The Director of Consultancy and Research at the Bahrain Institute for Public Administration, BIPA, Mr. Ahmed Hassan Al Sabaa affirmed that as of today Innovation is a basic requirement, and an basic necessity for coming out with successful solutions to a number of challenges the world is currently facing in various economic, political, social arenas. Innovation he said also contributes in shaping the future with flexibility and proactivity to improve the public services provided to the citizens. He added that the Institute has been able to draw out 26 innovative practices from 18 entities from the private and public sectors which confirms that the establishments in the Kingdom of Bahrain are rich in experience and innovative practices that aim to raise the standard of the institutional work systems and drive the development process.
His statement came on the occasion of the launch by the Institute for Public Administration, BIPA, the registration for participation in the Innovative Practices Forum, to be held from 12th of December to 13th of December 2022.
Mr. Al Sabaa explained that the Forum for Innovative Practices comes as an interactive platform that highlights innovative ideas and visions as well as transformational leadership in the public sector with the participation of the private sector in the Kingdom of Bahrain. The opportunity is open for establishments in both the private ad the public sectors to participate with their innovative experiments at the forum and to share their practical experiences and practices in the field of creativity and innovation, in order to achieve integration between both the sectors, which in turn leads to the optimal benefit to the citizens and the society in line with the objectives of the 2030 vision for the Kingdom of Bahrain and the Government Action Programme.
He further added that the forum strives to spread the culture of innovation in a modern and advanced manner through seven main topics among which are: Agile Innovation; Innovation enablers and reshaping normalcy. The Innovative Practices forum targets in particular policy makers in both the private and public sectors, employees of the private and public sectors, Non-Governmental organizations and practitioners of innovation and laypersons interested in innovation.
For further information about the Innovative Practices Forum, and to participate in the forum and the accompanying workshop, you can visit the website of the Institute for Public Administration https://www.bipa.gov.bh/innovative_practices_forum/.