• Executive e-Government Training in Brunei
  • 19 January 2013

The Center for Electronic Governance contributed to the executive training to government officials of Brunei Darussalam. The training was organized by the e-Government Innovation Centre at the Universiti Brunei Darussalam and took place in Brunei Darussalam on 17 and 19 January 2013. Four training sessions on Evolution and Trends in e-Governance, Policy-Driven e-Governance, Organizational Change Management, and e-Government Infrastructure and Services were delivered by Elsa Estevez and Tomasz Janowski .

The training was attended by 26 senior and middle-level public officers from ten ministries and offices of the Government of Brunei Darussalam: Ministry of Communication; Ministry of Culture, Youth and Sports; Ministry of Development; Ministry of Education; Ministry of Finance; Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Trade; Ministry of Health; Ministry of Home Affairs; Ministry of Religious Affairs and the Prime Minister's Office.

According to the United Nations e-government development index, Brunei Darussalam ranks third in South-Eastern Asia and 54th in the world in e-government development, up from its 68th position in 2010. The index is based on the weighted average of three normalized indices: online service index provided by UNDESA, telecommunications infrastructure index provided by ITU and human capital index provided by UNESCO.

The training will continue by supervised project work where the trainees work in cross-ministry teams to put the knowledge learnt from various training sessions into practice.