Symposium held to promote e-skills

DUBAI - Dr Mohammed Khalfan bin Kharbash, Minister of State for Finance and Industry Affairs yesterday attended a symposium on 'Driving Digital and E-enablement' organised by Zayed University's Institute for Technological Innovation (ITI) in cooperation with the Institute for Administrative Development (IAD) in Dubai.

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Published: Wed 7 May 2003, 12:42 PM

Last updated: Wed 1 Apr 2015, 10:59 PM

The symposium aimed at developing the skills and knowledge of participants and to determine the expected role of e-administration and its impact on the development and growth of organisations in the country.

Addressing the participants, Dr Hanif Hassan Al Qasimi, Vice-President of Zayed University, said the university through such symposiums seeks cooperation with different government departments to provide consultation in technical, educational and academic fields through resources of Zayed University.

Dr Yousuf Issa, Director of IAD, who also addressed the participants, pointed out that the symposium was the beginning of a cooperation between the ministry and the university. He praised General Shaikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Crown Prince of Dubai and UAE Defence Minister, for his support in enhancing the implementation and success of the electronic government in Dubai.

He added that according to a United Nations and other international organisations' reports, UAE has been named as the best Arab country in the field of management and electronic trade. The Institute for Administrative Development has introduced a number of training courses in e-government to adapt to the latest developments in the field and to benefit from the experiences of other countries.

He pointed out that a meeting of directors of Arab administrative institutes and schools to be held from May 11 to 13 in Cairo will focus on the role of private sector in this age of information technology and its impact on administrative institutes and schools. The meeting will also discuss UAE's experiments during the last year in the fields of human resources, introduction of quality control, prizes and awards including the Dubai Government Excellence awards, human resources development award, academic excellence and the Shaikh Khalifa excellence award for private sector.

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