The Lebanese Army's mobile application was announced as one of the winners at an awards ceremony at the Dubai Government Summit 2015 on Wednesday.
“LAF Shield”, available for the Android and iOS operating systems, allows people to take photographs, record videos, or send messages to report any suspicious activity and security incidents.
The gadget also offers an interactive map pointing to dangerous locations, and allows users to receive army news and watch videos and photos.
The second annual UAE Government Summit opened on Monday 09 February and closed on Wednesday 11 February.
Held under the title “Shaping Future Governments”, the Dubai Government Summit attracted 97 countries.
Among the high-profile attendees from the UAE (photo) were Dubai Ruler Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid al-Maktoum, Dubai (right) and Abu Dhabi Crown Prince Sheikh Mohamed bin Zayed al-Nahyan (left).
United Nations Chief Ban Ki-moon and Queen Rania of Jordan were among more than 100 international speakers at this year’s event.