Partnership to launch the first “hackathon” for government services in Qatar

The Civil Service Bureau and Government Development announced a partnership contract with the Global Institute for Innovation Management (GIMI) to hold the first hackathon for government services in the State of Qatar, from 19 to 21 March, at the Qatar Research, Development and Innovation Council , which will target exclusively government sector employees. With the aim of developing innovative solutions to facilitate and develop government services.

His Excellence Mr. Abdulaziz bin Nasser bin Mubarak Al Khalifa, President of the Civil Service and Government Development Bureau, stated that “Organizing the first hackathon for developing government services is in line with the State of Qatar’s strategy for research, development and innovation 2030. It is also a distinguished step to create the required transformation in government services and to motivate human cadres in the government sector towards developing services and innovation in that, improving the level of services provided in government agencies and identifying areas for improvement.The level of current services based on strategic priorities in cooperation with the relevant authorities, as well as international agencies specialized in the field of development and innovation”. For his part, dr. Hetendra Patel, Leader of Innovative Thought at the Global Institute for Innovation Management, expressed his enthusiasm for this cooperation, saying that “Visionary leaders and governments are the first to imagine a better future and then create it.. The government of Qatar does not wait for the future to come to them, but proactively drives better and more relevant services through innovation for the well-being of its citizens, residents and guests”. In this context, the Civil Service and Government Development Bureau and the Global Institute for Innovation Management organized two preparatory workshops for innovation in government services, for five government agencies, in the presence of more than 60 participants, with the aim of participating in the development of government services and enabling employees to use different techniques and programs to draw and track government services and analyze the sources of challenges. And suggest the best paths, solutions and opportunities for improvement. This cooperation comes within the endeavor of the Civil Service and Government Development Bureau to achieve the highest levels of organizational and administrative development and modernization, and to raise the level of civil human resources in government agencies and upgrade them in various fields of work, while proposing and reviewing strategies, programs, and government development initiatives and services, in addition to capacity building and government leaders, including Transferring the best international experiences in the field of government innovation through partnership and cooperation with the International Institute for Innovation Management and other organizations and entities towards driving innovation and development in the government sector and improving the quality of services provided to citizens, residents and visitors.

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