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The Department of Government Enablement – Abu Dhabi (DGE) has launched the Government Financial Capability Program in collaboration with the Department of Finance - Abu Dhabi. The comprehensive programme has been developed with the aim of strengthening the skills, knowledge and expertise of financial professionals working within Abu Dhabi government entities.

The programme aligns with the Abu Dhabi government’s professional financial competencies framework and caters to four professional levels, including employees in supervisory and leadership positions such as executive directors and directors of corporate services, managers and directors of finance functions, finance professionals, as well as new joiners. This high-level programme empowers participants to acquire core financial, digital and business skills, enabling them to deliver measurable impacts in their respective roles and hone their leadership skills.

The programme offers an learning journey with a diverse range of components including face-to-face training, global leadership insights, virtual masterclasses, case studies, workshops, simulations and capstone projects. Upon completion, participants will acquire proficiency in 11 core competencies including planning and forecasting, financial due diligence, procurement processes, financial reporting, fund management, cost accounting and management, financial IMS, governance, risk and control, corporate finance and treasury management, performance management, and compliance. Top performers will have the opportunity to pursue technical and financial certifications, such as Certified Management Accountant (CMA) and Chartered Financial Analyst (CFA).

Buthaina Al Mazrouei, Acting Director General of Government Financial Affairs at the Department of Finance in Abu Dhabi, said: “Our participation in the Government Financial Capability Program aims to support and leverage Emirati talent and expertise in the financial sector. The curriculum was carefully designed to address the current challenges and future needs of the global economic landscape.”

“The Department of Finance in Abu Dhabi is committed to effectively sharing and exchanging knowledge about global best practices, which will contribute to achieving the UAE leadership’s vision and goals for a sustainable and resilient financial sector in Abu Dhabi.” Added Al Mazrouei

The Department of Government Enablement supports the learning ecosystem of the emirate’s government by providing world-class educational opportunities for government employees, based on international best practices, and tailored to the needs of Abu Dhabi.

“The launch of this state-of-the-art training programme in collaboration with the Department of Finance - Abu Dhabi aligns with DGE’s commitment to designing courses that support Abu Dhabi government employees and provide them with specialised skills and expertise including financial skills. This contributes to our efforts in building a comprehensive learning and development ecosystem, enabling the government workforce in Abu Dhabi to support the emirate’s growth and prosperity, and empowering them to play a pivotal role.”

H.E.Dr. Yasir Ahmed Al Naqbi

Director General in Department of Government Enablement