the emirate of Ajman to ensure concerted efforts and to enhance the emirate’s competitiveness in various fields. She also stressed that the availability of official statistics is a basis for creativity and future foresight and a major supporter for decision-making and policy formulation in all sectors.
The Ajman Businesswomen Council (AJBWC) affiliating with the Ajman Chamber of Commerce and Industry, in cooperation with the Abu Dhabi Businesswomen Council, organized a workshop titled “Market and Sell Your Product at the Ajman Entrepreneurship Centre". The workshop came to highlight the investment opportunities available and the marketing platform of the Ajman Entrepreneurship Center. Held remotely, the workshop was attended by Dr. Amna Khalifa Al Ali, Chairwoman of the Ajman Businesswomen Council, Dr. Shafeeqa Al Ameri, Executive Director of the Abu Dhabi Businesswomen Council, and Khaled Al Shamsi, Director of the Ajman Entrepreneurship Centre, along with a number of female entrepreneurs. Beginning the session, Dr. Shafeeqa Al Ameri emphasized the importance of cooperation between the Abu Dhabi and Ajman businesswomen councils in implementing joint activities and programmes for businesswomen and providing direct communication channels to ensure the exchange of experiences and partnerships between members of the two councils. This is a translation of the memorandum of understanding concluded between the two councils. She praised the efforts of the AJBWC in implementing several programmes and initiatives, among of which is the national programme "Ishraqa". The Council also participated in a number of workshops and programmes carried out by the Abu Dhabi Businesswomen Council to embody the integrity in the roles between the two parties. speaking during the workshop, Dr. Amna Khalifa emphasized the importance of the role played by the workshop in introducing Abu Dhabi’s businesswomen to the Ajman Entrepreneurship Centre and its services. This is because the Centre provides a sustainable marketing platform to allow the opportunity for them to expand their projects and products by opening new branches in the centre. She called on businesswomen nationwide to visit the centre and get to know it closely. She gave an overview of the efforts made by the AJBWC in providing various services that keep pace with the projects of businesswomen in general. Dr. Amna also praised the guidance of the leadership to support business of women through providing an integrated business environment that ensures the growth and development of their enterprises. For his part, Khalid Al Shamsi explained the objectives of the Ajman Entrepreneurship Centre that focus on providing an integrated marketing platform for entrepreneurs with multiple options and advantages. It offers a permanent exhibition, meeting and conference rooms, and an innovation centre with a package of benefits to tenants of entrepreneurs. He also explained the procedures and requirements for rent and the plan of the shop floor and the permanent exhibition. Al Shamsi continued, “The Centre’s ground floor features 64 shops of various spaces designated to entrepreneurs, while the first floor includes the headquarters of the AJBWC, a conference hall and 4 training rooms, and the second floor includes a business centre and a number of commercial offices for companies.”
The Ajman Businesswomen Council (AJBWC) signed a memorandum of cooperation with the Nine Training Centre from the Kingdom of Bahrain, to enhance the cooperation and to provide training platforms for businesswomen and members of the Council. It also aims at sharing experiences of the two parties in order to achieve complementarity of roles. The memorandum was signed remotely by Dr. Amna Khalifa Al Ali, Chairperson of the AJBWC, and Sheikha Noura bint Khalifa Al Khalifa, Chairperson of the Med Point and The Nine. It stipulated the cooperation and partnership in holding specialized training programmes in the business field. The Nine Training Centre will provide its training services for the members and entrepreneurs, while the AJBWC will take over the organizing and marketing of the courses with surveying the training requirements of businesswomen. “The AJBWC is keen to carry out a comprehensive training plan in cooperation with the professional establishments to provide the members with practical skills and scientific knowledge in managing and growing their businesses in a way that enhances their contribution to the economic sector,” Dr Amna said. She also pointed out that the Council strives to reinforce its partnerships to provide various services that keep pace with the development of the activities of businesswomen in general and members of the AJBWC in particular. For her part, Sheikha Noura bint Khalifa Al Khalifa stressed the importance of the memorandum and its role in boosting the cooperation between the institutions in the GCC countries to utilize the available expertise and to provide services for female entrepreneurs. She also praised the efforts of the governments in the region in empowering businesswomen and providing them with unlimited support to enhance their contribution to the development of the GCC economy in general. She explained that the memorandum of cooperation would provide a platform for organizing training courses in marketing, administration, production, innovation and other areas by experts in entrepreneurship.
