Archive of Activities

Confernce on E-Government in Asia and the Pacific

May 11, 2011




Day One:: 11 May 2011
9:30-10:45 Welcome remarks
By Mr. jong-moo chol
(Head, United nations project office on governance)
Video message
By Mr. Sha-Zukang
(United nations under-secretary-general for economic and social affairs)
Congratulatory remarks 1
By H.E Maeng Hyung Kyu
(Minister, ministry of public administration and security, republic of korea)
Congratulatory remarks 2
By H.E Hyong-Oh Kim
(Former national assembly speaker, republic of korea)
Escap message
By DR. Noeleen heyzer under-secretary-general of the united nations and executive secretary of escap
(Delivered by DR. Hyeun-Suk Rhee, director, escap/apcict)
Opening statement
By MS. Haiyan qian (director, dpadm/undesa) or mr. vincenzo aquaro(chief, e-government branch, dpadm/undesa)
10:45-11:00 COFFEE BREAK

SESSION 1 E-GOVERNMENT DEVELOPMENT IN THE ASIA-PACIFIC REGION

10:45-11:00 KEYNOTE ADDRESS 1: REGIONAL E-GOVERNMENT ISSUES,OPPORTUNITIES AND CHALLENGES
Mr. Kapil Sibal (Minister, Ministry of Communication and Information Technology, India)
11:30-11:45 SNAPSHOT REVIEW: RECENT E-GOVERNMENT PERFORMANCEIN ASIA AND THE PACIFIC
Mr. Richard Kerby (Senior Inter-Regional Advisor on eGovernment, DPADM/UNDESA)
This review of the Asia-Pacific region’s e-Government will mostly be based on the findings of UNDESA’s latest e-Government Survey.
11:30-11:45 COFFEE BREAK
11:30-11:45 KEYNOTE ADDRESS 2: E-GOVERNMENT AND NATIONAL DEVELOPMENT
Ms. Jane E. Fountain (Professor, University of Massachusetts Amherst and Director at National Centre for Digital Government)
This keynote address places e-Government in a national development context, highlighting e-Government as a contribution towards realization of national development goals.
11:30-11:45 LUNCH BREAK

SESSION 2 E-GOVERNMENT OFFICIALS,
INSTITUTIONAL, AND LEGAL AND REGULATORY FRAMEWORKS

14:00-16:30 FORUM of CIOS, E-GOVERNMENT OFFICIALS AND INSTITUTIONAL FRAMEWORK
CHAIR
Ms. Ann Steward (CIO, Australian Government
Information Management Office (AGIMO), Department of Finance and Deregulation)
MODERATOR
Mr. Emmanuel C. Lallana (CEO, Ideacorp, Philipines)
PRE-RECORDED PRESENTATION
Mr. Nagy K. Hanna (Former Senior Advisor, World Bank)
PANELISTS
1.BANGLADESH:
Mr. Abdur Rob Howlader
(Secretary, Ministry of Science and Information & Communication Technology);

2. MALDIVES:
Mr. Faaig Umar
(Chief Executive, National Center for Information Communication Technology Development Authority);

3. JAPAN:
Mr. Toshio Obi
(Former policy adviser to the Prime Minister on e-Government policy issues, Chair of e3 Government Promotion council of the Ministry of Internal Affairs and Communications);

4. VIETNAM:
Mr. Thanh Tuyen Nguyen (Deputy Director General, Department of Information Technology, Ministry of Information and Communications);

5. MALAYSIA:
Mr. Yaacob Bin Yusof
(Deputy Director, ICT Policy and Development Division, Government of Malaysia);

6. INDONESIA:
Mr. Herry Abdul Aziz
(Director of e-Government, Ministry of Communication and Information Technology);

7. SRI LANKA:
Mr. Reshan Dewapura
(Director, Information and Communication Technology Agency);

8. THAILAND:
Mr. Sudharma Yoonaidharma
(Commissioner, The National Telecommunications Commission);

9. BRUNEI:
Mr. Azhar Ahmad
(Permanent Secretary/Overall Government CIO)
This Forum will facilitate knowledge-sharing, while also exploring ways of collaboration among CIOs and e-Government officials. The forum discussion will also focus on the institutional framework and its constituting elements; with a view to identifying the institutional conditions for successful implementation of e-Government policies, as well as to understand institutional options.
The Forum will include a pre-recorded presentation by Dr. Nagy Hanna on… as well as a brief introduction to a draft directory of national e-Government institutions and officials (currently under development) by Mr. Patrick Spearing, Senior Governance and Public Administration Officer, DPADM/UNDESA.
16:30-16:45 COFFEE BREAK
16:45-17:15 PRESENTATION: DETERMINING E-GOVERNMENT LEGAL AND REGULATORY FRAMEWORK
Mr. Pilwoon Jung (Senior Researcher, Korea Communications Agency, Republic of Korea)
17:15 – 18:00 MODERATED DISCUSSION SESSION: CYBER/INFORMATION SECURITY IN THE CONTEXT OF E-GOVERNMENT LEGAL AND REGULATORY FRAMEWORKS
MODERATOR
MR. Datuk Mohd Noor Amin (Chairman, International Multilateral Partnership Against Cyber Threats (IMPACT)) 
Resource person
Country perspective: Professor Kaili Kan (School of Economics andManagement, Beijing University of Posts and Telecommunications)
This sub-session is intended as an introductory discussion into the role, including challenges of cyber security, when developing e-Government legal and regulatory frameworks. To begin the discussion, a presentation will be made by the moderator on the subject, followed by a presentation on a country level perspective.
The moderator will then guide the ensuing discussion.
Day Two:: 12 May 2011

