Training Programs

Capacity-building is a crucial component of WeGO programs for the advancement of digital capacity and bridging the digital divide. Read more about the different training programs WeGO provides to its members every year.


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Capacity-building is a crucial component of WeGO programs for the advancement of digital capacity and bridging the digital divide. By organizing training programs, WeGO hopes to provide its members with rich learning opportunities, promote the use of ICT in public administration, and foster collaboration among cities. WeGO organizes several training programs per year, with different partners. However, often training programs are all composed of lectures, interactive sessions, and site visits to facilities. WeGO also organizes training programs with its regional offices.

Chengdu Smart City & e-Government
Training Program

No information available yet.

MAIN TRAINING PROGRAMS

Since 2011, WeGO has organized a training program in partnership with the Seoul Human Resource Development Center (SHRDC) in Seoul, Korea.  The program consists of diverse lectures introducing best practices and policies, interactive discussion sessions, site visits to e-Government and smart city facilities, as well as cultural excursions.

PAST PROGRAMS

18 cities awarded for their smart initiatives 570 380 WeGO

18 cities awarded for their smart initiatives

2020-09-29
SEOUL – The results of the 4th WeGO Awards were announced today. This edition of the WeGO Awards was the fourth one, since it was established in 2011 to recognize and promote smart initiatives which use ICT to improve the quality of life of citizens.

Hands-on experience offered in first Smart City Driver webinar 570 380 WeGO

Hands-on experience offered in first Smart City Driver webinar

2020-08-27
SEOUL – WeGO held the first installment of its webinar series aiming to provide interested local governments, in-kind and financial partner organizations with hands-on experience on the Smart City Driver, its new framework that helps cities plan, finance and deploy their smart city projects through a range of customized solution packages and matchmaking with strategic partners.

The Americas in focus in second webinar on COVID-19 response 570 380 WeGO

The Americas in focus in second webinar on COVID-19 response

2020-07-24
SEOUL – WeGO continued its webinar series focused on presenting regional cases of best practice of COVID-19 response, as part of the Smart Health Responder—its new initiative aiming at supporting members, partners and stakeholders in their fight against the pandemic.

WeGO continues engagement with ASCN by participating in Annual Meeting 570 380 WeGO

WeGO continues engagement with ASCN by participating in Annual Meeting

2020-07-17
SEOUL – WeGO continued its engagement with the ASEAN Smart Cities Network (ASCN) by taking part in the Third ASCN Annual Meeting this morning.

Japanese stakeholders introduced to WeGO in exclusive webinar series for Japan 570 380 WeGO

Japanese stakeholders introduced to WeGO in exclusive webinar series for Japan

2020-07-13
SEOUL – WeGO co-organized a two-part webinar series for a new myriad of prospective members and partners in Japan, in its first event conducted solely for a Japanese audience through the expansive network of partner Smart City Institute Japan (SCI-J).

WeGO holds first webinar on COVID-19 best practice 570 380 WeGO

WeGO holds first webinar on COVID-19 best practice

2020-05-29
SEOUL – WeGO held its first webinar as a part of the Smart Health Responder, a new initiative aiming to support members and partners, by providing them with useful information to tackle the current pandemic.

G20 and Japanese smart city association become latest partners of WeGO 570 380 WeGO

G20 and Japanese smart city association become latest partners of WeGO

2020-05-13
SEOUL – WeGO has concluded an MOU with Smart City Institute Japan (SCI-J), Japan’s only smart city organization, and has agreed to implement an engagement plan with the G20’s Global Smart Cities Alliance (GSCA).

WeGO supports partners on COVID-19 response through webinars 570 380 WeGO

WeGO supports partners on COVID-19 response through webinars

2020-04-30
SEOUL – WeGO recently contributed to two webinars organized by its partners on the response to COVID-19 as part of its activities with the Smart Health Responder, a new initiative aiming to provide members, partners, and stakeholders with useful information to combat the virus.

Cauayan City selected as beneficiary of Project Implementer 2020 570 380 WeGO

Cauayan City selected as beneficiary of Project Implementer 2020

2020-04-03
SEOUL – WeGO has selected Cauayan City, Philippines, as the beneficiary local government of the Project Implementer 2020 for its project proposal toward developing a data dashboard to minimize the impact of tropical storms on the city.

WeGO resumes meetings with diplomatic missions in Q1 570 380 WeGO

WeGO resumes meetings with diplomatic missions in Q1

2020-03-11
SEOUL – WeGO resumed its regular courtesy visits to embassies after the start of the new year to establish and strengthen relations with the diplomatic community here and promote its upcoming activities.

Description of the regional office programs.

Chengdu Smart City & e-Government
Training Program

No information available yet.

ARCHIVES

Since 2011, WeGO has organized a training program in partnership with the Seoul Human Resource Development Center (SHRDC) in Seoul, Korea.  The program consists of diverse lectures introducing best practices and policies, interactive discussion sessions, site visits to e-Government and smart city 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
03/27/2017 ~ 03/31/2017

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!

Joint Workshop for Smart Sustainable Cities & e-Government 2018

With high demand for technical training and expertise regarding providing public services in terms of ICT, Smart Cities and e-Goverment, WeGO, the Ministry of the Interior & Safety, the National Information Society Agency (NIA) and the World Bank decided to co-organize the Joint Workshop for Smart Sustainable Cities and e-Government in Seoul, Korea from July 9-12, 2018 on the beautiful Jeju Island.

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

  • Role of Smart Cities in the 21st Century;
  • Cybersecurity and Privacy for Effective Data Management;
  • Carbon-free Island 2010 Strategy & Current Status and Prospect on Jeju Smart City;
  • Emerging Technologies and Trends in Smart City and e-Government;
  • Smart City Models in Korea and the World;
  • Financing Smart City Projects: International Support Programs

Technical & cultural tours were conducted to some of Jeju’s world-class smart city projects and infrastructure, such as Jeju Techno ParkKakao Corporation, Jeju Sunrise Park (UNESCO World Heritage Site) and Korea Energy Research Center.

A total of 69 people were involved (including speakers, observers and resource personnel), which consisted of 28 participants from every corner of the globe, from Accra (Ghana), Government of Punjab, Chandigarh (India), State Committee of IT and Communications (Kyrgyz Republic), Goyang (Korea), Hebron Municipality (Palestine), Ramallah Municipality (Palestine), Baguio (Philippines), Makati (Philippines), Obninsk (Russia), Ulyanovsk Region (Russia), Yakutsk (Russia), Castries City (Saint Lucia), Seongnam (Korea), Urban Development Authority, Battaramulla (Sri Lanka), Bangkok (Thailand), Tashkent (Uzbekistan), Ministry of Information and Communications (Vietnam), and Harare (Zimbabwe). You can check out the 2018 program here as well as a video highlight.

Next year’s Joint Workshop will take place in Seoul, Korea, so please stay tuned for the announcement regarding the call for applications (early-mid 2018). If you have any questions, please contact Mr. Andrew Lim at andrew@we-gov.org or Ms. Alexandra Sidorova at alexandra@we-gov.org.

Hope to see you next year!

Testimonies of former participants

2011

“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

“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.

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.