Mohammed bin Rashid School of Government (MBRSG) has signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with Dubai Health Authority (DHA) to enhance academic cooperation and the exchange of knowledge with regards to policies, strategies, and management consulting.
The agreement also seeks to train employees, hone their skills, develop research and studies, and organise discussion panels and workshops. It was signed in the presence of His Excellency Humaid Mohammed Al Qatami, Director General of the DHA, and H.E. Dr Ali Sebaa Al Marri, Executive Director of MBRSG, along with leading officials from both entities.
“Dubai Health Authority is committed to training and increasing the skills of its human capital, in order to make quality advances and generate excellence in healthcare,” said H.E. Humaid Mohammed Al Qatami, Chairman of the Board and Director-General of the Dubai Health Authority (DHA).
“We strive to implement the best training programs to empower our employees working in all sectors so that they are able to take care of their responsibilities and serve people and society perfectly. We are always keen to cooperate closely with local and international academic, scientific and vocational institutions, in order to create performance enhancement in our team. We are delighted to build a strong partnership with the Mohammed bin Rashid School of Government – a prestigious institution of learning. This relationship will lead to fruitful cooperation and enable us to enrich our knowledge with the school’s first class training programs, many of which aim to qualify future government leaders,” H.E continued.
“The partnership between Dubai Health Authority and Mohammed bin Rashid School of Government has created much success, with our project ‘Health Pioneers’ for example having achieved significant accomplishments. We value the efforts of the school’s staff in empowering the authority’s human capital and appreciate the efforts of our staff in Dubai Health Authority, who are always keen to do what is required to improve capabilities and enhance professional, academic and personal standards,” H.E. concluded
For his part, said H.E. Al Marri: “We are delighted to be signing this agreement with the Dubai Health Authority, with whom we share an ever-growing, fruitful partnership,”. He added: “Our objective from signing the MoU is to strengthen the strategic cooperation with various government entities and help drive the UAE’s journey towards the next 50 years.”
“The document reflects our commitment to train outstanding national leaders and professionals and to empower decision makers capable of addressing the challenges of the future and transforming them into opportunities, working in accordance with forward-thinking plans,” H.E. Al Marri added. “We look forward to seeing this partnership achieve its objectives, train national professionals, and arm them with the expertise they need to ensure continuous development and leadership in corporate performance.”
The MoU is valid for a period of three years; it stipulates that the Dubai Health Authority would nominate a number of its employees to join the academic programmes offered by MBRSG.
The agreement calls on the two parties to cooperate and exchange knowledge on specialised policies and strategies, institutional governance, risk management, knowledge management, research and studies, and data analysis, in addition to nominating speakers to participate in seminars and workshops organised by both entities, and sharing knowledge resources such as library content and electronic information sources of the two parties.
The two parties will also commit to cooperating on management consulting, scientific field trips, and government best practices, in order to enhance the competitiveness of government and private entities and help them improve the quality of their services. The DHA is preparing a draft manual for developing specialised strategies, a directory for committees and governance taskforces, and a guide for setting general and institutional health policies. For its part, MBRSG will review the publications, provide feedback and recommendations, in accordance with its regulations and procedures.
The MoU highlights MBRSG’s role, through its training programmes and workshops, in preparing the Authority’s employees and enhancing their capabilities in various fields, including specialised knowledge management and exchange. It also provides for cooperation in research and development, including studies on health systems and ways to link their results to health policy development and decision-making procedures. It also calls for publishing, documenting, and exchanging experiences, best practices, and services in areas of mutual interest.
As per the agreement, the two parties will cooperate on organising dialogues, workshops, seminars, and conferences to exchange ideas, proposals, and innovative programmes, in addition to nominating speakers to participate in these events.