Cooperation Between the UAE Federal Authority for Government Human Resources (FAHR) and WorldatWork

April 12, 2022

The UAE Federal Authority for Government Human Resources (FAHR) recently signed an MoU (Memorandum of Understanding) with WorldatWork, the leading Total Rewards association headquartered in Scottsdale AZ, USA, and represented in the UAE by Talent at Work. The MoU aims to support the development of the UAE federal government workforce’s capabilities with the required behavioral, technical, and professional skills.

The signing of this MoU took place at FAHR’s offices in Dubai between Her Excellency Laila Obeid Al Suwaidi, the Federal Authority’s Acting General Director, and Mr. Mihai Popoaca President of WorldatWork. This MoU is set to benefit FAHR with services provided by WorldatWork geared towards nurturing the capabilities of ministries and federal authorities and developing their staff’s skills through the provision of research, policies, training and development activities, knowledge sharing, and expertise related to human capital growth.

In this context, H.E. Laila Obeid Al Suwaidi highlighted “the importance of this partnership meets the Authority’s directions and helps in the implementation of the Federal Government's Human Resources strategy in the context of the development of an integrated legislative Human Capital management system, empowering and developing competencies, acquiring talents, promoting staff involvement and incentives, creation of a happy and motivating work environment, the realization of the UAE’s global leadership position, and promoting its global competitiveness.”

She further commented that the agreement mainly revolves around developing an English & Arabic Glossary of terms and definitions related to Human Capital Management, which is already being carried out by Talent at Work. The federal authorities will also benefit from the company's expertise in the areas of specialized training, the provision of speakers and experts to take part in the events organized by FAHR, the conducting of research and HR-related specialized studies, and the provision of expert articles to the HR Echo magazine issued by the Authority.

Commenting on the MoU, Mr. Mihai Popoaca, President of WorldatWork, stated that “ As the leading Total Rewards Association and in line with our vision to contribute and support a world of productive, committed, and inspired workforces, we are honored today to launch our partnership with FAHR through the signing of this MoU.” He added that “ This partnership is an essential cornerstone for us and will witness the launch of many initiatives that will support the UAE government and equip its workforce with the latest world-class human capital practices to navigate the future of work.”


WorldatWork is the leading global nonprofit organization for professionals engaged in the critically important practice of Total Rewards. We serve those who are responsible for cultivating inspired, engaged, productive, and committed workers in effective and rewarding workplaces. We guide them in the design and delivery of Total Reward programs with our education and certification; idea exchange; thought leadership; knowledge creation; information sharing; research; advocacy; and networking.

The Federal Authority for Government Human Resources (FAHR) pursues the development of human resources in the UAE government sector through the implementation of novel concepts and the adoption of international standards applied in the field of human resources management globally.

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