The World e-Governments Organization of Cities and Local Governments (WeGO) is sharing the fall edition of the e-Newsletter with all WeGO member cities and the registered 3rd WeGO General Assembly participants. This special e-newsletter highlights announcements and pertinent information relating to the General Assembly. It also includes WeGO news from the past quarter, just like any other WeGO e-Newsletter. If you wish for this special e-Newsletter be sent to others from your city or organization, please email us at

  • If you have not reserved a spot at the General Assembly by registering online but would like to attend the event, please contact and copy
  • Send the ID page of your passport as soon as possible for your visa invitation letter and information verification. Do not forget to send a copy of your flight itinerary and hotel booking confirmation as well. Please send these to the registration email at and cc no later than October 17, 2014.
  • Applications for Matchmaking Meetings should be sent to by October 17, 2014. Information and the application form for Matchmaking Meetings can be found here.
  • Host City Chengdu will be providing a free Shuttle Service to and from the Chengdu airport from November 1-6.
  • Information on the complimentary Technical Tour in Chengdu can be accessed here.
  • We have also prepared optional three-day post-General Assembly tours at special rates. More information can be accessed here.
Participating Cities and Organizations for the 3rd WeGO General Assembly as of October 14, 2014:

Africa (21)
Addis Ababa, Dakar, Dar es Salaam, Elkhawi Locality, Gadarif City, Gadarif State, Gazira State, Khartoum East Locality, Khartoum State, Kigali, Luanda, Maputo, Nairobi, Redsea State, River Nile State, Sennar State, South Gezeera Locality, South Kordofan, Tunis, Umelgoura Locality, White Nile State

Americas (5)
Los Angeles, Mexico City, Pittsburgh, Porto Alegre, Sao Paulo

Asia (30)
Agra, Bandung, Bangkok, Baubau, Beijing, Changsha, Chengdu, Chennai, Danang, Dhaka North, Galle, Gimpo, Hanoi, Hong Kong, Jakarta, Kathmandu, Kepri, Ningbo, Pokhara, Quezon, Rajshahi City Corporation, San Fernando La Union, Seberang Perai, Seoul, Shangdong Province, Singapore, Sri Jayawardenapura Kotte, Tashkent, Vientiane, Zhejiang

Europe (16)
Amsterdam, Ankara, Bagcilar Municipality, Baku, Barcelona, Bayrampasa, Beyoglu, Bucharest, Frankfurt, Helsinki, Istanbul, Moscow, Omsk, Tallinn, Ulyanovsk, Yakutsk

Middle East (7)
Abu Dhabi, Baalbeck, Dubai, Erbil, Hebron, Muscat, Tel Aviv

Organizations (6)
Korea Smart Card Co. Ltd (KSCC), National Information Center Sudan (NIC), National Information Technology Authority (NITA), National Research Fund (NFI), PT Mitra Mandiri Informatika, Sinatel Company

We would like to express our deepest apreciation to our esteemed panel of judges for their expert evaluation of all WeGO Awards submissions.

 Chris Moore
Principal Consultant, AcquitasGov
Tang Zhiwei 
Vice Dean, School of Political and Public Administration, University of Electronic Science and Technology of China
 Joonas Pekkanen
Founder and President, Open Ministry
 Giulio Quaggiotto 
Manager, Pulse Lab Jakarta (UN Global Pulse)
 Nadezhda Glebovna Yarushkina
Vice President of Research, Ulyanovsk State Technical University
Jong-Sung Hwang 
Head, Korea Big Data Center, National Information Society Agency
 Mustafa Omar Nawari
Professor, Dynamical Systems, University of Khartoum
WeGO proudly presents the winners of the 2nd WeGO Awards! 

Best e-Government Prize
Taipei: Smart & Easy Travelling in Taipei
Outstanding e-Government Prize
Songpa: Communication, Songpa Twitter Residents Meeting & Songpa OK Twitter via SNS New media
Most Promising
Beyoglu Municipality: Beyoglu Social Card-Food Banking

Best e-Government Prize
Bangalore: GIS-based Transformation of BBMP's Operation of Road Infrastructure
Outstanding e-Government Prize

Barcelona: Online Administrative Procedures
Most Promising
San Fernando, La Union: Document Tracking System

Open City
Best e-Government Prize
Helsinki: Open Ahjo
Outstanding e-Government Prize
Hong Kong: Opening Up of Public Sector Information
Most Promising
Chengdu: Chengdu Municipal Governmental Microblog- Online Public Service

