The Nafis program is a government-led initiative to empower Emirati nationals to develop global-level competencies and pursue their careers in the private sector. The UAE government is always keen on bringing prosperity and growth to the nation through offering support to Emirati nationals.
This blog post explains the Nafis program and how it supports the career growth of Emirati talent.
The Nafis Program aims to boost the employability and competitiveness of Emirati citizens. As part of the ‘Projects of the 50’, it has a specific goal of creating ample job opportunities for Emiratis in the private sector within the next five years.
This program offers financial incentives to encourage the private sector to provide employment opportunities for Emirati graduates and professionals aged 18 and above, contributing to the overall development of the UAE.
The program is available to all Emirati nationals aged 18 and above, and they can register for the Nafis program from its official website. This platform provides job search, training opportunities, and program applications accessible via UAE Pass. Specific eligibility criteria apply.
Under this program, the government incentivizes and provides financial support to private companies that support Emirati nationals to become skilled professionals. The government also declared ‘The Nafis Award’ for 2022-23 to recognize companies helping Emirati nationals grow.
Nafis program is designed to cater to Emirati talent in terms of career development where they can learn, upskill, get trained, and get jobs in the private sector. Let’s see how Emirati nationals will benefit from this program.
Nafis empowers Emiratis with skills and knowledge to excel in various career paths. It offers comprehensive training, mentorship, and practical skills to help individuals realize their potential.
With a strong emphasis on upskilling, the program empowers Emirati professionals by providing opportunities for continuous growth and development, ensuring they remain at the forefront of their fields.
Nafis is committed to empowering Emiratis, offering many resources and support to help them navigate their career paths and achieve their professional goals. The government aims to provide financial benefits under various schemes initiated under Phase 1. Emirati nationals can receive these benefits in the prepaid cards issued by the First Abu Dhabi Bank.
One of the core objectives of the Nafis Program is to promote equality in employment, ensuring that Emiratis have equal opportunities within the private sector, thereby breaking down barriers and expanding career horizons.
Nafis extends a helping hand to Emiratis through professional mentoring and coaching, enabling them to gain valuable insights and guidance as they progress in their careers.
The Nafis Program not only enhances the competencies of Emiratis but also contributes to the private sector by nurturing a skilled and knowledgeable workforce, strengthening the foundations of the nation’s economic and national development.
Let’s look at the government schemes under the Nafis program divided into two phases.
In response to the misuse of the Nafis program, the government has implemented strict measures and penalties.
Thus, the program focuses on adequately using the program for the overall benefit of Emirati talent.
The Nafis Program underlines the UAE’s relentless commitment to building a highly skilled and competitive workforce while enhancing the vitality of its private sector. They hold immense promise for Emirati citizens and play a significant role in advancing the nation’s broader economic development agenda.
Linking your Nafis card with the Payit app opens the door to managing your payments more efficiently. You can link the Nafis card with the app in a few easy steps provided below: