Regional Symposium on "Effective Governance and Digital Transformation for Accelerating Implementation of the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development and Addressing Global Challenges"
21 to 24 November 2022
20:00 – 03:00 | (EST, New York Time)
22 to 24 November 2022
10:00 – 17:00 | (Seoul Time)
The United Nations Department of Economic and Social Affairs (UN DESA) 's Division for Public Institutions and Digital Government (DPIDG), through its Project Office on Governance (UNPOG), and in collaboration with the Ministry of the Interior and Safety (MOIS) of the Government of the Republic of Korea, is organizing the Regional Symposium on " Effective Governance and Digital Transformation for Accelerating Implementation of the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development and Addressing Global Challenges." The Symposium will be held in a hybrid format in Incheon, the Republic of Korea, from 22-24 November 2022 (09:00 – 18:00, GMT +9, Seoul Time). It is foreseen that the Regional Symposium will also offer ample opportunities for online engagement to ensure wide-ranging participation.
The Regional Symposium on “Effective Governance and Digital Transformation” is a UN DESA flagship annual event. It aims to raise awareness of critical public governance issues, examine current and future trends and provide new approaches and methodologies to support the United Nations Member States in developing their capacities toward achieving the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development. It also promotes peer-to-peer learning by providing participants with the opportunity to share knowledge and exchange innovative practices.
The Regional Symposium will primarily bring together government representatives from Asia and Pacific countries, and Eastern Africa. Participants will be composed of government officials, in particular SDG focal points, representatives of ministries or other entities in charge of public administration and/or overseeing public service management, and ministries and agencies in charge of Planning, Environment, ICT and innovation, and other relevant stakeholders who are responsible for risk-informed disaster risk reduction, climate change, schools and training institutes, the private sector, civil society organizations, and academia.
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Participants at the Regional Symposium
Mr. Juwang Zhu
Division for Public Institutions and Digital Government (DPIDG)
United Nations Department of Economic and Social Affairs (UN DESA)
Ms. Adriana Alberti
Chief, Programme Management and Capacity Development Unit
UN Project Office on Governance/ DPIDG/UN DESA
Ana Cristina Thorlund
Governance and Public Administration Expert
Mr. Prabin Maharjan
Programme Management Expert
Associate Capacity Development Expert
Ms Hye Kyung (Shelley) Choi
Programme Management Assistant