In October 2016, the UAE Cabinet launched Government Accelerators as a new mechanism to boost the achievement of the National Agenda to achieve Vision 2021. Essentially, Government Accelertors is a platform for cross-sectoral government teams to address challenges and achieve ambitious goals.
Each project team aims to make progress on the national key performance indicators, policies and services that are required to drive implementation of solutions.
Government Accelerators comprises representatives from various entities which aim to stimulate innovation and collaboration and deliver practical results in 100 days or less. It also works on giving recommendations for immediate execution within (7, 15, 30, 60, 90) days, followed by a rapid collective decision.
Government Accelerators Programme - Ghadan 21
In 2018, Abu Dhabi approved an AED 50 billion development plan for the emirate of Abu Dhabi. The aim of Ghadan 21 is to enhance the competitiveness of Abu Dhabi, based on four main tenets:
- business and investment
- knowledge and innovation
The first phase includes over 50 initiatives that reflect the priorities of citizens, residents and investors.
Dubai Future Accelerators
In 2016, the Government of Dubai launched Dubai Future Accelerators which aim to facilitate partnerships between entrepreneurs, private sector organisations and government entities to co-create solutions for global and local challenges of tomorrow.