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Wherever I look, I see how technology is transforming our world for the better. Estonia is contributing to this progress by sharing its experience with countries in this region and beyond. Furthermore UNDP helped fund Estonia’s E-Governance Academy that is working around the globe to promote the advantages of ICTs for governance and citizen engagement. Secretary-General’s Ban Ki-moon public lecture at Tallinn University
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Estonia has realized the possibilities of having a connected and integrated system that is efficient and effective. Being able to collect, analyze and act on real-time data is key for making informed decisions. Estonia’s citizens are some of the best-connected in the world, which gives them access to information that can help improve their lives. During my visit I was most impressed by their public/private partnerships – at UNICEF, we are always exploring new ways of working with the private sector to use data to help children. Read more in Christopher Fabian's blog here.
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The e-Governance Academy has consistently supported open democracy, increased involvement of citizens and judicious governance. Here at Praxis we’re always happy to invite experts from the academy to join us if we’re discussing links between the information society and state governance, which are important issues to us both.
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e-Governance is the future and the future is today!  For the people who are actually involved in the process of e-governance development, it is extremely important to have the ability to share experience and best practices with each other.  In this regard we are strongly tied with e-Governance Academy of Estonia and we enjoy this practice.  Their comprehensive expertise in e-Governance issues helps us to find new ways to make e-Governance an usual tool for everyday life.
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The Estonian Center of Eastern Partnership appreciated the opportunity to cooperate with the e-Governance Academy in organising the e-Partnership Conference which united priorities important to both of us – the digital field and the Eastern Partnership. The overview which was compiled as a basis for the inaugural conference provided an adequate and comprehensive analysis of the cyber security and e-democracy situation in the Eastern Partnership countries. I would especially like to highlight the competence and methodological approach of the e-Governance Academy experts in creating the situation review which included dozens of interviews with high-level experts and decisionmakers, based on which the data were systemised and analysed. Moreover, I particularly value the recommendations that were emphasised in the overview and which act as a map to further develop the digital field in the Eastern Partnership countries.
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The role of the e-Governance Academy in the development of Tartu’s inclusive budget has been very important. It’s more than possible that it would never have happened without their involvement – they were the first ‘messenger’ who came to us. Kristina Reinsalu provided a comprehensive overview of the scenarios in use elsewhere in the world, assisted us in finding the right one for us and was of help as well when we came in for criticism following the pilot project. But working together we held our nerve, learned every lesson there was to learn from that first year and pushed ahead.
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We thank e-Governance Academy for crucial consultation in implementing the X-Road based and full-functioning interoperability solution Nam-Road, and hope that Namibia will be a good example to follow for other African countries.
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e-Governance Academy was very flexible and cooperative during the EU Twinning project. EGA mediated experts with up-to-date knowledge, who introduced us European best practices in e-governance development and stakeholder involvement. Furthermore, DEA also received useful consultation to amend Georgia’s e-governance laws according to European Union’s legislation. Twinning proved to be a successful combination of Estonian experts knowledge with Georgian beneficiary’s readiness to adopt e-government strategic, legal and interoperability frameworks compatible with EU systems.  
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In an ever-changing world Estonia sets the example of creating a society where the government supports its citizens and entrepreneurs with the most modern and efficient services. The e-Governance Academy brings leadership, ICT and new ways of democracy together. They are mainly responsible for an open government where transparency, effectiveness and change are the foundation of a healthy society that is at the beginning of a prosperous future. Estonia shows that a small country can achieve big results with the right mindset and the true innovation is always welcomed here.
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The most important thing for us in the e-governance study tour was to study the Estonian experience in developing their integrated e-government enterprise architecture named X-road and all the related aspects including data collection, data protection, cyber security and the legal framework. Right now, Indian government is designing it’s own national interoperability architecture and all the inputs from this program are very welcome for us. It was worthy to come, definitely! We had a very good learning experience and we’ll put some of the learnings into practice to improve e-government service delivery in India.
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The Vulyk pilot improved the understanding of ASC’s…
The Vulyk pilot improved the understanding of ASC’s tasks