Urban Management
Best e-Government Prize
Seoul: Seoul City Transportation Card System
Outstanding e-Government Prize
Gimpo: Smartopia Gimpo
Most Promising
Ankara: Smart Mobility

Digital Divide
Best e-Government Prize
New Taipei: Happy, Healthy Elders @ New Taipei
Outstanding e-Government Prize
Danang: Development of E-Government Project for Danang City
Most Promising
Singapore: Silver Infocomm Initiative
The winners will be awarded during the 3rd WeGO General Assembly on November 5 in Chengdu, China.
The 3rd WeGO General Assembly will not be possible without the presence of our international speakers from these renowned organizations.

AcuitasGov, Association of Indonesian Municipalities (APEKSI), Cidade Democratica Institute, Cities Development Initiative for Asia (CDIA), Deutsche Gesellschaft für Internationale Zusammenarbeit (GIZ) GmbH, Hyundai U&I, International Council for Local Environmental Initiatives (ICLEI), National Information Society (NIA), Pulse Lab Jakarta (UN Global Pulse), Public Administration Institute for Turkey and the Middle East (ToDAIE), Transparent Cities Network, United Cities and Local Governments Asia-Pacific (UCLG ASPAC), United Nations-Asian and Pacific Training Center for Information and Communication Technology for Development (UN-APCICT), United Nations Project Office on Governance (UNPOG), University of Vienna, World Bank
Mayors and Vice Mayors will join together in a unique conversation to share their successes and challenges for building smart and sustainable cities. The Mayors' Roundtable Meeting will be open for observation to attendees of the 3rd WeGO General Assembly, so that all may benefit from the shared knowledge and reflections of executive city leaders from all around the world.
Below is the list of cities that will be represented in the Mayors' Roundtable Meeting as of October 14, 2014:
Addis Ababa (Vice Mayor), Agra (Mayor), Baalbeck (Mayor), Bandung (Mayor), Baubau (Mayor), Bayrampasa (Mayor), Beyoglu (Mayor), Chengdu (Mayor), Dar es Salaam (Mayor), Dubai (Director General), Elkhawi Locality (Mayor), Erbil (Governor), Frankfurt (Deputy Mayor), Gadarif State (Governor), Gadarif City (Mayor), Gezeera State (Governor), Gimpo (Mayor),  Jakarta (Deputy Governor), Khartoum East Locality (Mayor), Khartoum State (Vice Governor), Los Angeles (Deputy Mayor), Moscow (Deputy Mayor), Omsk (Deputy Mayor), Pokhara (Executive Officer), Rajshahi City Corporation (Mayor), San Fernando La Union (Mayor), Seberang Perai (Vice President), Sennar State (Governor), Seoul (Mayor), South Gezeera Locality (Mayor), Sri Jayawardenapura Kotte (Mayor), Ulyanovsk Region (First Deputy Chairman), Umelgoura Locality (Mayor), Vientiane (Vice Governor)

To see a more detailed description of the sessions, please click this link.
As the oldest 5-star hotel in Chengdu, Jinjiang Hotel is  one of the most famous landmarks in the city. The General Assembly organizers have secured exclusive discount rates for WeGO General Assembly participants in this luxury hotel. 

How to make a reservation:
1. Download the Reservation Form and fill it out. 
2. Send the form to Sichuan Jinjiang Hotel via fax or email
        Fax: +86 28 85581982

Send the form to Sichuan Jinjiang Hotel before October 17, 2014 to avail of the discount.
WeGO Signs MOU with NIA
On August 28, 2014, a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) signing ceremony was held between the World e-Governments Organization of Cities and Local Governments (WeGO) and the National Information Society Agency (NIA).  NIA is the core agency responsible for providing policy advice and technical support in Korea. 

Under the MOU, the two parties agreed to explore collaboration opportunities in areas of mutual interest in particular with respect to the effective distribution and use of the e-Government Standard Framework (WeGO eGovFrame) to/by cities around the world.

