• Executive Training on Government Information Leadership in Portugal
  • 28 December 2012

The Center for Electronic Governance at the United Nations University International Institute for Software Technology (UNU) and the Department of Informatics at University of Minho jointly organized a week of Executive Training on Foundations of Government Information Leadership.

The training took place in Braga, Portugal from 17 to 21 December 2012, attended by government officials from the Dominican Republic, Georgia, Moldova, Portugal and South Korea, and by the students and faculty from the University of Minho. It was delivered by Elsa Estevez and Tomasz Janowski from UNU.

The training focused on the enabling and facilitating role of ICT and EGOV in: 1) formulating and implementing government policies; 2) increasing the effectiveness, efficiency and efficacy of government programs and operations; and 3) producing concrete value to the public. It comprised 13 thematic sessions covering a wide range of knowledge areas at the intersection of technology, management and policy, relevant to the practice of government information leaders.

The training was well-received. According to Cornelia Amihalachioae, Monitoring and Evaluation Coordinator from the Moldova E-Government Center, who attended the training "the course was well-structured, consistent, coherent, well-taught, comprising relevant and useful modules for both Government employees dealing with the implementation of e-Governance Agenda in their countries, and academics researching in the fields and dimensions to the e-Transformation in Governance".