WeGO Partners

MOU Partners

WeGO has entered into Memoranda of Understanding with preeminent organizations around the globe for knowledge sharing and
collaboration on joint projects for the promotion of sustainable city development based on digital governance.

Global Fund for Cities Development (FMDV)

The Global Fund for Cities Development (FMDV) is an NGO which supports emerging and developing local authorities in accessing the necessary financial resources to finance their urban development projects. The FMDV is a technical assistance and financial engineering organisation. The FMDV supports local authorities throughout the entire urban development project process, from designing and planning programmes to funding, implementation, and assessment.

Open Government Partnership (OGP)

The Open Government Partnership is a multilateral initiative that aims to secure concrete commitments from governments to promote transparency, empower citizens, fight corruption, and harness new technologies to strengthen governance. To progress further in this goal, OGP also began engaging cities and subnational governments in 2016, acknowledging the opportunities presented by engaging in open government and transparency on the subnational level.

United Nations Department of Economic and Social Affairs (UNDESA) – Division for Public Administration and Development Management (DPADM)
WeGO’s collaboration with UNDESA encompasses WeGO’s role as a Partner of the United Nations Public Administration Network (UNPAN) and joint e-Government projects with the UN Project Office on Governance (UNPOG).

World Bank
WeGO works closely with the World Bank’s Transport and Information Technology Global Practice and Urban, Rural, and Social Development Global Practice.

National Center for Digital Government (NCDG)
NCDG is a prestigious research center at the University of Massachusetts Amherst, USA that seeks to build global research capacity, to advance practice, and to strengthen the network of researchers and practitioners engaged in building and using technology in government.

International Institute of Administrative Sciences (IIAS)
Based in Brussels, IIAS is a leading global association for improving administrative sciences worldwide by promoting good governance and supporting the pursuit of modern and accountable public administration.

National Information Society Agency (NIA)
NIA is the core agency for the Republic of Korea’s e-Government initiatives. WeGO and NIA’s collaboration includes the WeGO e-Government Standard Framework (WeGO eGovFrame) and training programs for WeGO members.

International IT Policy Program (ITPP), Seoul National University
Seoul National University is Korea’s top-ranked university and ITPP is an international education program aimed towards establishing a global platform to develop next-generation ICT policy experts from around the world. ITPP shares its expertise on IT policies and trends with WeGO and is a valuable research partner.

United Cities and Local Governments Asia-Pacific (UCLG ASPAC)
UCLG is the largest local governments organization in the world advocating democratic local self-government. UCLG ASPAC, the Asia Pacific section of the UCLG, is based in Jakarta and promotes cooperation between governments and within the wider international community in the Asia Pacific region.

Sangmyung University
Sangmyung University is one of the leading private universities in Korea. WeGO signed an MOU with Sangmyung University to mutually cooperate on pursuing joint projects in capacity building for developing countries, as well as feasibility studies, master planning, human resource development (HRD), and implementation of e-Government initiatives.

The Export – Import Bank of Korea (KEXIM)
KEXIM is the official export credit agency (ECA) of South Korea which aims to facilitate the development of Korea’s economy. Furthermore, KEXIM, entrusted with the operation of the Economic Development Cooperation Fund (EDCF) by the Korean government, assists developing countries by providing funding for their economic development efforts through EDCF. WeGO and KEXIM have agreed to play a positive and growing role in helping WeGO member cities in developing countries in improving their e-Government and smart city environments by cooperating in feasibility study projects.

Korea Local Information Research & Development Institute (KLID)
KLID is a government organization, specialized in local informatization and e-Government, under the Ministry of Interior of the Republic of Korea. The main mission of KLID is to operate and manage various local e-Government systems for 17 local governments and 228 municipalities across the nation. Based on KLID’s strong e-Government expertise and its recent establishment of the Department of Global Cooperation, WeGO and KLID will partner in developing ICT and e-Government projects geared towards WeGO member cities.

Friendship Partners

Friendship Partners and WeGO mutually promote, highlight, and support each other’s programs and events.
Friendship Partnerships serve as a stepping stone to future strengthened collaboration under a formal framework with WeGO.

Urban Sustainability Transitions Lab, Yonsei University
The Urban Sustainability Transitions Lab (UST Lab) at the Department of Urban Planning and Engineering of Yonsei University, Seoul undertakes interdisciplinary research on the dynamics of urban change and the strategies and approaches for steering such change towards sustainability. The focus is on innovations in urban governance, policy, and planning that drive transitions in socio-technical and socio-ecological systems.

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Uraia Platform
Uraía, launched in June 2014 as a joint project between the Global Fund for Cities’ Development (FMDV) and the Local Government and Decentralization Unit of UN-Habitat, is a platform that supports innovation in local public management by introducing the use of SMART technologies. The Uraía Platform brings together local governments and their partners and offers three types of services: access to a systematized collection of inspiring practices, learning and capacity building opportunities such as meetings and workshops, and technical assistance to pilot projects.