Qatar Digital Government signs MoU with Huawei Technologies

Thursday, November 14, 2019
Qatar Digital Government signs MoU with Huawei Technologies

DOHA-

In its bid to further support the national digital strategies and policies developed and promoted by the State of Qatar, the Ministry of Transport and Communications (MoTC), through its Qatar Digital Government Training Programme (QDGTP) initiative, has signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with Huawei Technologies.

The agreement was signed on the sidelines of the Qatar IT Conference and Exhibition (QITCOM 2019) held in Doha recently.

Under the terms of the MoU, Huawei Technologies is partnering with QDGTP to provide advance technology training programme for the IT national talents in government as part of the QDGTP Training Plan. The company will also provide information and guidance on national ICT initiatives that fall under its mandate and provide the necessary support in the fulfilment of joint initiatives.

Huawei will support initiatives in government, local research centres, academia and startup incubators that develop the capabilities and expertise. It will also support initiatives aimed at developing the capabilities of Qatar’s digital workforce, so the nation can better meet the demands of digital revolution that is transforming different sectors of local and global economy.

Reem al Mansoori, assistant undersecretary of Digital Society Development Sector at the MoTC, said, “MoTC is focused on developing highly skilled ICT professionals in all sectors, including the government, and we are leaving no stone unturned in our commitment to the Smart Qatar initiative. We believe all entities in Qatar will benefit from this agreement as Qatar’s digital ecosystem continues to evolve.”

Huawei Technologies will also provide consultation and advices to relevant departments to identify pertinent opportunities to digital growth.

Trevor Liu Yan, CEO Gulf North Region, Huawei Technologies, said, “Development of the ICT ecosystem is essential in order to bring digital to every person, home and organisation for a fully connected, intelligent world. By working with the Ministry of Transport and Communication to digitally empower its employees through a comprehensive training programme, we are providing them with the tools required to continue building Qatar’s digitally-driven society.”

The Qatar Digital Government initiative is aimed at enhancing customer experience, provide greater access to government services and improve efficiency thus leading to better outcomes for the nation.