Abu Dhabi e-Govt Supervisory Committee meets

First meeting of committee to guide smart government strategy for Abu Dhabi

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Abu Dhabi e-Govt Supervisory Committee meets The Supervisory Committee will help to develop the strategy for smart government in Abu Dhabi.
By  Mark Sutton Published  March 6, 2016

The Abu Dhabi e-Government Supervisory Committee, which has been established to develop a smart government strategy for the Government of Abu Dhabi, has held its inaugural meeting.

The committee, which includes 14 governmental department members, met following its formation by the Executive Committee of the Abu Dhabi Executive Council. The committee is responsible for driving the creation of Abu Dhabi's e-government strategy to deliver a sustainable base for services growth.

The meeting was chaired by HE Dr Mugheer Al Khaili, Chairman of Abu Dhabi Health Authority, and attended by director generals, acting directors, and CEO's from the member departments.

The supervisory committee includes the ‘Digital Transformation Leadership Team', led by the director general of Abu Dhabi Systems and Information Center (ADSIC), which will focus on strategy and operations, along with other permanent and temporary members such as the sponsors of digital transformation initiatives at government entities, stakeholder representatives and specialists in this area.

"The joint efforts of the members of the Supervisory Committee is a key driver in activating the digital transformation's governance framework in line with the importance of the smart government that is based on effective and comprehensive government services to continue the economic and social progress and the development of Abu Dhabi," said HE Dr Mugheer Khamis Al Khaili, chairman of the Abu Dhabi Health Authority and Chairman of the Committee.

"Through the supervisory role of the committee, it will continuously review and renew e-Government strategies to ensure the sustainable operations and functioning of government entities, and will focus to be permanently compatible with the latest ICT developments," added Al Khalili.

The committee will develop progress reports on the implementation of strategies, provide guidance and performance review indicators of e-government efforts. It will also recommend improvements to services and agree on service levels.

"The formation of the e-Government Supervisory Committee and this meeting are important steps towards the comprehensive digital transformation of government services in Abu Dhabi and very supportive to the tasks entrusted to ADSIC to implement the e-government strategy. The committee is essential to the successful implantation of our long term strategy and ensuring it meets all the requirements, changes and special circumstances of the involved governmental entities. We aim to do so by using efficient work mechanisms and integrated governance framework based on the best international practices in smart government services and regulatory entities that work towards updating e-services by developing a world-class mature ICT sector," said HE Rashed Lahej Al Mansoori, director general of ADSIC and president of the digital transformation leadership team.

"We have great confidence in the committee's capabilities, as its experienced members come from different backgrounds and provide greater cohesion between the member government entities and the opportunity to optimally link government services at a fast and efficient pace. End-users and partners from the government, semi-government and private sector will all benefit from the development and prosperity of the ICT sector. Moreover, the ICT sector is a key enabler in supporting Abu Dhabi's plan to build a sustainable, open and globally competitive economy," added Al Mansoori

The supervisory committee consists of the Abu Dhabi Systems and Information Center (ADSIC); Abu Dhabi Police GHQ; Abu Dhabi City Municipality; Al Ain Municipality; the Western Region Municipality; Abu Dhabi Department of Finance; the Department of Economic Development; the Department of Municipal Affairs; Abu Dhabi Health Authority; Abu Dhabi Water and Electricity Authority (ASWEA); the Abu Dhabi Housing Authority; the Abu Dhabi Education Council; the Abu Dhabi Food Control Authority; the General Directorate of Residence and Foreign Affairs.

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