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I want UAE Government services to be delivered to the public through mobile phones

 HH. Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum

About The Award

The “Best m-Government Service Award” is an annual global award that stems directly from the Smart Government vision of His Highness Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Vice President, Prime Minister and Ruler of Dubai which aims to stimulate and encourage government entities to provide creative and innovative solutions via smartphone applications. It will also ensure around the clock access to government services that are easy, efficient and transparent to meet public needs and exceed their expectations.

The "Best m-Government Service Award” is open for all governments globally.

The award achieved a great success over the previous 4 editions and has seen the quality of submissions improve tremendously. Now, in its 5th edition, the award has continued to evolve and raise its bar as a part of the United Arab Emirates’ (UAE) continuous efforts to improve mobile government services, and as part of the nation’s global mission to improve the lives of citizens across the world.

This year, for the first time, the award introduces the concept of challenges. The focus on challenges is aimed at finding mobile applications that are radically impacting society and improving people’s lives. These applications excel by placing the needs of the customer at the heart of government service delivery.

The award encourages governments to go beyond simply offering services traditionally, through the development of mobile services that seamlessly address “end-to-end” needs of the customer.

This year, the award poses seven challenges across seven categories, which, if fulfilled, allow the users to lead a comfortable lifestyle, and governments to become increasingly smart and integrated.

The winning candidates will be honored during the GovTech Award ceremony and will be invited to attend the World Government Summit 2018 ( www.WorldGovSummit.org) that will be held in February in Dubai.

The GovTech Award consist of 3 international competitions that promote the advancement of government innovation. These 3 competitions are:

  1. Best Mobile Government Service Award
  2. Best Government Emerging Technologies Award
  3. Gov Hackathon

The World Government Summit

The World Government Summit is a global platform dedicated to shaping the future of government worldwide. Each year, the Summit sets the agenda for the next generation of governments with a focus on how they can harness innovation and technology to solve universal challenges facing humanity.