The Ajman Businesswomen Council (AJBWC) affiliating with the Ajman Chamber of Commerce and Industry discussed ways to increase the cooperation with the Abu Dhabi Businesswomen Council and to enhance direct communication between the two sides. This came during the meeting held at the Ajman Entrepreneurship Centre, in the presence of Dr. Amna Khalifa Al Ali, Chair of the AJBWC, Dr. Shafika Al Ameri, Executive Director of the Abu Dhabi Businesswomen Council and members of the Board of Directors of AJBWC. During the meeting, Dr. Amna Khalifa praised the efforts of the businesswomen councils in the country and their role in empowering Emirati women. She also affirmed that the pioneering projects of businesswomen reflect the efforts of the UAE government in supporting women and providing the necessary ingredients to ensure the success and sustainability of their projects. Dr. Amna also commended the efforts of the Abu Dhabi Businesswomen Council in carrying out stimulating projects and initiatives that enhance contributions of female entrepreneurs in the economic sector. She also stressed the importance of strengthening partnerships between businesswomen's councils due to their positive impact on the growth of their projects nationwide. For her part, Dr. Shafiqa Al Ameri affirmed that the Abu Dhabi Businesswomen Council is keen to diversify its partnerships and initiatives, noting that the memorandum of understanding concluded between the Abu Dhabi Businesswomen Council and the Ajman Businesswomen Council translates the existing cooperation, partnership and the benefit of the members of the two parties. It also contributes to providing a comprehensive and accurate database on the female entrepreneurs in both the emirates of Abu Dhabi and Ajman, she added. The two councils intend to organise a joint interactive introductory workshop for their members on the mechanisms of launching and succeeding businesswomen’s projects, in addition to opening new horizons for women to spread their products on a large scale. It also aims at introducing them to the most important services available at the Ajman Entrepreneurship Centre.
The Ajman Businesswomen Council (AJBWC) in the presence of representatives of the Abu Dhabi Businesswomen Council received a delegation from the Serbian Businesswomen Council at the Ajman Chamber’s premises to discuss the cooperation and to exchange experiences in support of the projects and objectives of the two sides. Led by Sandra Abramovich, the Serbian delegation was received at the Ajman Centre for Entrepreneurship by Dr. Amna Khalifa Al Ali, Chair of the Ajman Businesswomen Council, in the presence of Shafiqa Al Ameri, Executive Director of the Abu Dhabi Businesswomen’s Office and AJBWC’s Board of Directors’ members. Welcoming the delegation, Dr. Amna Khalifa stressed the importance of the meeting and its role in promoting the cooperation and acquainting with best practices and initiatives, as well as providing a platform for the exchange of experiences between Emirati and Serbian businesswomen in general. She also said, “The Ajman Businesswomen Council aims within its strategic plan to strengthen its local and regional cooperation with the relevant entities to achieve its objectives and meet aspirations of the members.” The meeting saw a presentation about the AJBWC highlighting its role in boosting women's economic investments and supporting their initiatives to engage in the self-employment fields inside and outside the country. The Council also carries out several programmes and projects that serve their business and establishes vital projects that meet the needs of society and support innovative female entrepreneurs. It further seeks to empower Emirati women, especially entrepreneurs through overcoming the difficulties they face in their commercial, industrial and service businesses, and offers initiatives and actions aimed at developing their economic activities. The attendees were briefed on the efforts of the AJBWC in carrying out various programmes, seminars and forums to develop skills and capabilities of businesswomen. In addition, it is keen on strengthening the cooperation and partnership with the concerned entities, organizing visits and exhibitions, and providing the necessary training its members.
