‘Knowledge Gate’, a unified smart portal is Inaugurated by The Emirates Center for Government Knowledge (ECGK), part of the Mohammed bin Rashid School of Government (MBRSG), in partnership with various federal and local government entities, including the Federal Authority for Government Human Resources (FAHR) and Dubai Government Human Resources (DGHR). The platform provide links to government documents, directories, guidelines, standards, references and best practices that relate to vital areas in public management and administration in the United Arab Emirates.
The documents wrap up a range of fields, such as governance and organizational design, strategy and organizational performance, human resources, innovation and knowledge management. The platform contains frameworks, guidelines, reports and best practices documentation in government work issued by federal and local government entities in the UAE since it is designed to be an open and accessible reference source for all members of society, including students, employees, researchers and decision-makers.
Dr. Ali Bin Sebaa Al Marri, Executive President of MBRSG, said: "In order to support and empower future leaders MBRSG will continue to extend excellent tools and solutions in conjunction with creating an enabling environment. It is possible since MBRSG is a leading academic institution and in line with the innovative approach to improving government performance in the UAE and the region. The Knowledge Gate is a step towards exploring the horizons of the future and is an opportunity for decision-makers, government employees, academics and researchers to access guidelines and best government practices in the UAE."
Dr. Abdulrahman Al Awar, Director General of FAHR and a member of the Board of Trustees of MBRSG, emphasized the importance of the Knowledge Gate initiative as a result of effective cooperation between by MBRSG and other local and federal government entities. "Knowledge Gate is a great initiative of our institutions. It is an essential reference for all stakeholders and those concerned with government work to learn about best practices and implementations." He added.
The importance of cooperation and coordination between local and federal government entities to enhance government work in the UAE and for exchanging the knowledge and expertise were explained by Abdullah Ali bin Zayed al-Falasi, Director General of DGHR. He praised the launch of the Knowledge Gate, which he reiterated aims to promote knowledge dialogue and publish the outputs of various government entities to support the development of government departments.
“The Knowledge Gate portal is an ample platform which will benefit the students, researchers and decision-makers in various aspects of public management and administration. It will provide the source in single and reliable format” said Sarah Talib, Director of ECGK.
Amongst the various entities that have their knowledge outputs on the platform are the Federal Authority for Government Human Resources, Dubai Government Human Resources Department, the Ministry of Cabinet Affairs and the Future, the Prime Minister's Office, Mohammed bin Rashid Centre for Government Innovation, the Executive Council of Dubai, the Abu Dhabi Centre for Corporate Governance, the Museum of the Future, and the State Audit Institution.
Various public management disciplines, such as staff performance management, training and development, reward and incentive systems, professional behavior and work ethics, volunteering with the government, work environment, evaluation, and many more documents were hosted at this portal.