HH Sheikh Sabah Al-Ahmad Al-Jaber Al-Sabah, the Emir of the State of Kuwait, welcomed HE Rashed Lahej Al Mansoori, Director General Abu Dhabi Systems and Information Centre (ADSIC) to the HH Sheik Salem Al-Ali Al-Sabah Informatics Award 2014 ceremony and congratulated him on the Abu Dhabi e-Government Portal, winner in the Arab World’s Most Browsed Category.
“We are very proud to see the Abu Dhabi e-Government Portal take home this prestigious Award. This is a major recognition of the commitment and effort of all those involved in this initiative since its launch and illustrates ADSIC’s contribution to making Abu Dhabi Government one of the best in the world,” said Al Mansoori.
HH Sheikh Salem Al-Ali Al-Sabah Informatics Award was introduced in 2001 with the aim of making the Arab World an integrated, advanced informatics community, building human capabilities in IT development, promoting the role of social institutions to keep pace with technological advancement, boosting IT skills and innovations, developing and highlighting the Arabic digital content and preparing Arab youth to establish an advanced IT culture while upholding spirit of competition, excellence and creativity.
“I am positive that this Award will further motivate ADSIC to achieve more progress and launch more innovative initiatives in the field of Information Technology to better serve our public and consolidate the UAE’s leading global position,” added Al Mansoori.
Abu Dhabi e-Government Portal (www.abudhabi.ae) was commissioned and launched by ADSIC, the government entity in charge of Abu Dhabi’s ICT agenda, back in 2007, to support the government’s continued initiatives to upgrade its online services.
The Abu Dhabi e-Government Portal has the leading-edge design, technological and artistic features to offer unmatched levels regarding ease of use. Providing customers with 1114 online services, Abu Dhabi e-Government Portal received 3.64 million visitors and more than 6,259,140 hits this year alone.