SEOUL – WeGO has released its annual report for the past fiscal year, along with a booklet showcasing the activities planned for the coming year.
The 2018 Annual Report includes highlights from WeGO’s programs from January to December, and indicates new members and partner organizations.
In 2018, WeGO carried out its regular programs, such as the Joint Workshop for Smart Sustainable Cities and E-Government—a training program for city officials co-organized with the World Bank and the National Information Society Agency of Korea (NIA)—but also arranged a series of new programs. Among these include the organization’s first study visit to Western Europe (FMDV-WeGO Study Visit in Paris and Brussels) and sessions at two major smart city events in Korea—Seoul Digital Summit and Smart Cities Summit Asia—as part of the WeGO Smart City Week.
At the 5th OGP Global Summit in July, WeGO launched its Civic Participation System (CPS), a smart multilateral communication platform that allows citizens to communicate in a swift, accurate, and transparent way with local authorities.
Over the year, WeGO’s membership grew by about two dozen, and MOUs were concluded with five organizations, including the European Chamber of Commerce in Korea (ECCK) and the Friedrich Naumann Foundation for Freedom (FNF).
For 2019, WeGO is slated to continue popular annual activities such as its feasibility study & pilot project, Executive Committee Meeting, and WeGO Smart Sustainable Cities Training Program in Seoul. Stakeholders will be introduced to new events as well, including the “BeSeTo Smart City Forum”—a mayoral forum between Seoul, Beijing, and Tokyo, for closer cooperation in the area of smart cities—and WeGO-ASCN Conferences & Project Implementation, a program aiming to support ASEAN Smart Cities Network pilot cities by matching them with companies for smart city action plan implementation in 2020 and beyond.
The two publications can be read here.