The Federal Competitiveness and Statistics Authority (FCSA) has announced the signing of a number of MoUs and tactical partnership contracts that intend to develop national capabilities in the field of statistics and speed up the United Nation’s Sustainable Development Goals 2030 (SDGs).
The news was made on the first day of the 2nd version of the UN World Data forum, launched in Dubai today under the patronage of H.H. Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Vice Head Of State and also Prime Minister of the UAE, Leader of Dubai, and happening throughout three days on October 22-24, 2018.
The MoUs aim to promote coordination, harmonise efforts as well as strengthen partnerships amongst various government and private entities to boost analytical practices in the UAE, along with establishing a data source using advanced data-collection technology, as well as developing indices that mirror the UAE's achievements towards fulfilling the SDGs 2030.
The MoUs as well as strategic partnership agreements were signed at the UAE structure in the Forum, in the existence of H.E. Mohammad Abdulla Al Gergawi, Minister of Cupboard Matters and also the Future, Chairman of the FCSA; as well as H.E. Abdullah Nasser Lootah, FCSA Director General and Chairman of the Organising Committee of the UN World Data Forum 2018, along with several senior officials and corporate managers.
The contracts include a collaboration with the Ministry of Interior, wherein the FCSA will deal with surveying the Ministry's basic efficiency indicators during 2018 and 2019. It will additionally work on just how that contributed to enhancing the UAE's affordable setting, making it a secure business environment to draw in financial investments, in alignment with the UAE Vision 2021 that will match the UN's SDGs 2030.
The FCSA likewise signed a Memorandum of Recognizing (MoU) with the UAE General Civil Aviation Authority (GCAA), to supply upgraded and periodical information on air web traffic as well as air transportation at the neighborhood, regional and also international levels, thus establishing a periodic and also routine database in this area.
In addition, the FCSA signed a strategic partnership arrangement with the Dubai Institute of Design and Innovation (DIDI) to trade knowledge as well as know-how and also enhance cooperation in establishing cutting-edge systems to analyse fads as well as address difficulties in cutting-edge means, based upon best practices in stats and also affordable policy-making.
The agreement is a necessary action in supporting the realisation of the UAE's National Innovation Approach, which seeks to reinforce partnerships in between numerous public and exclusive entities and also institutions, assistance innovation incubators, build specialised nationwide capacities, boost the economic sector and also construct worldwide study partnerships to change the government's job community towards additional advancement.
Additionally, the agreement promotes reciprocal job, unifying the efforts of both entities to make imaginative and also ingenious systems that drive the collection of data as well as precise information and also employs them in establishing lasting strategic visions and strategies to get over the challenges encountering culture in lots of industries, which, in turn, boosts the UAE's standing on international competitiveness indexes.
The FCSA authorized a partnership agreement with the British Office for National Statistics to advertise collaboration, update databases and details, improve the implementation of data for data manufacturing as well as work together to support the United Nations Global Platform for Data in secure and reliable means. Moreover, it aims to create national abilities in the areas of statistics as well as facilitate the exchange of ideal methods on open data.
The Authority also authorized an MoU with DeepAI to utilize artificial intelligence innovation as well as its applications in stats and supply accurate analytical data. As per the MoU, DeepAI will offer technological services as well as develop models of automated understanding and population forecasting tools.
The contracts consist of a strategic partnership with Esri, which aims to strengthen teamwork to implement a unified system that adheres to the most effective worldwide techniques in government stats around the globe to improve SDG-related data on the United Nations Web Portal.
Under the terms of the arrangement, Esri will begin establishing the system, the very first of its kind in the area, which aims to produce a Geographic Information System (GIS) plan in the area of national statistics. It will certainly additionally carry out the UAE SDGs Strategy, and various other projects of geographical analysis using case studies that offer the financial as well as social goals of SDGs at the regional and international degrees.
The FCSA signed an additional MoU with Cloudera, where the American firm will collaborate with the Authority to develop a large information environment by introducing state-of-the-art modern technology, consisting of artificial intelligence and also progressed analytics. It will likewise develop the "Data Lake" System Project, wherein data from numerous resources are accumulated to be verified, providing deep and accurate workable and implementable forecasts.
The FCSA signed another MoU with the Nielsen Media Survey Foundation, whereby Nielsen will cooperate with the FCSA in the areas of data exchange and development of innovative methods to collect data and studies on consumption behaviour and product demand, thus contributing to the transition from fieldwork data collection to automated data collection.
The FCSA signed an MoU with Delta Technology and Management Services Pvt. Ltd. that provides all the requirements to promote statistical process through digital transformation, including the collection of big data processes and official statistics that serve in meeting the UN's SDGs. The MoU provides for the adoption of global practices on open data and commits to highest international standards to ensure data integrity, and reporting analyses and forecasts.
During the first day of the UN World Data Forum 2018, the FCSA signed a partnership agreement with Statistics Denmark, to optimise the use of data and statistics in meeting the SDGs 2030 by implementing the UAE Department of Statistics Programme based on best global practices and developing capabilities to implement statistics and collect large administrative data.