The awards ceremony will be held on the sidelines of the 2022 International Government Communications Forum
The International Government Communication Center (IGCC) has opened entries for the 9th Annual Sharjah Government Communication Awards (SGCA). Two new award categories target young academics in the United Arab Emirates and women’s empowerment in the workplace.
The 16 categories of government communications cover various geographies and topics. Registrations will close on July 14 and nominations are accepted as follows: one category is dedicated to Sharjah, three for the United Arab Emirates, six for the Arab world, while six categories will accept nominations from all over the world.
The awards ceremony will be held on the sidelines of the 2022 International Government Communications Forum.
In its 2022 edition, the SGCA has expanded its scope with the addition of two new award categories. The Best University Student Initiative, organized in partnership with the University of the United Arab Emirates, will see the 2022 edition of the IGCF present a two-day challenge for university students to develop initiatives and programs that improve the skills of graduates in government communication.
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The second category – Best Government Communication Initiative that Empowers Women Economically (Global) – targets governmental, semi-governmental and private entities that use government communication tools, methods and objectives to understand and support the roles vital and often unpaid jobs assumed by women in the business and enterprise environment.
It seeks to highlight women’s economic rights and improve their social and political opportunities through programs and initiatives aimed at activating their leadership and societal role.
Tariq Saeed Allay, Director General of Sharjah Government Media Office, said: “This year’s edition of the award has introduced two new categories to recognize creativity in academia and women in the workplace, as both hold immense power and talent to inspire and develop. government communication best practices.