Top Abu Dhabi officials attend policy implementation workshop

ABU DHABI — Under-secretaries from the Abu Dhabi government received new tips and ideas on the future direction and prosperity of the UAE capital last week, as they participated in a workshop organised by the Department of Civil Services (DCS) and Said Business School, part of UK's Oxford University.

By A Staff Reporter

Published: Tue 17 Jun 2008, 1:16 AM

Last updated: Sun 5 Apr 2015, 6:30 PM

How to fulfil the emirate government's policy agenda was the main theme of the workshop.

Rashed Mubarak Al Hajeri, DCS chairman, said the event was also an opportunity for the representatives of government departments to further discuss about meeting the principal requirements of the policy agenda.

"The workshop was a useful, trust-building exercise, as we were able to share a number of common challenges faced by all departments," added Al Hajeri.

During the two-day session, participants analysed not only how far they had reached in implementing the policy agenda's tasks, but also their style of working.

In this respect, the undersecretaries were presented with two possible outcomes, titled Future Shock, which described both a future successfully driven policy agenda and a failed or significantly compromised one.

The partnership with Said Business School is one of several international cooperation with universities initiated by the DCS to get the best worldwide knowhow and to customise this knowledge for the needs of the Abu Dhabi emirate.

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