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Capacity Development Workshop on “ICT and E-Government in SIDS"

February 4, 2015

UNPOG co-organised a Capacity Development Workshop on “ICT and E-Government in SIDS: Responding to thSAMOA Pathway Call for Action” from 11 to 12 February 2015 in Seoul, Republic of Korea, with Korean National Information Society Agency (NIA). 

As an integral part of DPADM support to the Third International Conference on Small Island Developing States (SIDS), UNPOG has conducted an analytical study on the role of e-government for promoting sustainable development in SIDS from March to July 2014. This study reviewed the regional trends of e-government in SIDS, e-government policies and strategies, major barriers, and policy recommendations for e-government development in SIDS. The findings of this study have also been presented to the Capacity Development Workshop “Innovation and E-governance for Sustainable Development” during 2014 UNPSA and the Sixty-ninth Session of the UN General Assembly Second Committee Special Event on “ICT and E-Government in SIDS: Responding to the SAMOA Pathway Call for Action” held on 14 November 2014 in UN Headquarters, New York.

This Workshop is a further follow up to the Capacity Development Workshop “Innovation and E-governance for Sustainable Development” during 2014 UNPSA, when SIDS participants requested more focused training for SIDS only. The main purpose of the Workshop is to strengthen the capacity building of SIDS in e-government development including building-up e-infrastructure for sustainable development. In addition, this Workshop also shared with SIDS participants about the main themes and policy conclusions from the Sixty-ninth Session of the UN General Assembly Second Committee Special Event on “ICT and E-Government in SIDS: Responding to the SAMOA Pathway Call for Action” held on 14 November 2014 in UN Headquarters, New York.

With a view to regional trends and common features of e-government development in SIDS, representatives from 7 participating SIDS: i) discussed about the trends and common features and main challenges of e-government development in SIDS; ii) shared best practices of ICT and e-government for sustainable development including disaster risk management and enhance peer-to-peer learning; iii) built up a strong CIO network and set up the mechanism/platform for sharing experiences and knowledge transfer with focus on innovative e-practices for sustainable development; and iv) discussed about the role of development partners in supporting capacity building activities on ICT and e government for SIDS; and v) explored the ways of implementing the policy recommendations related to ICT and e-government development in SIDS emanating from the Draft Outcome Document of the Third International Conference on Small Island Developing States.

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