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DIGAE to showcase global government projects

Government Achievements Exhibition announces themes for 2016 event

DIGAE to showcase global government projects
DIGAE provides a global platform for government innovation, says Al Shaibani.

The Dubai International Government Achievements Exhibition (DIGAE) will be held under three main themes of ‘happiness', ‘smart transformation', and ‘achievement', the Dubai Government Excellence Program has announced.

DIGAE 2016, which is held under the patronage of HH Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, UAE Vice President and Prime Minister and Ruler of Dubai and organised by the General Secretariat of The Executive Council of Dubai, will take place from 11-13th April in Dubai.

The event is intended as a showcase of how governments can turn realistic and applicable concepts in areas such as intelligent systems, transactions processing and others, and apply them to all areas of their activities.

HE Abdullah Al Shaibani, secretary general of the Executive Council of Dubai and Chairman of Dubai Government Excellence Program said: "Dubai has placed a culture of excellence in the Arab region, by creating a globally competitive field of excellence in government innovation. This year, the exhibition will serve as a global platform for government institutions from around the world to review innovative public practices. In addition, it will include creative and innovative activities fall under the main themes of this edition which are happiness, achievement and smart transformation.

This year's event will include over government entities from 20 countries, with participating city governments including New York, Brussels, Paris, Santander (Spain), Graz (Austria), Copenhagen (Denmark), and Tokyo.

Dr. Ahmed Al Nuseirat, coordinator general of Dubai Government Excellence Program said: "DIGAE sheds light on Dubai's successful experiences in smart transformation that enhanced government services in a way to exceed the expectations of the community, and make them available anywhere round the clock. On 22nd May 2013, HH Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, the UAE Vice President and Prime Minister and Ruler of Dubai launched Smart Dubai for Smart Government initiative aimed at providing services to the public wherever they are and round the clock. Since then, government departments focused their efforts to implement this vision, and today we witness the results in excellence in government work, and quality of services, moving from customers' satisfaction to customers' happiness.

"Over three days, DIGAE will see a variety of international participants. Visitors and exhibitors would be able to see  wide number of innovative government services under one roof," added Al Nuseirat.

Hazza Khalfan Al Nuaimi, senior manager, Dubai Government Initiatives said: "Dubai government always leads in launching innovative services, which drives us to globalise DIGAE, with an aim to promote Dubai's experience in government work as a role model to other counties to benefit from.

"We expanded DIGAE activities to meet the needs of government agencies and bring them together through direct interaction channels. DIGAE Smart-Lab, a new initiative aimed at involving students in the government excellence process through technology-focused inventions that would be adopted later by government authorities," said Al Nuaimi.

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