Digital Government Transformation Webinar: Driving the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development and the African Union Agenda 2063

End Date
Event Time
08:00 am - 09:30 am
GMT-4 (New York)
Thematic Area
Digital Government

Digital government transformation is not just about technologies and is crucial for governments worldwide. It offers new ways to improve efficiency, transparency, and responsiveness in the public sector, and above all revolutionises how businesses, governments, and societies operate globally.

Like the rest of the world, Africa is also undergoing rapid digital transformation, fuelled by growing internet access, widespread mobile technology use, and tech-savvy young population. It offers African greater interconnection for African markets with another and the rest of the world as it presents an opportunity for innovation, economic growth, and job creation.

In recognising the significance of digital government transformation, the United Nations Department of Economic and Social Affairs (UN DESA), through the Division for Public Institutions and Digital Government (DPIDG) and its Project Office on Governance (UNPOG), and the African Association for Public Administration and Management (AAPAM), is co-organising a Webinar on “Digital Government Transformation Webinar: Driving the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development and the African Union Agenda 2063” on 30 April 2024.

The overarching objective of the Webinar is to explore concrete action-oriented steps towards Digital Government Transformation for effective implementation of the Sustainable Development Goals. It also aims to: 

•    Raise awareness about the role of digital transformation in driving economic growth, improving public service delivery, and fostering innovation across various sectors in Africa.  
•    Provide a platform to share insights, case studies, and best practices from successful digital government transformation initiatives within Africa and globally to advance the SDGs.  
•    Identify challenges faced in implementing digital government transformation initiatives in Africa such as infrastructure limitations, skill gaps, regulatory barriers, and cybersecurity concerns and explore solutions.  
•    Empower and provide participants with actionable insights, tools, and resources to embark on their digital transformation journeys effectively.


Concept Note and Agenda

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Contact Information


Mr. Juwang Zhu, Director, DPIDG/UN DESA

Ms. Adriana Alberti, Chief, Programme Management and Capacity Development Unit, DPIDG/UN DESA


Ms. Hyeyoung Kim, Head, United Nations Project Office on Governance (UNPOG)/DPIDG/UN DESA

Ms. Ana Thorlund, Governance and Public Administration Expert, UNPOG/DPIDG/UN DESA | @email

Mr. Samuel Danaa, Associate Capacity Development Expert, UNPOG/DPIDG/UN DESA | @email


Mr. George Scott, Secretary General, AAPAM, Nairobi, Kenya

Ms. Julie Muia, Programmes Officer, AAPAM, Nairobi, Kenya | @email@email