Wednesday 7 July 2021
2:00-4:30 PM Seoul, GMT+9
The COVID-19 pandemic has significantly hampered the progress of implementing the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). It underscored the importance of public governance, especially the crucial role of local government as the first responder to implement the emergency response measures on the ground and ensure inclusion and protection of all citizens, including disadvantaged and vulnerable populations. The significant repercussions of the COVID-19 pandemic on the economy, particularly on jobs and loss of income, also call for a more proactive role of local government in revitalizing the economy in the post-COVID-19 era. At the same time, with ICTs and digital technologies at the heart of the COVID-19 response and preparation for the post-COVID-19 era, the pandemic has become the new driver for digital transformation at all levels.
The Forum is organized to provide an opportunity to discuss strategies, approaches and experiences in strengthening public governance and leveraging ICTs and digital government for digital transformation for the resilient, sustainable and inclusive recovery. The Forum also aims to exchange good practices and lessons learned in the emergency response and for better preparation for the post-COVID-19 era.
- Mr. Deniz Susar, Governance and Public Administration Officer, Digital Government Branch, DPIDG/UN DESA
- Mr. Sean Audain, City Innovation Lead, Wellington City Council
- Dr. Thavisak Manodham, Director General of E-Government Center, Ministry of Technology and Communications, Lao PDR
- Ms. Aida C. Yuvienco, Director, Department of Information and Communications Technology, Philippines
Online Discussion Board* (Knowledge Platform)
Workshop participants are invited to join the Online Discussion Board, where the training materials will be shared and online discussion among participants will be facilitated to address unanswered questions, promote dialogue, and exchange ideas.
Ms. Mi Kyoung Park
Governance and Public Administration Officer
Ms. Young-ji Tak
Head of External Cooperation Division