Abu Dhabi School of Government & Abu Dhabi Digital Authority partner with Microsoft to upskill the Emirate's Public Sector workforce

''Maharat Platform' will boost technology skill levels of Abu Dhabi government employees

  
Abu Dhabi School of Government Abu Dhabi Digital Authority partner with Microsoft to upskill the Emirate's Public Sector workforce

Abu Dhabi UAE – Abu Dhabi School of Government and Abu Dhabi Digital Authority (ADDA) have partnered with Microsoft to upskill the emirate’s public sector workforce through the launch of a ‘Maharat Platform’. This initiative will utilize Microsoft’s Cloud Society expertise to boost skill levels across different knowledge domains, ensuring that Abu Dhabi government employees gain a deeper understanding of technologies including Data, AI/ML, DevOps, Cloud Platforms, Security and App Development.

Dr. Nama Salmeen Alameri, Dean of the Abu Dhabi School of Government, said: “The Abu Dhabi School of Government is committed to enhancing the skills and expertise of Abu Dhabi public sector employees. Our efforts are aligned with the UAE’s ongoing transformation into a knowledge-based economy and society as outlined in the Abu Dhabi Economic 2030 vision. "The Abu Dhabi School of Government helps ensure that the emirate remains at the forefront of technological progress and is connected with the global economy, in addition to enhancing government employees’ digital skills and knowledge. We are pleased to make these goals a reality through our partnership with the Abu Dhabi Digital Authority and Microsoft, and look forward to continuing to advance digital transformation within the emirate."

Made available through a digital learning platform, the ‘Maharat Platform’ is an intuitive learning portal for all Abu Dhabi government employees and entities. This certification-focused learning portal is designed by Microsoft and offers more than 1,000 courses, 50 webinars and nine learning paths, spanning cloud computing, technology and soft skills.

“With the public sector leading the way, Microsoft is contributing to upskilling the nation by empowering UAE Nationals to take full advantage of emerging technologies through our Cloud Society engagement program, which counts 256,000 members across the Middle East and Africa,” said Sayed Hashish, General Manager of Microsoft UAE. “Through leveraging Microsoft Learn content and bringing it to market through key ecosystem partners, we are hosting over 100 virtual events and community engagements, all delivered through a uniquely tailored skills portal.”

Nine learning paths are on offer covering cloud computing, technology, and soft skills - all delivered through over 1,000 courses and more than 50 webinars. Further support offered includes kick-off seminars, skills support, FAQ sessions, exam preparations, instructor-led training, and badges and certifications.

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About Abu Dhabi School of Government (ADSG):

ADSG was established in 2018 and is the government entity responsible for overseeing and planning the learning and development of all Abu Dhabi government employees. Its remit is to develop the most effective government workforce for the emirate through the provision of high-quality training and development activities, based on international best practice, while considering the priorities and requirements of Abu Dhabi.

To achieve its mandate of offering a world-class comprehensive learning experience to UAE government employees, ADSG is forging partnerships with the best local and international academic institutions, as well as online educational platforms from around the world.

For more information about Abu Dhabi School of Government, visit www.adsg.gov.abudhabi  

For more information, please visit http://www.adsgabudhabi.ae 

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About Abu Dhabi Digital Authority (ADDA):

Abu Dhabi Digital Authority is leading the digital future of Abu Dhabi by supporting its government partners by delivering services and building ecosystems that enrich the quality of life and multiply the opportunities for business and personal growth. ADDA supports Abu Dhabi's digital transformation through strategies, policies, standards, and enterprise architecture for increased government performance. Furthermore, the authority provides digital services, platforms and channels, and implements applied intelligence, shared government and cybersecurity solutions for government entities.

About Microsoft

Microsoft (Nasdaq “MSFT” @microsoft) enables digital transformation for the era of an intelligent cloud and an intelligent edge. Its mission is to empower every person and every organization on the planet to achieve more. Microsoft opened its Dubai-based headquarters in 1991, which, today, oversees operations across the region.

For more information (Press only):
Magdalena Stepien, Microsoft UAE
E: mastepie@microsoft.com 

Husain Gandhi, ProGlobal Media
E: h.gandhi@proglobal.ae 

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