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09 August 2023

Mohammed bin Rashid School of Government signs MoU with The Ministry of Industry and Advanced Technology (MoIAT) to equip local talent with future-proof skills

The Ministry of Industry and Advanced Technology (MoIAT) and Mohammed bin Rashid School of Government (MBRSG) today signed a memorandum understanding to enhance collaboration. Under the MoU, MBRSG will provide academic support to ministry staff, as well as innovative training and research programs.

The collaboration is in line with the National Strategy for Industry and Advanced Technology, which promotes best practices in administrative services and fosters a culture of innovation within institutions. The agreement aligns with MBRSG’s role in strengthening the contribution of government entities to knowledge enrichment and empowering Emirati talent.

The MoU was signed by His Excellency Dr. Rashid Khalfan Al Nuaimi, Assistant Undersecretary of the Support Services Sector at MoIAT and His Excellency Ali bin Sebaa Al-Marri, Executive President of MBRSG in the presence of His Excellency Omar Al Suwaidi, Undersecretary of the Ministry of Industry and Advanced Technology (MoIAT),  Aisha Sultan AlShamsi, Director of Executive Education and Mohammed Al Khatib, Director of Corporate Support Services.

His Excellency Dr. Al Nuaimi stressed that developing the capabilities of ministry staff aligns with the UAE’s vision and 'We the UAE 2031' plan. HE noted that it contributes to boosting national cadre and workforce skills for the future, which enhances the readiness of vital sectors, particularly industry and advanced technology.
HE added: “The ministry aims to upskill its workforce and elevate administrative services in accordance with global best practices, while instilling a culture of innovation. This is achieved by providing staff with the best academic qualifications and practical applications, which is reflected in MoIAT’s services to partners and stakeholders. It also drives the Government Excellence Model to enhance the UAE’s competitiveness regionally and internationally.”

Commenting on the agreement, H.E. Dr. Ali bin Sebaa Al Marri, Executive President of the Mohammed bin Rashid School of Government (MBRSG), said: “We are pleased to collaborate with the Ministry of Industry and Advanced Technology to formalise our academic cooperation and support qualified and talented individuals. As the entity entrusted with supporting the UAE’s industrial sector and enhancing the performance of the national economy, the Ministry’s goals and our mission and efforts to train and empower the leaders of the future are in alignment. We are committed to working with various government entities, provide counsel, and facilitate specialised training programmes and executive education diplomas for government officials in all fields.”
As part of the MoU, ministry staff that meet the eligibility criteria will have the opportunity to enroll in academic programs and benefit from the discounts scheme. Sponsored employees will receive an academic certificate upon successfully completing all program requirements. Ministry employees will also have access to specialized training across different fields to explore how knowledge management and exchange, as well as research methods for development studies, impact decision-making.

The ministry will support MBRSG with future industries policies that drive digital transformation and artificial intelligence in the sector. The policies also promote the adoption of the circular economy; the shift to clean energy; empowering small and medium-sized businesses; the role of industry in achieving sustainable development goals; food and agricultural technologies; innovation in industrial applications; and more.

MoIAT and MBRSG will also collaborate on strategies, governance, risk and knowledge management, research, studies, and data analysis. The entities will host workshops, seminars, and conferences to develop proposals and innovative programs that contribute to enhancing cooperation.

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