Sharjah ruler inaugurates 2-day IGCF-2019

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SHARJAH, March 20 (APP):Member United Arab Emirates (UAE) Supreme Council and Ruler of Sharjah Dr Sheikh Sultan bin Muhammad Al Qasimi Wednesday inaugurated the two-day International Government Communication Forum (IGCF) -2019.
Addressing the opening ceremony, he underlined the need for more efforts to equip the government employees with modern communication tools for maximum benefit of the common man.
He said although the nation made achievements in applying best-in-class technology and had effective policy to deliver and communicate with citizens, but there was need of making more efforts to meet the sophisticated trends.
“Human advancement can be successfully achieved only when strong partnerships are forged between governments and community members. The growing global interest in government communication inspires and encourages us, here in Sharjah, to move forward and make every possible effort to develop this vital field and advance our human capital,” he said.
Renowned experts and professionals from different parts of the world have arrived here to participate in eighth edition of conference and share their knowledge for human resource development, using different tools.
The conference is a unique platform in the region that brings together global government communication experts to explore best practices in the field.
This year, the summit is being held under the theme of “Behavioural Change Towards Human Development” with an aim to discuss various topics related to the role of government communication in motivating individuals to play a key role in the development process.
“We live in a time when the responsibility for overcoming development challenges does not solely lie with governments; it is now a shared responsibility with citizens and strategic partners, particularly media,” the conference organizers believed.
Since its establishment in 2012, the forum has redefined the communication landscape in the Arab world and internationally with its path-breaking discussions and recommendations that have tangibly impacted communication policies at the regional and international levels.