Thursday 06th July 2023
The Department of Information and Communications Technology (DICT) has made notable progress in its efforts to standardize government domain names, emails, and websites, marking a significant milestone in the country’s digital transformation journey.
Department of Information and Communications Technology Secretary Mr. Steven Matainaho provided updates on these developments and extended an invitation to all Digital Transformation Officers (DTOs) in provinces and district executives to participate in an upcoming pre-launch conference and workshop.
Scheduled to take place from 3 – 6 July at the Holiday Inn Port Moresby, the pre-launch workshop will serve as a pivotal platform for knowledge sharing, collaboration, and addressing challenges associated with the digitalization of government services.
Secretary Matainaho emphasized the significance of the event, stating, “The conference and workshop will serve as a platform for sharing best practices, addressing challenges, and collectively envisioning a future where digitalization is at the heart of our government services. The Department of ICT stands ready to support and guide you throughout this digital transformation journey.”
Elaborating on DICT’s phased approach, Secretary Matainaho outlined the progress made thus far. Phase 1 of the standardization process has been initiated in Provinces and Districts, with the aim of establishing consistency and professionalism in the digital presence of government entities nationwide.
This phase will culminate with the highly anticipated launch of the Medium-Term Development Plan 4 (2023-2027) on July 7 2023.
Phase 2 is set to commence in this quarter, encompassing all national government agencies. This phase emphasizes collaboration among key stakeholders and aligns with the PNG Digital Government Act 2022 and the shared commitment to citizen-centric digital services.
The Department of ICT seeks to enhance access and streamline online services for the people of Papua New Guinea, ensuring a cohesive and efficient digital experience.
Secretary Matainaho expressed his gratitude to the entities that have already embraced the standardization process within their respective provinces and districts.
Their proactive approach and dedication signify their commitment to digital transformation and the delivery of high-quality online services to citizens.
The upcoming pre-launch conference and workshop, along with the phased approach implemented by DICT, underscore Papua New Guinea’s commitment to digital transformation.
By fostering collaboration, sharing best practices, and addressing challenges, the event will play a crucial role in envisioning a future where digitalization drives government services.
As DICT continues to guide stakeholders throughout this transformative journey, the standardization of government domain names, emails, and websites will improve accessibility and efficiency, ultimately empowering citizens and ensuring a more seamless online experience.