Dubai School of Govt launched by Crown Prince

DUBAI - The Dubai School of Government (DSG), has been launched under the directives of General Shaikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Crown Prince of Dubai and UAE Defence Minister, announced Mohammed Al Gergawi, Secretary-General of the Executive Council of Dubai, at the Arab Strategy Forum.

By A Staff Reporter

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Published: Wed 15 Dec 2004, 9:48 AM

Last updated: Thu 2 Apr 2015, 11:48 AM

The Dubai School of Government, the first of its kind in the region will be established with the assistance of Harvard University's Kennedy School of Government. It is dedicated to enhancing public sector management in the region by developing talented leaders through the exchange of ideas and sharing knowledge.

"The leaders of tomorrow are our focus and the foundation of the future. Our duty is to advance their skills and knowledge to continually enhance the quality of public administration,’’ Gen. Shaikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum said in a statement issued to commemorate the announcement.

The Dubai School of Government will aim to fulfill the vision of Gen. Shaikh Mohammed and it will further the study and practice of government by working with international scholars and cultivating regional expertise. Mohammed Al Gergawi, said: “There is a need for governments and global institutions in the region to develop a higher level of efficiency and effectiveness in public service management. Officials in all governments are under increased pressure to produce results for their citizens. Citizens expect better performance from their governments. The e-government initiative in Dubai is a clear example of achieving valuable results for our citizens.’’

He added: “The Dubai School of Government, through its research, public policy conferences and executive education programmes, will provide key information that public executives can use to develop strategies for performance improvements in their respective countries.’’ DSG, together with the Kennedy School of Government, will provide leading executive education programmes for regional decision makers, and advance public management through comprehensive research and analysis. Knowledge exchange on current public policy issues through forums and conferences and shared expertise of world leaders at distinguished lectures will also be an integral part of DSG's yearly programme.

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