The WeGO eGovFrame will be the start of a fruitful partnership between WeGO and NIA. WeGO is looking forward to partnering with NIA in even greater measure in the future, and WeGO members can look forward to special access to and training on the WeGO eGovFrame in 2015.
WeGO Attends UCLG ASPAC Congress
WeGO Secretary General Gunso Kim and Program Director Suzin Ahn attended the UCLG ASPAC Congress held in Taipei, Taiwan from September 3-6, 2014. Secretary General Gunso Kim delivered a presentation on "How has Big Data Contributed to Addressing Urban Issues", and met with UCLG ASPAC Secretary General Bernadia Tjandradewi, who confirmed her attendance at the 3rd WeGO General Assembly as an expert speaker.
WeGO Europe Regional Office, Ulyanovsk Region Holds Webinar
WeGO's Europe Regional Office, Ulyanovsk Region, held a webinar last September 16, 2014. Around 50 people from 19 cities all over the world participated in the webinar that focused on open data and open government with five expert speakers. If you wish to view a recording of the webinar, please click on this link.
WeGO Welcomes New Members Hanoi, Pokhara, Gimpo, Kepri, and South Gezeera Locality
Hanoi, Pokhara, Gimpo, Kepri, and South Gezeera Locality recently joined WeGO as associate members. These cities will gain Full Member status upon approval at the 3rd WeGO General Assembly in Chengdu, China. WeGO welcomes these new WeGO members!
Call for Nominations for the 2015 United Nations Public Service Award (UNPSA)
The Division for Public Administration and Development Management (DPADM) of the United Nations Department of Economic and Social Affairs (UNDESA) has launched a call for 2015 UNPSA nominations. The UNPSA is designed to promote and support innovations in public service delivery worldwide. The awards are open to all public organizations, including governments and public-private partnerships involved in delivering services to citizens. 

The 2015 UNPSA will be given to those public institutions that have distinguished themselves in one of the following categories: 
i) Improving the Delivery of Public Services; 
ii) Fostering Participation in Policy-making Decisions through Innovative 
iii) Promoting Whole-of-Government Approaches in the Information Age, and 
iv) Promoting Gender-Responsive Delivery of Public Services. 
Nominations must be submitted online at: by October 31, 2014.

The award highlights cutting edge innovations and recognizes that democracy and effective governance are built on a competent civil service. To learn more about the UNPSA and past winners, please visit:
Enhancing Inclusive LED and Good Local Governance in ASEAN Economic Community 2015

A dialogue on inclusive growth, enterprise development, and women’s economic leadership

December 9-11 2014 | Hanoi, Vietnam 

Local economic development (LED) focuses on enhancing community well-being through improved productivity and competitiveness, and the promotion of inclusive economic growth. Small and Medium-Size Enterprises (SMEs) are the backbone of ASEAN economies; they account for more than 96 percent of all enterprises and provide employment for between 50 and 95 per cent in the member countries. In short, SMEs are the engine of growth and development for communities. They are also vital points of entry to stimulate young entrepreneurs and to create opportunities for women to participate in economic development.
Under the framework of DELGOSEA, UCLG ASPAC in collaboration with OXFAM, FCM, and Rockefeller Foundation is holding the “Enhancing Inclusive LED and Good Local Governance in ASEAN Economic Community (AEC) 2015: Towards Inclusive Growth, SMEs Development, and Women’s Economic Leadership” to bring together government, the private sector, civil society, and academia to develop the capacity of local governments to pursue inclusive local economic growth by promoting and enhancing SME competitiveness, with a focus on enterprise development and women’s economic leadership.


Format of the Event:

The training will focus on good governance in contributing to promote SMEs in ASEAN member states. Elements of good governance will be the entry point to be used for further assessment of governance index. These elements will be elaborated in specific factors which are relevant to economic development of SMEs. Combination of several methods of training will be applied to provide in-depth discussion among the participants including:
- Webinar or online sessions prior and subsequent to the workshop
- Workshop with presentations of best practices, interactive group exercises, and networking opportunities 
For inquiries, please contact Ms. Retno Ika Praesty at or Ms. Atik Kumala Dewi at and/or telephone number (+62) 21 389 01 801. 
Join the International Symposia of Green, Smart, Development, and Vision (GSDV) 2014 in Seoul National University, Seoul

The International IT Policy Program (ITPP) in Seoul National University and the Smart Media Policy Research (SMPR) Center are organizing the “International Symposia of Green, Smart, Development, and Vision (GSDV)” from December 21 to 24, 2014 in Seoul, the Republic of Korea. The event brings together academicians, policy makers and practitioners. The Symposia is open to all who are interested in green, smart, and sustainable development. 

Visit or contact the ITPP office (+82 2 880 9140) for more details.

WeGO would like to acknowledge the sponsors for the 3rd WeGO General Assembly
WeGO would like to thank its endorsing partners for the 3rd WeGO General Assembly

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