e-Governance in micro-states and small islands


Representatives from Mauritius, Seychelles, Faroe Islands, Comoros, Madagascar and other countries will discuss challenges and benefits of using e-governance tools in very small or remote societies.

Challenges and benefits of using e-governance tools in very small societies

eGovernance is widely issue of policy development, coordination between different stakeholders, setup of proper organization and consensus building on eGovernment technical architecture. We see in most countries about the same picture. There is political will to focus on innovation and changes in government to make it more efficient, citizens centric and transparent. Also, often there are business companies to implement different eGovernment projects. Challenge is about HOW to get from good ides to the real implementation and impact. Here are advantages for small countries. Simply to say, if administration is relatively small the consensus on joint actions can be done more easily. There are many other aspects but consensus building is one of main issue.

From other hand every country have about the same number of services and same complexity of technical solution. Country with 30 000 population can not be cost efficient per service in the same level as country with 30 Miljon. So, expenditures for building eGovernment architecture per capita are significantly larger for small coutries than for big ones. Therefore, different strategies should be used and different solutions implemented.

The aim of the session is to look at good practices in small countres in:
* Coordination and cooperation models in eGov management. Organizational setup of eGov development.
* Policy and strategy aspects specific to small countries
* Best practice technical solutions and interoperability frameworks
* Ideas about how to make lepfrog from non-e situation to innovative eGov


Who is the Conference for?

Government decision makers and strategists from countries implementing national e-Governance strategies,

Donor organisations supporting development of open, transparent and efficient governance practices via IT solutions

Companies developing e-Governance applications and assisting governments with their implementation

Contact organisers at conference@ega.ee
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