WSIS Prizes Contest 2019 Nominee

Rawy Abu Dhabi


To satisfy the modern demands of the smart cities notion, the concept of a portal that acts as a hub was adopted to extend and complement the existing AD-SDI framework. Under the name “Rawy Abu Dhabi”, the new hub will be used as an innovation and collaboration platform powered by Geographic Information Systems (GIS) that will provide a wide range of capabilities which will help the Emirate become a GeoSmart government driven by innovative thinking and services that will help achieving the Goals and Programs of the Abu Dhabi Plan.

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Action lines related to this project
  • AL C1. The role of governments and all stakeholders in the promotion of ICTs for development 2019
Sustainable development goals related to this project
  • Goal 9: Industry, innovation and infrastructure

  • United Arab Emirates



Start date

January 2018

End date

October 2018

WSIS values promotion

• Promote innovation and collaboration between all the sectors and domains • Bring data-driven policy to life by organizing data, people, and processes around key initiatives for the government and public • Provide more effective outreach, communication, and collaboration across government entities and stakeholders • Expand the AD-SDI community concept to other stakeholders such as Academia, the Public, and Private Sector • Use data in more effective ways to be more efficient, innovative, and responsive • Provide a framework that uses data combined with easy-to-use visualization, analytics, and collaboration technology to streamline planning and decision-making

Entity name

Abu Dhabi’s Smart Solutions and Services Authority (ADSSSA)

Entity country—type

United Arab Emirates Government

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