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  • UAE Public Policy Forum 2020 - Agile Government: Becoming Future-Proof
    Agile Government: Becoming Future-Proof
    InterContinental Dubai Festival City
    17 - 18  February 2020



Under the patronage of His Highness Sheikh Hamdan bin Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum - Crown Prince of Dubai and Chairman of the Executive Council, the Mohammed Bin Rashid School of Government (MBRG) will hold the fourth edition of the UAE Public Policy Forum on February 17-18, 2020 at the Inter-Continental Hotel in Festival City, Dubai. The UAE Public Policy Forum is an annual global discussion platform bringing together government leaders, the academic elite, and experts from all over the world who are dedicated to enhancing government policymaking in the U.A.E. and the region. Each year, the two-day event sheds light on a unique theme by addressing several related pillars. The theme for the 2020 conference is "Agile Government: Becoming Future-Proof."

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As a sub-discipline of public administration, agile government is not a new field, though there are few scholarly papers in this area, suggesting that this is an area ripe for further focus. In the government sector, the field (under new public management) began to overlap with digital transformations, but the high failure of e-government projects in the region and worldwide (35% total failure and 50% partial failures), and the “the unrelenting waves of technological and social changes that show no signs of easing off”, have resulted in renewed thrust to focus on Agile Governments to better prepare for the future. In simple terms, agility refers to “the ability of an organization to react to changes in its environment faster than the rate of these changes.”

Agile government is a concept that is needed to make governments future-proof and contribute to the welfare of 7.6 billion global citizens. The 2030 Sustainable Development Goals have ambitious targets. Among the 17 goals are no poverty, zero hunger, good health and well-being - all of which are a blueprint to achieve a better and more sustainable future for all of us.
Key decision makers across federal, state and municipal levels of governments at the national level. This can be heads of units and departments that include strategy, innovation, human resources, finance, ICT, customer relationship and can be across various silos - like law, health, education, transportation, environment, telecommunications, science and technology, etc. Heads of key departments of intergovernmental organizations, civil society organizations and other quasi-public sector organizations are welcome to attend.
Mohammed bin Rashid School of Government is a research and teaching institution focusing on public policy and effective governance in the Arab world. Established in 2005 under the patronage of HH Sheikh Mohammed Bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Vice President and Prime Minister of the United Arab Emirates and Ruler of Dubai, in cooperation with the Harvard Kennedy School, the School aims to promote good governance through enhancing the region’s capacity for effective public policy.



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