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)
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”). This Webinar will feature presentations from experts including an overview introduction of the Toolkit and 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.
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.
About the Training Toolkit on Capacities for Digital Government Transformation
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.
The Webinar will aim to:
- Introduce the main pillars, strategy and roadmap for advancing digital government transformation;
- Enhance better understanding of the importance to adopt a holistic approach to digital government transformation;
- Raise awareness of the required capacities for digital government transformation at institutional, organisational, individual and societal levels;
- Share country experiences in promoting digital inclusion through bridging the digital divides and developing capacities of people in vulnerable situations; and
- Discuss with participants particularly capacity developers on how to use the Toolkit for enhancing capacities to advance digital government transformation.
Mr. Kyu Chang Ko, Head, UN Project Office on Governance (UNPOG)/DPIDG/UN DESA
Mr. Keping Yao, Senior Governance and Public Administration Expert, UNPOG/DPIDG/UN DESA | email@example.com