MoI Child Protection Center Nominated at World Summit Awards 2014

Abu Dhabi: The Ministry of Interior’s Child Protection Center has been nominated for two projects that have been listed among the final nominees for the World Summit Award (WSA), the global follow-up initiative of the United Nations World Summit on Information Society (WSIS). Both projects have previously passed the first and second levels of the qualification rounds.

The Child Protection Center is participating with two projects, among a total of 10 participating projects that are representing the UAE in the competition that includes 18 categories that are directly related to the summit framework. The projects aim to assert the importance of the international exchange of best practices, and encourage the participants to submit their projects at the summit as it is an integral part of the evaluation process.

The Child Protection Center is participating in the competition in the fifth category, which is concerned with “Building confidence and security with the utilization of ICT”. For this category, the Child Protection Center submitted the MoI Child Protection Center smartphone application; the “Hemayati” application. The Child Protection Center is also participating in the eighteenth category that is concerned with “International and regional collaboration” by submitting the project: “Organizing the 5th Biennial Virtual Global Taskforce (VGT) Conference” under the theme “Sexual Exploitation of Children Online and International Collaboration: An Enabler for Prevention.” Major General Nasser Lakhrebani Al Nuaimi, Secretary General of the Office of HH Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Interior, and Chairman of the Higher Committee for Child Protection, explained that the Ministry of Interior, represented by the MoI Child Protection Center, is committed to leaving its fingerprint on all regional and international events. The Ministry of Interior is keen on achieving entrepreneurship and excellence that each Emirati individual is working to achieve. Based on this vision, the MoI Child Protection Center is participating in the World Summit on the Information Society 2014 with two projects that qualified for the final stages of evaluation, which depends on public voting.

Major General Lakhrebani stressed that these projects reflect the institutional commitment to achieving the UAE Vision 2021. This vision is made up of four main elements: “An ambitious and confident nation grounded in its heritage”, “A strong union bonded by a common destiny. Following the founding fathers steps is underway and the government is striving to maintain national gains, sustained security and safety of the country, and establishing the UAE’s position on the international stage, are everyone’s ambitions”, “A competitive economy driven by knowledgeable and innovative Emiratis. This is clearly seen in the potential of the local human capital that is working on internationally leading projects. This taskforce crystalizes the highly productive economic knowledge that is based on innovation, research, science, and technology”, in addition to the fourth element: ”

A nurturing and sustainable environment for quality living. All segments of society, and federal and local institutions participate in the efforts of fulfilling this vision; this participation reflects the society’s commitment and unity approach.” He also said that all of the UAE’s participating projects represent the strategic development references that are emerging from the UAE Vision 2021, and the UAE government’s strategy. The projects also reassert the scientific approach in conducting benchmarking processes of developed services and projects. For its part, this reflects the strategic planning of these projects and services that share a common goal; namely: “improve the competitiveness of the UAE.”