Bahrain announces 2010 eGovernment Excellence Award

March 21, 2010

Bahrain’s eGovernment Authority on Sunday announced the opening of nominations for the 2010 eGovernment Excellence Award.

“The eGovernment Excellence Award aims to encourage and enhance technological practices in all the ministries and sectors of Bahrain and the Gulf States,” Mohammad Al Qaed, the Chief Executive Officer of the eGovernment Authority, said. “The Award seeks to encourage excellence in the field of ICT and upgrading projects in this field which would contribute to spreading a culture of innovation, quality and commitment to improve government performance.”

Al Qaed said that eGovernment Excellence Award also aims to stimulate the spirit of fair competition among participants and provide and develop the best e-projects.

“The winning participants of this award will run for the eGovernment Excellence Award at the level of the Arabian Gulf as final qualifiers, in order to exchange and promote experiences in the field of information and communication technology among the GCC States,” he said.

The award is allocated to a number of categories divided into three sections that include six categories for the ministries and governmental entities (Best eContent, Best eService, Best eMaturity, Best eProject, eEconomy award and eEducation award). 

It also includes three categories for the Private Sector (Best ICT Solutions Provider, eEconomy award and eEducation award), as well as two categories for individuals (eCitizen award, Best eConcept).

The nominations for the eGovernment Excellence Award 2010 will be open until April 30.

Local and foreign experts will make up the arbitration committee tasked with overseeing and ensuring the accuracy of the application of the criteria established for each award according to its category.

The names of the finalists and the winners will be announced during the Bahrain International eGovernment Forum on May 17-19, 2010.


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