Riyadh – the country
The Kingdom continues its steps in global leadership in the field of digital transformation and building smart cities, in implementation of the directives of the wise leadership and its ambitious vision 2030, which is in line with modern challenges of energy and climate, to participate in efforts to build a sustainable future.
The Kingdom has a strong digital infrastructure that has contributed to accelerating the process of digital transformation, and the Kingdom has been ranked among the top 10 developed countries in the world due to its robust digital infrastructure.
In this context, the Chairman of the Board of Directors of the Digital Government Authority, Eng. Abdullah bin Amer Al-Sawaha, met at the United Nations Headquarters in New York, the Under-Secretary-General of the United Nations Department of Economic and Social Affairs Liu Zhenmin, and the Director of the Division of Public Institutions and Digital Government and the Department of Economic and Social Affairs Guang Zhou.
The meeting comes within the framework of Eng. Al-Sawaha’s tour to the United States with the aim of strengthening bilateral relations in the fields of digital economy, research, innovation, space, and best practices in the field of digital government.
The two UN officials praised the qualitative leaps the Kingdom is witnessing in various fields, especially the field of communications and information technology, and their impact on digital government services and quality of life, praising the efforts made to develop digital skills, preparing competencies in the communications and information technology sectors, research and innovation, and progress in the field of digital government services.
The Kingdom has made great progress in implementing the digital government by taking a new and improved method to accelerate the stages of development related to digital transformation, by adopting and implementing the latest telecommunications and information and communication technology systems, which help facilitate comprehensive mechanisms for digital transformation, and start launching an economy thirsty for knowledge and a language of trade. Electronic adventure. This section will also shed light on the many e-government programs used to enable and support government agencies and help them create seamless services to improve the end user experience.
The Smart Government Strategy (2020-2024), which is the current work plan, seeks to reach the concept of “smart government” within the framework of the Kingdom’s ambition, vision, goals, initiatives and plans towards achieving sustainable development by taking innovative measures and methods to comply with the sustainable development goals of the United Nations and the Kingdom’s Vision 2030.
The smart government strategy sets an ambitious goal of: Delivering a unified, world-class service experience of intelligence Providing all government employees with smart and pioneering capabilities Providing leaders with insights to find solutions to tomorrow’s challenges before they happen Reaching the future with an inclusive and digitally capable workforce The Digital Fast Track Through an ecosystem of partners – leveraging shared resources to deliver more at less cost.
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