The Center for Electronic Governance at UNU-IIST, in partnership with the United Nations Department of Economic and Social Affairs (UNDESA), is organizing a thematic workshop on “Technology-Enabled Governance Post-2015” during the World Summit on Information Society (WSIS) Forum in Geneva, Switzerland, 13-17 May 2013. Organized by ITU, UNESCO, UNCTAD and UNDP, the WSIS forum is expected to bring over 1300 participants from more than 140 countries; see www.itu.int/wsis/implementation/2013/forum for more details.
The workshop will host presentations and discussions by high-level representatives from government, academia, industry and the UN system on how technology-enabled governance (Electronic Governance or EGOV) can contribute to the post-2015 UN development agenda. It will focus, in particular, on how EGOV can help achieve the required improvements in the efficiency, effectiveness and transparency of governance processes at the global, national and sub-national levels.
While EGOV is traditionally discussed from the “mechanics” point of view — how to design, implement, monitor and sustain technology initiatives that transform the working of governments and their interacts with citizens, businesses and other non-state actors — the workshop will concentrate on the “value” of EGOV for advancing public policies post-2015.
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