His Excellency, Dr. Raed Mohammed Bin Shams, the Director General of the Bahrain Institute for Public Administration (BIPA), confirmed that the Kingdom of Bahrain presented a National Role model in the Management of the Corona Pandemic (Covid-19), thanks to the efforts of the Coordination Committee lead by His Royal Highness Prince Salman Bin Hamad Al Khalifa, the Crown Prince, Deputy Supreme Commander and Prime Minister, May Allah Protect him. The efforts of the committee put the citizen and the resident both at the top of the priorities and was able to employ modern technological tools and invested in outstanding human resources in various sectors which have contributed in combating the pandemic and preserve the achievements and gains of the Kingdom at the same time.
His statement came during His Excellency’s opening address in the Virtual Conference “Versatile Government Responses to Covid-19 Pandemic in the Arab region : what we learn today for a better Future?”, within his capacity as the President of the International Institute for Administrative Sciences(IIAS), Chairman of the MENAPAR Network and the Director General of Bahrain Institute for Public Administration(BIPA). The Conference was held as part of the International Forum “Post Trauma Government”. This conference was organized on the sidelines of the forum with the aim to rethink the structuring of the Better Government services through innovation.
Dr. Bin Shams added that the Arab region has witnessed a number of successful models and swift government responses in reaction to the effects of the Corona Virus Pandemic. He pointed out that this crisis has shed light on the importance of transforming challenges into opportunities and achievements by endorsing the modern Information technology tools, which have proved their capabilities in reducing the effects of the crises in all sectors such as economic, educational and cultural sectors.
The Conference on Versatile Government responses to the Corona Pandemic in the Arab region, addressed a number of topics that focused on the role of digital transformation in the response to crisis, the importance of charting better paths towards the future, as well as the role of the Public Sector and its services during the Corona Virus pandemic and beyond.
The conference also discussed the open and comprehensive approaches for non-Governmental entities in facing the challenges and emerging opportunities through the responses to the Corona Virus Pandemic and the resulting lessons learnt from the reconstruction efforts and means to reach a more prosperous future.
This conference came as part of the Forum “Post Trauma Government” that was launched by the Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development (OECD) observatory for Public Sector Innovation.
Participants in the organizing of the Form were the Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development (OECD), the Initiative for The Support of Improved Governance and Management (SIGMA), the United Nations Economic and Social Affairs Administration (UNDESA) and the United Nations Economic and Social Commission for West Asia (ESCWA).