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Dubai’s quest to become a global centre of excellence, innovation and leadership has been ably supported by the Dubai Quality Group (DQG), which has brought many organisations under one umbrella to establish new benchmarks of quality.

A recent meeting hosted by the DQG saw a large participation of top officials from a number of organisations that have been applauded for introducing quality practices in various sectors, prominent among which are education, health, human resources and Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR).

The meeting aimed to gather the new subgroups’ chairs and highlight their visions, goals, and projects that they had defined during their term. 

The meet to share ideas and set goals, plans and initiatives, was also an occasion to understand the significant progress achieved by the DQG in its journey during the past years in ensuring new heights in excellence and quality in all areas.

Speaking about the group’s achievement, DQG’s vice-chairman Dr Yousef Al Akraf said the importance lies in the confirmation of concerted efforts to reach the set targets of the subgroups in a scientific, practical and innovative way. 

“It facilitates the exchange of views, sharing of new proposals and ideas and discussing what can be adopted, in order to elevate the features of the performance of DQG, which assumes today an important position in the region, and possesses a unique quality of services and level of members that includes businessmen, important organisations and experts,” he said.

Yousef also confirmed that DQG always sought to spread benefits among all organisations, companies, departments and individuals in order to create the right development.

Flevy Lasrado, the quality assurance manager at Sharjah Institute of Technology, said the group was helping to set a high benchmark in the educational sector in other emirates as well. An active member of the DQG Quality in Education subgroup, Lasrado has been helping Sharjah schools to acquire necessary skills and preparing them to compete with other schools at prestigious competitions like the Khalifa Award for Education and the Sheikh Hamdan Bin Rashid Al Maktoum Award for Distinguished Academic Performance.

“The DQG has become very important in improving the quality of education imparted not only in Dubai but also in other emirates. It also provides a unique platform to showcase innovative projects prepared by college students for the corporate sector,” she added.

Zack H Abdi, managing director at Provectus Middle East and chairman of DQG’s Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) subgroup, has been actively working in creating synergies for sustainable future. “It is high time all corporate entities give back to the community — and in a sustainable way — because good corporate governance will result in good corporate citizenship,” he added.

Zayed Abdulla, chairman of the DQG’s Health, Safety, and Environment (HSE) subgroup, expressed his keenness to generate fruitful activities this year in the areas of health, safety and environment. While Dr Heena Sunil Bulchandani, chairman of the Human Resources subgroup, praised the achievements of the DQG and stressed his aim to strive for the best in the coming year.

The chair of Ideas.Arabia subgroup, Feryal Tawakul confirmed that the upcoming Ideas.Arabia conference would feature new speakers and work papers that would add value to the success of the conference, a hallmark event for the DQG.

Hussain Abdullah Al Fardan, chairman of Quality in Education subgroup, conveyed satisfaction with the progress made by the group and expressed confidence to drive its success. The meeting was also attended by chairman of Customer Care subgroup Jassim Farid Ahmed and chair of Quality in Health subgroup Dr Azzam Mahmood Al Wathaifi.

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