Sharjah Tatweer Forum chairman Jassem Albloushi says that 'by integrating ICT solutions into a wide range of daily human activities, we are in effect making things more efficient and sustainable'.
Technology to improve efficiency of services, quality of life and meet needs of residents.
The Sharjah Tatweer Forum (STF) has partnered with the Sharjah Leadership Program to develop smart city initiatives and implement smart programs across sectors such as transportation and education.
Through the Sharjah Leadership Program (SLP), STF has announced that it will develop smart initiatives and present them to concerned parties in an effort to boost the emirate's bid to transform into an advanced city. The initiatives will be designed based on the proposed projects submitted by select SLP participants.
Jassem Albloushi, chairman of STF, said: "Smart city aims to improve quality of life by using technology to improve the efficiency of services and meet the needs of our people. By integrating ICT solutions into a wide range of daily human activities, we are in effect making things more efficient and sustainable. We have been witnessing these efforts in Sharjah's transportation, health, and education sectors, among others."
"We are inspired at STF to substantially contribute to this significant endeavour by working closely with the young promising leaders at SLP - the result of which is a myriad of unique and innovative ideas. We look forward to strategically developing these ideas and presenting them to the concerned authorities to make a difference in the Sharjah Government's smart city initiatives," he explained.
Sharjah Leadership Programme was launched with an aim to prepare the next generation of private and public sector leaders in line with international standards, as well as to increase their awareness on the UAE's plans on innovation and transition into a knowledge-based economy.
"It was inspiring to be able to contribute to such an important partnership. Suggesting ideas and projects that can help transform Sharjah and the rest of the country into a sustainable, modern society is a call for everyone to take part and share his ideas to realise this dream. We are happy that our proposals have measured up to STF's objectives. Rest assured that we will remain committed to our collaboration as we move forward towards the implementation of our projects," said Abdel Aziz Fikry, projects manager at Al Wasl Asset Management Group and an SLP participant.