Abu Dhabi successfully hosts GCC forum on shift to digital governance
- United Arab Emirates: Tuesday, September 11 - 2012 at 13:03
- PRESS RELEASE
Key government bodies and departments responsible for driving e-Government development across the region actively shared their experiences and best practices during the 2012 GCC e-Participation & e-Governance Forum held from September 10 to 11, 2012 at the Westin Abu Dhabi Golf Resort & Spa. The Abu Dhabi Systems and Information Centre (ADSIC) acted as the Host Partner to the prestigious event, which also examined the latest trends in delivering e-services to a tech-savvy and demanding public.
Also involved in the forum were Mohamed Karmastaji, ADSIC's Acting Director of Technology & Standards, who conducted a workshop on 'Enhancing Shared Services for Government' on the opening day; and Ameena Al Refaei, IT Strategy Manager for ADSIC, who facilitated a workshop on 'Improving e-Service Delivery for Citizens to Increase e-Participation.'
"The interesting strategies, policies and plans that surfaced during the 2012 GCC e-Participation & e-Governance Forum will help a lot of Gulf Governments enhance their respective electronic platforms. The event served as an excellent regional venue for us to showcase Abu Dhabi's own remarkable advancements in digitizing its public services and molding a genuinely knowledge based society. The positive response our programs received indicates the success of ADSIC's efforts to bring local governance to the Information Age and support a better, more convenient way of life for citizens," said H.E. Rashed Lahej Al Mansoori, Director General, Abu Dhabi Systems & Information Centre.
The 2012 GCC e-Participation & e-Governance Forum was organized by the Abu Dhabi University Knowledge Group with the support of its Federal e-Government Partner, the UAE Telecommunications Regulatory Authority's Information and e-Government Sector, and Hosting Partner ADSIC. The two-day forum featured a well-balanced agenda of keynote speeches, panel discussions, streamed sessions, workshops, and case studies. It was attended by a prominent group of representatives from the Gulf's government authorities, State Owned Enterprises, Strategy and Technology Consultants and Service and Product Providers.
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