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Digital Government for Transformation Towards Sustainable and Resilient Societies
Start Date/Time:
Monday, April 2, 2018
End Date/Time:
Friday, April 6, 2018
Recurring Event:
One time event
Importance:
Normal Priority
Registration Type:
By Invitation
Description:

Location: Singapore


Description:


Executive Development Course: Digital Government for Transformation Towards Sustainable and Resilient Societies - the Singapore Experience


The transformative nature of the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development requires prompt action by governments and collaboration with all stakeholders to ensure that the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) are implemented and that no one is left behind. Digital technologies and e-government can promote transformation and lead to more sustainable and resilient societies if they are consistently applied to improve access, efficiency, effectiveness, accountability, inclusiveness and quality of public services.

 

Digital government is particularly important to building a resilient society against the increasing risks and shocks of various kinds - including economic, social, environmental, and security. By leveraging the ICTs and new technologies, such as Geographic Information Systems (GIS), location-based data, big data and data analytics, artificial intelligence (AI), open, virtual and cloud-based architectures and blockchain, governments could be better equipped to effectively anticipate, prepare, and respond to risks and disasters. Government can also better perform its responsibility in disaster response and recovery by identifying the people who are most adversely affected and delivering necessary public services to them in a more effective and timely manner.

 

Particularly, digital technologies can play an important role in including the poorest and most vulnerable groups in the process of achieving sustainable and resilient societies and ensuring “Leaving No One Behind” - the overarching principle of the 2030 Agenda. If appropriate measures are taken, the poorest and most vulnerable people, who often lack the access to economic and social services and resilient infrastructure - including older persons, persons with disabilities, women, children, youth, and migrants - can receive better public services with digital services such as e-health, e-education, and e-voting. Digital technologies furthermore can facilitate their participation and empowerment.

Against this backdrop, the Division for Public Administration and Development Management (DPADM) of the United Nations Department of Economic and Social Affairs (UNDESA), through its Project Office on Governance (UNPOG) and the Government Technology Agency of Singapore (GovTech), in collaboration with UNDP Global Centre on Public Service Excellence (GCPSE), are co-organizing the Executive Development Course on Digital Government for Transformation Towards Sustainable and Resilient Societies – the Singapore Experience (the “Course”).

 

The Course aims to enhance the capacities of the SIDS, LDCs, and LLDCs in leveraging ICTs and digital government to address the special vulnerabilities they face, and assist such countries in building sustainable and resilient societies. It aims to introduce the advanced experience of Singapore and illustrate how digital technologies can be utilized by government in fostering transformation towards a sustainable and resilient society and ultimately how digital government can be an enabler for achieving the SDGs.

 

The Course also aims to provide the participants with a platform to share experiences and good practices of how to apply digital technologies to build sustainable and resilient societies through improving public service delivery and enhancing citizen engagement and partnership building to effectively implement the SDGs.


Document


Aide Memoire

Programme


Contact:


Keping YAO

Governance and Public Administration Officer

United Nations Project Office on Governance (UNPOG)

Division for Public Administration and Development Management (DPADM)

United Nations Department of Economic and Social Affairs (UN DESA)

Email: yaok@un.org


Mi Kyoung PARK 

Associate Research and Policy Analysis Expert

United Nations Project Office on Governance (UNPOG)

Division for Public Administration and Development Management (DPADM)

United Nations Department of Economic and Social Affairs (UN DESA)

Email: mikyoung.park@un.org

 

 

Day 1

 

Welcome Addresses

Welcome Address from Mr. Chae Gun ChungHead, United Nations Project Office on Governance (UNPOG), DPADM/UNDESA

Welcome Address Ms. Jacqueline PohChief Executive, Government Technology Agency of Singapore (GovTech)

Welcome Address by Mr. Arndt Husar, Deputy Director, UNDP Global Centre for Public Service Excellence



Session <Digital Government – Policy and Strategy - for SDG Implementation>

Presentation Mr. Chae Gun chungHead, United Nations Project Office on Governance (UNPOG), DPADM/UNDESA

