10th CSR Summit takes place in Dubai next month
Ten university students from across the UAE will take part in developing specific Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) projects as part of a new initiative aimed at promoting CSR among young people, Gulf News has reported.
After a four-day intensive CSR training programme, the groups be given one month to plan and implement the CSR project of their choice, before presenting the results at the 10th CSR Summit, taking place from May 20-23 at the Address Hotel, Dubai Marina.
The "CSR in Action," project has been organised by al-Ahli Holdings Group in partnership with the 10th CSR Summit, and aims to raise awareness of CSR among young people in the UAE and equip them with practical skills to drive sustainable and effective CSR programmes.
Lina Hourani, Director of CSR at al-Ahli Holding Group, said: "For several years now, al-Ahli Holding Group has worked hard on educating and sharing knowledge about sustainability and the importance of CSR among practitioners and youth throughout the Middle East.
"The CSR in Action initiative is being introduced for the first time in the UAE to coincide with the 10th anniversary of the CSR Summit, and we are looking forward to seeing the outcomes of the participants’ projects that serve and support our society. There were certainly many ideas generated last week, and I am sure there will be some very exciting projects as a result," she added.