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2023 Digital Government Delivery Workshop
22-24 November, 2023 - APEC Haus, Port Moresby, PNG
Theme: "Transforming PNG: Digital Horizons and Public Service Excellence"
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Office of the Secretary – DICT, Circular No. 5. Click here to download.
 
Concept Note for Digital Government Delivery Workshop. Click here to download.
 
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Concept Note for
2023 Digital Government Delivery Workshop
Theme: “Transforming PNG: Digital Horizons and Public Service Excellence”

Date: 22nd – 24th November, 2023 (Three-day workshop)

Location: APEC Haus, Port Moresby, Papua New Guinea

Organized by:
• The Government of Papua New Guinea through the Department of ICT
• Co-hosted with the Department of Prime Minister and the National Executive Council, the Department of National Planning and Monitoring, Department of Treasury, Department of Finance, Department of Justice and Attorney General.

In Partnership with:
• International Telecommunication Union (ITU)
• United Nations Department of Economic and Social Affairs
Target Audience
• Heads and CEOs of Public Bodies
• Digital Transformation Officer of Public Bodies
• Development Partners (UNCDF, GFCE, Digicel PNG Foundation, etc.)
Introduction

Digital transformation is the use of digital technologies to enhance productivity and perfor-mance in government, businesses, and by individuals. Whilst digital technology has trans-formed and improved the way businesses, governments and individuals conduct their activi-ties, in Papua New Guinea, the implementation of digital transformation activities and pro-grams needs to be properly coordinated among all key stakeholders.

The Government of Papua New Guinea recognizes that the use of digital technologies has the potential to accelerate the economic growth and improve public administration and public participation. In 2020, the Government adopted a ‘Digital Transformation Policy’. Following the adoption of the Policy, the former Office of the Communication and Information was restructured and upgraded to the Department of Information and Communication Technology to now oversee and coordinate the digital transformation in the country.

In 2022, the National Parliament enacted a Digital Government Act (2022). This is a milestone achievement for Papua New Guinea that now sets the course for digitalization of government systems and processes in the country in a holistic and whole-of-government approach.

In mid-2023, the National Government launched the Medium-Term Development Plan IV 2023-2027, and the Strategic Priority Areas (SPAs) for respective sectors. The SPA 8 (DIP 8.1) sets out key actions and indicators for the Digital Government for the advancement and transformation of Critical Digital Infrastructure, Government Private Network, Government Cloud and Digital Services.

The SPA 6 (DIP 6.3) sets out the key actions and indicators to enhance cybersecurity, promote digital safety, and protect national security by improving the capacity and capabilities of security agencies and strengthening cybersecurity measures.

The SPA 2 (DIP2.4) sets out the key actions and indicators for transforming Papua New Guinea’s critical digital infrastructure and connectivity to drive economic growth and improve the quality of life for its citizens.

In alignment with Papua New Guinea’s Medium Term Development Plan 2023 – 2027 and the Digital Government Act 2022, the Government of Papua New Guinea is taking steps towards execution phase of the digital transformation of public services.

The heads of public bodies and ‘Digital Transformation Officers’ (DTOs) of public bodies, whose responsibilities are clearly defined by the Digital Government Act 2022, will play an important role in the implementation of digital government. A three-day workshop has been conceptualized to provide an overview and guidance on delivering a digital government. This will include undertaking a deep dive into the technology stack delivery approach and understanding the expectations of public body heads and DTOs in aligning their respective delivery to the technology stack.

The Digital Government Delivery Workshop is a pivotal initiative to ensure that Papua New Guinea’s public bodies are informed and aligned in their digital transformation objectives.

By empowering the heads of these bodies with strategic insights and equipping DTOs with the tools and knowledge for operational excellence, the workshop aims to pave the way for a successful and integrated digital future for PNG.

Workshop Purpose:
The primary purpose of this workshop is to equip public sector leaders and digital transfor-mation officers with the knowledge, skills, and insights required to advance the digital trans-formation agenda. By aligning with the MTDP 4 and the Digital Government Act 2022, the workshop seeks to enhance the capabilities of public bodies in delivering digital services.

Expected Outcomes:
Leaders of public bodies and DTO’s participating in this workshop can anticipate the following outcomes:

For Heads of Public Bodies

• Strategic Understanding: Gain a comprehensive understanding of the Digital Government, its significance, objectives, and expected impact with respect to the Digital Government Plan 2023 – 2027, the MTDP IV and the stainable Development Goals (SDGs).

• Technical Familiarity: Acquire a foundational knowledge and appreciation of the Government Technology Stack which serves as the backbone for digital service delivery.

• Forward Planning: Understand the milestones, timelines, and expected deliverables associated with the digital government delivery plan and therefore enabling better strategic planning and resource allocation in their respective agencies and sectors.

• Insights from Global Best Practices: Gain insight and perspective from the experiences and lessons by other countries, territories, and international partners.