SESSION 3 COUNTRY SPECIFIC e-GOVERNMENT EXPERIENCES

This session comprises three sub-sessions and will concentrate on eGovernment experiences of countries, which are grouped by special situations, developmental stage and size, in order to explore the impact of these factors on countries’ e-Government development and enable a comparative overview of these countries.
9:30-9:45 INTRODUCTION TO THE SESSION
CHAIR: (To be confirmed)
FACILITATOR:Mr. Patrick Spearing
(Senior Governance and Public Administration Officer, DPADM/UNDESA)
9:45-11:00 E-GOVERNMENT IN SPECIAL SITUATIONS: LAND-LOCKED, SMALL ISLAND DEVELOPING COUNTRIES, CONFLICT- AND DISASTER-AFFECTED COUNTRIES
COUNTRY GROUP RAPPORTEUR
Mr. Tumennast Edernebold
(Deputy Director, Policy Implementation and Regulatory Authority, Mongolia)

• Presentation on a land-locked developing country
Mr. Manohar Kumar Bhattarai (Vice Chairman, High Level Commission for Information Technology, Nepal)

• Presentation on a small island developing country
MMr. Mohamed Shareef (Deputy Director General of E-Government Division, National Centre for Information Technology, Maldives)

• Presentation on a conflict-affected country:
Mr. Abdul Mujeeb Mohmand (E-Government General Manager, Ministry of Communication and IT, Afghanistan)

• Presentation on a disaster-affected country:
Mr. Preminda J. Fernando (Associate Economic Affairs Officer, Information andCommunications Technology and Disaster Risk Reduction Division, United Nations Economic and Social Commission for Asia and the Pacific)
Wrap-up comments by Moderator
11:00-11:15 COFFEE BREAK
11:15-12:15 E-GOVERNMENT EXPERIENCES IN COUNTRIES AT DIFFERENT STAGES OF DEVELOPMENT: DEVELOPED, DEVELOPING AND LEAST DEVELOPED COUNTRIES
COUNTRY GROUP MODERATOR
Dr. Phani Kumar (Center for Good Governance, India)

• Least Developed Country:
Mr. Leewood Phu (Board Member, National Information Communication Technology Development Authority, Cambodia) ,

• Developed Country:
Mr. Kwang-Soo Chang (Assistant Minister, Information Planning and Coordination Division, MOPAS, Republic of Korea)

• Developing country:
Ms. Thi Nguyet Nguyen (Chief of the Authority Office for IT Application Promotion, Ministry of Information and Communication, Vietnam)
Wrap-up comments by Moderator
12:15-13:00 E-GOVERNMENT EXPERIENCES IN SMALL AND BIG COUNTRIES– SIZE AS A FACTOR?
COUNTRY GROUP MODERATOR:
Mr. Tomasz Janowski (UNUIIST) ; Mr. Seow Hiong Goh (Executive Director, Global Policy and Government Affairs, Asia Pacific, Cisco Systems, Singapore)

• Presentation on a big country:
Mr. Nong Li (Professor, Institute of Information, Shanghai Academy of Social Sciences, China)

• Presentation on a small country:
Mr. Jigme Tenzing (Head, Ministry of Information and Communication, Bhutan)
Wrap-up comments by Moderators
13:00-14:30 LUNCH BREAK
14:30-15:30 WRAP-UP DISCUSSION
15:30-16:00 COFFEE BREAK

SESSION 4 UNITED NATIONS PUBLIC ADMINISTRATION COUNTRY
STUDIES (UNPACS)

16:00-18:00 INTRODUCTION TO UNPACS AND e-GOVERNMENT
Mr. Vincenzo Aquaro (Chief, E-Government Branch, DPADM/UNDESA)
Day Three:: 13 May 2011

SESSION 5 COUNTRY E-GOVERNMENT BRIEFS AS CONTRIBUTION TO
CAPACITY DEVELOPMENT

9:30-11:00 Introduction to the concept of country briefs
Ms. S. Ran Kim (Governance and Public Administration Officer, E-Government Branch, DPADM/UNDESA)
A sample country e-Government Brief will be presented, with ensuing discussion of the utility of country e-Government briefs for capacity development and with related suggestions.
MODERATOR:
Ms. Ariunaa Lkhagvasuren (CEO, Intec Company, Mongolia)
PRESENTATION:
2 SAMPLE E-GOVERNMENT BRIEFS (AUSTRALIA & a developing country) Prof.
Myeong Jae Moon
(Consultant, Yeonsei University, Republic of Korea)

CLOSING SESSION

15:30-16:00 CLOSING REMARKS BY MR. JONG-MOO CHOI (UNPOG)
11:30-12:00 GROUP PHOTO
12:00-13:30 LUNCH BREAK

TECHNICAL TOUR
9:30-11:00 VISIT TO EXPERIENCE GREEN GROWH HALL, KOREA TELECOMOLLEH SQUARE AND INFORMATION NETWORK VILLAGE(“INVIL”)

Two site visits are planned to: (1) one of INVILs, (2) Experience Green Growth Hall, and Korea Telecom Olleh Square.
INVIL is a project designed to reduce the digital divide among the rural and urban areas, by increasing availability of e-Government services. Building on a high-speed Internet network for each household, it improves rural livelihoods and economy, as well as communications. Experience Green Growth Hall is an experience hall where visitors can easily understand and learn why green growth is needed, the development status of Korea’s green technology, and the use of ICT in green economy. Korea Telecom Olleh Square gives participants opportunities to see and experience the latest IT trend, including different types of smart phones.

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