Qatar Participates in 4th GCC eGovernment Award, Conference and Exhibition 2015

Tuesday, November 24, 2015
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The Qatar Digital Government (QDG) program is the main topic on the State of Qatar’s agenda during its participation in the fourth GCC eGovernment Award, Conference and Exhibition 2015 to be held in Bahrain this November 25-26 under the patronage of Prime Minister HRH Prince Khalifa bin Salman Al Khalifa.

Led by the Ministry of Information and Communications Technology (ictQATAR), which oversees QDG application nationwide, the Qatari delegation also includes representatives from the Ministries of Interior, Economy and Commerce and Administrative Development, as well as the Supreme Education Council and the Public Prosecution.

At the conference, Qatar will present two working papers featuring the benefits of government shared services and the Government Human Resources Management System “Mawared”.

The first paper revolves around Qatar’s government shared services such as government cloud computing and how it reflects on government performance. By definition, integrated shared services exponentially lead to more efficiency across government sectors while keeping operational costs at a minimum.

The Mawared working paper will be presented by the Ministry of Administrative Development. Mawared is a comprehensive, integrated HR management scheme dedicated to government personnel, covering all functional areas necessary to meet the requirements of public administrations and state agencies in terms of public servant management. A key component of QDG, Mawared is a modular solution covering core human resources, the public payroll, talent management, time and attendance management and workforce planning and analytics.

At the exhibition, a number of QDG implementers will display their experience and exchange expertise and success stories with other GCC exhibitors in the field of online services. The aim is to help further improve e-government performance in all GCC member states.

The GCC eGovernment Award, Conference & Exhibition occurs once every two years. The first three editions were held in Oman in 2009, Kuwait in 2011 and the UAE in 2013.

The ‘GCC eGovernment Award’ is organized in conjunction with the conference and exhibition where GCC government entities showcase their best practices in conducting online transactions which are in line with the standards set this year and in accordance with the overall GCC vision.