For Digital Transformation Officers:
• Operational Proficiency: Develop a deep understanding of their role and responsibilities in the digital government delivery process, ensuring effective and timely service digitalization.

• Technical Skill Enhancement: Gain insights into the intricacies of the Government Technology Stack, enhancing their capacity to integrate and deploy digital micro-services effectively.

• Hands-on Experience: Participate in workshops and breakout sessions that simulate real-life challenges, equipping them with practical skills and problem-solving abilities.

• Feedback Mechanism: Have the platform to voice challenges, seek clarifications, and suggest improvements in the digital transformation process, ensuring a more adaptive and responsive implementation.

Workshop Methodology
The workshop will employ a dynamic and interactive approach to engage participants effectively. The methodology includes:
• Keynote Addresses: Inspirational talks and insights from experts in the field.

• Interactive Sessions: Engaging discussions and collaborative activities that address the strategic needs of Heads of Public Bodies.

• Hands-on Workshops: Practical sessions designed to provide DTOs with real-life problem-solving experience.

• Feedback Channels: Opportunities for participants to voice challenges, seek clarifi-cations, and propose improvements for an agile and responsive implementation of the digital transformation agenda.

Draft Program for the 2023 Digital Government Delivery Workshop. Click here to download.

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Registration for
2023 Digital Government Delivery Workshop
Theme: “Transforming PNG: Digital Horizons and Public Service Excellence”

Date: 22nd – 24th November, 2023 (Three-day workshop)

Location: APEC Haus, Port Moresby, Papua New Guinea

Organized by:
• The Government of Papua New Guinea through the Department of ICT
• Co-hosted with the Department of Prime Minister and the National Executive Council, the Department of National Planning and Monitoring, Department of Treasury, Department of Finance, Department of Justice and Attorney General.

In Partnership with:
• International Telecommunication Union (ITU)
• United Nations – Department of Economic and Social Affairs
• PNG Dataco Ltd
• United Nations Department of Economic and Social Affairs
Target Audience
• Heads and CEOs of Public Bodies
• Digital Transformation Officer of Public Bodies
• Development Partners (UNCDF, GFCE, Digicel PNG Foundation, etc.)

