The Ministry of Transport and Communications (MoTC) and Doha Institute for Graduate Studies (DI) have signed a memorandum of understanding (MoU) to boost ties of constructive co-operation, exchange information and expertise and develop joint activities in the field of developing digital skills in Qatar.
The MoU, according to an official MoTC press statement Saturday, was signed by Reem Mohamed al-Mansoori, assistant undersecretary of Digital Society Development at the MoTC, and Prof Hamid Ali, associate professor, dean of the School of Public Administration and Development Economics at DI.
“As per the MoU, the two parties will be co-operating in the fields of conducting research and studies of common interest and exchanging academic resources experienced in the field. They will be also co-operating in organising 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,” the statement said.
Al-Mansoori said the Qatar Digital Government Training Programme (QDGTP) of the 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 highly 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 co-operation and scientific knowledge and research exchange with one of the most reputable Qatari institutions in the field of research projects and scientific and knowledge production. We are confident this co-operation will serve the digital transformation plans in the country,” al-Mansoori added.
Prof Ali said DI 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.
“DI has assets and achievements in the field of training provided by the Excellence Centre 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,” he added.
Under the MoU, DI students will be able to participate in the training courses QDGTP provides, while QDGTP beneficiaries will have access to the professional training and programmes that DI provides.