Coinciding with the International Day of Happiness, Hessa bint Essa Buhumaid, Minister of Community Development, launched the second edition of the "National Wellbeing Survey 2022".
The survey is part of the national wellbeing monitoring initiatives and is implemented by the National Programme for Happiness and Wellbeing in the Ministry of Community Development in collaboration with the Federal Competitiveness & Statistics Authority every two years to measure the wellbeing of community members in the United Arab Emirates, determine affecting main factors in all sectors aligned with the pillars of the National Strategy for Wellbeing 2031.
The National Wellbeing Survey 2022 is a part of the events and initiatives organised by the Ministry of Community Development at Expo 2020 Dubai to celebrate the International Day of Happiness coinciding on 20th March each year. These events were attended by Zaki Anwar Nusseibeh, Cultural Advisor to His Highness the President of the UAE and Chancellor of the United Arab Emirates University (UAEU), as well as other officials and experts inside and outside the UAE.
The International Day of Happiness began with the opening of Sustainability Gate at Expo 2020 Dubai with the participation of Hessa bint Essa Buhumaid, Zaki Anwar Nusseibeh and Dr. Amer Al Sharif, Vice Chancellor of Mohammad Bin Rashid University for Medicine and Health Sciences "MBRU", members of the wellbeing council, ministries’ undersecretaries, directors of government authorities.
The activities of the Ministry of Community Developments to celebrate the International Day of Happiness included various sessions and events, most notably the school of life initiative sessions of the National Programme for Happiness and Wellbeing presented by Steve Harvey, the International TV Host, in addition to a number of sessions by international officials and experts featuring topics such as: 'Shape of Wellbeing Post COVID-19', 'Wellbeing of Communities', 'Wellbeing and Happiness in Workplace'.
Hessa Buhumaid launched the "National Wellbeing Survey 2022" in the attendance of Hanan Mansoor Ahli, Acting Director of the Federal Competitiveness & Statistics Centre, representative of the ministry’s partner in the survey. The survey included (122) questions divided into three levels: advanced country, connected society and individuals’ wellbeing.
News Source: Emirates News Agency