Dr. Amna Khalifa Al Ali, Chairperson of the Ajman Businesswomen Council (AJBWC), stated that the Ajman Centre for Entrepreneurship affiliated with the Ajman Chamber provides a sustainable platform to serve owners of SMEs in the emirate through strengthening the efforts made to diversify the benefits and components directed to the Council’s members. It would organize permanent events and exhibitions that ensure direct communication between the emirate’s community and the entrepreneurs, she added. This came during the meeting held at the Ajman Centre for Entrepreneurship, in the presence of Khaled Al Shamsi, Director of the Centre for Entrepreneurship, and Abeer Eid Al Faraj, Director of the Ajman Businesswomen's Office. The meeting was also attended by the employees of the AJBWC and the work team of the Center, where they discussed the building’s management plan and marketing mechanisms to attract female entrepreneurs to benefit from the services provided by the Centre that is located in the Al Jurf, Ajman. The meeting reviewed the Centre’s regulations and lease contracts for the building's stores. The building provides 64 stores and a number of halls. They also discussed the logistical requirements of the building, as well as the future plan and targeted activities to ensure an added value for the entrepreneurs benefiting from the Centre. Dr. Amna Khalifa praised the efforts of the leadership in providing support and various components for the business community, especially the enterprises owned by Emirati businesswomen to ensure the growth and sustainability of these projects. She also pointed to the efforts of the AJBWC to carry out quality programmes and projects that enhance the benefit of its members and the growth of their businesses. Khalifa further appreciated the keenness of the Board of Directors of Ajman Chamber to provide full support for the Council’s projects and initiatives, and the Chamber’s role in creating an attractive climate for the success of SMEs, which would feed in to the growth of the economic sector as a whole.
The Ajman Conciliation and Commercial Arbitration Centre, affiliated with the Ajman Chamber of Commerce and Industry (ACCI), held its first meeting for 2021 to discuss the work progress, review achievements of the previous year, and to discuss the centre’s work plan for this and the efforts set to provide value-added services that serve members and customers of the Ajman Chamber. The virtually held meeting was attended by Mohammed Rashid Al Suwaidi, Deputy Chairman of the Ajman Conciliation and Arbitration Committee, along with members of the committee and Ahmed Khalifa Al Muwaiji, Secretary General of the Centre. The meeting reviewed mechanisms of the work progress of the Centre and the developments of the registered cases, as well as the outputs of the formed bodies. The attendees also discussed the amendment of the regulation of arbitration’s fees and the fees applied at the Centre. The amendment took into the changes imposed by the consequences of the COVID-19 pandemic, in a way that contributes to reducing the burdens on the parties to the cases and the Centre’s clients in general. The meeting reviewed the work of the bodies formed to settle the cases and the final draft judgments issued in some cases and previously issued by the formed bodies were reviewed. In addition, the reviewed the new applications submitted for affiliation with the Centre as arbitrators and experts. The attendees further discussed the regulation of the Centre’s procedures within the framework of continuous reviews to ensure the quality of performance and speed of procedure in accordance with the best practices followed. They stressed the need to strengthen partnerships with local and international bodies and institutions related to the field of arbitration and work to provide high-quality services for the clients.
