The Ministry of Energy organizes the Remote Innovation Laboratory in collaboration with “Government 01” platform
Monday, April 27, 2020
The Ministry of Energy and Industry organized a training program entitled "Remote Innovation" in response to the directives of the rational leadership of the country in preparing a new technical system for government work after the current world’s crisis.
Representatives from the federal and local government agencies participated in the virtual laboratory - which was held from 19 to 23 April this year, and it was organized in several sessions in cooperation with the "Government 01" platform, the first Arab platform for government innovation.
During the virtual lab sessions, the participants were able to test and apply various methodologies and tools with the aim of designing work mechanisms that fit the new reality that started to emerge as a result of the spread of the new Corona virus "Covid-19". Participants worked in teams to create solutions to real challenges facing government agencies in their endeavor to shift towards remote working.
Ms. Hala Al-Marri, CEO of innovation at the Ministry of Energy and Industry, said that the Remote Innovation Laboratory provided a practical technical platform that enabled the participants to explore the future, discussing the opportunities created by this unprecedented world crisis; enabling government agencies to continue to innovate to make customers happy, and enhancing the leadership of government innovation in UAE.
“The tools that we used in the laboratory combined between innovation and ease of use,” said Taiba Ali Al Balushi, First Executive in the Office of the Director of Sheikh Zayed Housing Program. While Hamda Al Ali, Project Officer at Sharjah Research, Technology and Innovation Complex, expressed her happiness with the experience of remote innovation and work Within a team working in more than one Emirate to find practical solutions to the presented challenges.
Dr. Saeed Al Dhaheri, Director of the Center for Future Studies at the University of Dubai and a lecturer at the Mohammed bin Rashid School of Government Administration, who participated in the closing session of the laboratory, affirmed his happiness with the wide range of the remote innovation tools that the participants used. Such wide range of remote innovation tools confirms the importance of this program in enhancing government endeavors to improve remote work, and deal with its various challenges.
For his part, Ibrahim Al Badawi, CEO of "Government 01", praised the speedy response of the innovation team in the Ministry of Energy and Industry to the ongoing transformations, as well as the guidance of wise leadership in the state ... He expressed his happiness at the great readiness shown by the participants in the program, and their ability to absorb and employ modern technologies in order to ensure continuity and development of innovation efforts in the government sector.
* Source: WAM - translated by MOEI