Shaikh Hamdan launches ‘Dubai Government Number-One Agenda’
Shaikh Hamdan also launched the 2014 Dubai Government Development Agenda that includes the development of 50 government services.
Under the patronage of Shaikh Hamdan bin Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Crown Prince of Dubai and Chairman of the Dubai Executive Council, the Dubai Government organised, on Wednesday, the first celebration for the Hamdan bin Mohammed Smart Government Programme.
Shaikh Hamdan had launched this programme last June to ensure compliance with the wise leadership’s vision to adopt a smart model in government work systems.
The ceremony was attended by Shaikh Maktoum bin Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Deputy Ruler of Dubai, in addition to a number of senior officials from various Dubai government departments.
Shaikh Hamdan also launched the 2014 Dubai Government Development Agenda that includes the development of 50 government services. Shaikh Hamdan stated: “We, at the Dubai Government, understand that His Highness Shaikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Vice-President and Prime Minister of the UAE and Ruler of Dubai’s vision and thought follow a rapidly rising pattern, and therefore we have to keep up and initiate the Dubai Government Number-One Agenda. On this occasion, we renew our pledge to our leadership to be number one. This cannot be achieved unless all government departments combine efforts to pull off the desired objective.”
The ceremony also announced government entities qualified for the category of “Best Smart-Phone Government Service” and the winners of the Hamdan bin Mohammed Smart Government Programme Award in the supporting categories.
The celebration was designed in a unique fashion that simulates smart-government development in Dubai aimed at stimulating leaders and employees to take the government’s services to unprecedented levels in terms of quality, working together as one organised and connected body and highlighting the efforts of teams and individuals working to recognise the leadership’s vision to convert Dubai into a smart city.
The ceremony started with a 3-D artwork, the first of its kind in an indoor theatre in Dubai. The artwork comprised a message to the employees to motivate them to work to convert Dubai into a smart city.
The honoured categories included Best Service Star, Best Service Centre Manager, Best Development Team, Best Development Leader, Best Government Service, Best Customer Service, Best In-House Cooperation, Best Partnership with Private Sector, and Best Partnership with Public. The award also honoured the Best Mobile Government Service, which is the main category for the Hamdan bin Mohammed Smart Government Programme Award. The winners of this category at Dubai’s level will be qualified to compete for the same category at the federal level.
The Prime Minister’s Office will honour the winners of the Best Mobile Government Service category locally, federally, regionally and internationally in a special ceremony on the sidelines of the second Government Summit to be held in Dubai from February 10 to 12.
Shaikh Hamdan also launched the 2014 Dubai Government Development Agenda that is the start-line of the Dubai Government Number-One Agenda. The efforts came in line with Shaikh Mohammed’s vision to convert Dubai from a government of excellence to a future government.
The 2014 Dubai Government Development Agenda includes the development of 50 primary government services.
All categories of Hamdan bin Mohammed Smart Government Programme Award will be evaluated based on the Dubai Model for Government services that has obtained international recognition from various international specialised organisations and also in compliance with standards of Best Mobile Government Service Award that focuses on creativity, innovation, government connectivity, public engagement, efficiency of services, sustainability and service improvement outcomes. All entries will be evaluated and ranked by a team of international referee committee composed of finest and most sophisticated international organisations in the field of public sector services.