Abu Dhabi School of Government signs MoU with Global Innovation Institute to enhance innovation in government workforce

New learning programmes to be developed in Abu Dhabi

H.E. Alia Abdulla Al Mazrouei; Anthony Mills

H.E. Alia Abdulla Al Mazrouei; Anthony Mills

  • Joint innovation lab will open in the emirate
  • GInI’s comprehensive testing methods will be introduced to Abu Dhabi government entities

Abu Dhabi:  The Abu Dhabi School of Government (ADSG) and the Global Innovation Institute (GInI), the world’s leading professional certification, accreditation, and membership association, today signed an MoU to begin co-operating on developing new programmes in the space of innovation and design thinking.

Additionally, the two entities have agreed to co-operate on government innovation  assessments and will establish an accredited innovation lab in Abu Dhabi. The MoU will ensure that ADSG has access to the world’s most recognized, comprehensive, and evidence-based innovation certification program for the individuals taking part in its education programmes.

The Institute’s certifications provide a comprehensive verification of an individual's qualifications, affirming that they have achieved both the necessary academic education and work experience, and that they have mastered the essential knowledge and skills required to excel in their roles. Their collaboration will be essential to ADSG as they continue to focus on equipping Abu Dhabi’s future leaders and government employees with the skills and behavioural competencies that will enable them to carry out their work to the highest international standards.

H.E. Alia Abdulla Al Mazrouei, Acting Director General of Abu Dhabi School of Government (ADSG), said: “Our vision at ADSG reflects the vision of our ambitious leadership and government.  The Global Innovation Institute’s vision is one that matches our own. We are dedicated to developing a leading government workforce here in Abu Dhabi and it is essential that we also have the ability to verify that employees are learning and mastering their courses. GInI will assist us in ensuring our targets are met in innovation. We are planning to roll out programmes that include a powerful suite of strategic innovation models and frameworks at leadership levels and all levels of the government.”

Anthony Mills, Executive Director of the Global Innovation Institute, said: “Through the institute’s work, we seek to transform people and organisations while preparing the wider world for the challenge of workforce innovation. We had naturally heard of the work of ADSG and knew that it was something that would match our own ambitions. This MoU provides a perfect platform for us to help enhance the skills of the Abu Dhabi workforce and deliver demonstrable change in the government sector.”

ADSG is responsible for developing and overseeing the learning and development plans for all Abu Dhabi government employees. It plays a significant role in supporting Abu Dhabi’s vision to build a strong, knowledge-based culture and is training thousands of government employees from across the emirate. The academy is strengthening its position as the leading learning destination in the UAE by equipping future leaders and government employees with the principles, skills and behaviours to thrive in their workplace.

GInI is headquartered in Grand Rapids, Michigan, USA and was founded in 2010. Its programmes look to certify employees who are working as innovation professionals, design thinking professionals, innovation strategists, chief innovation officers and innovation assessors.


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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