MISSION & VISION
COLLABORATING WITH PURPOSE
CREATING COLLABORATIVE COMMUNITIES.
TO SUPPORT THE GROWTH OF THE COMMUNITY THROUGH DEVELOPING SOCIAL INNOVATION SOLUTIONS, ENCOURAGING A CULTURE OF GIVING AND PARTICIPATION IN CIVIL SOCIETY.
Ma an was established in February 2019 with the aim of bringing together the government, the private sector, and civil society to support a culture of social contribution and participation.
We deliver solutions for social challenges with five main pillars of work. Our goal is to build Abu Dhabi s third sector: a rich and vibrant civil society that lies between the public sector and the private sector. We believe that by developing flourishing nonprofit organisations, foundations, and social enterprises, we can better solve social challenges in Abu Dhabi. We do this by driving social innovation and bringing global best practices to the UAE.
A thriving third sector unlocks potential for new and innovative partnerships, strategic philanthropy, and solutions that leverage resources, skillsets and expertise across all sectors to maximise efficacy and effectiveness for long-term sustainable change.
Operating under Abu Dhabi s Department of Community Development, Ma an serves as a bridge between individuals in the community and the government s approach to addressing social challenges. Taken together, our collective action and voices can help us make greater progress.