Electronic Governance for Sustainable Development

  • DATE / TIME:
    2013•06•20    12:30 - 13:30

    Joint UNU-MERIT/School of Governance Seminar: “Electronic Governance for Sustainable Development — Conceptual Framework and State of Research”

    Electronic Governance (EGOV) research studies the use of Information and Communication Technologies to improve governance processes. Sustainable Development (SD) research studies possible development routes that satisfy the needs of the present generation without compromising the ability of the future generations to meet their own needs. Despite substantial progress in advancing both domains independently, little research exists at their intersection — how to utilize EGOV in support of SD. We call this intersection Electronic Governance for Sustainable Development (EGOV4SD).

    This seminar will propose a conceptual framework for EGOV4SD, propose an EGOV4SD research assessment framework, and apply both frameworks to determine the state of EGOV4SD research. In the conclusion, the seminar will outline a possible research agenda to advance the state of EGOV4SD research.

    The speaker will be Prof. Tomasz Janowski of UNU-IIST.

    About the speaker

    Tomasz Janowski is a Senior Research Fellow at UNU-IIST where he founded and heads the Center for Electronic Governance. He directs research on Electronic Governance (EGOV) policy and practice, transfers research results into instruments for public managers and policy makers, and applies such instruments in practice.

    For more information, see the Calendar of events on the UNU-MERIT website.