m-Gov issues report on training courses

DUBAI: The U.A.E.’s m-Government has announced that a total of 769 people have received training, including 679 government employees and 90 university students, from January to May 2014.

During that period, 48 training courses were organised in various emirates: 11 in mobile services, 11 in m-Gov ICT Infrastructure, 12 in smart application security, 9 in smart application development and 1 course on Mac systems. In addition to 4 courses which were organised for university students, m-Gov said in its report which was released today.

The training programme is one aspect of the m-Gov road map which aims to spread a culture of ‘Smart’ transformation and promote local talent and expertise commensurate with the nature of the ongoing transformations. The programme also aims to enhance the knowledge of ICT professionals in government bodies, and sharpen the skills of students, making them aware of the importance of the shift towards m-Gov to implement the vision of Vice President and Prime Minister and Ruler of Dubai, His Highness Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, it explained.

Commenting on the report, Hamad Obaid Al Mansoori, Director-General of the U.A.E. m-Gov, said, “We were keen to be present in all the emirates to ensure the efficiency desired upon the shift towards m-Gov, and we were able to achieve good results. However, the task entrusted upon us is still large and requires more effort. I can say that success is the result of the immense response that we received from various local and federal government bodies, so I can only thank them and call for more joint efforts to achieve the vision of our country.

“U.A.E. students also benefited from the programmes, as they represent an integral part of the process of transition to m-Gov. Through training and qualification, we are preparing a new generation who can lead this effort in the U.A.E., in order to achieve the transition to m-Gov,” he added.

Overall, the training programme organised 14 training courses in Abu Dhabi that were attended by 236 participants. 10 training courses in Dubai with 152 participants, and 8 training courses in Sharjah with 141 participants, 2 courses in Ajman with 33 participants, 7 courses in Ras Al Khaimah with 192 participants, 1 training course in Umm Al Qaiwain with 16 participants, and 3 courses in Fujairah attended by 62 participants.

Interested individuals can register in the m-Gov training programme through logging into its website.