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CNS, IACAD to develop charity portal

Dubai to claim first ever e-charity system

Ihab Al Saheli (left), general manager, CNS and Dr Hamad Al Sheikh Ahmed Al Shaibani, director-manager, IACAD.
Ihab Al Saheli (left), general manager, CNS and Dr Hamad Al Sheikh Ahmed Al Shaibani, director-manager, IACAD.

Dubai's Islamic Affairs and Charitable Activities Department (IACAD) has signed an agreement with systems integrator Computer Network Systems (CNS) to take on an e-Charity system infrastructure project to be known as Emirates Charity Portal.

The portal is intended to link the charity sector in Dubai through a single platform. The aim of IACAD and CNS agreement is to build the infrastructure for the system. Integrated solutions that form the basis for the platform are expected to lead to an increase in donations and more work efficiency within charitable organisations.

The portal is designed to serve as a hub, connecting all Dubai-based charity associations and institutions as well as other UAE charity associations who can join the cloud and partially use the system.

"Supervising charitable establishments and centres, administratively, financially and culturally in the emirate of Dubai is one of IACAD's key missions," said Dr Hamad Al Sheikh Ahmed Al Shaibani director-manager of IACAD.

"Through Emirates Charity Portal, we will be able to oversee all the different activities within these associations even improve cross charities co-operation. CNS has showed us great commitment for the development of the portal infrastructure and we are proud of this collaboration. The private cloud solution for e-charity is a unique technology art funded by IACAD."

Ihab Al Saheli, general manager at CNS, commented, "Building a centralised portal infrastructure to ease the process of charitable works and help increase productivity in the charity sector by interconnecting all the charity associations and institutions in Dubai is a great project for CNS to undertake.

"With our unified and advanced solutions offering the needed level of integrity in hardware, virtualization, networking and security, IACAD will soon be able to oversee all the activities happening within these charity organisations, on all its levels and allow them to better communicate."