Mohammed bin Rashid School of Government (MBRSG) has staged the fourth station in the third edition of its ‘Future Trip’ programme. Themed ‘Future Governments,’ the endeavor was held with the purpose of forging the leaders of the future and presenting contributors with knowledge and hands-on trip concerning to the modern government practices throughout a range of fields, which include innovation, Smart Cities, future forecasting and open data.
Bringing collectively first and second tier leaders from UAE government departments and the private sector, the fourth station in the programme featured a workshop and field trips to the Federal Competitiveness and Statistics Authority, the Sharjah Environment Company (Bee'ah) and the Sharjah Academy of Astronomy, Space Sciences & Technology (SAASST). The workshop and visits structure phase of the programme’s agenda to discover first-class practice in corporate excellence through collaborations with government and private sector entities.
Dr. Ali Sebaa Al Marri, Executive President of MBRSG, affirmed that the UAE has made Several strides in developing the capabilities of government leaders, enabling the country to remain in advance of global changes and supporting to make certain that it is on the right track to obtain its vision for its service and economic sectors. He stated that the a number stations in each Future Trip programme have been aimed at formulating a shared vision centred on developing a transitional shift in the UAE government ecosystem and establishing a international model of government administration that will enhance future growth.
“The Mohammed bin Rashid School of Government strives to imbue government leaders with the contemporary expertise to enhance their decision-making and planning abilities, as per scientific techniques that make sure best utilisation of sources and human assets. The Future Governments station aligns with this ambitious vision by using familiarising contributors with the modern international trends in government administration and public policy,” said Al Marri.
Featuring a three-day agenda, the Future Governments station kicked off its activities with a workshop titled ‘The Government of the Future’ and comprising a trio of sessions. The first mentioned forecasting the UAE’s future by examining the forward-looking vision, strategies and plans of the government of the future; the second shed light on primary future-changing trends, the National Agenda indicators, the UAE Strategy for the Fourth Industrial Revolution and methods of attaining Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs); and the third explored the challenges related with government work and projected situations of the government of the future.
Day two of the station featured a field visit to Bee’ah, Middle East's fastest-growing environmental management company. The tour enabled contributors to achieve valuable insights into the company’s progressive solutions, such as its waste-to-energy operations, as well as research about the company’s environmental awareness initiatives designed to promote a sustainable future. The second day also included a visit to SAASST, where contributors explored outstanding astronomical theories and enjoyed a tour of the Space Exhibition, which includes the 209-seat, seven-projector planetarium. The trip aimed to elevate the participants’ awareness of the UAE’s latest innovations and achievements in space sciences and its aspiration to emerge as a leader in the field, pushed by the government’s belief in the significance of space research in shaping the country’s future.
On the third day, the delegation visited the Federal Competitiveness and Statistics Authority and witnessed first-hand the key role it performs in developing a comprehensive national statistical system.
The contributors have been in a position to see how the authority enhances the UAE’s ranking in global competitiveness indices and how it drives the country’s development by way of monitoring competitiveness overall performance in global reports, building an integrated national statistics framework and organising the UAE’s statistics and competitiveness sector. The visit additionally featured a quick on the government’s efforts to acquire its 2030 SDGs and provided visitors with information on the UAE’s two leading role on a variety of global rankings, highlighting its ambitious plans to further improve on these.