Awareness Raising of Pacific Island Development Aid Countries

Fiji | Kiribati | Papua New Guinea | Samoa | Tonga | Vanuatu
Smart Governance
Countries
Fiji | Kiribati | Papua New Guinea | 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 where 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.

The activities included:
  • 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,
  • awareness-raising workshop for six countries representatives to discuss the main elements of e-governance and the requirements for effective implementation,
  • roadmap development for 2 States.