The Director General of the Institute of Public Administration: Preparation is underway to launch the Award for the Best Researches and Innovative Practices with GCC Coordination and based on International Standards
Her Excellency Dr. Shaikha Rana bint Isa bin Duaij Al Khalifa the Director General of the institute of Public Administration affirmed the Institute’s readiness to launch the Award for the best researches and innovative practices in cooperation with the Institutes of Public Administration in the Arabian Gulf Cooperation Council countries. She pointed out that this will be an annual Award for the creation and documentation of Practices and Researches of scientific standards in the Islamic and Arab Administration, which aims to strengthen the partnership to create local and regional knowledge based on the global scientific advancement and to come out with innovative projects from the Arabian Gulf Cooperation countries based on international standards, principles and methodologies for innovations .
Her Excellency’s statement came during her participation in the 21st meeting of Their Excellencies the Director Generals of Institutes of Public Administration in the Arabian Gulf Cooperation Council states held in the Capital of the Sultanate of Oman, Muscat, under the chairmanship of His Excellency Dr Ali bin Qassim Al Lawati, President of the Royal Academy of Management in the Sultanate of Oman, with the attendance of Director Generals of the GCC countries Institutes of Public Administration, and His Excellency Dr Khalid bin Ali bin Salem Al Sanaidi, Assistant Secretary General for Economic and Development Affairs at the General Secretariat of the Cooperation Council.
H.E. Dr. Shaikha Rana bint Isa Al Khalifa explained that the launch by the Institute of Public Administration of the award for the Best Researches and Innovative Practices at the level of the Gulf Cooperation Council states comes in line with the Institute’s belief in the importance of innovation as a vital component of progress in all fields including institutional work. She pointed out that the Kingdom of Bahrain has mapped an advanced and strategic path of employing mechanisms of innovation and creativity to come up with advanced developmental initiatives and projects that cater to the national expectations and raise the level of services provided to the society.
She added that the Institute of Public Administration has finished presenting a number of training initiatives in cooperation with the General Secretariat of the Arabian Gulf States Cooperation Council among which is the Gulf Hackathon for innovative applications in electronic training which resulted in a number of innovative training solutions that concur with the latest trends in distant-learning and training. She added that the Institute also completed a GCC study on spreading awareness in the field of distant-learning which resulted in a number of outcomes of which most prominent was, 75% of subjects benefited from free online training and learning and 79% see that self-development is a motivation to take online training and the most important recommendations was to transform from the policies relying on training programs and courses to policies that go hand in hand with the 4th industrial revolution.