December 18, 2020
SEOUL – WeGO held the 4th edition of its annual joint workshop, this year in partnership with the National Information Agency of Korea (NIA) and the African Development Bank (AfDB), online from December 4-18.
Generally held on Jeju Island since 2016, this year’s program was conducted virtually due to the COVID-19 pandemic. 478 public officials from 82 countries took part in the three weeks course, on the topic of ‘Buildup Digital Government & Smart Cities for Resilience’.
The online course consisted of three modules with ten lectures and covered key areas such as technologies and strategic planning for resilient cities, efficient economic policies in the context of COVID-19, citizen-centric problem-solving, e-government, and smart water technologies. The lecturers included professionals from the United Nations Office for Disaster Risk Reduction Global Education and Training Institute (UNDRR GETI), Korea Overseas Infrastructure & Urban Development Corporation (KIND), Korea Research Institute for Human Settlements (KRIHS), among others. As an ITU designated program, all registrants were eligible to receive the ITU certificate upon successful completion of the course.
Lecture videos, study materials, quizzes including the answer keys of this online course will be made available through WeGO’s website.
Seeing the popularity of the course, WeGO will continue to co-create online capacity-building opportunities, and the next one already scheduled for September 2021. Depending on the global situation and recovery from COVID-19, on-site joint workshops that provides face-to-face and hands-on learning experience for WeGO members will also be organized in 2021.