UN-APCICT conducts a workshop on e-Government for 15 government officials from 9 countries from around the world to enhance their understanding on the different ways in which ICT can be applied for improving the delivery of public services and governance.
On 29 September 2014, the United Nations Asian and Pacific Training Center for ICT for Development (UN-APCICT) conducted a workshop on e-Government for 15 government officials from 9 countries from around the world as part of a 3-week capacity building programme by the Human Resources Development Institute of the Gyeonggi Province of the Republic of Korea.
The workshop was based on Module 3 “e-Government Applications” of UN-APCICT’s flagship programme Academy of ICT Essentials for Government Leaders (Academy). Through the workshop, participants acquired a deeper understanding of the concept of e-government and key knowledge for successful planning and implementation of e-Government programmes in their countries. Sessions also introduced to participants the different ways in which ICT can be applied in government, providing insight on how ICT can improve the delivery of public services and governance.
Participants included civil servants from countries in Africa, Asia-Pacific, Eastern Europe, Central America and the Caribbean, demonstrating the growing demand for ICT for development (ICTD) capacity building not only in Asia-Pacific, but in other regions of the world as well. To help meet the global ICTD capacity building demand, UN-APCICT has been collaborating with regional development organizations and governmental organizations in the Republic of Korea with international cooperation programmes for capacity building of civil servants of developing countries from around the world.