Mohammed Bin Rashid School of Government and UNDP to Develop Government Staff in Arab Countries

Sep 20, 2017

18 SEP 2017, Dubai (UAE) – Mr. Frode Mauring and H.E. Ali Sebaa Al-Marri at the MOU signing ceremony © UNDP UAE/ Liga Lice da Costa

·        H.E. Ali Sebaa Al-Marri:

There is a growing need for international collaboration, especially in the government and community development fields. Our end goal is to build bridges, promote cooperation, and, ultimately, develop plans to forecast and plan for the future.

·        H.E. Frode Mauring:

This agreement will allow the UNDP to put its vast network of expertise at the disposal of policy makers in the region, and pave the way for integrated action to promote good governance.

Dubai, September, 2017 – The Mohammed bin Rashid School of Government (MBRSG) has signed a Memorandum of Understanding with the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) to promote the school’s executive training programmes for top government officials.

MBRSG’s programmes focus on governance and public policy in the Arab world, seeking to empower government employees, hone their skills and upgrade government performance.

In the signed agreement, both parties pledge to work together and publish periodic reports and publications that highlight government best practices across the Middle East and North Africa region, and work with the School’s international academic partners to issue case studies and white papers on governance, performance, institutional excellence and innovation, knowledge economy, planning, and resource and operations management, in addition to works that pertain to UNDP key focus areas such as sustainable development, government capacity-building, community development, and crisis management, among others.

“The UAE has extensive experience and deep knowledge with regards to government excellence,” said MBRSG’s Executive President His Excellency Ali Sebaa Al-Marri. “The country adopts modern academic approaches as a cornerstone for government work, which positions it as an influential global leader to public-sector decision makers around the world.”

“There is a growing need for international collaboration, especially in the government and community development fields,” H.E. Al Marri noted; “harmonising efforts is key to making positive change in people’s lives. This is where our collaboration with the UNDP comes in: our end goal is to build bridges, promote cooperation in government work, share our success with countries around the region and the world, and, ultimately, develop plans to forecast and plan for the future.”

H.E. Frode Mauring, UN Resident Coordinator and UNDP Resident Representative in the UAE, said: “We look forward to working with the Mohammed bin Rashid School of Government, which has always played an essential role in equipping the region’s current and future policy makers with practical skills and a global outlook on public administration. We are confident that this agreement will allow the UNDP to put its vast network of expertise at the disposal of policy makers in the region, and pave the way for integrated action to promote good governance.”

 

Meanwhile, Nadia Amanallah Kamali, Director of Business Development and Strategic Alliances at MBRSG, applauded the agreement with UNDP, saying: “We are delighted to be working with the United Nations Development Programme to develop local and regional capacities, improve government sectors and invest in human resources at the regional level. The UNDP boasts extensive experience and in-depth knowledge of the region and the world.”

The agreement also states that the two parties will work together to host international events that focus on the development of leadership and management capabilities, similar to MBRSG’s  UAE Public Policy Forum, which showcases the latest government applications, best practices and general strategies that have proved effective in achieving their stated objectives.

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About Mohammed Bin Rashid School of Government:

The Mohammed Bin Rashid School of Government (MBRSG) is a research and teaching institution specializing in public policy in the UAE and the region. Established in 2005 under the patronage of His Highness Sheikh Mohammed Bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Vice President and Prime Minister of the UAE and Ruler of Dubai, MBRSG aims to promote good governance through enhancing the institutional capacity for effective public policy. Toward this goal, the Mohammed Bin Rashid School of Government also collaborates with regional and global institutions in delivering its research and training programs. In addition, the School organizes policy forums and international conferences to facilitate the exchange of ideas and promote critical debate on public policy.

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Tel: 971-4-329 3290 | Fax: 971-4-329 3291 | Website: www.mbrsg.ae

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