In an effort to to support the nation's aspiration for inclusive, sustainable, and responsible development, the Malaysian Government has enlisted the aid of Microsoft for the launch of the MyDIGITAL GovTech Innovation partnership to facilitate civil servants with digital skills and training.
Announced by the Minister for Economy in the Prime Minister’s (PM) Department Datuk Seri Mustapa Mohamed, the collaboration involves Microsoft and key government agencies such as MyDIGITAL Corporation, the Malaysian Administrative Modernisation and Management Planning Unit (MAMPU).
The announcement follows the Cloud Framework Agreement (CFA) signed between Microsoft and Mamput, to create a trusted cloud network and empower the public sector of Malaysia in their digital transformation journey.
“Our long-standing partnership with Microsoft enables the civil service to be more innovative, data-driven and people-centric in finding solutions as well as formulating effective policies,” commented Datuk Seri Mustapa Mohamed. “An initiative such as this is an important step for Malaysia to equip ourselves with the relevant tools and capabilities to develop a digital-first economy.
“We welcome Microsoft’s continued contribution as a knowledge and technology partner to Malaysia, including their commitment to train 300,000 people by 2024 with the Human Resource Development Corporation.”
The MyDIGITAL GovTech Innovation partnership also falls in line with Malaysia's goal of achieving the targets outlined in the 12th Malaysia Plan and Malaysia Digital Economy Blueprint which includes 80% adoption of cloud storage across the government in 2022, and 100% digital literacy among civil servants, as well as 80% end-to-end online government services by 2025.
“Everyone must benefit. Without a doubt, this is reflected in our commitment to Malaysia,” added Microsoft’s executive vice president and president, national transformation partnerships, Jean-Philippe Courtois. “This year marks Microsoft’s 30 years in Malaysia, and we are happy to commemorate the occasion with our partners from the Government of Malaysia.
“Microsoft will remain steadfast in our partnership to enable Malaysia leverage our expertise and capabilities in technology to power inclusive economic growth and resilience in the digital era.”