DSG’s e-govt course opens for enrolment

DUBAI — The Dubai School of Government (DSG) this week opened enrolment for its upcoming e-government executive education programme, launched in cooperation with Harvard University's John F. Kennedy School of Government.

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Published: Mon 7 Feb 2005, 9:07 AM

Last updated: Thu 2 Apr 2015, 7:29 PM

The school will commence between March 26 and 30, 2005.

Announcing the launch, Mohammed Al Gergawi, Secretary-General of the Executive Council of Dubai, said: "It is particularly appropriate that the Dubai School of Government's first executive education programme addresses 'E-Government: Leadership in a Networked World'. We are opening enrolment for this programme at a time when Dubai has been singled out as a regional leader in e-government, administrative simplification and regulatory reform."

The school next week joins a UAE delegation to Jordan, to present Dubai's e-government experience at a conference on good governance.

"The new Dubai School of Government executive education programme to be offered in March is designed for high-level decision-makers from across the region, including ministers, deputy ministers and directors-general who are leading e-government initiatives in their countries," Al Gergawi added.

Participation is also open to senior advisers in government departments involved in the areas of science, technology, information, communications, development planning and governmental reform. The programme will attract diplomats, development leaders, university presidents, CEOs and CIOs from across the region.

"Significant change in the public sector is being driven by the growing capabilities of information technologies. Technology-related issues need to be understood by leaders throughout any organisation, not just by technology specialists," Al Gergawi said. "As the information age matures, public institutions are turning to computer networks to design and deliver services and — more broadly — to govern."

In line with the Dubai School of Government's mandate to enhance public governance and contribute to the intellectual advancement of the study of government, the Harvard-taught session is designed to help regional public sector leaders develop successful, real-world approaches to technology-related issues.

The programme objective is to give executive decision-makers the strategic tools and perspectives that enable them to identify suitable objectives and define the means for their own customised e-government strategies; understand potential hurdles; anticipate and overcome possible obstacles; appreciate general e-government evolution and the challenges and opportunities raised by information technologies; and use themes and concepts from the programme to devise their own technology-related strategies and select the resources and partners to implement them.

Full information and enrolment details for "E-Government: Leadership in a Networked World" are available at www.dsg.ae.

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