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DSC Receives GIMI Certification

Image: Arif Obaid Al Muhairi, Executive Director of DSC
Image: Arif Obaid Al Muhairi, Executive Director of DSC

Al Muhairi: Innovation is the “Pass Code” to Excellence and Sustainability


Hitendra Patel: DSC is a Role Model being the first Institution in the GCC to be granted GIMI Certification


Being the first Institution in the GCC to receive such an international prestigious certification, Dubai Statistics Center (DSC) has received Level 1 Certification by the USA based Global Innovation Management Institute (GIMI) known as the international gold standard for Innovation Management. Noteworthy, GIMI has certified over 400 institutions for the innovation systems they adopt.


DSC praises this achievement and reinforces its pledge to excel through innovation in the words of its Executive Director Mr. Arif Al Muhairi: " Innovation is a government policy and trend that we strive to implement with the aim in mind to achieve the highest levels of efficiency in statistical work practices and to support planning and decision-making processes. It is innovation that DSC places in the essence of the adopted values ​​and all its operations and processes. Absolutely, innovation will continue to drive DSC’s efforts towards excellence, and it embodies its commitment to such a principle and above all the commitment of all of us to work hard to achieve further progress.”


Al Muhairi took the opportunity to hail the efforts of the DSC’s taskforces for their instrumental efforts. “I commend the role of the DSC’s taskforce in general and the Innovation Taskforce in particular for their great effort to promote an open innovation culture, to enhance its gains and to implement the global and future best practices in this field which we give a high priority.”


The Accreditation Certificate was presented by Mr. Hitendra Patel, Executive Director of GIMI, to Mr. Tariq Al Janahi, Deputy Executive Director and CEO of Happiness and Quality of Life at DSC, in the presence of Ramlah Al Wahidi, Director of the Strategy and Institutional Excellence Office, along with the DSC’s Innovation team members. Patel expressed his appreciation for DSC’s initiative and its success in obtaining the certification. He said: “I would like to congratulate DSC as the first institution in the GCC to be granted Level 1 of the international gold standard for Innovation and being a role model for other countries.”


Coinciding with the UAE Innovation Month, DSC hosted a group of elite Emirati innovators to showcase their experiments, experiences, innovations. In his lecture titled “How to be innovative In Seven Points”, the innovative engineer, Yousif Al Borai from the Dubai Electricity and Water Authority (DEWA), shared with DSC’s staff his most important innovations and solutions to many of the challenges he faced. Additionally, the innovative student, Huda Ahmed Al Mutawa, showcased her first innovation which was a hydrogen car operating by distilled water as a clean energy to preserve the environment and reduce pollution.


On the sidelines of the UAE Innovation Month, DSC organized a number of initiatives and events, including using the “Nail and Thread art” to promote the concept of innovation in daily work. During the 4-day activity, DSC staff produced the logo of the UAE Innovation Month. The activity is meant to develop skills that employees use on a daily basis at workplace environment, such as: teamwork, integration, the ability to think, to make decisions and think positively.