Dubai: The Mohammed bin Rashid School of Government (MBRSG) and the Dubai Government Excellence Programme (DGEP) have signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) that offers scholarships to support government employees in maintaining Dubai’s reputation for excellence in government.
The MoU was signed in conjunction with the 2024 assessment cycle of the Dubai Government Excellence Programme. This initiative comes after the introduction of an updated model for government excellence, which was authorized by Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, the Vice President, Prime Minister, and Ruler of Dubai.
The new model is based on three pillars: the Vision, Distinctive Value, and Development Enablers. The pillars cover empowerment, societal impact, and future readiness.
The MoU was signed by Dr. Ali bin Sebaa Al Marri, Executive President of MBRSG, and Dr. Hazza Khalfan Al Nuaimi, Coordinator-General of DGEP.
Dr. Ali Al Marri said that, “Our collaboration with the Dubai Government Excellence Programme is an opportunity for both sides. The program has marked significant achievements over 20 years of building a global model of government excellence based on the kind of expertise, programs, and world-class academic research for which MBRSG is known.”
The MoU lays out the parameters for collaboration in three key areas: scholarships, specialized training, and knowledge partnerships. Throughout the Dubai Government Excellence Program, MBRSG will participate as a knowledge partner in forums and seminars. The two sides will work together to create and carry out specialized training programs in the area of government excellence. Five government employees who receive Dubai Excellence medals in each assessment cycle, which occurs every two years, will also be awarded full Master’s scholarships by MBRSG.
The agreement will take advantage of MBRSG’s standing as a preeminent knowledge platform and a global leader in academic research, policy design, policy delivery, and education and training.