e-Government Training Program

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 e-Government Training Programs

  • We are pleased to inform you that WeGO will be organizing the Seoul Program from March 26 to April 2 as an effort to advance the digital capacity of WeGO members worldwide by cultivating its members’ knowledge and expertise on ICT. This will be WeGO’s first program in 2017, and we highly encourage your officials to apply!

    · The Seoul Program: March 26 – April 2 in Seoul, Korea
    The Seoul Program is the popular WeGO e-Government Training Program that is organized with the Seoul Human Resource Development Center (SHRDC) annually in Seoul, an e-Government leader and the bustling capital of Korea. This program is exclusively designed for WeGO members, and will consist of lectures on best e-Government practices, smart city trends, and study tours based on Seoul’s know-hows and extensive experience in ICT. Participants will also learn about Seoul through cultural excursions.

    · Application Information
    Upper managerial level public officials of WeGO members are eligible to apply, and a maximum of two applicants per city can be accepted to the program. WeGO will be accepting 14 applicants in total for the training program.

    Please refer to the details of the Seoul Program and the application process by downloading the attached application form below. To apply, please submit the Application Form of the program along with the requested materials to the WeGO Secretariat by February 2, 2017 to secretariat@we-gov.org and a cc to program@we-gov.org. Late submissions will not be accepted. After receiving all applications, the WeGO Secretariat will go through a selection process, which will include a Skype/ phone interview with the applicants to determine the final participants of the training program.

    · Participation and Travel Arrangements
    Once the selection is made, each participant will be responsible for securing their flight tickets as well as their visa for Korea. WeGO and the organizers will cover all local costs including hotel accommodations, local transportation, and meals for the official duration of the program.

    We encourage all member cities to apply for this training program, 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

In 2016, WeGO organized a Joint Workshop for e-Government and Smart City towards Sustainable Development with the Asian Development Bank (ADB) and the National Information Society Agency of Korea (NIA). After a very successful program, WeGO and its partners decided to make it an annual training program, that will be knows as the Jeju Program.

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.