IGA, Bahrain’s Information & eGovernment Authority has signed a memorandum of understanding (MoU) with Microsoft and ICT training provider, Thinksmart. IGA to Sign MoU with Microsoft and Thinksmart
Furthermore, the aim of this agreement is to upskill government employees for meeting the challenges posed by the global digital economy.
Mohamed Ali AlQaed, chief executive, iGA, said:
Our wise leaders have a vision for this country in which supports achieving the eTransformation in all working fields, in addition to empowering young people to thrive in our shared digital future.
IGA to Sign MoU with Microsoft and Thinksmart
He further added that:
Our collaboration with Microsoft and Thinksmart will help us build the foundations of that success and improve government eServices, accelerate innovation, boost employment and economic growth in the Kingdom. We look forward to working with our partners to enhance the overall competitiveness of the country in line with Bahrain Vision 2030.
MoU terms and conditions shows that iGA, Microsoft and Thinksmart will work together on an initiative known as ‘Forsati for Government Employees.
Microsoft will offer different courses, certifications and technical guidance. Microsoft’s basic tools will be use for training. While, Thinksmart will manage the programme, which it originally designed to enhance youth employability and productivity across the nation.
Sheikh Saif Hilal Al Hosni, country manager, Bahrain and Oman, Microsoft, said:
We have enjoyed a long and fruitful partnership with Bahrain, and our work with the iGA has continued that tradition of committing ourselves to help every Bahraini individual and organisation to achieve more.
He further added that:
Digital transformation has the power to engage citizens, empower government employees, optimise operations and reinvent service-delivery models. It is a vital component of achieving the goals of Vision 2030 and we are delighted to work with iGA and Thinksmart to help government departments realise that vision.
Ahmed Al Hujairy, group CEO, Thinksmart, said:
We exist to upskill the people of Bahrain in the technology talents they will need to be relevant in the new global digital economy.
He further added:
Our government’s economic vision is steeped in the innovative use of technology. Our work with iGA and Microsoft will ensure our public servants are able to work without impediment towards a better life for every Bahraini.