ADFD reinforces its efforts to foster innovation among employees

ABU DHABI, — The Abu Dhabi Fund for Development, ADFD, has reinforced its efforts to foster a culture of innovation among its employees, improve job performance and meet the standards of excellence.

This came at a lecture on the principles of innovation, which was organised by the fund in cooperation with the Tafkeer-IVI-Institute of Vocation Innovation.

Mohammed Saif Al Suwaidi, Director-General of ADFD, said, “The fund’s interest in innovation stems from its keenness to implement the vision of President His Highness Sheikh Khalifa bin Zayed Al Nahyan, and the wise directives of the UAE leadership that emphasise the importance of innovation in supporting the country’s progress, growth and development.”

He added, “ADFD plays a monumental role in supporting and financing innovative projects on a global level. The fund is a leader in global development work and supports innovation through partnerships with international and regional institutions that promote sustainable development work.”

The lecture elaborated on the importance of creating a stimulating environment for innovation in different institutions, expanding support for innovation incubators, focusing on research and development, and providing technological infrastructure that supports and stimulates innovation in all fields.

Maitha Al Kaabi from Tafkeer-IVI-Institute of Vocation Innovation led the lecture addressing the concepts of innovation, the principles of innovation and creativity management, innovation in the UAE and the national strategy for innovation.

Source: Emirates News Agency

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