WeGO at a Glance

Who We Are

The World e-Governments Organization of Cities and Local Governments (WeGO)
is an international organization of cities and local governments
that pursues sustainable urban development based on e-Government and ICT.

We use

ICT to advance public administration by discovering and disseminating the effective use of ICT for administrative transparency, openness and efficiency.

We share


what we know by promoting e-Government toolkits and frameworks to cities around the world.

We promote


exchanges and cooperation between cities and other stakeholders.

We bridge

the digital divide by establishing networks through which cities can connect and share their e-government development.

We discover

good practices of e-governance by providing platforms for member cities to discuss and share their e-Government policies and practices.

We work with


international partners by conducting joint projects and collaborating in areas of mutual interest.

Who We Are

The World e-Governments Organization of Cities and Local Governments (WeGO)
is an international organization of cities and local governments
that pursues sustainable urban development based on e-Government and ICT.

We use

ICT to advance public administration by discovering and disseminating the effective use of ICT for administrative transparency, openness and efficiency.

We share

what we know by promoting e-Government toolkits and frameworks to cities around the world.

We promote

exchanges and cooperation between cities and other stakeholders.

We bridge

the digital divide by establishing networks through which cities can connect and share their e-government development.

We discover

good practices of e-governance by providing platforms for member cities to discuss and share their e-Government policies and practices.

We work with

international partners by conducting joint projects and collaborating in areas of mutual interest.


What We Do

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The WeGO Awards

The WeGO Awards is an international e-Government competition that culminates with the Awards Ceremony held in conjunction with the WeGO General Assembly. More than just an awards ceremony, the WeGO Awards is a testament to WeGO’s commitment to finding the best e-Government practices around the world and sharing them with its members. WeGO members and…

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Cooperation with International Organizations and Networking among Cities and Local Governments around the World

Through a wide network of partnerships, WeGO links members to international organizations, including the United Nations and the World Bank. WeGO’s network also includes leading IT experts and professionals from governments, development agencies, academia, civil society, and the private sector.

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City e-Government Diagnostic and Solution (CeDS) Online Platform

Pursuant to an ongoing partnership with the World Bank, WeGO has developed the cost-efficient and user-friendly “City e-Government Diagnostic & Solution Framework” (CeDS) online platform with a focus on local government agenda. WeGO offers the CeDS online platform and advisory services through the WeGO website for exclusive access by WeGO members.

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e-Government Consulting

WeGO provides consulting services in cooperation with IT consultants to help member cities assess their current e-Government status and draw realistic e-Government strategies.

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e-Government Training

WeGO has been running the popular WeGO e-Government Training Program for WeGO members since 2011 in Seoul, Korea. Since 2014, WeGO has been expanding its training programs through the WeGO Regional Offices in Chengdu, China, and the Ulyanovsk Region, Russia.

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e-Government Tools

WeGO offers cost-efficient and easy-to-use e-Government Tools to its members to help improve their e-Government systems. In partnership with the National Information Society Agency (NIA), WeGO provides an open source e-Government Framework that includes a general technical infrastructure and development tools through the WeGO eGovFrame. The City e-Government Diagnostic and Solution (CeDS) Online Platform, which…

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Our Emblem

The emblem contains an organic image: the globe represents the earth
and a global network in pursuit of a sustainable and inclusive ecosystem.
The gradation of the colors blue and green represents
future-oriented paradigm shifts with innovative and stable ICT solutions.

Governance

General Assembly

The General Assembly consists of all full member cities and is the top-level decision-making body
of WeGO that has the power to decide on, approve, and confirm the key agenda of WeGO.
The General Assembly makes decisions on: amendments to the WeGO Statute,
financial support for projects and programs, consultation and decision on cooperative projects
among cities, election of the President City and the Executive Committee members,
confirmation of the next host city of the General Assembly and any other key matters related
to the structure and operation of the Organization.

A regular session of the General Assembly is held every three years.

Approve amendments to the WeGO Statue

Consult and descide on financial support for project and programs

Confirm the host of the next General Assembly

Elect the President City and the Executive Committee members

Administer other matters related to the structure and operation of the organization


President and Vice President Cities

TThe President City supervises and represents WeGO and chairs WeGO meetings.
The President City is elected at the General Assembly and any full member city
that has fully paid membership fees and wishes to be elected as
President City should notify the Secretariat in writing of its candidacy at least
one month prior to the General Assembly.

The Vice President Cities consist of an Executive Vice President City and not less than
five Vice President Cities. Vice Presidents assist the President,
with the Executive Vice President substituting for the President when he or she is absent
from meetings or other events. Vice President Cities are nominated by the Executive Committee
and appointed by the President City. The host of the next General Assembly is automatically appointed
as the Executive Vice President City, while Vice President Cities are appointed by the
President taking equal geographical distribution into consideration as much as possible.

The President and Vice Presidents serve a three-year term and may be re-elected.

Executive Committee

The Executive Committee assists in the operations of WeGO and provides support
for WeGO projects and activities. The committee consists of twenty or fewer cities,
including the President and Vice President Cities.
The committee may hold regular and special meetings, whereby regular meetings are held annually.

Members of the Executive Committee are elected by the General Assembly.
Any member city wishing to join the Executive Committee should notify the Secretariat in writing of
its candidacy one month prior to the General Assembly.

Executive Committee members serve a three-year term and may be re-elected.

Secretariat

The Secretariat of WeGO is located in Seoul, Republic of Korea and
led by the Secretary General and Assistant Secretary General.
The Secretariat serves WeGO members and primarily performs the following functions
to provide administrative support to and implement the decisions of WeGO.

Promote WeGO through diverse communication channels

Manage WeGO members and regional offices and attract new members

Form partnerships and ezpand the WeGO Networks

Provide organizational support for all WeGO meetings

Manage the election for titled positions and the executive Committee

Devise an annual plan, prepare reports and the budget, and raise funds

Design and Implement WeGO projects and programs

Perform research and analysis on e-Goverment best practices and trends

Regional Offices

A WeGO Regional Office is an affiliated organization of the WeGO Secretariat
that supports the functions of the Secretariat and facilitates the implementation of
WeGO projects and management of members in the respective region.
A WeGO Regional Office may be set up in Asia, Europe, Africa, the Americas, the Middle East,
and Oceania and is hosted by a WeGO member city in the applicable region.
A host city for a WeGO Regional Office is selected
by the Executive Committee through a bidding process.

Support exchanges and cooperation on e-Govermence among members in the region

Manage members and secure new members in the region

Organize training programs, semivars, and conferences on e-Governsnce

Develop partnership with local organizations and expand the global networks of WeGO

WeGO currently has the following Regional Offices
Asia : The WeGO Asia Regional Office, Chengdu (China)
Europe : The WeGO Europe Regional Office, Ulyanovsk Region (Russia)