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Sharjah, United Arab Emirates – Friday, 12. August 2022 –(AETOSWire)
The Board of Trustees of the Sharjah Award for Public Finance – the first of its kind in the Arab world – announced the launch of the second cycle of the award, organized by the Sharjah Finance Department (SFD), in cooperation with the Arab Organization for Administrative Development. This comes after the award was suspended for four years due to the exceptional circumstances of COVID-19. This year’s award features 17 different institutional and individual categories, technical and organizational participation conditions, and the award nomination criteria.
The awards were announced during a press conference held by the Board of Trustees in the presence of media professionals and partners in the Theater Hall at the headquarters of the SFD on Thursday, August 11. Attending the press conference were, His Excellency Salem Yousef Al Qaseer, Chairman of
the Board, and His Deputy, His Excellency Dr Nasser Al Hatlan Al Qahtani, Director General of the Arab Organization for Administrative Development, His Excellency Waleed Al Sayegh, Director General of the SFD and Member of the Award’s Board of Trustees.
Strengthen and enable the success and sustainability of the financial sector in Arab countries
His Excellency Salem Yousef Al Qaseer expressed his pride in launching the new cycle of the award, which aims to strengthen and enable the success and sustainability of the financial sector in Arab countries, by evaluating the level of commitment to standards and requirements of excellence in government financial work by institutions and individuals.
He stressed that the objectives of the award are in line with the directives of the Government of Sharjah under the leadership of His Highness Sheikh Dr Sultan bin Muhammad Al Qasimi, Supreme Council Member and Ruler of Sharjah – may God protect him – to enable and combine efforts to develop individuals’ skills, experiences, cultures, and creative abilities through creating value in businesses. He said this would lead to an economy that works to build an integrated nation with awareness and knowledge to achieve the sustainability and welfare of society.
For his part, His Excellency Dr Nasser Al Hatlan Al Qahtani, Vice Chairman of the Board of Trustees and Director-General of the Arab Organization for Administrative Development, explained the role of the award in bringing
about development and improvement in the concepts of public finance in the Arab world, and enabling policies and strategies related to public finance, praising Sharjah Executive Council Resolution No. (16) for 2022, regarding forming the Board of Trustees of the Sharjah Award for Public Finance. He expressed his appreciation for the re-assignment of the Arab Organization for Administrative Development, in coordination with SFD, to carry out the technical management tasks of the award in its new session and to implement marketing and promotion work throughout the Arab world.
He indicated that within the award’s development plan, the number of participation categories increased to 17, including nine institutional categories and eight individual categories, with the expansion of the list of targeted candidates from Arab countries and institutions, as well as the development of the award guide terms and conditions and standards, to be more compatible with the current financial and economic changes.