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Sharjah Labour Standards Development Authority (SLSDA)

Project Goal

In the United Arab Emirates, and Sharjah Emirates in particular, human conditions are always a priority. The primary goal of H.H. Sheikh Sultan Al Qassimi, the Ruler of Sharjah, is human development. Accordingly, SLSDA has introduced one year ago the task of developing a system for the creation of labor standards, which will benefit the people and enhance their living standards.
Project Goals:
1) Identification of labor camps.
2) Analyze the living conditions inside the labor camps.
3) Segregate the well maintained from the not maintained labor camps.
4) Prepare daily inspection schedules of the labor camps.
5) Highlight the needs of the laborers (e.g., proximity to bus stops, parks, health facilities etc.).
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Business Problem Solved

The major tasks which were achieved are as follows:
1) Data Collection of the existing labor camps in order to ensure their location and existing condition.
2) Spatial/Statistical analysis on the data per the approved standards and policies to identify those camps which have violations.
3) Increased the standard of living of the laborers while mitigating the violations of the camps.
4) Identified the areas which require new infrastructure and fulfilled labor needs such as parks, gardens, malls, and other facilities.

Technology Implemented

ArcGIS Online
Esri Survey123 for ArcGIS
Navigator for ArcGIS
Esri Workforce for ArcGIS
ArcGIS Desktop

Development Team Biography

The Project Team has a lot of experienced professionals, including senior top management Mr. Salem Al Qaseer who has almost 40 years' experience; Youth leadership under Sheikh Mohammad Al Qassimi; and the executive management under Mr. Faisal Al Shamsi, who has extensive experience in Business Development and strategy deployment, which covers the entire scope of work.
The execution staff consists of 15 people in field operations. Meera Al Medfa is a project coordinator whose responsibility is to make sure the project fulfills all the objectives and runs smoothly as well as oversees the field execution team run by young UAE nationals.

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