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  • ‘Made in the UAE’ website to boost indigenous products in international markets

    The ‘Made in the UAE’ website that was launched recently by the Ministry of Finance and Industry in partnership with Dubai eGovernment and in cooperation with Tejari.com is expected to boost the demand for indigenous products in regional and international markets. Several factories from the UAE – involved in the manufacture of construction materials, perfumes, furniture, food products, among others - have already registered on the website, which was launched primarily to market national products domestically and internationally through the internet.

  • Bangladesh mission to outsource passport services in the UAE

    Manual passports will not be accepted by any airport in the world from mid-2015

    The Bangladeshi embassy in UAE is outsourcing services as it struggles to meet demand while introducing passports with biometric data.

    Five Bangladeshi typing centres, Janata Bank and Al Ansari Exchange have been enlisted to help as the embassy tries to replace the passports of 800,000 of its nationals in the UAE before an international deadline, according to Abu Dhabi-based The National.

  • Estonia’s Nortal helps Dubai create a paperless government

    The Tallinn-based multinational strategic change and technology company, Nortal, is helping Dubai’s government become fully digital by 2021.

    According to Andres Käärik, Nortal’s business development manager, the company helped Dubai create a vision and roadmap of where they want to go and advised on how to get there. In a blog post, Käärik explained that by 2021, all Dubai’s public services would be available in electronic channels around the clock, and its government would work 365 days a year. “There will be no need to visit any government service centre in person; users receive the results and documentation of services in electronic form on mobile devices.”

  • Know your Emirates ID privileges and benefits in the UAE

    A recent survey showed that 45% of Emirates ID holders did not know about the privileges the card had to offer.

    An opinion poll conducted by the Emirates Identity Authority on its portal, earlier this year, revealed that only 30.56 per cent know the benefits of the card, while 45 per cent were unaware of the privileges of the card has to offer which include facilitating transactions and applications in both the government and private sector, as well as the online and smart services provided by many entities in the country.

  • MoFA launches UAE Citizens Affairs’ page on e-website

    The Ministry of Foreign Affairs, MoFA, has launched the UAE Citizens Affairs’ page on its e-website in line with its keenness on giving the UAE citizens easy access to all information and services in accordance with the UAE e-Government initiative.

    The page is designed according to the latest technologies and international standards and approved by the United Nations in this regard.

  • New app to pay UAE government bills and fines

    26,000 is the number of mPay users for Dubai eGovernment generating Dh15 million this year

    Dubai eGovernment launched a new smartphones application that allow UAE customers to pay most of their utility, Etisalat bills, and traffic fines with a click, Hamad Bin Humaidan, Director-General of Dubai eGovernment announced yesterday.

    “The aim of the new application is not to increase the number of eServices across government entities, while we are working to integrate all available services in one-stop-shop.”

  • Official Website of UAE Cabinet awarded for ‘Technical Creativity’ at Arab e-Government Web Awards

    The official website of the UAE Cabinet (www.uaecabinet.ae) was declared as the winner of the ‘Technical Creativity Award’ at the recently held Arab e-Government Web Awards, prevailing over other Ministries. The award recognizes the tremendous efforts that have been made by Governments in the Arab world to develop and maintain up-to-date and advanced web portals to better serve their citizens and residents, and enhance transparency through the provision of data and information that meets the best international standards and practices.

    The website of the UAE Cabinet was developed in accordance with the directions of the UAE’s leadership, to promote greater transparency within the public sector by offering an accurate and updated database that is accessible to both citizens and residents. The website acts as a reliable reference for all information related to the UAE Cabinet and promotes better understanding of the nature of the UAE’s government system and the mechanisms of decision-making.

  • Patients in UAE to be connected

    From telemedicine to self-check-in portals at hospitals, a range of smart applications that will make life more connected for patients in the UAE has been launched at Gitex.

    The Ministry of Health (MoH) and Dubai Health Authority (DHA) on Monday launched e-applications that will put healthcare in the UAE on the world map for futuristic and smart usage in healthcare settings.

  • Protect personal data in UAE, says Forum

    There is a confusion regarding legal and social responsibilities, Abu Dhabi forum hears

    An independent authority to manage and protect personal data has been proposed by a group of security experts in the UAE.

    Experts at the second Annual Gulf Cooperation Council’s e-Participation and e-Governance Forum in the capital said the proposed authority must oversee the use of personal information online.

  • The United Arab Emirates: A Rising Star in E-Government

    How the small Middle Eastern country jumped from 49th to 28th in online service delivery should have state and local CIOs in the United States paying close attention.

    This story is part of Governing's annual International issue.

    Some small countries have had outsized success with e-government. For years, Denmark, Estonia, the Netherlands, Singapore and South Korea have scored high on international rankings for online service delivery. But another small country from outside the digitally advanced regions of Europe and Asia has quietly yet quickly moved to the forefront of tech-savvy governments: In 2012, the United Nations ranked the United Arab Emirates (UAE) 28th in its global survey of e-government, up from 49th in 2010.

