H.E. Jim Yong Kim
President of The World Bank Group
Honorable Barack Obama
President of the United States of America
H.E. Mary Robinson
Former President of Ireland and President of Mary Robinson Foundation - Climate Justice.
The Honorable Paul Kagame
President of Rwanda
Edge Of Government
The Journey To Government's Digital Transformation
"Shaping The Future Of Work Technology’s Role In Employment"
Global Economic Outlook 2016-2020
The World GovTechioneers Race was previously focusing on best mobile government service applications. The Award is now in its 4th cycle.
Following the extension of its current scope, the award will now also include a global virtual hackathon “Blockchain Virtual GovHack” aimed at experimenting with new technologies to produce outstanding applications designed and developed by students and start-ups from across the world under the ethos of hacking for good.
The Race will also feature “Best Emerging Technologies in Government”, which is an award for governments that are experimenting with emerging technologies to provide government services more efficiently and effectively and that have proven results of how they have created greater public value and transformed the lives of people.
The SDGs in Action @ WGS2016, was a three-day event that formed an important pillar of the WGS program, served to discuss an action agenda for implementing the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). Organized in partnership with the UN’s Department of Economic and Social Affairs (UN DESA), World Bank, and the UN Foundation, the event examined key success factors that will contribute to the implementation of the SDGs at global, regional and national levels. The event was timely given that the fifteen-year implementation timeframe has kicked off on 1 January 2016, and the first months of 2016 will be critical to accelerate their delivery by 2030.
High-level government officials, local authorities, representatives of the private sector, multilateral and international organizations, donors, academia, civil society organizations and youth exchanged views on their respective roles in SDG implementation, as well as mutual expectations. The highly interactive discussions reflected work already under way to implement the SDGs and identified challenges, opportunities and recommendations to go forward.