The International Government Communication Centre (IGCC) is the first specialised facility in the field of government communication, both in the Arab region and worldwide. It is a qualitative and strategic initiative, besides being a scientific, intellectual, knowledge-based, and specialised research establishment
IGCF is one of the key initiatives by the Sharjah Government Media Bureau. It was first launched in 2012, and since then it has been organised annually. IGCF is the first-of-its-kind platform in the region that brings together global government communication experts to explore best practices in the field.
The Sharjah Government Communication Award is an unparalleled initiative that was launched in September 2012 Under the patronage of His Highness (H.H.) Sheikh Dr Sultan bin Muhammad Al Qasimi, UAE Supreme Council Member and Ruler of Sharjah.
In foreign policy, Gillard strengthened Australia’s alliance with the US, and secured stronger architecture for the relationship with China, India, Japan, Indonesia and South Korea. She has represented Australia at the G20, and won Australia’s right to host the 2014 meeting.
In the days following the crisis, BP’s Chief Executive Officer Tony Hayward did not follow the advice of his communications team, refused to take ownership and passed the blame on to its key partners in the project – Haliburton and Transocean. BP had to face brickbats on all sides for poor crisis communication as well as faults in its management practice.