Department of Economic and Social Affairs Public Institutions
Virtual Workshop of Public Administration in the Fourth Industrial Revolution
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Monday, July 26, 2021 9:00 AM
End Date/Time:
Friday, July 30, 2021 5:30 PM
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“Public service innovation and e-government for SDGs in Africa”: Virtual capacity development workshop in collaboration with the 2021 IASIA Conference entitled “Public Administration in the Fourth Industrial Revolution”


Bela Bela, South Africa
    26 -30 July 2021


A joint capacity-development initiative of United Nations Department of Economic Social Affairs (UN DESA) and the International Association of Schools and Institutes of Administration (IASIA)



Given the wide range of socio-economic and environmental issues that the 17  SDGs cover and the transformational nature of the 2030 Agenda, it becomes clear that the successful implementation of the International Development Agenda is predicated on the effective use of innovative public service delivery approaches and cutting-edge technologies. It is therefore important to address the capacity deficit in the public sector related to the lack of understanding of the role of innovations and modern information and communication technologies as some of the drivers of successful implementation of the 2030 Agenda during the Fourth Industrial Revolution. There is need to focus on enhancing the ability to innovate and effectively use technology for improved delivery of public services.


The proposed workshop builds on the work conducted by the United Nations Department of Economic and Social Affairs (UN DESA), particularly in the context of the United Nations Public Service Awards Programme (UNPSA) to collect, reward, disseminate and share knowledge on innovative practices in public administration. The workshop will also disseminate information about the 2020 E-Government Survey in the Africa region and preparations for the UN E-Government Survey 2022. This will contribute to better understanding of the digital challenges related to digital transformation and inform policymakers of possible interventions.





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