His Excellency Dr. Abdulrahman Al Awar, Director General of the Federal Authority for Government Human Resources (FAHR), inaugurated on Sunday the Authority’s activities during the UAE Innovation Month in a meeting organized by the Authority at its headquarters in Dubai. The meeting was attended by a number of department and sector directors and employees.
In his speech, HE said that the UAE is looking forward to shaping a bright future across all sectors of work through adopting and investing in innovation and creativity. He stressed that the wise leadership of the country believes in the importance of establishing a culture of innovation as a daily practice and lifestyle of Emirati society, which have contributed to the leading position of the UAE at various levels, making it a model for innovation and a bub for skills and talents.
Dr. Abdulrahman Al-Awar stressed the importance of the UAE Innovation Initiative launched by His Highness Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Vice President and Prime Minister of the UAE and Ruler of Dubai. “This initiative reflects the importance accorded to innovation by our leadership and contributes to highlighting the State's pioneering experience in embracing and empowering creative people and adopting innovative ideas”, he noted.
Launch of Year of Zayed Competition
A competition was launched to mark Year of Zayed through an innovation page on the Authority website: www.fahr.gov.ae, in which the Authority opens the door to all its employees to shed light on some of the approaches and experiences that shaped the future and set a model for innovation in the life of the late Sheikh Zayed bin Sultan Al Nahyan, may God rest his soul in peace.
For her part, Klaitham Al Shamsi, Director of Strategy and Future Department, said that the Authority's agenda during the UAE Innovation Month includes the launch of 20 recreational initiatives and events and educational activities for employees. She added that the Authority will hold a series of workshops, including: the art of memory forensics, How Happy are You? Innovation Tools and Future, Your decision-making workshop, the workshop on measuring innovation capability, and innovative task forces - the Foresight Methodology.
Al Shamsi concluded that the first week of the UAE Innovation Month will feature the launch of employee weight loss challenge, and the results will be measured using the Smart Application.
“The Authority will also hold an innovation lab to develop model teams for the Authority's service packages, and another lab to develop the smart application of the federal government employees' discounts program "Imtyazat”, in addition to launching the updated version of Innovation Portal via its website”, she said.