• Tomasz Janowski chairs the Jury of the Award for eGovernment Excellence
  • 16 October 2012

Chaired by Tomasz Janowski from the UNU-IIST Center for Electronic Governance and comprising 11 international experts from around the world, the jury of the 2012 edition of the Sultan Qaboos Award for Excellence in eGovernment completed its on-site deliberations during 7-11 October 2012 in Al Bustan Palace in Muscat, Oman. According to its mission, the award "aspires to make qualitative transformation in the institutional performance" by public and private sector entities in Oman by "honoring digital projects that have provided exceptional achievements and innovations in information technology". One of the objectives pursued by the Award is to "promote and activate the country’s policy to move to an economy based on information technology to achieve both economic and social benefits for the Omani community under the policy of economic diversification and sustainable development". The Award is managed by the Information Technology Authority (ITA), Government of Oman. The 2012 edition of the Award, managed by the Information Technology Authority (ITA), received 57 submissions from 30 government and private sector entities, competing in five categories - e-Content, e-Service, e-Economy, e-Project and e-Readiness; and two categories for private sector entities – Public e-Service and Public Mobile e-Service. The evaluation comprised site visits, e-voting and other online evaluation tools; remote and on-site assessment by independent jurors; on-site interviews with submitting entities; deliberations on individual categories by teams of jurors; and plenary discussions among jurors to confirm shortlists and winners for different categories.

Related links: Sultan Qaboos Award for Excellence in eGovernment
Jury of the 2012 Sultan Qaboos Award for Excellence in eGovernment
Jury Evaluations end for 2012 Sultan Qaboos Award for Excellence in eGovernment