Bahrain's royal vision to create ‘generation of leaders’
TDT | Manama
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The vision of His Royal Highness Prince Salman bin Hamad Al Khalifa, the Crown Prince and Prime Minister, is to invest in Bahrain’s workforce to create a generation of leaders capable of furthering the sustainable development and keeping pace with the rapid global technological advancements.
This was emphasised by Mohammed Ali Al Qaed, Chief Executive of the Information and eGovernment Authority (iGA). He was speaking as he met yesterday with the fellows of the Prime Minister’s Fellowship Program.
The fellowship program plays an important role in developing the skillset of Bahraini youth to further enhance creativity, competitiveness and excellence across various government workstreams, Al Qaed noted.
The CEO said that it is in line with the Kingdom’s comprehensive development goals, led by His Majesty King Hamad bin Isa Al Khalifa. He presented iGA’s digital transformation initiatives and policies, its work to bring about a knowledge-based economy, and the advantages of migrating government systems to the cloud.
The meeting covered the benefits of deploying advanced technologies, including time, effort, and cost savings, while maintaining efficiency and quality. iGA’s projects carried out in collaboration with other government entities, provide the public with digital services and improved customer experience.
Al Qaed answered inquiries by the fellows about the iGA’s scope of work and welcomed their suggestions for enhancing government performance, in line with the vision of Bahrain’s senior leadership. The Fellowship is a competitive, challenging, year-long training program that develops the skills of Bahrainis working in the public sector.