Dubai Culture official receives the award.
Dubai Culture recognised for 'Green IT' initiative
DUBAI, June 26, 2016
Dubai Culture and Arts Authority (Dubai Culture), the Emirate's dedicated entity for heritage, arts and culture, has been announced the winner of the Government Green IT Initiative of the Year 2016 at the .Gov Dubai & Northern Emirates Awards Ceremony.
The prize recognises the Information Technology Department at Dubai Culture, for their ongoing work delivering projects using environmental friendly practices and technologies.
The Information Technology team at Dubai Culture received the award at a special ceremony, which was recently held at the Conrad Hotel Dubai in the presence of leading VIPs and businessmen. Dubai Culture’s acting director of Information Technology Department, Mohammed Yousef Al Hammadi said: "We are delighted to receive this hugely valuable recognition, which honours the passion and team work our department has dedicated towards the latest environmentally friendly technologies and systems, whilst also encouraging senior management to achieve excellence across all of the authority’s activities and operations."
The authority was selected from a field of 300 entities and organisations participating across 15 different categories, following its launch of the ‘Government Green IT’, which reduced the amount of paper used for printing. Additionally green practices and technologies were adopted across a number of management activities, through the conversion of all services into automated electronic and smart services.
Moreover a number of awareness-raising initiatives for energy consumption were launched, to familiarise staff with green technology practices. The aim of this was to increase the effectiveness of printing services operations and to follow environmentally friendly methods in the disposal of electronic waste.
The Government Green IT Initiative of the Year 2016 and the .Gov Dubai & Northern Emirates Awards are aimed towards highlighting the remarkable progress made by the UAE in the shift towards smart government, and to encourage government entities to optimise information technology to improve Dubai residents’ quality of life. - TradeArabia News Service