  • UAE among top three nations in digital govt

    The UAE has taken a giant leap in offering eGovernance and secured a position among the top three countries in the world that have been applauded for digital governance — from offering online portals to accessing public services to employing digital channels and social media to communicate and engage with citizens.

    It was revealed by a new comparative report by Accenture that Singapore, Norway and the UAE rank first, second and third, respectively, among 10 countries in their use of “digital government.”

  • UAE Council for AI holds its first meeting

    UAE's status as a trailblazer in AI and the wellbeing of citizens were the main topics of discussion

    Omar bin Sultan Al Olama, Minister of State for Artificial Intelligence (AI), on Monday headed the first meeting of the UAE Council for AI, which discussed the council's objectives and role in implementing the UAE Strategy for AI.

    The UAE's status as a trailblazer in AI and the wellbeing of citizens were the main topics of discussion at the meeting, which also highlighted issues arising from the advent of AI and its potential role as a strong foundation for excellence-driven future governments.

  • UAE government examining biometric ID card for payments

    The UAE’s biometric civil identification card could soon be used for payments.

    According to an article in the Gulf News, authored by Ali Mohammad Al Khouri, the director-general of the Emirates Identity Authority, the UAE Government is currently looking at “how the smart identity card infrastructure in the country can support secure electronic payment systems suitable for both government and commercial purposes.”

    “Once we effectively deal with the security risks pertaining to electronic payment mechanisms, we are at the threshold of a clear win-win situation, promising unprecedented benefits for all,” Al Khouri writes.  “The cost and risks associated with physical cash have always been a determining factor behind new age payment systems.”

  • UAE government jobs still a big draw

    Government-run job portal sees 36% rise in applications

    A growing number of jobseekers are searching for vacancies in different government departments in the UAE given the perception that public sector employees receive better benefits and compensation compared to those in privately owned firms.

    According to the latest statistics released by Dubai eGovernment Department (DeG), the number of applications submitted to the government-run portal, eJob (www.ejob.ae), has recently jumped by 36 per cent.

  • UAE has come a long way applying e-Government

    Emirates ID head participated in Istanbul conference

    Dr Engineer Ali Mohamad Al Khouri, Director General of Emirates Identity Authority stressed that the UAE has made important strides on the road to transform to the “Electronic Government” under its quest to establish its international competitive position, and to be one of the best governments across the world by the year 2021.

    Dr Al Khouri said during his participation with a worksheet at the “International Identity Conference 2013” held in Istanbul-Turkey on Wednesday, that the UAE is in race with time to develop the “Government of the Future,” aiming to achieve happiness in the community, through improving the government work efficiency, effectiveness and excellence and develop a comprehensive service that would make life easier for the people.

  • UAE holds world’s largest biometric database

    Emirates ID has 103 million digital fingerprints and 15 million facial recognition records

    The UAE holds the largest biometric database in the world, the Emirates Identity Authority announced on Sunday.

    The population register of Emirates ID has over 103 million digital fingerprints and over 15 million digital facial recognition records, which includes multiple records of each UAE resident, and digital signatures as of October 11, senior officials said.

  • UAE launches world's first store for smart gov't apps

    The UAE has launched what it is calling the world's first store for smart government applications through Android and iOS platforms.

    The store features over 100 smart applications developed by local and federal agencies and has been launched in partnership and coordination with Google and Apple.

    Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, vice president and prime minister of the UAE and ruler of Dubai, was briefed on the new shop and the next steps in the smart government initiative which aims to be completed by mid 2015.

  • UAE leads Arab region in AI adoption

    The UAE is leading the Arab region when it comes to the adoption of artificial intelligence (AI) solutions, which is set to see an annual growth rate of 33.5 per cent, a new report has revealed.

    The report by the Dubai Technology Entrepreneurship Campus, prepared in collaboration with ArabNet and startAD, also revealed that the UAE is followed by Saudi Arabia with an expected 31.3 per cent annual growth rate in the adoption of AI, the rest of the GCC region at 28.8 per cent, and Egypt at 25.5 per cent.

  • UAE leads region in digital competitiveness

    Emirates ranking jumped one place to 17th globally

    The UAE’s global ranking in digital competitiveness continued to improve as it secured the 17th position in IMD World Digital Competitiveness 2018 report.

    The region’s second biggest economy also maintained its lead in the Middle East chiefly due to Dubai’s strong push towards digitisation and embracing new technologies to make the emirate a smart city.

  • UAE leads the Middle East in ICT readiness

    The UAE continues to lead the Middle East's information and communication technology (ICT) readiness index at 29th place, even as other countries in the region moved up, according to the Global Information Technology Report (GITR).

    The big movers in the rankings were Qatar and Kuwait both of which jumped up four places to occupy 32nd and 52nd place respectively, while Bahrain moved into the top 50 for the first time coming in at 45th.

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