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WeGO e-Government Thematic Group

7 June, 2021 | 16:00-17:35 (KST) | Online

WeGO e-Government Thematic Group

WeGO e-Government Thematic Group 150 150 WeGO

e-Government is not only the foundation and a key enabler of smart city development, with the global COVID-19 pandemic its role is proving to be more important than ever. As social distancing policies make physical access to local government services difficult, e-government systems have become crucial to ensure that citizens still can have their basic needs met.

Accordingly, WeGO is creating a thematic group on e-Government that gathers members and partners who have a special interest in e-government. The group’s activities will include e-government focused seminars, workshops, training programs, and feasibility studies.

The first activity of the WeGO e-Government Thematic Group will be a webinar where participants will learn about the latest trends, hear from leading cities in the field, and gain insights in how they can improve their own e-government systems.

Watch this webinar if:

  • You want to learn more about the latest trends and best practice from leading cities in the field
  • You are city official looking to improve your e-government systems
  • You are a smart city stakeholder interested in hearing local government representatives speak about their challenges and how they can be overcome
  • You have an interest in e-government


Date: June 7, 2021
Time: 16:00-17:35 (KST)
Venue: Online


Opening and Introduction
(16:00 – 16:10)

Opening & Introduction

  • Welcome Remarks by WeGO Secretary General, Kyong-yul Lee
  • Welcome Remarks by Shiraz Mayor, Heidar Eskandarpour
  • Introduction of WeGO’s e-Government Thematic Group

Kyong-yul Lee
Secretary General

Heidar Eskandarpour

Session 1

Evolution of e-Government Practices

With the rapid urbanization, e-government has evolved exponentially over the past decade from an enhanced administrative process to connecting multi-sectors in city management for more efficient public service deliveries. In this session, experts from UNPOG, Wellington, and Seoul will share how pioneering cities in the field have achieved this development.

  • Keping Yao : Evolution of e-Government and Civic Participation 
  • Sang Yoon KIM : Enhanced Connectivity through  e-Government in Korea 
  • Sean Audain : Positive Impacts of e-Government under Digital Transformation 
  • Dong Hoon Shin: Seoul’s e-Government Evolution in a Decade 

Keping Yao
Senior Governance and Public Administration Expert

Sang Yoon KIM
Director for External Cooperation
Korea Local Information Research & Development Institute

Sean Audain
City Innovation Lead
Wellington City Council

Dong Hoon Shin
Project Advisor
Seoul Urban Solutions Agency

Session 2

Exploring e-Government Ecosystem

How can local governments improve their e-government services to become more pragmatic and beneficial to citizens? What struggles do local governments face in upgrading their e-government systems and how can these be overcome? What are the next steps for e-government? In this interactive Q&A session, discussants will share their thoughts on e-government from their respective perspective and explore in-depth to identify ways advance cities’ e-government ecosystems at different levels of development.

Dimitrios Sarantis
Research Fellow

Najmeh Kardanian
Acting Director of Municipal Smart City Office

Ilya Feigin
Cyber Security Strategist
Samsung SDS


If you are interested in being directly involved in the e-Government Thematic Group activities, please leave your contact email.

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