14 Dubai govt entities sign pact to boost performance

A total of 14 government entities have signed partnership agreements as part of the programme, which will feature training, reporting and employee secondments…reports Asian Lite News

Sheikh Hamdan bin Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Crown Prince of Dubai and Chairman of Dubai Executive Council, on Monday launched the “Partners for Pioneering” initiative, which aims to drive government excellence in all fields.

Elite government entities, such as DEWA, Dubai Police and RTA, will cooperate with other departments to facilitate the rapid exchange of knowledge and enhance public services through a whole-of-government strategic approach.

A total of 14 government entities have signed partnership agreements as part of the programme, which will feature training, reporting and employee secondments.

“Dubai is a city of pioneers and government entities have a responsibility to act with speed and efficiency to realise the vision of Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum,” said Sheikh Hamdan. “Greater harmony between all government departments will unlock new synergies that advance our shared goal of maintaining Dubai’s position as a leading global destination.”

“The launch of the ‘Partners for Pioneering’ initiative marks a new era for elite entities in the Dubai government team. It will see us go further and faster to promote close cooperation and partnership between various entities to take our performance to new heights. Real leadership requires effective partnerships, where all players advance with the same speed and efficiency towards achieving common strategic goals,” he added.

The initiative will operate under the umbrella of the Dubai Government Excellence Programme, part of the General Secretariat of The Executive Council of Dubai.

“The Dubai Government Excellence Programme plays a vital role in spearheading government work and providing effective tools to improve performance and enhance efficiency and effectiveness,” said Abdulla Mohammed Al Basti, Secretary-General of The Executive Council of Dubai and Chairman of the Dubai Government Excellence Programme. “The Executive Council of Dubai will closely monitor the progress of the ‘Partners for Pioneering’ initiative and ensure it achieves its objectives in accordance with the highest standards of performance.”

The programme places entities in one of three levels based on scores received in their evaluation: Elite Level (600-plus marks), Excellence Level (450-600) and the Basic Level (fewer than 450). Leadership Partners will be selected according to the level of excellence, evaluation scores, nature of the entity’s work, size of budget and number of employees.

The programme will manage the initiative, select government entities from the Elite and Excellent categories, and link them with partner entities in the Basic Level to develop them through a two-year partnership agreement, which is extendable.

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Teams from participating parties have been instructed to hold meetings and create an integrated programme for self-assessment, provide training and identify priorities and opportunities for improvement. Elite entities will transfer knowledge, experiences, and success stories to those seeking to develop their performance through knowledge-sharing workshops.

Elite entities will review the details of the programme, initiatives and projects that contributed to their excellence and leadership and share them with those seeking to develop their performance through a series of seminars, meetings and field visits.

In its first edition, the Partners for Pioneering initiative witnessed the signing of seven partnership agreements between 14 government entities, including Dubai Electricity and Water Authority (DEWA) with Dubai Government Human Resources Department; Dubai Police with Community Development Authority; Roads and Transport Authority (RTA) with the Mohammed bin Rashid Housing Establishment; the General Directorate of Residency and Foreigners Affairs with Dubai Culture; Dubai Customs with Dubai Government Legal Affairs Department; Dubai Municipality with Awqaf and Minors Affairs Foundation; and Dubai Health Authority (DHA) and Dubai Sports Council.

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