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e-Governance in the service of Public Sector Reform

Cairo, Egypt
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The joint UNDP-ESCWA Project entitled "Capacity Building for the Iraqi Public Sector Management," aims to support a new form of governance through institutional development and the adoption of modern information and communication technologies. To this end, the implementing agencies seek to build the capacities of the National Centre for Consultancy and Management Development (NCCMD) in Iraq, supporting its role as a focal point for the reform and modernization of the Iraqi public sector.

UNDP and ESCWA's Unit for Emerging Conflict and Related Issues (ECRI) are convening a Workshop on e-Gov Applications and Practices, 1 - 6 Dec 2008 in partnership with the Ministry of state for Administrative Development in Egypt (MSAD).  The Workshop is to address challenges and strategies of integrating ICT solutions into government to improve service delivery and advance transparency and accountability in the Iraqi public sector.
Training topics are tailored taking into consideration the identified needs, requirements and priorities for the application of e-government within the NCCMD. The intended training module will review implementation modalities for e-government, taking into consideration local capacities, available resources and current e-government efforts in the region.
The National Management Institute at the Governance Centre in Egypt on behalf of MSAD will be providing the training workshop based on its extensive experience in tailoring advanced training courses and promoting good governance practices, thus ensuring transparency within the Public Sector. 
16 senior and middle Level Government officials from the NCCMD and the Ministry of Planning in Iraq will be exposed to executive education and leadership modules provided by experts in the field. This will involve peer-to-peer programs, giving attendees and an opportunity to exchange knowledge and best practices at the decision making level.  The workshop will also include field visits and study tours to prominent public sector institutions already applying e-Gov tools and services.