UAE, June 28, 2017 - The Ministry of Health and Prevention (MOHAP) has announced the launch of its new electronic suggestion scheme platform; “Afkari”. The newly launched Idea management Hub will be available through the internal and external MOHAP portals, giving the employees the opportunity to propose ideas and suggestions. The ministry will facilitate and implement the best proposed ideas that will lead to the development of its services and to achieve the happiness of its employees and customers.
H.E. Abdulrahman bin Mohammed Al Owais, Minister of Health & Prevention, highlighted the Ministry’s efforts to promote institutional excellence and innovation, while working to develop national capabilities, in adherence with the National Innovation Strategy, launched by HH Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Vice President and Prime Minister of the UAE and Ruler of Dubai, which aims to transform the UAE into one of the most innovative countries in the world by 2021.
At the Ministry of Health & Prevention we are committed to unleash our employees’ innovative potentials and therefore we invested in the development to of a world class automated idea management Hub “Afkari”
We hope that this platform will empower our employees to share their ideas to support innovation & excellence. We consider “Afkari” as an idea incubator and a platform to launch variety of idea management solutions such as ideas campaigns. Afkari platform will provide the necessary support for R &D and prototyping and allow high impact projects to develop towards creating value, enhancing our productivity and service excellence for happier community.
H.E. Dr. Mohammed Al- Olama, Undersecretary of the Ministry, noted that MOHAP is keen to encourage its employees to adopt a culture of innovation, and suggest innovative ideas that face current and future challenges. And to become a leading and innovative ministry that will enhance the happiness of customers and stakeholders, by supporting ideas and encourage and honor the best suggestions and innovations periodically
The Ministry has adopted and developed assessment criteria for its employee recognition scheme “Ideal employee Prize” that takes into account the number of suggestions and innovations provided by the employee as a step in support of the Ministry's leadership directions to establish innovation in the work environment.
Dr. Ayesha Al Mutawa, Director of Strategy and Future Dept - Chief Innovation Officer at MOHAP, declared that the new platform is developed based on latest & best practices in the field of idea & innovations management systems. Afkari ideas Hub will works as ideas incubator, and will effectively manages new ideas and suggestions by following up on the implementation process in adherence with governance framework & under professional supervision.