His Royal Highness Prince Salman bin Hamad Al Khalifa, the Crown Prince, Deputy Supreme Commander and First Deputy Prime Minister today received the 12 project owners shortlisted for the government innovation competition - Fikra, at Gudaibiya Palace.
During the meeting, HRH the Crown Prince noted that the government continues to advance innovation and excellence across all its workstreams, in line with the aspirations of HM King Hamad.
HRH the Crown Prince extended his sincere appreciation to all who contributed to the success of the initiative, highlighting the extraordinary range of talents represented in the application pool.
HRH the Crown Prince highlighted Fikra's tremendous potential to advance competitiveness across various sectors, as a testament to Bahrain's commitment to continue placing citizens at the heart of all development efforts.
HRH the Crown Prince then provided the four winning projects’ owners an opportunity to present their ideas to the Government Executive Committee.
A total of 565 applications underwent intensive review by a number of committees before being evaluated by a Ministerial Committee. Members of the public also participated in the review process by voting for the ideas of their choice.
The three projects that have been selected by the Ministerial Committee are: ‘Hospitality’ by Ahmed Al Turaifi working at the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, ‘E-Volunteer Platform’ by Shaikh Salman bin Ahmed Al Khalifa, Mubarak Al Tamim, Mai Salah Abdulla and Hisham Mubarak Albufalasa, working at the Ministry of Interior; and ‘The National System for Appointments’ by Adel Al Qallaf working at the Ministry of Justice, Islamic Affairs and Endowment.
Members of the public voted for the ‘Work from Home’ project by Abdullah Mohammed Al Ahmed working at the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, and Nouf Mohammed Al Ahmed working at the Ministry of Finance.