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Deal: DSG and Microsoft in policy framework

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Microsoft Gulf has signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with the Dubai School of Government (DSG) to develop a technology policy framework for government institutions in the region. The DSG is the only institution in the region and the fourth in the world to participate in such a partnership with MicrosoftMicrosoft.

The MoU was signed by Dr Tarik Yousef, Dean, Dubai School of Government and Charbel Fakhoury, General Manager, Microsoft GulfMicrosoft Gulf, in the presence of Pamela Passman, Global Vice-President of Corporate Affairs at MicrosoftMicrosoft, and Nabil Ali Alyousuf, Executive President and Vice-Chairman of the Board of Trustees, Dubai School of Government.'This technology policy will help embed technology in all programmes and also help bring best practices into the region. This set of principles and guidelines will provide a foundation for technology innovation and sustainable growth that will promote improved governance in the public sector,' said Passman, Global Vice-President, Corporate Affairs, MicrosoftMicrosoft Corp.
Moreover, DSG and MicrosoftMicrosoft will work together on capacity building in the field of technology policies and public administration, where they will jointly develop a series of Technology Policy and Governance Workshops to be delivered to students in the academic programs, and collaborate on curricula for DSG's Master of Public Administration degree programme. There will be a seminar held on healthcare and also stress on other informative seminars on Intellectual Property rights.

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