Emirates Palace Hotel Hosts this Year’s Government Excellence Awards

At a recent ceremony organized by the Sheikh Khalifa Program for Governmental Excellence at the Emirates Palace Hotel in Abu Dhabi, a number of Mohammed bin Rashid Government Excellence Awards were presented to recognize achievements throughout the government of the United Arab Emirates (UAE). Presided over by UAE Vice President, Prime Minister, and Ruler of Dubai Sheik Mohammed Bin Rashid Al Maktoum, the awards celebrated the many contributions made by individuals and government agencies.

Sheikh Mohammed shared that the awards were reflective of the Government Excellence System, developed within and by the UAE, which has transformed concepts of good governance and served as a role model around the world. The Sheikh noted the program “has now gone global as it is comprehensive, future-focused and encourages innovation and progress. It is a uniquely Emirati achievement and a role model for governments the world over.”

H.H. Sheikh Mohammed cited the people-focused approach of the program, and both the opportunity and challenge created by continued excellence in governance. He added that “We believe excellence is an ever-evolving journey, one we can build through expertise and experiences to devise forward-looking plans and formulate solutions for the challenges that face us.”

Honorees included the following agencies and individuals:

  • UAE Medal of Pride: Sheikha Maryam bint Sultan Al Nahyan, Yousef Al Otaiba, Lana Nusseibeh, Dr. Sumaya Al Balushi, Mohammed Abdullah Qaid, Manal Abdullah Ahmed Al Shehhi, Najla Abdullah Al Darwishi Al Shamsi, Noura Khalifa Mohammed Al Kutbi, Zayed Hamad Al Tamimi
  • Leading Federal Entity: Ministry of Interior (500 employees or more), Ministry of Economy (500 employees or less); UAE General Authority on Civil Aviation (500 employees or more), Securities and Commodities Authority (less than 500 employees)
  • Best Entity in the Field of Enablers: Telecommunications Regulation Authority, Ministry of Interior
  • Best Entity in the Field of Innovation: Ministry of Finance, Ministry of Interior
  • Best Entity in Services Provision: General Authority for Islamic Affairs and Endowments, Ministry of Interior
  • Best Entity in the Field of Smart Government: Ministry of Human Resources and Emiratization
  • Happiest Work Environment: Federal Demographic Council
  • Best Entity in Managerial and Financial Governance: Securities and Commodities Authority
  • Best Achievement of National Agenda: Ministry of Interior, Ministry of Foreign Affairs and International Cooperation, Telecommunications Regulation Authority
  • Best Entity in Stars System Classification: Emirates Identity Authority
  • Best Joint Service: Ministry of Interior, Insurance Authority
  • Memorial Shields: Ministry of Education, Ministry of Foreign Affairs
  • Prime Minister’s Medal: Dr. Elham Al Amiri, Moza Al Yamahi, Eng. Mariam Hareb Al Muhairi, Dr. Fatima Al Jasmi, Eng. Amani Al Mansouri, Amna Al Kindi, Wafa Al Awadi, Halima Al Matroushi, Khalifa Al Dhaheri, Dr. Wadha Al Nuaimi, Saif Mohammed Al Suwaidi, Younis Haji Al Khouri

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