TDRA launches Digital Society Initiative

ABU DHABI, The Telecommunications and Digital Government Regulatory Authority (TDRA) launched the Digital Society Initiative, which features a series of awareness field activities to promote leveraging digital means and improve the digital wellbeing of various segments of society.

This initiative includes promoting TDRA social initiatives, with real-life examples on how to leverage them to facilitate the daily life of various segments of society, thus accelerating the pace of digital transformation in the UAE.

The Digital Society Initiative aims to raise awareness of the Digital Government’s initiatives, services and efforts to enhance the quality of digital life of the various members of the UAE community. It also aims to increase the confidence of customers in the Digital Government and its services, and encourage the country’s residents to adopt digital enablers and use digital services.

Commenting on this initiative, Mohammad Al Zarooni, TDRA Deputy Director-General for Information and Digital Government Sector, said, “The UAE achievements in the field of digital transformation reflect the great efforts made by the UAE Digital Government in cooperation with its strategic partners, but the success of these efforts depends primarily on the extent to which the community adopts and interacts with them, and this in turn depends on the level of public awareness of the importance of digital services and related solutions.

“The ‘Digital Society’ programme comes as part of the social responsibility of TDRA’s digital government sector. Through this initiative, we hope to increase awareness and trust in digital government services, thus increasing usage and adoption, and at an advanced stage, increasing interaction with digital applications and solutions through the participation of customers in providing developmental suggestions and comments.”

Al Zarooni added, “Digital transformation in origin and essence is more of a societal project than a technical one, and it is in line with the vision of the wise leadership to enhance community happiness, economic sustainability and consolidate the leading position of the UAE at the global level.”

TDRA confirmed that these sessions, scheduled throughout the year, will cover many aspects related to digital transformation such as digital government enablers, like UAEPass, and will also highlight digital capacity building initiatives such as TDRA Virtual Academy, TDRA innovation camp, and UAE Hackathon (data for happiness and wellbeing). The lectures and training workshops will include surveys to measure the level of happiness and satisfaction of customers with the digital government initiatives, and to know their suggestions and opinions and benefit from them in developing the Digital Government work.

A number of government entities will participate in organising and launching the first phase, including the Presidential Court, the Community Development Authority in Dubai, and Sharjah Department of Suburbs and Villages Affairs, in order to reach citizens through neighborhood and suburban councils in the various emirates.

The dates and locations of the awareness sessions will be announced throughout the year on the social media accounts of TDRA and its partners.

Source: Emirates News Agency

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