• United Nations Department of Economic and Social Affairs (UN DESA), through the Division for Public Institutions and Digital Government (DPIDG) and its project office - United Nations Project Office on Governance (UNPOG)
• United Nations Economic and Social Commission for Asia and the Pacific (UN ESCAP)
Context and Thematic Focus
The United Nations Department of Economic and Social Affairs (UN DESA), through its Division for Public Institutions and Digital Government (DPIDG) and its Project Office on Governance (UNPOG), in collaboration with the United Nations Economic and Social Commission for Asia and the Pacific (UN ESCAP), is organizing a capacity development webinar to launch the Training Toolkit on Capacities for Digital Government Transformation (the “Toolkit”), which is part of the Curriculum on Governance for the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) (the “Curriculum”).
The Training Toolkit provides national and local governments with a comprehensive framework, practical strategies, and tools to embrace a holistic approach and develop required capacities for digital government transformation. It provides a guideline on how to conduct a situation analysis to assess capacity gaps, undertake an envisioning exercise by adhering to the SDGs and fostering design thinking, and devise a strategy and road map. It examines how to develop capacities at institutional, organisational, individual, and societal levels including highlighting the importance of changing mindsets and the need of recruiting, retaining, and motivating the best digital talent within government. The Toolkit puts particular emphasis on how to develop digital capacities of people in vulnerable situations to promote digital inclusion through bridging the digital divide. This Toolkit also introduces the objectives, methods, and indicators of monitoring and evaluation of the progress of digital government transformation.
This Webinar will feature presentations from experts including an overview introduction of the Toolkit. It will provide an opportunity for participants to have a better understanding of the global and regional trends, challenges and opportunities and share country practices for promoting digital government transformation. It will include interactive elements including an open discussion.
The Webinar invites active participation of government officials, from both national and local government agencies, schools of public administration and institutes of public management in the Asia-Pacific and African regions, members of UNPAN, the UN Resident Coordinator Offices in the Asia-Pacific region and other relevant stakeholders, including civil society organisations and academia. It is expected that the Webinar could help promote the use of the Toolkit, especially mainstreaming it in the curricula of the schools of public administration, for enhancing capacities to advance digital government transformation in the region and beyond.
Concept Note and Agenda
Toolkit on Capacities for Digital Government Transformation [Documents] [PowerPoint Presentation]
Recording of the Webinar:
Ms. Adriana Alberti
Chief, Programme Management and Capacity Development Unit
Ms. Stefania Senese
Programme Management Officer
Mr. Kyu Chang Ko
Head, UN Project Office on Governance
Mr. Keping Yao
Sr. Governance and Public Administration Expert
Ms. Carolit Salvacion
Associate Networking and Outreach Expert