Sunday, July 12, 2020

iGA Conducts Awareness Session to Public Entities on the eGovernment Excellence Award 2019

The Information & eGovernment Authority (iGA) conducted an awareness session for government entities to present the eGovernment Excellence Award 2019 categories, held in its 10th edition under the patronage of His Highness Shaikh Mohammed bin Mubarak AlKhalifa, Deputy Prime Minister, Chairman of the Supreme Committee for Information & Communication Technology. Attendance brought together more than 60 employees representing 14 public entities.

During the session, award’s criteria and registration mechanisms were highlighted along with the method of submitting applications. Evaluation and nomination phases together with awarding the winners were also presented. Beside showcasing previous experiences, the session focused on the changes of this year’s award such as the addition of a new category amongst other current categories.

Conducting such session comes in line with Authority’s keenness on encouraging the spirit of competitiveness amongst participants of the award. Nominated applications will be evaluated by the Jury committee which will consist of experts from Bahrain, the GCC and international professionals whom will be announced shortly.

On such occasion, iGA Acting Director of Governance & Enterprise Architecture Dr. Khalid Ahmed AlMutawah stressed that organizing such session comes as a result of Authority’s keenness to encourage excellence in the ICT field and rise in projects which contribute in spreading the culture of innovation, quality and commitment in developing the government work performance. In addition to Award’s Organizing Committee’s belief in the importance of qualifying participants to enter the competition. He further commented on award’s importance in showcasing technology’s role, developing several sectors in Bahrain’s society as well as spreading the culture of eTransformation amongst individuals.

Awarding categories for this year’s 2019 Government Awards comprise ‘Best eGovernment Website’, ‘Best Government-to-Government eService (G2G)’, ‘Best Practice in Community eParticipation’, ‘Best eGovernment Integrated Services for Individuals or Businesses’ along with ‘Best Application for Smart Devices’. While the Private Sector Awards include the newly-added ‘Best eService’ award for this year’s edition to focus on the services delivered by private entities and entrepreneurs; accompanied with the ‘Best Application for Smart Devices’. The Citizens Awards category includes ‘Best eConcept’.

To ensure a wide range of participation, iGA announced that it will provide a sufficient period to receive applications from all sectors as nomination doors are opened to 28th February 2019. For more details or enquiries, please visit award’s website www.egovaward.bh, contact us via the National Contact Center on 8000 8001 or via email [email protected].

MOST READ

Lulu Hypermarket Welcomes Shoppers to Expanded Dana Mall Store

Lulu Hypermarket’s Dana Mall flagship store has expanded to serve up a whole new shopping experience for eager Bahrain shoppers. Now 40% much large,...

Zain Group joins ‘The Valuable 500’ to unlock opportunities for people with disabilities

Zain Group, a leading mobile telecom innovator in eight markets across the Middle East and Africa, proudly announces its inclusion in The Valuable 500,...

Google now lets you see dinosaurs in the real world through augmented reality

It’s one thing to read about the massive dinosaurs that used to roam the Earth; it’s quite another to imagine how they’d look stomping...

stc Bahrain pioneers ahead in 5G technology

stc Bahrain, a world class digital enabler, announced the launch of the Kingdom’s first integrated large-scale indoor 5G commercial deployment, setting a new benchmark...

Batelco to Launch “Global Zone Kuwait” in Partnership with Ooredoo Kuwait

Batelco, the leading digital solutions provider in Bahrain has announced the establishment of “Global Zone Kuwait”, which will offer an ecosystem platform to further...

Building The Strong Pillars of the Kingdom’s Economy: Interview with Mr. Farouk Yousuf Almoayyed

Established in 1940, at the start of World War II, Y. K. Almoayyed & Sons is the result of late Mr. Yousuf Khalil Almoayyed’s...

Gulf Air Appoints Bahraini Senior Manager Cabin Crew

Gulf Air, the national carrier of the Kingdom of Bahrain, has appointed Mr. Abdulrauf Meer Abdulrahim as Senior Manager Cabin Crew to manage one...

Virtual FinTech Series focused on the importance of Employee Financial Wellness and its importance for businesses especially amidst Covid-19

Earlier last week, Andra Public Relations; a Bahrain based Public Relations firm kicked off their virtual FinTech Series 2020 Edition in partnership with Brinc...

A single mobile app for your Electricity & Water (EWA) services

Hand-in-hand with the Information & eGovernment Authority, the Electricity & Water Authority (EWA) provides its services to cater to public’s regular needs making demanded...

Bahrain Airport Company partners with ACI World for new virtual training course

Bahrain Airport Company (BAC) has partnered with Airports Council International (ACI) World to Implement a virtual training course that will enable Tahleeq team members...

Swift Data Sharing to Combat Disease Outbreak! by Dr. Jassim Haji

In the course of disease outbreaks, swift data sharing is critical as it allows for a better understanding of the origins and spread of...

National Taskforce for Combating Coronavirus highlights measures taken to mitigate the spread of COVID-19

The National Taskforce for Combating Coronavirus (COVID-19) held a press conference at the Crown Prince Centre for Training and Medical Research at the Bahrain...

Innovative Virtual Fashion Show to be organized by Medpoint

Medpoint Design and Events Management is hosting the first of its kind Global Women’s Virtual Fashion Forum & Show which will highlight topics that...

RHF receives donation from BASREC

Royal Humanitarian Foundation (RHF) received a donation from Bahrain Ship Repairing and Engineering Company (BASREC) in support of needy families registered with the foundation. BASREC...

WHO supports HRH Premier’s award for distinguished doctors

His Royal Highness Prime Minister Prince Khalifa bin Salman Al Khalifa has received a letter from the World Health Organization (WHO) Director-General, Dr Tedros...