Doing Business in the 21st Century
eGovernment Solutions as Prerequisite for Economic Competitivenes
Governance, and the role of eSolutions and eGovernment to improve the landscape for doing business and achieve economic growth, underpins the partnership under the Joint Africa-EU Strategy. Considering governance from a digital perspective, this panel drew on the experience of African and European countries to share knowledge and practical lessons for creating an investment friendly environment. The implementation of the new EU ‘Digital4Development’ approach is at the heart of these discussions, which will also feed into other instruments, like the European Investment Plan’s third pillar, as well as the AU Agenda 2063’s flagship programme known as the 'Pan-African E-Network'. The overarching goal, which eGovernment and digital innovation can help to deliver, is a public service that is both accountable to its people, especially the vulnerable and youth, and focused on business.
AMANI ABOU-ZEIDCommissioner for Infrastrastructure and Energy, African Union Commission
Melanie S. TJIJENDADeputy Director of the Division Enterprise Software and Portal Development, Office of the Prime Minister of Namibia
Priit KONGOBoard Member of Estonian ICT Cluster, CEO of Net Group Ltd
Stefano MANSERVISIDirector-General of the European Commission, DG International Cooperation and Development (DEVCO)