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A delegation of five senior officials from the Abu Dhabi Department of Community Development (ADDCD), United Arab Emirates (UAE) visited the Singapore National Co-operative Federation Ltd. (SNCF) on August 17 2018 as part of their study visit to Singapore. The delegation was led by ADDCD Chairman Dr Mugheer Al Khaili. Established in February 2018, ADDCD is responsible for the development of social, cultural and religious cohesion among all segments of the Abu Dhabi society, including both Emiratis as well as the more than 200 other nationalities living in Abu Dhabi. Hence, ADDCD was keen to learn from Singapore’s experience in community-building and social cohesion and in particular the role played by the co-operative movement.

 

 

The SNCF & ADDCD Delegation at the SNCF office.

 

 

The meeting was a lively affair with sharing from Ms Dolly Goh, CEO, SNCF on the role of SNCF in promoting and developing the co-operatives and how Singapore’s co-operative movement helps foster a spirit and social cohesion. The visit ended with the exchange of tokens of appreciation.

 

*This article originally featured in our member SNCF’s newsletter titled Co-operator. It has been reproduced here with their permission.