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e-Gov Online Conference: Achieving long-term goals with continuous innovation

Date: June 02, 2020
Domain:International Relations; Foreign Affairs
Persona: Business; Citizen; Government; Non-Citizen

GIS – 02 June 2020: Mauritius participated in the 6th e-Governance Online Conference, under the theme Giant Leaps Start with Small Steps, organised by the e-Governance Academy, Estonia.  One of the key learning and sharing objectives of the Conference, held from 18 to 21 May 2020, was on achieving long-term goals with continuous innovation that utilises smaller projects based on common principles.The online e-Governance Conference provided participants with:
  • a unique opportunity to discuss the topics that reflect governments’ current challenges in helping citizens to manage their lives and businesses online;
  • discussion platforms with e-governance experts from around the world; and
  • access to keynote presentations, live discussions and focus on the practical aspects of strategically designing digital agendas and collaborative models of e-governance.
Participants were public sector decision-makers and strategists from countries implementing national e-governance strategies.  Donor organisations supporting the development of open, transparent and efficient governance practices via IT solutions, and business community developing e-governance applications and assisting governments with their implementation, also participated.
The conference topics included: converting a vision of digital transformation into actionable small steps: what are the essential steps and how to move ahead? how to make the digital component an essential part of a country’s development and how to finance it? and, how is the transition to the Cloud based Platform Services envisioned, regulated and managed by the governments?
The e-Governance Conference is an annual event organised by the e-Governance Academy (eGA) since 2015.  It is supported by the Estonian Ministry of Foreign Affairs Development Cooperation.
This year’s conference celebrated the anniversary of the first walk on the Moon. This giant leap for humankind started with small steps: research, meetings, programming, and technology development. The same principle applies to digital transformation and e-governance development.
Government Information Service, Prime Minister’s Office, Level 6, New Government Centre, Port Louis, Mauritius. Email:  Website:  Mobile App: Search Gov
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