Published on 10/15/2020

The School of Public Administration and Development Economics (SPADE) At the Doha institute for Graduate Studies (DI), organized a seminar in collaboration with Information Technology sector, Ministry of Transport and Communications (MOCT), in which, Qatar digital government strategy, Qatar e-government portal "Hukoomi" and the joint government services were highlighted through video-conferencing.

The event was attended by Dr.Hamid Ali, Dean of SPADE, Mrs Mashael Al-Hammadi, Assistant Undersecretary of Information Technology, Dr Tamer Qarmout, Head of Public Administration Program, along with attendees from ministry and institute.

The Director of E-Government Programs & Standards Department at MOTC, Mrs Al Jazay Saleh Al Sulaiti addressed Qatar Digital Government strategy, which seeks to achieve several goals, including improving the level of government services provided to individuals and companies, raising the efficiency of government administrative processes, increasing the level of transparency and opening the government to the public. Indicating that all individuals and business entities benefit from digital communication with government agencies that are always striving to provide more transparent and effective services.

With regards to Qatar's digital strategy 2026, Al Sulaiti mentioned that the new strategy focuses on adopting modern and innovative technologies and making the governance framework in the digital government environment more flexible and capable of supporting creativity. In addition to raising the levels of implementing government digital services and the benefit of government agencies from shared services and other trends, pointing to the achievements of the Qatar Digital Government 2020 Strategy.

Further, Mrs Al Jazay shed light on the main objectives and criteria of the Qatar e-government portal "Hukoomi," declaring that there is a project to develop Hukoomi, which aims to build and develop the portal in a new way, using the latest technologies and innovative features to support the customer, simplify procedures for users, and meet the needs of all segments of the public.

On the other hand, Ms. Lulwa Al Abdulla, Marketing Researcher at the Government Infrastructure Operation Department, delivered a presentation on joint government services and related processes, which include increasing the efficiency of administrative processes and the use of common applications in government agencies, ensuring efficiency and security. She also highlighted the latest technologies and features for e-government platforms and common infrastructure development.

In his statement, Dr Moosa Elayah, Assistant Professor at Doha Institute said: "The seminar seeks to linking the concepts of governance that have been studied with theories of reinventing governments and the reality of institutions and digital governance. It is also a good opportunity to learn more about digital policies, how they are developed and implemented, and future policies planned to be launched."

"Based on the strategic objectives, Qatar Digital Government seeks to achieve tangible benefits to society, including further development of human capital in the information technology sector in line with Qatar National Vision 2030. As it is increasing interaction, governance, and changing the way people interact with each other and interact with the government." He added.