The WeGO Regional Offices are WeGO-affiliated organizations hosted by WeGO member cities that perform vital functions in helping the WeGO Secretariat carry out its mission in their respective regions. The WeGO Asia and Europe Regional Offices in Chengdu and Ulyanovsk Region opened in December 2013 and May 2014, respectively, and WeGO plans to open additional Regional Offices in other regions.
WeGO Asia Regional Office, Chengdu
In September 2013, the Executive Committee approved the WeGO Asia Regional Office, Chengdu. The WeGO Asia Regional Office was thereafter launched in late 2013 and has been coordinating closely with the secretariat to organize e-Government training programs and has hosted the successful 3rd WeGO General Assembly in Chengdu in November 2014.
Secretary General Mr. Wang “Charlie” Guangliang (Deputy Division Chief, Chengdu Foreign Affairs Office) Phone : +86 (28) 61888454 E-mail : firstname.lastname@example.org
WeGO Europe Regional Office, Ulyanovsk Region
In September 2013, the Executive Committee approved the WeGO Europe Regional Office, Ulyanovsk Region. The WeGO Europe Regional Office was officially launched at the CeBIT Trade Fair on March 11, 2014 in Hannover, Germany and has been actively supporting WeGO activities in the region. The Ulyanovsk Region will be hosting the 4th WeGO General Assembly in 2017.
Secretary General Svetlana Openysheva (First Deputy Chairman of the Government of the Ulyanovsk Region) Phone : +7 (8422) 41-33-59 Fax : +7 (8422) 41-28-94 E-mail : email@example.com
Deputy Secretary General Vladimir Garanin Phone : +7 (8422) 58-91-59 Fax : +7 (8422) 58-91-63 E-mail : firstname.lastname@example.org
The WeGO Secretariat’s host city Seoul — the capital of the Republic of Korea and WeGO’s President City — is one of the world leaders in municipal e- Government. Based on the strength of Seoul’s e-Government systems, the Republic of Korea maintained the top spot as the world’s most advanced nation in delivering government services electronically in the rankings of the 2014 United Nations e-Government Survey for the third time in a row. Seoul also has consistently achieved the top ranking in the International Municipal e-Governance Survey conducted by the E-Governance Institute of the School of Public Affairs and Administration at Rutgers University-Newark and sponsored by the UN.
The Seoul Solution
Since the devastation of the Korean War, Seoul has risen from the war’s ashes and transformed itself to the world’s 4th largest metropolitan economy. Seoul ranked 6th among 40 major global cities on the Global Power City Index (GPCI), and has won numerous U.N. Public Service Awards, the prestigious international recognition of excellence in public service.
The Seoul Metropolitan Government has been sharing its experience and know-how on its remarkable transformation with international cities. For this purpose, the government has collected the city’s successful policies in various key areas including e-Government, waterworks, urban planning, and transportation and has published them on its special “Seoul Solution” website. The collection includes policy files, videos, and photographs to help other cities better understand Seoul’s best practices.
Click below to access Seoul’s best policies from their Seoul Solution website.