IWAS regional office officially opened in the UAE


The Althiqah Club for the Disabled to host office in Sharjah

IWAS is pleased to announce that we have now opened an Asia regional office at the Althiqah Club for the Disabled in Sharjah, UAE. In his opening speech IWAS Vice President, Karl Vilhelm Nielsen explained ‘to achieve development in a region, you have to be present in that region’. It is hoped from the new office IWAS will be in a better position to support development and growth for the region.

Following the IWAS Executive Board which was held in the same location, Mr Vilhelm Nielsen officially opened the office and congratulated and thanked the UAE NPC for all their hard work in achieving this objective.

President of the UAE NPC Mohamed Al Hameli explained that the club had a long history with disability sport and received great support from the Ruler of Sharjah, His Highness Dr Shaikh Sultan Bin Mohammad Al Qasimi. He went on to add that they were pleased that the new IWAS office would be located there and looked forward to receiving more IWAS activities in the region.

In charge of the office will be Ahmed Al Hammad who will oversee the work on behalf of IWAS.


Ahmed Al Hammad and Charmaine Hooper