The Information and eGovernment Authority (iGA) and the Labour Fund (Tamkeen) signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) to develop Employability Skills Portal (ESP), the first online platform of its kind in the Kingdom. The ESP is designed to help Bahrain’s policy-makers understand the labour market’s needs, making it an important source of information for government entities, business owners, and jobseekers.
The agreement was signed by iGA’s Chief Executive, Mohammed Ali AlQaed, and Tamkeen’s Chief Executive, Dr Ebrahim Mohammed Janahi.
Dr Janahi said that this is in parallel to the continuous modernisation of Tamkeen’s operations and internal programmes. The MoU confirms with iGA’s current works in developing Bahrain’s digital economy and accelerating the adoption of Artificial Intelligence (AI) in government.
The iGA will build a cloud-based system that will maintain a preliminary database from seven government entities, including are the Ministry of Industry, Commerce and Tourism, the Labour Market Regulatory Authority (LMRA), the Social Insurance Organisation (SIO), the Ministry of Labour and Social Development, the Education and Training Quality Authority, the Civil Service Bureau, and the Higher Education Council which will be made available to the public.