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22 February 2024

UAE eGovernment forum proving to be popular

By Wam

The UAE eGovernment forum is becoming a popular eParticipation channel for citizens and residents of the UAE and also for prospective tourists and investors.

Participants ask questions, raise issues and share views on subjects such as visa matters, environment conservation and culture preservation.

The forum is one of the several channels of eParticipation adopted by the UAE government and has been part of the revamped UAE federal portal www.government.ae since its launch in May 2012.

Salem Khamis Al Shair Al Suwaidi, Deputy Director General, Telecommunications Regulatory Authority (TRA) - Information and eGovernment Sector, said, "eParticipation is an important tool of communication between the government and the public and helps in enhancing transparency, efficiency and accountability of the government. I appreciate the involvement shown by our participants who utilise these channels to share their views and concerns and would encourage everyone to join in."

The UAE's lead in the field of eParticipation was acknowledged in the United Nations E-Government Survey 2012, which ranked the UAE at 6th position globally on the eParticipation index.

People can participate in the UAE government forum by adding questions and replying to questions that others have posted. Sharing name and email id is optional and no sign-in is required to take part in the forum.