UAE, Uzbekistan initiate 4-month Government Leadership Program

By Amirtha P S, Desk Reporter
  • Follow author on
Representational Image

The government of the UAE and Uzbekistan have initiated the “Uzbek Government Leadership Program”, which aims to train a generation of government leaders following the working model of the Emirati government.

The four-month program seeks to make the participants enable to identify the best skills in specialized fields, through virtual workshops and dialogue sessions, focusing on virtual education, meeting subject-matter experts, and identifying practical leadership experiences in various agencies, in addition to organizing knowledge visits to a number of government departments, and learning about the most prominent experiences of the countries participating in Expo 2020 Dubai.

The current partnership between the two countries comes within the framework of the UAE-Uzbekistan strategic government modernization and development agreement which was signed in 2019. 

The three-year agreement focusses on adopting the best practices in the areas of government services, smart services, institutional performance, and innovation and excellence, as well as on forming expert teams to support relevant initiatives and joint projects in the areas of government accelerators, government quality, government services, government smart applications, national strategies and plans, government performance, government innovation, leadership programs, programming the future of education and the economy, international competitiveness, and ease of conducting business.

Commenting on the new program, Mr. Mohammed bin Abdullah Al Gergawi, Minister of Cabinet Affairs and the Future said, in less than three years, the two governments were able to deliver important achievements in 26 focus areas of the partnership, which witnessed the completion of 120 initiatives, and the provision of over 2.5 million hours of training through 130 workshops, benefiting more than 260,000 trainees.

The launch of the Uzbek Government Leadership Program represents a new stage in the path of a fruitful and positive strategic partnership with the UAE in the areas of government modernization, said Mr. Sardar Omar Zakov, Deputy Prime Minister of Uzbekistan.

Related: Dubai Government unveils Global Council for Innovative Organizations