ABU DHABI, 30th June, 2018 (WAM) — With the support and participation of the Government of the UAE, Egypt will host the Egypt Government Excellence Conference 2018.
Sponsored by Egyptian President Abdel Fattah al-Sisi, the country’s first event of its kind seeks to modernise government work, activate a strategic partnership and facilitate exchange of experience between the two countries with the aim of building a model of administration that can be replicated across the Arab world.
Set to run on 3rd-4th July in Cairo, the Conference seeks to provide a comprehensive framework for the transfer of the UAE’s successful government experience to Egypt. Furthermore, the event aspires to achieve a quantum leap in government services to translate the strategic sustainable development goals of the Egypt Vision 2030 into reality.
The Conference will convene senior government officials from Egypt and the UAE to exchange experience and success stories, transfer knowledge and share best practices in government work with a focus on three main areas – performance, efficiency and government excellence, government capabilities, and smart services.
Speaking on the UAE participation in the Egypt Government Excellence Conference 2018, Mohammad bin Abdullah Al Gergawi, Minister of Cabinet Affairs and the Future, said, “The Conference and the UAE’s participation therein demonstrate the UAE Government’s keenness to fulfill the directives of His Highness Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, the Vice President, Prime Minister and Ruler of Dubai, and His Highness Sheikh Mohamed bin Zayed Al Nahyan, Crown Prince of Abu Dhabi and Deputy Supreme Commander of the UAE Armed Forces, to forge a strong strategic government partnership between the UAE and Egypt, step up cooperation and strengthen the long-standing and deep-rooted relations between our two brotherly countries across various fields.”
“Our two nations have joined forces to build an Arab model of administration and knowledge transfer, and the Egypt Government Excellence Conference 2018 is the first step of this journey. The event seeks to evolve our shared vision into effective collaboration in identifying innovative solutions to enhance government work and develop best practices in the fields of government excellence, performance, innovation and efficiency,” he added.
Dr. Hala Al-Saeed, Egypt’s Minister of Planning, Follow-up and Administrative Reform, expressed her delight at hosting the Conference and the high-level UAE delegation. She stressed that the event represents a culmination of efforts of the two countries to activate their strategic partnership in modernising government work.
Dr. Al-Saeed said that the governments of Egypt and the UAE have always sought to enhance cooperation in improving the quality and accessibility of government services, boosting training capabilities, and enhancing the performance of government institutions and their employees. She pointed out that the event will provide an ideal opportunity for Egypt to learn from the UAE’s success story in achieving a quantum leap in government services.
Furthermore, she explained that the two countries are committed to pursuing their shared vision for increasing the efficiency of government work through investment in human resources, competence-building and talent development in the public sector – some of the key topics of the Conference.
She noted that the Egyptian government is open to benefiting from successful international experiences in modernising government work in line with its efforts to implement the Egypt Vision 2030. The Vision aims to transform Egypt into one of the 30 largest economies in the world, one of the top 30 countries in the fight against corruption, one of the top 30 countries in the Global Competitiveness Index and the Human Development Index, and one of the top 10 countries in economic reforms.
“The ambitious plans to modernize government work in Egypt aim to build an efficient and effective administration system that can easily adapt to local and international developments in order to provide high-quality government services that leverage state-of-the-art technology to achieve customer happiness,” Dr. Al-Saeed added.
The Egypt Government Excellence Conference 2018 is the first step in implementing the memorandum of understanding related to developing government work, signed by Egypt’s Ministry of Planning, Follow-up and Administrative Reform and the UAE Ministry of Cabinet Affairs and the Future during the World Government Summit in February 2018 in Dubai.
Al Gergawi will head the UAE delegation attending the Conference. Other members will include Nasser bin Thani Al Hamli, Minister of Human Resources and Emiratisation; Ohoud bint Khalfan Al Roumi, Minister of State for Happiness and Wellbeing and Director-General of the Prime Minister’s Office at the UAE Ministry of Cabinet Affairs and the Future, as well as directors and other senior officials of various government institutions. Dr. Hala Al-Saeed, Dr. Khaled Abdel Ghaffar, Minister of Higher Education and Scientific Research, Amr Talaat, Minister of Communications and Information Technology, and several experts and government officials will represent Egypt.