eGA raises awareness about the opportunities of digital service delivery among governments in the Pacific region. It is targeting the following countries: Papua New Guinea, Solomon Islands, Vanuatu, Samoa, Tonga and Fiji.
The sub-objective of this project is to:
- encourage the use of digital technologies by governments in Pacific region,
- enhance abilities to define, develop, implement and resource roadmaps on e-governance,
- enable governments to engage (institutional) donors, investors and other service support providers by fostering enduring and creative public-private partnerships.
The first staps toward this project where made in May 2017, when representatives from the Solomon Islands, Fiji, Vanuatu, Samoa and Tonga participated in the Tallinn E-Governance Conference, 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.
The activities include:
1) baseline assessment conduction of the current e-governance status among Indo-Pacific states through desktop research, interviews and questionnaires, who have qualified following the baseline assessment,
2) awareness-raising workshop for six countries representatives to discuss the main elements of e-governance and the requirements for effective implementation,
3) roadmap development for 2 States.