The UAE –Business Council for Sustainable Development
In itiated by the SCCI, an agreement was signed in January 2009 between SCCI and the World Business Council for Sustainable Development ( WBCSD ) to establish a chapter for the world council in U.A.E.; subsequently U.A.E. BCSD was established. When established, it was the first and only chapter for the WBCSD in the region (Gulf). The Project is committed to: Bring best practices applicable in the Gulf region, Providing a platform for companies to explore sustainable development, share knowledge and experiences, To advocate business positions on sustainability issues in a variety of forums by working with governments, non-governmental and intergovernmental organizations.
In 2009, SIST was adopted by the SCCI as a key vocational training initiative. Both SCCI and SIST are committed to developing human capabilities that support sustainable development in Sharjah and the U.A.E. in general. SIST's programs of study are specifically designed to provide the students with the knowledge and practical skills required to satisfy the needs of the U.A.E. job market. Students at SIST utilise the latest equipment, technology and learning strategies. Diplomas are internationally accredited through Edexcel (BTEC) and quality levels are set by the UK Qualifications Curriculum Authority (QCA).
My Little Chamber - (Day Care Centre)
My Little Chamber - (Day Care Centre) In 2012, the SCCI launched the first Baby-Friendly Nursery in Sharjah within its facilities. It was the first initiative of its kind in the Middle East. The Nursery aims to provide a right start for babies that will reduce chances of health problems in the future. The Nursery is Breastfeeding-Friendly, Mother and Baby-Friendly. Located in the Chamber, where additional Public areas offer Mother-Friendly Workplaces and Baby-Friendly Health Facilities. The Nursery targets working women by providing suitable conditions promoting their role as a key partner in economic and social development. It is open to all Sharjah women.
Sharjah Home Library Project
Sharjah Home Library Project The Knowledge without Borders (KwB) initiative aims to increase general knowledge of our local community and re-emphasizes Sharjah's position as the Cultural Capital of the Arab World. This Project's mission is to provide every home in the U.A.E. with a library and SCCI fully supported this initiative by organizing sessions and by providing the KwB Initiative space to store the books.
TAHKEEM - Sharjah International Commercial Arbitration Centre
TAHKEEM - Sharjah International Commercial Arbitration Centre Established in 2009, Tahkeem’s primary role is to promote economic and investment stability in the United Arab Emirates as the increasing number of local and foreign investors seek a safe investment environment. In order to fulfil its role, Tahkeem ensures that all disputes are settled quickly and efficiently to global best practice in a legally recognised manner. Its objective is not to seek profit, rather to assist business people in solving and settling their commercial disputes through arbitration.