Dr. Amna Khalifa Al Ali, Chairperson of the Ajman Businesswomen Council – Board of Directors Member of the Ajman Chamber of Commerce and Industry, revealed that the Council intends during 2021 to launch initiatives and projects that serving its members, in addition to diversifying partnerships with government departments and private sector companies to ensure the provision of services meeting aspirations of entrepreneurs in general. This came during the first meeting of the AJBWC for 2021 that was held virtually to review the recent developments, key projects and initiatives in the presence of all members of the board of directors. At the beginning of the meeting, Dr. Amna praised the contributions of businesswomen to the GDP, which reflects the directives of the leadership to provide an economic climate that ensures the sustainability and growth of the projects of the female entrepreneurs. The attendees were briefed on and approved the minutes of the previous meeting. This was followed by discussing the strategic plan of the Council and the most effective initiatives that it carries out annually to serve its members. Among those initiatives is “Saiyarti” though which a zero-interest auto-loan with registration and insurance is provided for the initiative’s beneficiaries. It aims at empowering women benefiting from the initiative to start their own business. Another initiative that is called “Raiyoqi” allows licensed members to offer food and beverages to employees of government and private companies from among the Council's partners. The AJBWC also carries out “Rofoof” initiative that provides a marketing platform for businesswomen's products in an innovative way. The meeting also reviewed the initiatives that have been created in 2021, including the "Emarti Jameela” initiative in cooperation with the Department of Tourism Development in Ajman. It aims to organize heritage events and tourism tours in the emirate’s most prominent areas. The “Sale Point” initiative also aims to increase marketing channels for the Council’s members by providing them with value-added services. The "Ezraa’ wa Ohhsod" initiative aims to encourage businesswomen to engage in achieving self-sufficiency in agricultural products by providing appropriate support in terms of equipping greenhouses and optimally using the unused spaces in homes. The "Bedayat” e-channel aims at enabling the members to apply for Bedayat license online via the Council's website (bwc.ajmanchamber.ae) and more initiatives to be carried out by the AJBWC during this year.
Ajman Businesswomen Council approved the qualification of 6 projects participating at the closing ceremony of the national program "Ishraqa", so that qualified women will receive appropriate support for the development and sustainability of their projects and products through a set of benefits provided by the Council in cooperation with its partners. Dr. Amna Khalifa Al Ali, Chairwoman of Ajman Businesswomen Council and Chairwoman of the Organizing Committee of the National Program "Ishraqa", affirmed the success of the program in its first session, especially in light of the participation of 31 projects: 18 projects in the field of food security and 13 projects in the field of health. Moreover, she stated that the council is keen to diversify the program’s categories in the next session with the aim of expanding the circle of participation and attracting businesswomen and entrepreneurs to submit their projects and ideas.
Ahmed Khalifa Al-Muwaiji, General Secretary of Ajman Conciliation and Arbitration Center, one of Ajman Chamber Subsidiaries, states that the center works on the diversity of its services provided to the business community. Thus, the center provides a set of services such as settling disputes, arbitrators' and experts' schedules, arbitration consultations, qualification and training, and spreading the culture of arbitration through seminars, lectures, and specialized legal conferences. Moreover, His Excellency explained that the center receives arbitration cases at its headquarters in the Ajman Chamber building, so that judgments will be issued in many cases throughout 2020, and arbitrators' and experts' registration requests as well.
Dr. Amna Khalifa Al Ali, Chairman of the Ajman Businesswomen Council and Ajman Chamber board member , chaired the fourth meeting of the council in 2020. The results of the council initiatives and projects of the current year are revealed and reviewed. Moreover, the next year plan is discussed as well.
Dr. Amna Khalifa Al Ali, Chairman of the Ajman Businesswomen Council , affirms that the organizing committee of the national program, "Ishraqa", was keen to diversify the workshops during the second phase of the program with wide participation of project owners aiming at providing the participants with project development tools and transforming ideas into realistic success stories. These workshops include business models development, operations management, management plan preparation and development, and trademark development. It is noteworthy that the third and final phase begins with the beginning of December for the final evaluation and announcement of the winning projects.
Dr. Amna Khalifa Al Ali, Chairman of the Ajman Businesswomen Council - Member of the Board of Directors of the Ajman Chamber of Commerce and Industry, chaired the third meeting of the Ajman Businesswomen's Board of Directors of 2020, which discussed Work developments and reviewed the most important projects, past initiatives and future plans, and also dealt with the latest developments about “Ishraqa” National Program, and the stages of the Council’s new building in Al Jurf area