Awareness Raising of Pacific Island Development Aid Countries

Fiji | Kiribati | Papua New Guinea | Salomon Islands | Samoa | Tonga | Vanuatu
Smart Governance
Countries
Fiji | Kiribati | Papua New Guinea | Salomon Islands | Samoa | Tonga | Vanuatu
Domains
Smart Governance
Duration
09/2018 - 12/2019
Budget
125 000 €
Project manager

eGA raised awareness about the opportunities of digital service delivery among the governments of Papua New Guinea, the Solomon Islands, Vanuatu, Samoa, Tonga and Fiji in the Pacific region.

The project encouraged the use of digital technologies by governments in the Pacific region, enhanced abilities to define, develop, implement and resource roadmaps on e-governance, and enabled governments to engage donors, investors and other service support providers by fostering public-private partnerships.

The project contributes to Sustainable Development Goals (SDG) 8, 9, 16, 17

The first steps toward this project were made in May 2017, when representatives from the Solomon Islands, Fiji, Vanuatu, Samoa and Tonga participated in the e-Governance Conference in Tallinn, Estonia, which was organised by e-Governance Academy.

In the margins of the conference, the participating officials expressed an interest in commencing broader cooperation on e-governance.

As a result of consultations between e-Governance Academy and Australian Strategic Policy Institute (ASPI), a project was prepared and launched on 13 September 2018.

What did we do ?
  • The baseline assessment about current state of e-government in 6 Pacific Ocean Countries was conducted.
  • Regional seminar in Tonga was conducted that brought together 22 participants from 7 Pacific Ocean Countries.
  • Expert missions were conducted in Papua New Guinea, Solomon Islands and Vanuatu to further analyze e-government plans and action plans and to propose further steps. As a result, specific recommendations and roadmaps were prepared for Papua New Guinea and Solomon Islands.
  • A regional seminar was organized in Canberra bringing together representatives of the island states and donor organizations. The seminar was attended by 28 participants. In addition to eGA and ASPI representatives, 8 island states participated in the seminar: Fiji, Papua New Guinea, Solomon Islands, Samoa, Tonga, Vanuatu, Kiribati and New Caledonia.
  • Together with ASPI a publication „An assessment of e-government capabilities in Papua New Guinea, Solomon Islands, Vanuatu, Fiji, Samoa & Tonga„ was developed and published.