School of government alumni launched
Dubai, April 18, 2009
The Dubai School of Government (DSG) has launched its alumni association, which aims to provide its past students with continued access to DSG’s community of policy experts.
The inauguration was held yesterday (April 17) at the Jumeirah Beach Hotel in Dubai.
The DSG announced the appointment of Sheikh Hamdan bin Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Crown Prince of Dubai and chairman of the Dubai Executive Council, as the first honorary president of the DSG alumni association.
Sheikh Hamdan is an alumnus of a specialised training program from the school, which is the first in the region to offer curricula in public policy and administration through partnerships with globally renowned institutions.
Dr Tarik Yousef, DSG dean, said: “The launch of the DSG Alumni Association is a significant milestone for the School. It celebrates the accomplishments of our alumni and ensures that every past student of the institution remains connected.”
“The new body is also an effective platform to keep these professionals informed of the latest developments in public policy, while providing them with continued access to DSG’s community of policy experts,” he added.
“It is an honour for the association to be chaired by Sheikh Hamdan, who is one of our distinguished graduates. We are proud of our academic growth, and look forward to strengthening our bonds with former students who have benefited from our academic and executive education programs.
“We believe the establishment of the DSG alumni association will help to promote ongoing interaction among our past students who now hold high-ranking positions as top professionals in the region.”
Established in 2005 in cooperation with the Harvard Kennedy School, DSG is actively engaged in the creation of knowledge, dissemination of global best practices, and training of policy makers in the region.
The school is focused on capacity building and conducts various programs that seek to promote good governance through enhancing the region’s capacity for effective public policy. – TradeArabia News Service