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- UAE, Jordan launch strategic partnership on government performance and development
UAE, Jordan Launch Strategic Partnership On Government Performance And Development
AMMAN, (UrduPoint / Pakistan Point News / WAM - 16th Apr, 2019) The UAE and Jordan launched a new strategic partnership to improve the government performance and their institutional public sector working systems.
The new strategic partnership covers joint cooperation in areas of development and improvement of smart government services, institutional performance, innovation and excellence and building and development of capacities and leaders. It also features accelerators and systems for excellence and performance as well as model government centres.
The joint partnership includes four pillars: exchange of knowledge, expertise and development models; best smart government services practices; institutional performance, innovation and excellence and capacity and leadership building.
The partnership was announced during the launch ceremony of the "Crown Prince Award for the Best Government Service Application" that was held in Amman, under the patronage and with the attendance of H.R.H. Prince Al Hussein bin Abdullah II, Crown Prince of Jordan, and with the participation of a senior delegation from the UAE, which was headed by Mohammed bin Abdullah Al Gergawi, Minister of Cabinet Affairs and The Future, and included several ministers.
Prince Al Hussein praised the message and goals of the award, which aims to encourage innovation and creativity among university students and adopt their ideas for improving government services.
The award, which is the first of its kind in Jordan and is valued at AED500,000 (100,000 Jordanian Dinars), aims to encourage university students to innovate creative solutions and develop easy and simplified, round-the-clock government services on smartphone and mobile device applications.
In his speech at the ceremony, Dr. Omar Razzaz, Jordanian Prime Minister, said, "We are proud of the partnership and cooperation between the wise leadership of our countries, and we are working according to their directives to consolidate our overall partnership and cooperation. The Jordanian government is improving its public sector performance, encouraging the participation of the youth in decision-making and public life, and preparing the appropriate environment to benefit from their capabilities, energies and creativities.
Al Gergawi stated that the partnership between the UAE and Jordan in modernising and developing government work reflects the UAE’s efforts, as per the directives of the wise leadership, to strengthen its cooperation with friendly countries and create a joint Arab model of government work, which will improve the lives of Arab communities and the overall performance of Arab institutions.
He added that motivating the youth to contribute to community development will create a better reality while stressing that Prince Al Hussein is leading his country’s development and modernisation, and valuing his patronage of the best government service application developed by Jordanian university students, which will promote the award.
"We aim to consolidate our long-term relations with Jordan in the area of government work development, through a programme that aims to exchange knowledge, expertise and experiences," Al Gergawi further added.
"The youth of Jordan have proven their technological capabilities, and the wager on them is a successful one. We, in the UAE, have considerable experience in creating a government partnership with the youth to improve government work. Today, we are transferring our experiences to Jordan," he said in conclusion.
The "Crown Prince Award for the Best Government Service Application", which was launched in the presence of representatives from 500 government and private entities, 32 Jordanian universities and public services experts, targets more than 300,000 university students who can submit entries in six categories: health; education;tourism; business environment; transport and water.