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2012 Global Forum on E-Government: Smart E-Government for a Better Future
Start Date: Oct 18, 2012
End Date: Oct 19, 2012
Venue: Lotte Hotel, Seoul
Description: Background

The Republic of Korea has become one of the main promoters of e-Government systems in the world. Since the 1970s, Korea has implemented a series of reforms on the path to e-government starting with the automatization of selected processes in the early 1970s to building of its own ICT infrastructure and streamlining administrative processes. Today, Korea has over 2,600 e-Government systems at the central government level. Large number of processes and systems have also been streamlined and revisited under the e-Government policy, saving time, costs and enhancing effectiveness and efficiency for both citizens and the administration. Being a pioneering nation in e-Government area, Korea’s Ministry of Public Administration and Security (MOPAS) is hosting the Global Forum on e-Government, co-organized with the United Nations Project Office on Governance (UNPOG), under the Division for Public Administration and Development Management (DPADM) of the United Nations Department of Economic and Social Affairs (UNDESA).

Opening remarks: 
Minister of MOPAS

Congratulatory remarks:   Mr. Wu Hongbo, USG, UNDESA

Plenary Session:
  E-Government Policies and Issues
  • E-Government's Role to Realize MDGS: Ms. Haiyan Qian, Director, DPADM, DESA - Video
  • E-Government Policies and Issues:
  • Smart e-government for Participation and Communication
Chaired by MOPAS and UNDESA

Track 3-1:  Global E-Government Development Trends and Challenges - 2012 UN e-Government survey review and related issues
  • Mr. Vincenzo Aquaro, Chief, E-Government Branch, DPADM, DESA - Presentation
  • Mr. Alexei Tikhomirov, Acting Head UNPOG, DESA - Presentation
  • Ms. Tiziana Bonapace, Chief ICT and Development - Section United Nations Economic and Social Commission for Asia and the Pacific (ESCAP) - Presentation
  • Mr. Haidar Fraihat, Director ICT Division, United Nations Economic and Social Commission for Western Asia (ESCWA) -Presentation
  • Ms. Aida Opoku-Mensah, Director, ICTs, Science, & Technology Division United Nations Economic Commission for Africa (ECA) - Presentation
  • Ms. Alejandra Naser, Expert Economic Commission for Latin America and the Caribbean (ECLAC) - Presentation
  • Mr. Efim Malitikov, Chairman of Interstate Committee of CIS on Knowledge Promotion and Adult Education -Presentation
Track 3-2:  International Strategies in E-Government for Developing Countries - Sharing international organizations' aid programmes
Chair - Mr. Vincenzo Aquaro
  • Mr. Robert de Jesus, Programme Officer and Ms. Yu Jung Victoria Yu, Public Administration Officer, DPADM, DESA Presentation
  • Mr. Randeep Sudan, ICT Sector Manager, World Bank - Presentation
  • Mr. Seethapathy Chander, Director General of Regional and Sustainable Development Bank. Asian Development Bank - Presentation
  • Mr. Yonazi Enock, Principal ICT Engineer, African Development Bank - Presentation
  • Mr. Torbjörn Fredriksson, Officer-in-Charge of ICT Branch, UNCTAD - Presentation
  • Mr. Artemy Izmestiev, Policy Specialist, UNDP - Presentation
Tracek 3-3:  Global Cooperation for Mutual Development -Cooperation among governments
-Public Private Partnership
-Cooperation with NGOs & CSOs
  • Mr. Richard Kerby, Interregional Adviser, DPADM, DESA - Presentation
  • Mr. Bong-up Cho, Senior Policy Development Expert, UNPOG, DESA - Presentation
  • Mr. Francis Lorenzo, Representative, South-South News
  • Mr. Byung-sik Lee, Director, Samsung SDS - Presentation
  • Ms. Gloria Parker, CEO, Parker Group - Presentation
  • Mr. Ahmad Alkhiary, Assistant Director General for the Saudi eGov Program, Saudi Arabia - Presentation
  • Mr. Jungwon Yoon, Executive Director of Global Cooperation Division, National Information Agency, Korea Presentation
  • Mr. Saken Sarsenov, Vice Minister, Ministry of Transport & Communications, Kazakhstan - Presentation
Conference Documents
Created By: DPADM / UNDESA
Organizers: Ministry of Public Administration and Security (MOPAS), UN Project Office on Governance, DPADM, DESA
Participation Requirements: By Invitation

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