Department of Economic and Social Affairs Public Institutions
Capacity Development Workshop on Digital Government and National Data Governance Framework in Rwanda
Start Date/Time:
Wednesday, March 22, 2023 9:00 AM
End Date/Time:
Thursday, March 23, 2023 5:00 PM
Recurring Event:
One time event
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Capacity Development Workshop


Digital Government and National Data Governance Framework in Rwanda


Kigali, Rwanda

Date/time: 22-23 March 2022
Venue: Kigali Serena Hotel (lunch and coffee breaks will be provided at the Workshop venue)
Number of participants: 40-50
(Note: by invitation only; including organizers, resource persons and support staff)


UN DESA in collaboration with the Ministry of ICT and Innovation, Government of Rwanda, supported by the Tony Blair Institute, will be hosting a two-day capacity development workshop with representatives from governments, private, public sector, civil societies, academia and other key stakeholders, on the subject of digital government and data governance.


The Workshop will provide a timely opportunity to engage government officials and other stakeholders, focussing on digital government, data and data governance with the objective of strengthening the capacity of public sector employees in the concerned governmental organizations with regards to understanding of how to improve the performance of digital government and strategize related initiatives.


The objectives of the National Consultation Workshop are as follows:


  • - Build capacities in understanding and implementing UN DESA’s e-government development framework, guided by the UN E-Government Development Index (EGDI)
  • - Engage stakeholders from different agencies and other non-government stakeholders in the official dialogue and knowledge exchange on digital government and national data governance framework for Rwanda
  • - Explore the existing opportunity and gap assessments for proposed focus areas, emerging from dialogue and interaction among workshop participants, including the proposed UN DESA data governance framework of 4 pillars and 6 elements
  • - Identify the next course of action in strategic planning and implementation for advancing digital government and setting up a national data governance framework


The primary thematic areas of the EGDI (Day 1)

  • - The EGDI framework
  • - The three components of EGDI (OSI, TII and HCI)
  • - The five categories of OSI (Institution framework (IF); data/content provision (DP); service provision (SP); e-participation (EPI); technology (TEC)
  • - Other complementary indices: (i) Open Government Development Index (OGDI; (ii) Local Online Service Index (LOSI)


The primary thematic areas of the National Data Governance (Day 2)

Four (4) pillars of National Data Governance:

  • - Policy: existing policy and regulatory framework
  • - Institutions: existing institutional framework
  • - People: existing data ecosystem and mapping of stakeholders
  • - Processes: existing data processes


Six (6) elements of National Data Governance

  • - Data standards and classification
  • - Data sharing, exchange and interoperability, including open government data
  • - Data security (and data protection)
  • - Data privacy (and ethics)
  • - National data infrastructure (including e.g., datacenter, cloud, data services, etc.)
  • - Linking data governance to digital identity)


  1. Workshop Agenda
  2. Workshop Concept Note
  3. Speakers’ and experts’ bios

Many thanks to those who have completed the pre-workshop survey. For those who have not done so, please do so (note: it will only take 5-10 minutes):


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