The Federal Authority for Government Human Resources (FAHR) has signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with 01Gov, a Dubai-based govtech start-up that offers a portfolio of digital solutions, including the 01Gov platform, the first Arabic platform for government innovation.
As per the memorandum, 01Gov will provide federal government employees with 100,000 free licences of the basic paid plan on its platform, which allows them to utilise 01Gov rich content in various government domains.
Laila Obaid Al Suwaidi, Acting Director-General of FAHR, attended the virtual signing ceremony, while 01Gov was represented by its founder and CEO, Ibrahim El Badawi.
Cooperation with 01Gov will focus on strengthening the efficiency of employees in ministries and federal entities and consolidating their culture of innovation, Al Suwaidi added.
Organising innovation labs using best practices of virtual sessions is another field of partnership with 01Gov, according to Al Suwaidi. This includes using CoDesk, a dedicated platform to enable remote work and innovation developed by 01Gov and using 01Gov content about innovative practices in FAHR's publications and research.
"The memorandum serves the strategic objectives of FAHR, including developing human capital in the federal government, enhancing employees' skills and experiences and improving their knowledge. Our partnership with 01Gov provides the employees with opportunities to benefit from 01Gov's various educational programmes and content, contributing to developing employees' capabilities and enabling them to keep pace with the rapidly changing global labour market," Al Suwaidi said.
El Badawi said that the partnership will play a significant part in enhancing the employees' capabilities at the professional and personal levels. It also helps building future skills, enabling digital transformation and accelerating innovation plans and organisational excellence.
01Gov provides a digital and daily-updated observatory of more than 3,000 leading government sector practices and the Fourth Industrial Revolution trends. It also includes a rich set of government innovation tools, references, training programmes, and educational resources. Other 01Gov services include virtual innovation labs and brainstorming sessions.
News Source: Emirates News Agency