Second phase of mGovernment training programme begins on Sunday

The four day training programme targets senior staff and IT departments supervisors in government entities.

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Published: Thu 30 Jan 2014, 5:24 PM

Last updated: Fri 3 Apr 2015, 5:37 PM

The second phase of the mGovernment training and education programme kicks off on Sunday, through a training course targeting IT managers and attended by managers of departments concerned with Information technology, application and systems development and cyber security at the Ministry of Interior.

The training course will be held at the Hilton Capital Grand Hotel, Abu Dhabi on February 2-5.

Twenty trainees representing the Ministry will be attending theoretical and practical presentations on the role of the service manager, setting plans and strategies related to smart applications and defining priorities of the shift towards smart government. The course will also focus on the evaluation mechanisms of suppliers and partners from the private sector and building a strong team for implementing the entity’s policy in transforming towards a smart government.

Majed Al Mazloum, Smart Government Training and Education Project Manager at the Telecommunications Regulatory Authority (TRA) said: “The four day training programme targets senior staff and IT departments supervisors in government entities and represents a vital element of our strategy aimed at enhancing competencies and supervisory skills of national cadres in charge of leading the transition process towards a smart government in every government institution. We are glad to witness a remarkable interaction by attendees of the training sessions run by a number of key industry experts.”

“This programme targets more than 2,000 government officials, university students and others. And currently, we are building platforms to develop remote learning systems so that we can reach a greater number of interested people inside and outside the country,” he added.

The TRA has concluded last week the first training sessions for government entities cadres held in Ras Al Khaimah with the attendance of 16 employees, representing the emirate’s e-Government Authority, the Department of Finance, the Department of Economic Development, the Public Prosecution, the Department of Antiquities and Museums, the municipality, the land and property department, and the Chamber of Commerce and industry of Ras Al Khaimah.

Being the entity entitled to organize the ICT sector in the UAE, the main objective of all TRA’s efforts in this project is to achieve a successful transition towards a smart government, as the authority is responsible for managing and organizing the work of all government entities related to the mGovernment initiative in close cooperation with the Office of the Presidency of the affairs of the Ministry of Cabinet Affairs.

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