Bahrain eGA hosts excellence award workshop
Manama, April 6, 2011
The Bahrain eGovernment Authority recently held a two-day workshop for government employees in relation to the "Bahrain Excellence Award 2011," which aims to honour excellence and inspire innovation in electronic projects.
The awards ceremony is being held under the patronage of Shaikh Mohammed Bin Mubarak Al Khalifa, Deputy Prime Minister, Chairman of the Supreme Committee for Information and Communication Technology, which aimed to introduce the participation process, its rules and criteria, as well as to encourage various government involvement.
Almost 50 employees from more than 24 governmental entities in the Kingdom took part in the workshop. Furthermore, a brief was presented by (Grand Thorton), the Award Knowledge Partner about the participating methods, and instructions on how to apply according to the set standards.
“The workshop was conducted as Bahrain seeks to locally encourage excellence and inspire innovation in electronic projects, in addition to developing the participating projects in the excellence award, through increasing the awareness in the importance getting involved in such activities” stated Dr Zakerya Ahmed Al Khaja, director of Policies and Business Processes Re-engineering at the eGovernment Authority.
Besides the introduction on the award, different topics were discussed during the workshop concerning the competing categories (Government, Multi and individual sectors).
The award consists of 11 categories, divided into three sections, (Government sector), (Multi sector), and (Individuals sector).
Six categories are included in the Government: (Best eContent, Best eService, Best eMaturity, Best eProject, eEconomy and eEducation).
The multi sector includes 4 categories: (Best ICT Solutions Provider, Best eEconomy and eEducation, Best eNGOs Non Government Organizations). Individuals’ category includes two branches: (eCitizen, Best eConcept).-TradeArabia News Service