eGovernment's federal project

Dubai eGovernment reveals key agreement with federal government ministries to deploy its internally developed Bayt Al Khebrah solution.

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By  Cleona Godinho Published  September 9, 2007

Dubai eGovernment has announced a strategic partnership with six federal government ministries to implement their latest federal eGovernment initiative called Bayt Al Khebrah. 

According to Dubai eGovernment, the initiative aims to identify, disseminate and exchange best practices within the UAE, particularly with ministries and government department entities regarding eGovernment's strategic, business and technical management aspects.

The ministries, which Dubai eGovernment has partnered with, include the Ministry of Development for Government Sector (MoDGS), Ministry of Finance and Industry, Ministry of Environment and Water, Ministry of Health, Ministry of Public Works and Zakat Fund.

"Our Bayt Al Khebrah services will enable the federal government ministries to create a well-defined governance approach that will be critical to sustainability and will also address high-level change management issues as well," says Salem Al Shair, eServices director of the firm.

"The tools provided by Dubai eGovernment will significantly expedite the federal eGovernment implementation process and will achieve substantial cost savings by leveraging on our existing knowledge base."

"Further, the tools we provide will ensure business rather than technology focus. The government departments won't face practical difficulties in technology implementations as we have already overcome those pitfalls over the years, and modularised our approach to ensure actual services focus from a business perspective," adds Al Shair.    

The proposed Bayt Al Khebrah services will entail two streams of work - pre and pilot implementation. The pre-implementation stream involves the establishment of an eGovernment governance model, management standards and templates and preparing related training for the ministries. The pilot implementation stream involves the implementation of a customer focused federal government portal together with electronic payment and mobile SMS add-on.

"Dubai eGovernment is committed to delivering the Bayt Al Khabrah services to the ministries by providing practical knowledge and services acquired through real experience. The proposed services entail multiple man years of knowledge and intellectual property in eGovernment initiatives and operating a state-of-the-art infrastructure and eServices," concludes Al Shair.

It also plans to officially launch eManager at the show. eManager is a new addition to the organisation's eLearn initiative, which is a certification program that is designed to train managers and supervisors in all government departments in Dubai in leadership and management.

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