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Government Accelerators surpass targets

The team was able to complete the challenges and their goals

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Dubai: The work team of the third batch of Dubai Government Accelerators succeeded in completing 11 challenges in 100 days, with the outcomes exceeding set targets.

The team was able to complete the challenges and their goals, which were chosen from among 120 initiatives approved during the UAE annual government meeting, held in September.

Mohammad Abdullah Al Gergawi, Minister of Cabinet Affairs and the Future, said that the government accelerators experience has become a model for enhancing integration and joint work between different sectors, as well as transforming goals, strategies and visions into tangible results and achieving the best results in record time.

In a statement as he reviewed the results of the work team, Al Gergawi indicated that the UAE government has developed an unprecedented experience, becoming a key driving force for the race towards the future. He said that the results of the third batch of government accelerators prove the excellence of this approach and its great efficiency in accelerating the completion of achievements and surpassing set goals in a majority of the set challenges.

The event was attended by a number of ministers.

The government accelerators aim to achieve the goals of the National Agenda during a short period of time, and within four fields: National Indexes, Policies, Programmes and Services. The accelerators brings together various UAE bodies, bolstering cooperation, integration and the achievements of tangible results that will have a positive impact on the community’s quality of life.

The Ministry of Justice led a team to set up a minor claims court system to speed up the settlement of lawsuits. The goal is to lessen the time required for finalising civil and penal claims by setting up a specialised system to settle in one day minor misdemeanours and civil claims that do not exceed Dh100,000.

The Ministry of Economy had to develop a national, integrated economic register, increase the number of user inquiries in the register to 26,112 per month. It also had to set up a system to support innovation start-up firms.

The ministry was tasked with building a unified database to benefit from location-based data for projects that utilise lands and infrastructure on a local and federal level.

The accelerators’ team was also successful in setting up and increasing the number of users of Seniar, a navigation app. In 100 days, the app is currently being used by 17,107 users, eight times higher than the set target.

The Qualitative Emiratisation team, led by the Ministry of Human Resources and Emiratisation, succeeded in employing 5,741 Emiratis in a number of economic sectors. The set target was employing 4,000 Emiratis.

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