Introducing Web 2.0 tools in the era of governmentIntroducing Web 2.0 tools in the era of government

Workshop on Harnessing Knowledge Management through Web 2.0 Tools in the Era of Government 2.0 will take place in Shanghai, China, from 25-27 September

The workshop aims to enhance participants’ capacity for interaction with their clients through their introduction to and education about cutting-edge Gov 2.0 tools. Furthermore, the workshop aims to improve the quality of participants’ knowledge management through their introduction to the United Nations Public Administration Country Studies (UNPACS) platform and their subsequent training on related Web 2.0 tools. Moreover, participants will be provided with opportunities to share experiences, lessons learned and good practices from their countries and regions with respect to Knowledge Management.

This workshop is co-organized by DESA’s Division for Public Administration and Development Management (DPADM) in collaboration with the Regional Cooperation Office for City Informatization (RCOCI) of the Shanghai Municipal People’s Government.

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Integrating ICT in parliamentary processes

Workshop on ICT Strategic Planning in the SADC Parliaments was held in Windhoek, Namibia, from 26-28 July

Awareness was raised among the Southern African Development Community (SADC) parliaments on the potential of ICT in parliament and the importance of strategic planning for the effective integration of ICT in parliamentary processes.

The event was co-organized by DESA, through the Global Centre for ICT in Parliament, and the SADC Parliamentary Forum, in coordination with the Africa i-Parliaments Action Plan and brought together over 40 participants including Members of Parliament, Secretary-Generals and ICT Directors from Parliaments in the SADC region.

During the event, the APKN Draft Guidelines for Strategic Planning in Parliaments prepared by the African i-Parliament Action Plan were presented as well as the structure of the Handbook for ICT Parliamentary Committees that is being prepared by the Global Centre within the framework of the Project “Support to ICT Strategic Planning in the SADC Parliaments”.

The Workshop is one of the activities of the Project “Support to ICT Strategic Planning in the SADC Parliaments” funded by the European Commission and implemented by DESA in collaboration with the SADC Parliamentary Forum.

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