December 2016

MBRSG Conducts Public Private Partnership Program

The Mohammed Bin Rashid School of Government had recently conducted a Public-Private Partnership (PPP) Program designed to train directors, CEO’s, managers and service delivery professionals from the public and private sectors in the UAE, aimed at providing a context for Public-Private Partnership.

The objectives of the training program were to enable participants to develop a clear understanding about the importance of PPP, the different types of PPP contracts and tendering processes, the legalities and regulatory frameworks, the current state of PPP projects globally and within the GCC region, as well as to understand the challenges and opportunities that accompany PPP’s in the GCC.

In addition to providing a deep understanding of the need for a powerful and efficient economy and the pivotal role of Public Private Partnerships to fulfil such a need, the course was informative on the international practices implemented throughout collaborations between governments, private businesses and civil society professionals. Moreover, the course covered the context of contemporary management, leadership practices, formal infrastructure procurement and technical contracting issues. The topics covered in the program enabled PPP ideas and practices to be understood and applied across various cultures, disciplines and levels of seniority.

The program endorsed adult learning techniques including activities, case studies, debates, and role play among others, maximising learning for all. It also offered a comprehensive understanding of international PPP concepts and principles with a focus on the GCC, recognizing the need for a wider framework of the PPP concept.