UNITED NATIONS E-GOVERNMENT SURVEY 2020 WEBINAR SERIES
Webinar 3: Local e-government
The 2020 edition of the United Nations E-Government Survey was launched on Friday, 10 July.
Join us for an in-depth look at the UN E-Government Survey’s chapter on local e-government assessments. E-government development is a rising priority in political agendas, but the emphasis has mostly been on the national level. Meanwhile, people interact directly and identify more with their local government authorities which responds to their needs and the concerns affecting their daily lives. It is in this context that local-government development in 100 cities were accessed in the 2020 Survey – a marked increase from the pilot study first conducted in 2018. As with national assessments, examining e-government development at the local level – including its intersections with small-and-medium enterprises and smart city initiatives – is a vital area of study.
16 July 2020, Thursday, 10:00 a.m. – 11:00 a.m. EDT (Check your time zone)
Webex | Facebook Live
Presentation by Mr. Deniz Susar & Ms. Delfina Soares
Presentation by Mr. Borja Prieto
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Joined by experts:
- Ms. Delfina Soares, Head of the United Nations University Operating Unit on Policy Driven Electronic Governance (UNU-EGOV)
- Mr. Borja Prieto, Head of Institutional Extension Service at Madrid City Council
Presentation on key substantive messages by:
Mr. Deniz Susar, Government and Public Administration Officer, UN Department of Economic and Social Affairs
Mr. Alexandre Barbosa, Head of the Regional Center for Studies on the Development of Information Society (Cetic.br)
Delfina Soares is the Head of the United Nations University Operating Unit on Policy Driven Electronic Governance (UNU-EGOV). Delfina has been associated with the Operating Unit since 2015, when she joined as Adjunct Associate Professor. She has strong ties to UNU-EGOV’s host university, the University of Minho, where she has held various positions over the past 18 years, including Lecturer and Assistant Professor at the Department of Information Systems and as a Researcher with Centro ALGORITMI. She holds a PhD in Information Systems and Technologies and a MSc in Informatics, both from the University of Minho. Her areas of research and expertise include electronic governance at a national, local and sectorial level, electronic government interoperability and cross-agency collaboration, electronic democracy and electronic participation, and electronic governance measurement and monitoring. She has been member of organizational, programme and scientific committees of multiple conferences, tracks and workshops in the Information Systems and Technology (IST) area and, particularly, in the e-Governance area. Delfina is member of the Executive Committee of the Observatory for the Study and Development of the Information Society (GÁVEA), and board member of the Portuguese Chapter of the Association for Information Systems (AIS) and of the Executive Committee of the Portuguese Association for Information Systems (APSI). She is also member of the WG 8.5 (Working Group on Information Systems in Public Administration) of the TC 8 (Technical Committee on Information Systems) of the International Federation for Information Processing (IFIP).
Alexandre Barbosa is head of the Regional Center for Studies on the Development of Information Society (Cetic.br), and is in charge of several nationwide ICT surveys and research projects on the socio-economic implications of ICTs, including research on Electronic Government. He was chair of the Expert Group on ICT Household indicators from the International Telecommunication Union (ITU). He holds a PhD in Business Administration from Getulio Vargas Foundation (Brazil), a Master’s in Business Administration from Bradford University (UK), an MSc in Computer Science from the Federal University of Minas Gerais (Brazil) and a BSc in Electrical Engineering from Catholic University (Brazil). He has also conducted postdoctoral research at HEC Montréal (Canada).
Deniz Susar is a Governance and Public Administration Officer, Digital Government Branch, Division for Public Institutions and Digital Government is a Governance and Public Administration Officer at the Division for Public Institutions and Digital Government of UNDESA. Deniz’s main work areas include digital government and preparation of the biannual UNDESA flagship publication ‘United Nations E-Government Survey'. As part of his current role, he also supports the Internet Governance Forum (IGF). HIs main research areas include e-government, open government, citizen engagement, internet governance, artificial intelligence and other frontier technologies and open government data. Deniz holds a Master Degree on International Political Economy and Development from Fordham University, New York, United States and a Computer Engineering degree from the Bosphorus University of Istanbul, Turkey.
Borja Prieto, Head of Institutional Extension at the Citizen Participation, Transparency and Open Government Department, Madrid City Council, Spain. Borja Prieto has been working in the Citizen Participation department from 2016, establishing cooperation relationships between the City Council and other institutions around the world. He has previously held different managerial roles mainly in IT, both in the public sector in the national government and in the city council of Madrid, and also in the private sector. He was an assistant professor at the University of Comillas in Madrid, Spain.
This event is part of a series of technical webinars on the UN E-Government Survey:
Webinar 1: Global and regional e-government development 14 July 10:00 – 11:00 hrs. EDT Facebook Live
Webinar 2: COVID-19 and e-government 15 July 10:00 – 11:00 hrs. EDT Facebook Live
Webinar 3: Local e-government 16 July 10:00 – 11:00 hrs. EDT Facebook Live
Webinar 4: E-participation 21 July 10:00 – 11:00 hrs. EDT Facebook Live
Webinar 5: Data governance for digital government 22 July 10:00 – 11:00 hrs. EDT Facebook Live
Webinar 6: Capacities for digital transformation 23 July 10:00 – 11:00 hrs. EDT Facebook Live