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2021 WeGO Activities Kick-off Event

2021 WeGO Activities Kick-off Event

2021 WeGO Activities Kick-off Event 150 150 WeGO

 To kick off the year, WeGO held its annual briefing session on Feburary 24, 2021, online, jointly with the opening ceremony of the WeGO Africa Regional Office and the Regional Office Strategy Development Workshop. We welcomed all WeGO members and partners to kick-off the year with WeGO, learning more about WeGO programs and participating in an interactive session on smart city strategy development with other stakeholders from different regions.

Watch the whole event again below.


Session 1

08:00 – 08:20

WeGO Briefing Session 2021

Overview of WeGO’s activities for 2021 presented in three languages—Chinese, English, and Korean—allowing members and partners to identify areas of collaboration with WeGO.

  • Welcome Remarks
    Kyong-yul Lee, WeGO Secretary General
  • WeGO 2021 Activities Briefing
    Presentations in Chinese, English, Korean, and Spanish


KOREAN (한국어)



Session 2

08:20 – 08:45

Africa Regional Office Opening Ceremony

Ceremony to celebrate the opening and launch the operations for WeGO’s newest Regional Office, setting the foundation for regional collaboration on smart city development

  • Welcome Remarks
    Kyong-yul Lee, WeGO Secretary General
  • Congratulatory Speeches
    Abdullahi Adamu Candido, Abuja Municipal Area Council Chairman (TBC)
    Kashifu Inuwa Abdullahi, National Information Technology Development Agency (NITDA) Director General
  • Presentation by Africa Regional Office
    Abiodun Essiet, Africa Regional Office Director
  • Virtual Ribbon-Cutting

Session 3

08:45 – 09:30

Regional Office Strategy Development Workshop

Open workshop bringing together WeGO members and partners by region to learn about smart city strategy best practice and WeGO’s three-year strategic goals, and participate in a discussion with colleagues on identifying areas of collaboration and developing ideas to work closer with WeGO in their regions.

I. Smart City Development Case City
MinJu Chang, Director of Smart City Division, Sejong City

II. Identifying Challenges and Developing Strategies for WeGO’s Regions

  • Regional Smart City Development Strategy Presentation
    Graham Colclough, UrbanDNA
  • Breakout Sessions: Development of Plans for Regional Smart City Development
  • Wrap-up & Closing


Watch last year’s Briefing Session of WeGO’s activities.

WeGO Briefing Session 2020
Held on April 10, 2020  |  Online