13.11.2018
In couple of weeks eGA team in Ukraine finalises the 1st round of piloting of the information system Vulyk in…
In couple of weeks eGA team in Ukraine finalises the 1st round of piloting of the information system Vulyk in 10 administrative service centres (ASC). For now, 57…

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The 4th Forum for IT Managers of Ukraine…
The 4th Forum for IT Managers of Ukraine focuses on…

30.10.2018
On 1-2 November, the 4th Forum for IT Managers of Ukraine will bring together up to 300 public…
On 1-2 November, the 4th Forum for IT Managers of Ukraine will bring together up to 300 public sector IT managers to discuss how the…

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eGA to assist e-governance development in Benin
eGA to assist e-governance development in Benin

09.10.2018
Today, on October 9th, eGA and the Ministry of Digital Economy and Communication of Benin signed an agreement…
Today, on October 9th, eGA and the Ministry of Digital Economy and Communication of Benin signed an agreement to achieve the implementation of  governmental interoperability…

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eGA to start cooperation project with UNDP
eGA to start cooperation project with UNDP

28.09.2018
In a high-level side event of the 73rd UN General Assembly, Estonia and the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) launched their cooperation project…
In a high-level side event of the 73rd UN General Assembly, Estonia and the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) launched their cooperation project to support the digital transformation of UNDP…

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NCSI: The top ten countries best prepared against…
NCSI: The top ten countries best prepared against cyber attacks

25.09.2018
According to NCS Index (as of September 25th 2018) the top ten countries best prepared against cyber attacks are…
According to NCS Index (as of September 25th 2018) the top ten countries best prepared against cyber attacks are Estonia, France, Germany, Slovakia, Singapore, Finland, Lithuania,…

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Linnar Viik: The beginning of digital transformation in Estonia
Linnar Viik: The beginning of digital transformation in Estonia

eGA Programme Director of Smart Government Linnar Viik talks about the factors that contributed to the rise of the e-state in Estonia more than 20 years ago.

eGA Programme Director of Smart Government Linnar Viik talks about the factors that contributed to the rise of the e-state in Estonia more than 20 years ago.

Andrew Keen: Staying Human in the Digital Age
Andrew Keen: Staying Human in the Digital Age

Entrepreneur and author of „How to Fix the Future“ talks about the challenges and options technology development raises for the people and governments.

Entrepreneur and author of „How to Fix the Future“ talks about the challenges and options technology development raises for the people and governments.

e-Governance Conference 2018 throwback
e-Governance Conference 2018 throwback

The conference featured 387 participants from 76 countries around the world. President of Estonia, Ms Kersti Kaljulaid shared her sharp insights into the state’s interaction with digital citizens. Ms Beth Simone Noveck, Mr Andrew Keen, Ms Guénaëlle Gault and Mr Niels Godfredsen inspired the auditorium with their keynotes. Take a look at the throwback of the event!

The conference featured 387 participants from 76 countries around the world. President of Estonia, Ms Kersti Kaljulaid shared her sharp insights into the state’s interaction with digital citizens. Ms Beth Simone Noveck,…

Speech of the President of the Estonia Kersti Kaljulaid
Speech of the President of the Estonia Kersti Kaljulaid

In the opening speech of the e-Governance Conference 2018 President of Estonia said that states cannot afford not to go digital and not to have e-government.

In the opening speech of the e-Governance Conference 2018 President of Estonia said that states cannot afford not to go digital and not to have e-government.

Handbook "e-Governance in Practice"
Handbook "e-Governance in Practice"

e-Estonia: e-Governance in Practice (2017) is the second and updated edition of our bestselling book which was firstly published in 2016. The book provides an overview of Estonian information society, how it is structured and managed.

e-Estonia: e-Governance in Practice (2017) is the second and updated edition of our bestselling book which was firstly published in 2016. The book provides an overview of Estonian information society, how it…