UNPOG : Theme - Capacity Development


Transforming Public Institutions for Effective Implementation of the SDGs November 10, 2016
The United Nations Department of Economic and Social Affairs (UNDESA), through its Division for Public Administration and Development Management (DPADM) supported by its Project Office on Governance (UNPOG), organised a workshop titled “Transforming Public Institutions for Effective Implementation of the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs)” during the Global Forum on Government Innovation, which is being organised by the Ministry of the Interior (MOI), Republic of Korea, on 9-10 November 2016 in Busan, Korea. The Forum provided a venue for exchanging knowledge on public sector innovation, promoting good governance and sharing good practices.

The aim of the workshop was to share knowledge on innovative practices and lessons learned on how to transform public institutions for the effective implementation of the SDGs. The Workshop brought together over 50 participants from the Asia Pacific region and Eastern Africa, including high-level government officials, representatives of the United Nations, academia and other relevant organizations. 
Opening Session
9:30 - 9:40
[Opening remarks]
Mr. Jae-hong Lim, Head of Office, UNPOG 
  Group Photo
SESSION I: Translating SDGs into National Development Plans - sharing country practices
9:40 - 10:40
Moderator: Mr. Keping Yao, Governance and Public Administration Expert, UNPOG
Presentation 1: Uganda  
Ms. Sarah Nahalamba, Senior Planner Gender and Population, National Planning Authority (NPA), Uganda
Presentation 2: China 
Mr. Xin Xu, Deputy Director, National Development and Reform Commission, China
Presentation 3: Korea 
Ms. Nana Seo, Deputy Director of Development Cooperation Bureau, Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Korea
Discussion and Q&A
10:40 - 11:00 Break
SESSION II: Institutional Coordination and Policy Integration for Implementing SDGs
11:00 - 12:10
Moderator: Mr. Jae-hong Lim, Head, UNPOG
Presentation 1 - DPADM: Whole-of-Government approach 
Ms. Adriana Alberti, Senior Governance and Public Administration Officer, Division for Public Administration and Development Management (DPADM), UNDESA
Presentation 2 - Indonesia: Country practice 
Mr. Leonard V. H. Tampubolon, Deputy Minister of Economic Affairs, Ministry of National Development Planning/National Development, Planning Agency, Indonesia
Presentation 3 - Pakistan: Country practice 
Mr. Syed Tahir Hijazi, Member of Planning Commission (Governance and Reforms), Ministry of Planning, Reforms and Development, Pakistan
Discussion and Q&A
Discussant: Mr.  Jeongwon Yoon, Executive Director,  National Information Society Agency, Korea
12:20-14:00 Lunch
SESSION III: Bridging the Digital Divide for Inclusive Service Delivery
14:00 - 15:10
ModeratorMr. Khemera Mok, Director of E-Government Department, Ministry of Posts and Telecommunications, Cambodia
Presentation 1 - UNESCAP: E-government for women’s empowerment  
Ms. Sayuri Cocco Okada, Social Affairs Officer of the Social Development Division, UNESCAP
Presentation 2 - Timor Leste: Country practice (reducing the digital divide between countries) 
Mr. Abel Pires da Silva, Senior Telecommunications Adviser, Ministry of Public Works, Transports and Communications, Timor-Leste
Presentation 3 - Kenya: Mobile financial service for the financially excluded in society  
Mr. James Njeru, Assistant Director, Corporate Planning and Strategy, Communications Authority, Kenya
Discussion and Q&A
Discussant: Mr. Gordon Kalema, Director of e-Government, Ministry of Youth and ICT, Rwanda
15:10 - 15:15
Vote of Thanks and Closing Remarks
[Vote of Thanks]
Mr. Leonard V. H. Tampubolon
Deputy Minister of Economic Affairs
Ministry of National Development Planning/National Development Planning Agency
Mr. Gundegmaa Jargalsaikhan
Director General
National Development Authority
[Closing Remarks]
Mr. Jae-hong Lim
UNPOG : Transforming Public Institutions for Effective Implementation of the SDGs
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