The e-Governance Academy (eGA) is a think tank and consultancy organisation founded for the creation and transfer of knowledge and best practice concerning e-governance, e-democracy, national cyber security and the development of open information societies. eGA inspires, trains and advises public sector leaders, officials and stakeholders in using information and communications technology (ICT) to increase government efficiency and transparency and to improve democratic processes.

Additionally, in cooperation with IT-companies eGA assists governments in the design, selection and implementation of e-solutions. e-Governance Academy’s project management, trainings and consulting services are in compliance with the requirements of Quality Management Standard ISO 9001:2015.

eGA has trained 3500+ officials from more than 60 countries and led or participated in more than 60 international ICT projects on the national, local and organizational levels.

eGA has mainly worked in transitional societies, especially in Central, Eastern Europe, Asia and in Africa. Additional cooperation projects have taken place with EU countries such as Finland, Netherlands and etc.

eGA is an independent mission-based non-profit organisation brought into existence by the United Nations Development Programme, Open Society Institute and the Government of Estonia in 2002.

eGA is an Advisory Observer of Secure Identity Alliance (SIA), the global identity and secure e-Services advisory body and a member of Estonian Roundtable for Development Cooperation and Estonian Network of Estonian Nonprofit Organizations. In carring out its activities, eGA follows the Code of ethics of Estonian non-profit organizations. eGA is audited annually by an internationally accepted audit company, currently KPMG Baltics.

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Overview of our activities in 2016

Mission

We build and develop open digital societies We advise governments and organisations about increasing government efficiency and developing an open information society. We analyse and create information on e-governance and spread the best Estonian and international practice over the world. We actualise our mission through consultancy, training, networking, research and assisting in the implementation of e-government technical solutions.

Vision

eGA is the world’s leading e-governance consultancy and development organisation.

Competence

eGA’s competence is based on the proven practice of e-governance in Estonia and on the international experience of our experts, who have remarkable expertise and an extensive record in public sector ICT development. We place this experience in a context relevant to those looking to undertake a similar course of rapid development.

 

Foundation articles of the e-Governance Academy