Doha: The Civil Services and Government Development Bureau of Qatar (CGB) announced today a partnership with the Global Innovation Management Institute (GIMI) to hold Qatar’s first government services hackathon, at the Qatar Research, Development and Innovation (QRDI) Council, from March 19-21, exclusively targeting government sector employees, with the aim of developing innovative upgrades and solutions for government services.
CGB President Abdulaziz bin Nasser bin Mubarak Al Khalifa said that organizing this first Hackathon with the objective of developing government services, comes within the framework of Qatar Research, Development, and Innovation Strategy 2030 (QRDI 2030), adding that this hackathon is an outstanding step towards upgrading governmental services and encouraging innovation upon the public sector and its employees.
For his part, GIMI Managing Director Dr. Hitendra Patel expressed his enthusiasm for this collaboration by remarking that visionary leaders and governments are the first to imagine a better future and create it, with the government of Qatar being a case in point, as it does not wait for the future to come to it, instead it leads proactively to better its services for the well-being of its citizens, residents and guests through innovation.
In this context, CGB and GIMI organized two preparatory workshops for 60 participants, on innovation in governmental services, targeting five government bodies, with the aim of enabling employees to be part of the service development process, training them on using various techniques and programs to set and track government services’ workings, identify challenges, and produce best solutions.
This cooperation is part of CGB’s efforts to upgrade and update organizational and administrative work, as well as train public sector staff, whilst constantly reviewing governmental strategies, programs, initiatives, and services, and benefitting from global expertise and partnerships.