Maktoum bin Mohammed honors the winners of the Government Technology Award

In the presence of His Highness Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Vice President and Prime Minister of the UAE and Ruler of Dubai, His Highness Sheikh Hamdan bin Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Crown Prince of Dubai, His Highness Sheikh Ammar bin Humaid Al Nuaimi, Crown Prince of Ajman, and Lt. General Sheikh Saif bin Zayed Al Nahyan, Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Home Affairs, His Highness Sheikh Maktoum bin Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Deputy Ruler of Dubai, Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Finance, honors the winners of the Government Technology Award, within the Government Technology Award activities of the World Government Summit 2022, at the end of its work.

His Highness Sheikh Maktoum bin Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum emphasized that the World Government Summit Awards honor the best experiences and success stories in the field of government work aimed at serving societies, and that the honor of these leading models is an important message to those in charge. of government work in all sectors to adopt innovative thinking.

He said that “encouraging innovation is an essential pivot in the process of developing government work, and government institutions are required to adopt new ideas and working mechanisms that accommodate reality and change, and create realistic solutions, with people in it. the means, to improve the government. performance and accelerate its pace. “

His Highness pointed out that the key priorities and goals of future governments are to improve preparedness and readiness for the various challenges facing societies, and to devise a system of advanced solutions capable of development and prosperity for people.

He added that the World Government Summit provides a space to celebrate unique models, improve their positive contribution to shaping the future of institutional work, consolidate innovation and chart government trends in the sectors most related to human life, based on the general desire to formulate development action plans from which governments can achieve sustainability in various fields.

This year, the award celebrated the contributions of technology pioneers in providing service solutions that anticipate future challenges and improve the quality of human life.

The award, which is overseen by the UAE Government, in its seventh exceptional edition, aims to honor government technological innovations in the fields of health, education, refugees, climate change, government services based on artificial intelligence and creative innovations.

It witnessed the conduct of 250 case studies from 65 countries, and their evaluation, which resulted in a shortlist of 42 candidates, to the final list from which the jury selected the six winners of the seventh cycle of the award.

In a precedent at the level of government awards, the UAE, in addition to the award shield, gave the winners a copy of the same award in the form of non-replaceable digital codes “IN. F. T”, to be the first government in the world which awards its awards in this format, since the digital twin of the award is integrated into the icon as a non-replaceable sign, connecting the winner and the award digitally at all times.

The Eduq platform, in partnership with the Brazilian Ministry of Education, has won the category of distance learning and learning, through the world’s first emerging automated motivation program, which uses artificial intelligence to motivate more than two million students with customized messages which improves academic performance during the Covid-19 pandemic. This reduces the recurrence rate by 33% and prevents students from dropping out by 50%.

In the health and quality of life category, the “Slipio” and “Day Lite” applications, in collaboration with the National Health Service of Scotland, won. Both applications are based on cognitive behavioral therapy and have achieved a 70% reduction in anxiety symptoms with an average improvement in sleep hours per week of seven hours.

In the refugee category, Tekken was awarded in partnership with the Turkish Ministry of Foreign Affairs, where the award-winning project represents a digital identity platform used to improve the process of issuing documents related to work permits for refugees using blockchain technology. .

In the Climate Change category, Flash Forest won a partnership with Canada’s Imation Reduction Alberta, where the startup worked to provide an innovative solution based on artificial intelligence and drones to plant up to 20,000 trees a day and cost of reducing its plant by a quarter.

The joint initiative aims to plant one billion trees in the next few years.

In the category of government services based on artificial intelligence, the Ministry of Economic Affairs and Communications in Estonia introduced the “Perocrat Digital Assistant for Public Services”, a revolution in the way customers access public services, a revolution made.

In the innovative category, Physoulis won a partnership with the U.S. Department of Energy, which created carbon-eating microbes that reduce carbon dioxide emissions by more than 90% by using biomass.

The Government Technology Award is a celebration of the most prominent government experiences worldwide, organized by the UAE Government, and overseen by the Emirates Program of Excellence in Public Service at the Prime Minister’s Office in the Ministry of Cabinet Affairs, and seeks to establish government institutions to encourage. , private sector companies, start-ups, entrepreneurs and researchers to devise initiatives and solutions to global challenges that enhance the quality of human life by taking advantage of technology and its tools.

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