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MBRCGI signs cooperation pact with MIT to boost innovation

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DUBAI / WAM

Mohammed Bin Rashid Centre for Government Innovation(MBRCGI) signed a cooperation agreement with Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) in Boston, USA, to launch a series of knowledge workshops to spread the culture of innovation among employees in the UAE government, and enhance their knowledge in line with the latest global innovation trends.
The agreement was signed by Huda Al Hashimi, Assistant to the Director-General for Strategy and Innovation in the Prime Minister’s Office, and Professor Sanjay Sarma, Vice President of Open Education in Professional Education Programme at MIT, and Bhaskar Pant, Executive Director of the Institute of Professional Education at MIT.
As part of the signing of the agreement, a ‘Radical Innovation’ workshop has held as the first workshop under the agreement. The workshop witnessed the participation of 70 strategic leaders, including undersecretaries, assistant undersecretaries and general managers, from federal government entities.
Al Hashimi said the signing of the agreement comes within the efforts of Mohammed Bin Rashid Centre for Government Innovation to develop a supportive and stimulating institutional environment in the UAE to encourage more innovation.

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