REGISTER TO PARTICIPATE

Day 1: Governance & Executive Overview

Day 2: Building Blocks Workshops

Day 3: Digital ID, eGovernment Portal, Interoperability

Find below all documents regarding the workshop. Admin Documents
  1. Circular
  2. Concept Note
  3. Official Program
Presentations files are as per the program. Click the links to download the files. Day 1 – 22 NOV, WEDNESDAY: Governance & Executive Overview
TIME (GMT+10) NAME DESCRIPTION SPEAKER
Session 1: Setting the Scene & Executive Overview
0830 – 0845 Opening Remarks Opening Remarks by the Minister of Information and Communications Technology Hon. Timothy Masiu, MP Minister for ICT
0900 – 0915 UN Perspective on Whole-of-Government approach on Digital Transformation of Government. Mr. Richard Howard UN Resident Coordinator, Papua New Guinea
0930 – 0945   Representative of ITU Asia and the Pacific Regional Office Ms. Atsuko Okuda​ Regional Director ITU Regional Office for Asia and the Pacific (remote participation via Zoom)
0945 – 0955   Opening Remarks by the Representative of UN DESA Mr. Vincenzo Aquaro, Chief, Digital Government Branch, DPIDG, UN DESA (remote participation via Zoom)
0955 – 1010 Global Trends of Digital Government Development Major Findings from the 2022 UN E-Government Development and Innovative Practices from around the World Mr. Vincenzo Aquaro, Chief, Digital Government Branch, DPIDG, UN DESA (Presentation via Zoom) (Download)
1010 – 1030 Executive Overview Executive Overview of
  • GoPNG Digital Transformation journey, and
  • GoPNG Technology Stack
Mr. Steven Matainaho, Secretary – DICT (Download) Mr. Ashish Narayan, Programme Coordinator, ITU (Download)
Session 2: Digital Data Governance to Accelerate Digital Transformation
1100 – 1120 Digital Data Governance Framework Digital Data Governance Frameworks and Open Government Data for SDGs Mr. Wai Min Kwok, Senior Governance and Public Administration Officer, DPIDG, UN DESA (remote participation via Zoom)
1120 – 1140   Local Data Governance United Nations E-Government Survey – Local Online Service Index (LOSI) Mr. Deniz Susar, Governance and Public Administration Officer, DPIDG, UNDESA (pre-recorded video presentation and remote participation via Zoom)
1140 – 1200   Whole of Government Approach Adopting the Whole of Government approach to Digital Government Transformation Mr. Keping Yao, Senior Governance and Public Administration Expert, UNPOG, DPIDG, UNDESA (remote participation via Zoom) (Download)
Session 3: Overview Government Technology Stack
1300 – 1310 Presentation Introductory Remarks on GoPNG Technology Russell Woruba – Deputy Secretary, Digital Delivery Wing (Download)
1310 – 1330 Presentation Overview on Government Cloud Glen Vitou, Gov Cloud & Shared Services (Download)
1330 – 1350  Presentation Overview on Government Private Network Kedesh Pinia, Infrastructure & GPN (Download)
1350 – 1410 Presentation Overview on Interoperability (SDXP) (INIT) Jack Tomon, Interoperability project (Download)
1410 – 1430 Q&A GoPNG Technology Stack
Session 4: Overview of Government Technology Stack (cont)
1500 – 1520 Presentation Overview on Cyber Security Georgina Kiele, Executive Manager – NCSC, DICT (Download)
1520 – 1540 Presentation Overview on Standards Benedict Sike, Manager – Standards, DICT (Download)
1540 – 1600 Presentation Overview on Compliance George Memafu – Compliance Advisor, DICT (Download)
1600 – 1700 Q&A and Summarize
Day 2 – 23 NOV, THURSDAY: Building Blocks Workshop
Session 5: Whole-of-Government Digital Transformation
0900 – 1030 Presentation Introduction;
  • Digital Public Good and Digital Public Infrastructure
  • GovStack
ITU (Download GovStack 101 – EN – V0.4)
Session 6: Workshop on Building Blocks (cont)
1040 – 1215 Presentation (cont) Workshop on Building Block Concept (cont)
  • GovStack Building Blocks
Session 7: Workshop on Building Blocks (cont)
1315 – 1430 Presentation (cont) Workshop on Building Block Concept (cont)
  • Deploying GovStack in PNG
  • Audience engagements and Q&A
Session 8: Workshop on Building Blocks (cont)
1500 – 1620 Presentation (cont) Workshop on Building Block Concept (cont)
  • Services cataloging
  • Services prioritization
  • Wrap-up
Day 3 – 24 NOV, FRIDAY: Digital ID, eGovernment Portal, Interoperability
TIME (GMT+10) NAME DESCRIPTION SPEAKER
Session 9: Digital ID and eGovernment Portals – (Layer 5)
0900 – 0940 Presentation l   Country Case Studies l   PNG Digital ID & Digital Wallet Roadmap Jaume Dubois ITU (Download)
0940 – 1000 Presentation eGovernment Portals Joshua Pomaloh, Acting Executive Manager – DevOps (Download)
Session 10: Workshop on Interoperability – (GovPNG Technology Stack Layer 2)
1020 – 1040 Use case on Interoperability Overview on Federated Secure Data Exchange Platform Mr. Jack Tomon – Project Manager Interoperability, DICT
1040 – 1120 Workshop on Interoperability Discussions around how each public entity can integrate their systems and find a way forward. For example, how NID and Immigration or Finance and DIRD can integrate their systems to ease business processes. IPA and IRC can integrate their business process, Health and NSO can integrate their business process on population statistics, etc.
Session 11: Digitalization (Layer 4) •         Understanding Digitalization and the Steps Required.
1120 – 1140 Presentation Overview on Digitalization, PNG ICT Clusters (approach to take) Paul Ketoma, PMU (Download) Jesse Biribudo, DevOps (Download)
1140 – 1200 Presentation BPR Workshop Stanley Sungi,  (Download)
Session 12: Promoting Digital Skills and Changing Mindsets – Digital Government Competency Framework ·        Identifying the required level of competencies to transform the workforce progressively by specifying the required skills for officials at different levels
1300 – 1320   Presentation UN DESA Competency Framework and European e-Competence Framework Ms. Cristina Alicia Rodriguez Acosta, Inter-Regional Advisor on Innovation and Digital Government, DPIDG, UN DESA (15 mins) (pre-recorded video presentation)
1320 – 1340 Presentation Artificial Intelligence and Digital Transformation Competency Framework for Civil Servants Ms. Marielza Oliveira, Director, Division for Digital Inclusion, Policies and Transformation, Communications and Information, UNESCO (15 mins) (TBC)
1430 – 1450 Presentation Capacities at Institutional, Organizational, Individual and Societal Levels for Digital Government Transformation Ms. Adriana Alberti, Chief, Programme Management and Capacity Development Unit, DPIDG, UN DESA (15 mins) (pre-recorded video presentation)
Session 13: Developing a Roadmap and Action Planning for Advancing Digital Government
1530 – 1650 Assessing the Need and Challenges for accelerating digital government transformation in PNG M&E and Action Steps Mr. Allan Long, Executive Manager – Policy Planning, Monitoring & Evaluation, DICT
1650 – 1700 End of 3-day Workshop Closing Remarks Mr. Flierl Shongol Deputy Secretary – Policy and Emerging Technologies Wing DICT

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