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Nominations open for 2019 Digital Government Excellence Awards

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The Qatar Digital Government (QDG) Steering Committee has opened nominations for the 2019 Digital Government Excellence Awards as part of its efforts to support digital transformation in Qatar. This comes in line with the objectives set by its 2020 Strategy.
The awards aim to highlight the best government entities that deliver outstanding achievements resulting in a significant transformation in the daily operations and growth of the nation’s digital economy.
The awards also aim to instill a culture of excellence and positive competition between government entities in the field of digital transformation by harnessing modern communication and information technologies to provide the best digital services and solutions to the public.
Government entities can submit their entries on the awards portal: www.qatardigitalawards.gov.qa, after checking the categories for the relevant award. Nominations can be submitted until October 8, 2019.
Commenting on the awards, Hassan Jassim al Sayed, assistant undersecretary of Government Information Technology Sector at the Ministry of Transport and Communications, said: “This year, the awards celebrate the innovation and excellence of the use of Information Technology (IT) in the government sector, as we believe that successful IT initiatives significantly encourage innovation and the enhancement of the institutional performance of government entities.
“In recognition of government entities’ contributions to Qatar’s digital empowerment, we invite all government institutions to participate in these prestigious awards to highlight their key achievements that can contribute to the growth of the country’s digital economy and enable Qatar to be one of the leading global centres in the field of digital technology.”
He added, “Entries will be evaluated and initiatives will be selected by a neutral panel of jury members, consisting of local and international experts in the e-government field based on various criteria, including innovation in delivering services, benefits offered to users and the extent to which those services have achieved the targeted objectives.”
The award ceremony will take place in Doha in November 2019.