Doha Institute for Graduate Studies (DI) and the Ministry of Transport and Communications (MoTC) have signed an MoU to boost cooperation, exchange information and expertise, and develop joint activities in the field of developing digital skills in Qatar.
The MoU was signed by MoTC Assistant Undersecretary of Digital Society Development Reem Mohammed Al Mansoori; and Associate Professor, Dean of the School of Public Administration and Development Economics at DI Prof. Hamid Ali.
As per the MoU, the two parties will be cooperating in the fields of conducting research and studies of common interest and exchanging academic resources experienced in the field. They will be also cooperating in organizing workshops and symposia on topics of developing the professional and executive skills and leadership of Qatari nationals to contribute to the digital transformation of the country.
Commenting on the MoU, Al Mansoori said that the Qatar Digital Government Training Program (QDGTP) of MoTC will continue to collaborate with partners and best technology service providers to provide high-quality training and boost the opportunities of accessing international certifications in the field of IT for ICT personnel working in the government sector.
This, she noted, could guarantee the continuity of developing high-efficient managerial and leadership capacities in technology domains with a view of enhancing the execution of the objectives of the Qatar Digital Government Strategy and digital transformation plans in Qatar.
“We are pleased to sign this MoU with Doha Institute for Graduate Studies and broaden the scope of cooperation and scientific, knowledge and research exchange with one of the most reputed Qatari institutions in the field of research projects and scientific and knowledge production. We are confident that this cooperation will serve the digital transformation plans in the country.”
Dr. Hamid Ali said that Doha Institute is a leading institution for research on social and economic trends affecting the needs of digital skills in Qatar, fully prepared to share and offer its academic experience and conduct training courses, as well as to provide academic staff who have regional and global experience.
Dr Hamid added that the Doha Institute has assets and achievements in the field of training provided by the Excellence Center for Training and Consulting.
Further, the signing of the MoU will allow the exchange of scientific, knowledge, expertise and experts, especially in scientific research and training. As per the MoU, DI students will be able to participate in the training courses QDGTP provides and QDGTP beneficiaries will have access to the professional training and programs that DI provides.