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Open Government Data Forum
Start Date: Apr 28, 2014
End Date: Apr 29, 2014
Venue: Ritz Carlton Hotel, Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates
Description: Theme

Open Data in the Public Administration of the Gulf Cooperative Council (GCC) countries.


The purpose of this forum is to bring together an international group of open data/ open government practitioners from different parts of the world to share their collective experiences and provide insights on implementing open data applications and transforming governments into open government champions. These practitioners will come from both the public and private sectors in order to obtain a wide range of inputs on the benefits and challenges of introducing open government within the public administration.

A special focus will be on introducing Open government in the GCC and identify opportunities for EIDA and other institutions in the GCC to benefit from the presentations and develop their own regional and international open government networks.


Conference Organizers

  • Emirates ID Authority (EIDA), Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates
  • Division of Public Administration and Development Management (DPADM), UN Department of Economic and Social Affairs (UNDESA), New York, USA
The Emirates ID Authority (EIDA) is the government authority that is responsible mainly for supervising the implementation of the e-ID program. The scope of EIDA incorporates the direct supervision of the e-Transformation of national e-ID cards to more than fifty federal government entities in addition to the coordination with and between local e-Governments. 

UNDESA has mandated to the Division for Public Administration and Development Management (DPADM) the task to strengthen the various capacities of governance and public administration systems and institutions are guided by resolutions and decisions adopted by the General Assembly and the Economic and Social Council (ECOSOC) as well as recommendations from Global Conferences as well as DPADM’s Capacity Development Strategy. 

Conference Venue

The plenary sessions of the conference will be held at the Ritz Carlton Hotel, Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates

More Information about the forum

Final program, hotel and travel arrangements will be soon available at the conference website.

Organizers: Emirates ID Authority and UNDESA
Participation Requirements: Open

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