eGA has started cooperation in development of the regional e-Governance competence center for Indian Ocean countries, based in Mauritius.

In the framework of that cooperation an expert mission was organized on 16 – 20 of January to discuss the model of establishment of Regional e-Governance Academy in Mauritius, analyse current situation and discuss the next concrete steps for further actions.

The following meetings were organized and workshops delivered:

Meetings with the key stakeholders (16 January 2017) in order to finalize the national and regional workshop programme, the current situation for establishment of Regional e-Governance Academy in Mauritius was discussed, as well as ideas for further cooperation exchanged.

The national workshop (17 January 2017) to discuss with approximately 45 government key stakeholders on organizational model, set-up, core activities of the Regional e-Governance Academy. The opening speech was done by H.E. Minister of Technology, Innovation and Communication of the Republic of Mauritius Mr Etienne Sinatambou and introductory note by Director of Estonian e-Governance Academy,  Dr. Arvo Ott .

In the regional workshop (18 -19 January 2017) delegates from the other member countries of the Indian Ocean, like Comoros, Madagascar and Seychelles were participating, to commonly discuss the establishment and framework of the Regional e-Governance Academy.

Estonian eGA is now working on the action plan for next steps in supporting the procedure of setting up the Regional e-Governance Academy in Mauritius.