Presentation Mr. Jonas RabinovitchSenior Advisor, DPADM/UNDESA

Presentation Ms. S.L. Ng Yun WingDirector of Environment, Ministry of Social Security, Solidarity and Environment and Sustainable Development, Republic of Mauritius

Presentation_Mr. Luis FasanoDeputy General Administrator, National Authority for Governmental Innovation, Panama

Presentation_Mr. Talatalaga Mata’u, Assistant Chief Executive Officer-Policy, Policy Development Division, Ministry of Communications and Information Technology, Samoa
Presentation_Mr. Duong Ton Bao, Deputy Head of Division, Division of IT Application in Enterprise in Authority of Information Technology Application(AITA) – Ministry of Information and Communications of Vietnam

Presentation by Mr. Humayun Kabir, Joint Secretary, Ministry of Public Administration, Bangladesh



Session <Policy and Strategy Formulation for SDGs: Smart Nation and Digital Government strategy>


 

Day 2

 

Session <ICT Infrastructure for Digital Government Services – resilience, security, redundancy and integration>

Presentation by Mr. Rodney Nicholas, Deputy Director, Government Infrastructure Group, GovTech

 

Session <Mobilising digital government for delivering essential public services – A good case of government procurement>

Presentation by Mr. Aaron Ma, Deputy Director, Procurement, Governance Group, GovTech

 

Session <Cyber-Security for Digital Government Services>

Presentation by Mr. Ng Lup Houh, Principal Cybersecurity Specialist, Cyber Security Policies, Advisory & Tech, GovTech

 

Session <Disaster Mitigation through ICT>

1. Presentation by Mr. Keping Yao, Governance and Public Administration Expert, UNPOG/DPADM/UNDESA

2. Presentation by Mr. Edmond John S. Pangilinan, Chief Technical Information Officer, The University of the Philippines Resilience Institute

 

 

Day 3

 

Session <Leaving no one behind: Singapore’s National Digital ID (MyInfo, SingPass/CorpPass, NDI)>

Presentation by Mr. Kwok Quek Sin, Director, Product Management Division, GovTech (part 1)

Presentation by Mr. Kwok Quek Sin, Director, Product Management Division, GovTech (part 2)

Presentation by Mr. Kwok Quek Sin, Director, Product Management Division, GovTech (part 3)

 

Session <Laws and Regulations & Data Governance>

Presentation by Mr. Nicholas Tan, Principal Lecturer & Consultant, Institute of Systems Science, National University of Singapore

Presentation by Mr. Keping Yao, Governance and Public Administration Expert, UNPOG/DPADM/UNDESA

 

Session <Open data and data science in the Singapore public sector>

Presentaton by Mr. Daniel Lim, Acting Deputy Director, Data Science Division, GovTech

 

 

Day 4

Panel Discussion on Technology Foresight and Government Strategy

Session <Emerging Digital Technologies Showcase>

Presentation by Mr. Gerald Wang, Head of Public Sector, IDC Government Insights Asia Pacific

Presentation by Mr. Walter Lee, Evangelist and Government Relations Director, Global Safety Division, NEC Corporation

Presentation by Mr. David Lee Kuo Chuen, Professor of Fintech and Blockchain, Singapore University of Social Sciences (SUSS)

 

Session <Foresight and Government Strategy>

Presentation by Mr. Arndt Husar, Deputy Director, UNDP GCPSE

Presentation by Mr. Hyun Yim, Senior Research Fellow, Technology Foresight Center, Korea Institute of S&T Evaluation and Planning (KISTEP) 

 

Day 5

Session <ICT/e-Government for Women’s Empowerment>

Presentation by Ms. Mi Kyoung Park, Associate Research and Policy Analysis Expert, UNPOG/DPADM/UNDESA

Presentation by Mr. Limon B. Rodriguez, Senior Economist, Accenture

 

Session <Country Reporting and Action Planning> 

Presentation by Mr. Jonas Rabinovitch, Senior Advisor, DPADM/UNDESA

 

 


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