His Highness Sheikh Hamdan bin Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Crown Prince of Dubai and Chairman of the Executive Council, stressed that the Dubai government is following the approach laid down by His Highness Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Vice President and Prime Minister of the UAE and Ruler of Dubai, in dealing with crises and transforming them into Opportunities to find innovative solutions, and benefit from the best global experiences and practices to derive a unique Emirati model, through which teams in Dubai can manage any crisis professionally and overcome their effects ably.
His Highness pointed out that the exceptional circumstance, which the world is currently going through, necessitates finding unconventional solutions and ideas that have had to be overcome and address its effects on various aspects of life at various levels: health, economic and social, calling on His Highness government, semi-governmental and private companies to provide ideas and innovations that contribute To make more progress in facing the pandemic and to overcome its repercussions, and help return life to normal.
His Highness, the Crown Prince of Dubai, said in a tweet on Twitter: “We learned at the school of His Highness Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid that crises can be overcome only with creative thought. In commitment to this approach, we launched today an exceptional new category within the (Hamdan Bin Mohammed Award for Innovation in Project Management), to honor (innovative best practices in the face of the pandemic (Covid 19)).
This came on the occasion of the launch by His Highness, the Crown Prince of Dubai of the exceptional version of the "Hamdan Bin Mohammed Award for Innovation in Project Management" at its fourth session - 2020, through a category dedicated to honoring innovative best practices for dealing with the emerging Corona Virus pandemic (Covid-19).
The new category is divided into two parts: the innovative practices for dealing with the pandemic (Covid-19) for small and medium enterprises, and the innovative practices for dealing with the pandemic (Covid-19) for large institutions, and include «governmental, semi-governmental and private institutions», and the total value of this category is 80 one thousand dollars.
Registration will be open from June 1 to August 31, to receive applications for participation in this category, via the award website www.hbmaipm.com, and the names of the winners will be announced in November this year.
The Director General and Chairman of the Board of Directors of the Roads and Transport Authority, Chairman of the Board of Trustees of the Hamdan Bin Mohammed Award for Innovation in Project Management, Matar Mohammed Al Tayer, said that the launch of the award reflects the vision of His Highness Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Vice President and Prime Minister of the UAE and Ruler of Dubai, Aiming at ensuring continuity of work effectively and efficiently under various circumstances, especially crises and emergencies.
He added, "The launch of the category of innovative best practices to deal with the (Covid-19) pandemic represents a step towards preparing for the post-Corona world, by encouraging business communities and small and medium-sized companies to exchange knowledge and experience in the field of crisis management."
Al Tayer invited institutions and work teams to participate in supporting and developing crisis management through the creation of smart and sustainable solutions, exploring and evaluating risks and crises in innovative ways, and benefiting from previous experiences and developing them, stressing that the Hamdan Bin Mohammed Award for Innovation in Project Management in its newly developed category is the best evidence of the sustainability of the Emirate Dubai in giving and enhancing the competitiveness of business communities, and honoring the efforts made to get out of crises, and that the award will draw new horizons towards discovering and creating innovative and effective initiatives in crisis management.
He said: “The Hamdan Bin Mohammed Award for Innovation in Project Management is an inspiring tool for innovation, across all organizations, and an effective platform to review best innovation practices. The award, in its new category, is sure to inspire the business community, both domestically and internationally. We expect the current session to witness a competitive and wide participation to review the distinguished experiences and practices in crisis management. ”
It should be noted that the first session of the "Hamdan Bin Mohammed Award for Innovation in Project Management" was launched in 2015, under the patronage of His Highness Sheikh Hamdan bin Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Crown Prince of Dubai and Chairman of the Executive Council, and aims to make Dubai an international center for innovators and specialists in Project management, discovering, rewarding, encouraging, promoting and enabling innovation in project management, providing a database that includes best practices and business models in project management, and providing a platform for exchanging innovative ideas and training in project management skills.
Within its past sessions, the award honored many distinguished creators and innovators in supporting project management at the local, regional and international levels, exploring and evaluating innovative practices in project management, and benefiting from them, in addition to providing a platform to share innovative ideas and exchange distinct experiences, knowledge and expertise in the field of project management, And benefit from it at the same time in the field of project management and application.
Hamdan bin Mohammed:
“We learned at the Mohammed bin Rashid School that crises can only be overcome with creative thought.”
"The exceptional circumstance that the world is going through requires the unconventional solutions to overcome it and address its effects."
Categories of "prize"
The Hamdan Bin Mohammed Award for Innovation in Project Management includes four categories:
■ The first category (institutions) under the title: “The Innovative Enterprise Award in Project Management”, which includes honoring three centers.
■ The second category (individuals), which includes the two best innovative project manager and the best creative project manager office director awards.
The third category (teams), which includes one award, which is the innovative team.
■ The fourth category (academic), which includes the two scientific research awards for innovative project management and innovative project management (academic category).
■ The total value of the award is two million 600 thousand dirhams, or the equivalent of (710 thousand dollars).