Smart City & e-Government Training Program

Smart City & e-Government Training Program

Capacity-building is a crucial component of WeGO programs for the advancement of digital capacity and bridging the digital divide.
WeGO e-Government Training Programs offer WeGO members rich learning opportunities to promote the use of information technologies
in public administration and foster collaboration among cities.

Upcoming Smart City & e-Government Training Programs

  • We are pleased to invite your officials to the Joint NIA-WeGO-World Bank Workshop for Smart Sustainable Cities and e-Government to take place on November 20 to 23 in Seoul, Korea. This year’s edition is held in close collaboration with the National Information Society Agency of Korea (NIA) and the World Bank. Participants will have the opportunity to obtain a broad understanding on Smart Sustainable City and e-Government ecosystems and acquire first-hand knowledge of successful Korean and worldwide cases. With the help of prominent experts, they will also identify solutions to the most pressing challenges in their respective cities during special interactive activities. The program’s vibrant study and cultural tours will further ensure that participants have a memorable time in the capital of one of the most dynamic and innovative economies. You will find more details in the attached file here.

    Eligibility & Application Information

    Managerial-level public employees of WeGO Members, preferably in charge of smart city and e-Government, and ICT-related projects, are eligible to attend the Workshop and a maximum of two applicants per city will be accepted.

    To apply, please complete the Online Application Form by October 13, 2017. Kindly prepare beforehand passport scanned copy, headshot photo as well as the nomination form for online application.

    Selection & Travel Arrangements

    After receiving all applications, the WeGO Secretariat will go through a selection process, including interviews with the applicants from October 16 to 20, to determine the final participants of the Workshop. Once the selection is made, each participant will be responsible for securing their flight tickets as well as visa for Korea. WeGO and the organizers will cover local costs including accommodation and meals for the duration of the Workshop.


    Should you have any questions, please feel free to contact Mr. Andrew Lim at or Ms. Alexandra Sidorova at

    We encourage all member cities to apply, and we look forward to seeing you in Seoul!

About WeGO
Training Programs

WeGO’s capacity-building programs include the popular e-Government “Seoul Program” with lectures, interactive sessions, site visits to Seoul’s state-of-the-art IT facilities and cultural excursions, as well as additional on- and offline training programs organized by the WeGO Secretariat and WeGO Regional Offices. Apart from these, WeGO partners with different organizations to diversify its training programs. To learn more about these programs, please visit the appropriate sections.

The Seoul Program

Since 2011, WeGO has been offering the popular “Seoul Program” — an e-Government training program in partnership with the Seoul Human Resource Development Center — in Seoul, Korea.  The Seoul Program consist of diverse lectures introducing best e-Government practices and policies, interactive discussion sessions, and site visits to e-Government facilities as well as cultural excursions.

Topics of Previous Training Programs

09/05/2011 ~ 09/09/2011
05/29/2012 ~ 06/06/2012
07/01/2012 ~ 07/07/2012
06/23/2013 ~ 06/30/2013
04/06/2014 ~ 04/13/2014
05/18/2015 ~ 05/22/2015
05/22/2016 ~ 05/29/2016

Testimonies of Former Participants of the Seoul Program

2011 e-Gov. Training
“For me, the WeGO program has been excellent because I had the opportunity to learn about many policies and initiatives that other cities have in e-government, and in particular see the progress that the city of Seoul has made in e-government in recent years. I also believe that this program is very useful for participants because it allows us to know and compare our e-government projects and best practices with other countries’ initiatives and learn from them,” said Ms. Melissa Ovalle Buenrostro, Chief of the E-Government Research Department, Mexico City.

2013 e-Gov.Training
“The lectures were very well structured and the lecturers always tried to raise the enthusiasm of the participants. The classes were very interactive and the short videos highlighted the practical aspects of the information presented. The schedule was carefully planned in a way that technical presentations were intercalated with cultural presentations. The field trips were also very interesting and helpful in order to understand better the way a metropolis such as Seoul is working,” said Ms. Mirela Minca, Head of International Program and Cooperation Service, Bucharest.

“On behalf of the Barcelona City Council and especially of Mrs. Merce Mestre, I would like to thank the WeGO Secretariat for the attention and hospitality we received during the last e-Government training. Mrs. Mestre had nothing but good things to say about the organization of the event, the quality of the presentations and the good atmosphere that was created between all the participants, which made this training for her an unforgettable experience, both personally and professionally”, said Mr. Santiago Nieva Giralt on behalf of Barcelona City Council.

“On behalf of my Omani colleague, I would like to thank the WeGO team and Seoul city for their excellent hospitality. We were lucky to have an amazing group that got along very well. Hope to see you one day in the near future in another event,” said Mr. Khalid AC Zadjali, Deputy Director General of Information System, Muscat.

Jeju Program

With the successful completion of last year’s Program, the “Joint Workshop for e-Government and Smart City towards Sustainable Development”, with over 40 participants from cities all around the world, WeGO, in conjunction with NIA (National Information Society Agency) is once again organizing the “Joint NIA-WeGO-World Bank Workshop for Smart Sustainable Cities & e-Government” on November 20-24, this time in Seoul, South Korea (will be held in Jeju Island near year on a rotational basis).

This year’s Program will highlight key Smart City & e-Government topics such as (but not limited to):

  • Smart City Vision & Strategy Formulation;
  • Smart City Privacy Policy Implementation;
  • Smart City Transportation;
  • Smart City Energy Cases & Implementation;
  • Use of IoT and Big Data for Smart City Implementation

There will also be technical tours to some of Seoul’s world-class smart city projects and infrastructure, such as TOPIS center (transportation), Arisu Water Purification CenterSeoul Metropolitan Government Big Data CampusKorea Smart Card, the newly constructed Seoullo 7017 and more.

The official call for application will be sent to all WeGO members via e-mail on early-mid September along with more updates. For more information, please contact Mr. Andrew Lim at

WeGO Regional Offices’ Programs

Starting 2014, the WeGO Regional Offices in Asia and Europe have been organizing special training courses for WeGO members, including webinars for effective sharing of ICT knowledge worldwide. Please stay tuned for more e-Government Training Programs from the WeGO Regional Offices in Chengdu and Ulyanovsk Region!

WeGO Partners’ Programs

WeGO collaborates with its partners to develop e-Government Training Programs in the form of workshops, excursions, and webinars, among others.
World Bank Institute’s Smart Cities Webinar Series Building on WeGO’s strong partnership with the World Bank, WeGO has collaborated with the “Smart Cities” series of the World Bank Institute’s successful webinar program.