Second batch begins Public Sector diploma at MBRCGI

Mohammed bin Rashid Center for Government Innovation launches second Public Sector Innovation programme

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Second batch begins Public Sector diploma at MBRCGI The diploma program includes theory, practical training and projects based on government entities, says Al Hashimi.
By  Mark Sutton Published  May 18, 2016

Mohammed bin Rashid Center for Government Innovation has begun training its second batch of Public Sector Innovation Diploma Programme students.

More than 54 Federal and Local Government entities have enrolled personnel in the programme, which aims to build National capacity in government-related innovation.

The Diploma Programme is taught in partnership with the University of Cambridge.

The one-year diploma program is an intensive course that connects participants with experts and consists of five theoretical and professional training courses. It also includes training activities, workshops and a field visit to the campus of the University of Cambridge. This comprehensive program aims at providing participants with the right concepts to enrich innovation and make it part of their work culture at their entities, to meet the goals of UAE National Innovation Strategy.

As part of the requirements, participants work in teams to design and develop a Capstone Project that solves challenges in the government sector. The project will be honoured at the UAE Innovation Week this November.

Huda Al Hashimi ‎assistant director general for Strategy & Innovation, in the Prime Minister's Office said: "Following the success of the first batch, we are now launching the second batch of the programme. Its content is developed to include theory, practical training and prototypes methods. For the next phase, the centre is looking to develop customized innovative projects for government entities here the participants work. This will contribute to improving their work processes and help achieve their organisational goals in addition to strengthening the culture of innovation within their entity."

The graduation ceremony of the first batch was held in the presence of His Highness Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, UAE Vice President and Prime Minister and Ruler of Dubai.

The programme is regarded as the first-of-its-kind that nurtures the innovation skills of the National workforce. It has received overwhelming response after the Centre approached government entities with the opportunity to train their employees.

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