Abu Dhabi launches a Digital Programme for government employees
Published 22 March 2021
As a part of a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU), the department of Government Support which is represented by the Abu Dhabi Digital Authority (ADDA) & Abu Dhabi School of Government (ADSG) collaborate with the Abu Dhabi Global Market Academy (ADGMA) to launch the Abu Dhabi Digital Programme.
This programme aims at providing government employees with the latest digital skills that will help in transforming the Abu Dhabi government and economy into a digital leader. The MoU was signed in November 2020.
The ADGMA, ADDA and the ADSG will invite the government employees to be a part of this programme. The programme comprises three levels awareness, application and strategic phases. Each phase is meant to educate the participants on various digital technologies and concepts which include Artificial Intelligence, Cybersecurity, Data Sciences and fintech.
“Digital Literacy is no longer a simple matter of adding value to existing systems, but rather, because of the rapid growth of digitisation in today’s fast-moving world, it has become a staple requirement for all government employees who wish to be the next generation of digitally-aware and technology-driven young professionals,” said H.E. Mansoor Mohamed Al Marzooqi, Executive Director- Strategic Planning Sector, ADDA.
The participants will receive a Foundations of Digital Transformation Certification on successful completion of the programme, which will equip the employees with the required skills for the jobs in demand.
“ADDA, as the body entrusted with leading the digital future of Abu Dhabi, is delighted to be an integral part of the process of achieving the goals of Abu Dhabi’s digital literacy strategy, collaborating with the Abu Dhabi Global Market Academy and the Abu Dhabi School of Government to develop and deliver this series of carefully curated programmes specifically designed to enable, promote and stimulate Abu Dhabi’s journey of digital transformation,” added H.E Mansoor Mohamed Al Marzooqi.
H.E Mansoor Mohamed Al Marzooqi also mentioned that with this programme the young talented Emiratis will play a very important role in reshaping the society for the future by delivering innovative digital solutions for the needs of the businesses and citizens.
“Our launch of the Abu Dhabi Digital Programme comes at a timely juncture as emerging and disruptive technologies continue to shape the regional and global public and private sectors. The ADGMA is pleased to be leveraging its synergies with ADDA and ADSG in taking this landmark initiative forward as we collectively contribute to Abu Dhabi’s digital ambitions. Through the programme, we look to equip eager, capable government employees with the necessary insights and knowledge to utilize and navigate pertinent digital technologies and concepts such as artificial intelligence, cybersecurity and fintech. Underpinned by a world-class curriculum and expert specialists, we are confident that this programme will be instrumental in Abu Dhabi’s ongoing efforts to develop a knowledge-based economy, in service of the emirate’s continued growth,” said Hamad Sayah Al Mazrouei, COO, ADGM & Managing Director, ADGMA.
The participants will first begin the programme with the Awareness Level which is designed for government employees with basic digital skills and experience in emerging technologies. Next comes the Application Level where they can specialise in the areas of AI, data science, cybersecurity or fintech. Last comes the Strategic Level where they can join any one of the three digital leadership tracks which include, the Future Digital Leader Program, the Young Digital Leader Program and the Executive Digital Leadership Program.