The program which saw 14 government entities sign agreements, including Dewa and RTA
Photo: Twitter/Sheikh Hamdan bin Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum
A new initiative launched in Dubai on Monday aims to boost government excellence in all areas. “Partners for Pioneering” will see leading government entities such as Dubai Electricity and Water Authority (Dewa), Dubai Police and Roads and Transport Authority (RTA) cooperating with other departments to develop them.
The program will facilitate rapid knowledge exchange and improve public services through a strategic “whole of government” approach.
Sheikh Hamdan bin Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Crown Prince of Dubai, announced the program which saw 14 government entities sign agreements.
Under this program, the Government of Dubai‘s Excellence Program will categorize entities into one of three tiers based on the scores received during their assessment: Elite (600+), Excellent (450-600) and Basic (less than 450). Leadership partners will be selected based on level of excellence, evaluation scores, nature of the entity’s work, size of budget and number of employees.
Government entities in the Elite and Excellent categories will be linked with partner entities in the Basic level to develop them under a two-year partnership agreement.
Participating party teams were instructed to hold meetings and create an integrated self-assessment program, provide training, and identify priorities and opportunities for improvement. Elite entities will transfer their knowledge, experiences and successes to those seeking to develop their performance through knowledge sharing workshops.
In its first edition, the “Partners for Pioneering” initiative saw the signing of seven partnership agreements between 14 government entities:
>> Dewa with the Human Resources Department of the Government of Dubai
>> Dubai Police with Community Development Authority
>> RTA with the Mohammed bin Rashid Residence
>> Directorate General of Residence and Foreigners with Dubai Culture
>> Dubai Customs with Dubai Government Legal Affairs Department
>> Dubai Municipality with Awqaf and Minors Affairs Foundation
>> Dubai Health Authority with Dubai Sports Council.
Sheikh Hamdan said Dubai is a city of pioneers and government entities have a responsibility to act quickly and efficiently. “Greater harmony across all government departments will unlock new synergies that will advance our common goal of maintaining Dubai’s position as a premier global destination.”
This initiative “will allow us to go further and faster to promote close cooperation and partnership between different entities in order to take our performance to new heights”.
“True leadership requires effective partnerships, where all actors move with equal speed and efficiency towards achieving common strategic goals,” added Sheikh Hamdan.
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