In line with the second edition of the UAE Innovation Week launched under the slogan "Innovation … daily practice", the Legal Affairs Department of the Government of Dubai has unveiled its "Wall of Innovation" and Strategy for Innovation 2016-2018.

His Excellency Dr. Lowai Belhoul, Director General of the Department, launched the Innovation Wall tailored to support the implementation of the Holistic Innovation System launched by the Department last month. This wall transforms in to reality, the Department's focus on creating an  environment that supports creativity and innovation and provides an open channel that encourages employees and concerned parties to be creative and participate with their ideas for innovation, following directly on from the directives of His Highness Sheikh Mohammed Bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Vice President and Prime Minister of the UAE and Ruler of Dubai.

Dr. Belhoul shed light on the importance of the Wall of Innovation which will embed innovation into a daily practice  for employees, and will be a useful platform to document creative ideas and initiatives and bring them to fruition.  The Wall affords all employees, clients and stakeholders to contribute to the establishment of a culture of innovation in the drive for excellence in providing the best legal services in a creative and innovative manner. 

The event also saw the launching of the Department's Strategy for Innovation (2016-2018). The objectives of this broader Innovation Strategy are to establish a culture of innovation in the work place, develop mechanisms and systems for innovation management, and improve services and processes in an innovative manner. This is achieved through implementing a number of projects and initiatives e.g. developing regulatory frameworks for innovation in the Department, establishing the holistic innovation system, adopting state-of-the-art innovation tools and methodologies, developing processes and services in an innovative manner, growing the capacities of employees in the field of innovation, and encouraging and sponsoring innovative talents,  to mention just a few. These are all consistent and aligned with the Government's approach especially the Strategic Goal of Dubai Plan 2021 "City of Happy, Creative & Empowered People".