ADGM Academy, ADDA, ADSG unveil new program to enhance digital literacy

By Shilpa Annie Joseph, Official Reporter
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UAE’s leading Financial Centre ADGM’s educational arm, Abu Dhabi Global Market Academy (ADGM Academy), Abu Dhabi Digital Authority (ADDA), and Abu Dhabi School of Government (ADSG) have launched a digital program to promote the emirate’s smart government strategy.

Abu Dhabi Digital Program is the first joint initiative following a deal signed between the government organizations. The new initiative will address a variety of innovations, including artificial intelligence (AI), cybersecurity, data science, and FinTech, to improve participants’ digital readiness.

Government employees will be invited to take part in the programme, where they will earn certification on their successful completion of the scheme, as per the official statement.

Mansoor Mohamed Al Marzooqi, Executive Director of strategic planning sector at ADDA said, “Digital Literacy is no longer a simple matter of adding value to existing systems … it has become a staple requirement for all government employees who wish to be the next generation of digitally-aware and technology-driven young professionals.”

According to Hamad Sayah Al Mazrouei, chief operating officer of ADGM and managing director of the ADGM Academy, the program’s advanced curriculum and expert professionals will be critical in supporting Abu Dhabi’s ongoing efforts to build a knowledge-based economy.

“We look to equip eager, capable government employees with the necessary insights and knowledge to utilize and navigate pertinent digital technologies and concepts,” he further added.

After the completion of the awareness and application stages, participants will join one of the three digital leadership tracks, and they are the Future Digital Leader Programme, the Young Digital Leader Programme, and the Executive Digital Leadership Programme.

“Digital skills are no longer an option but an urgent necessity for any leader in the new digital world. ADSG is committed to empowering government employees and enhancing their digital competencies and skills in support of reaching an integrated knowledge economy,” commented Dr. May Laith Al Taee, acting dean of ADSG academy.

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