Abu Dhabi has launched two major e-Governance initiatives — e-briefcase and Knowledge Centre —to improve the functioning of its government. The initiatives were unveiled at the Cabinet meeting, chaired by His Highness Shaikh Mohammad Bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Vice-President and Prime Minister of the UAE and Ruler of Dubai.
In case of e-briefcase, each minister is assigned a portal to access data related to his or her portfolio. The e-briefcase also acts as a communication hub between ministers and the Cabinet Secretariat for discussing meeting agendas and follow-up on resolutions to speed up decision-making.
The Knowledge Centre allows a minister to access his or her ministry’s fiscal reports submitted by the State Audit Bureau and reports on best international practices and experiences in similar ministries in other countries. It will also have sections on media reports and analysis, as well as breaking news they need to know.