Dear Friends and Colleagues,
I hope that you will consider this on topic. Please pass this on if you
know someone who may be able to assist.
Sorry about the very short notice.
If there are any questions, don't hesitate to contact me.
INVITATION TO PARTICIPATE IN A RESEARCH PROCESS AIMED AT IDENTIFYING
INTERNET E-GOVERNMENT APPLICATIONS THAT CAN CONTRIBUTE TO FIGHTING
POVERTY, FACILITATING EMPLOYMENT, OR ASSISTING RURAL DEVELOPMENT
The Centre for Public Service Innovation (CPSI) supported by the
Department of Science and Technology has initiated a process aimed at
identifying e-government applications that address developing country
challenges and which should be part of the broader Batho Pele Gateway
Interested parties can submit case studies on successful initiatives
that have been implemented locally and internationally. Appropriate
case studies will be tabled at a round-table meeting to be held on 15
September 2004. High-level officials will attend the round table from
the CPSI, the Department of Science and Technology (DST), the
Department of Public Service and Administration (DPSA), the State
Information Technology Agency and other key government and ICT research
The round-table will select the10 applications areas that hold the
maximum benefit and impact for South Africa. In addition to being
published in the form of a Future Watch report, the selection of the
most significant applications will inform the e-government agenda for
the next few years. The research process will be followed by further
investigation, research and development, piloting or implementation of
the top ten applications.
Interested companies, consultants, individuals, academia are invited to
participate in the process. Interested parties wishing to participate
should notify the CPSI project manager, Imraan Patel, through email to
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2004. Further guidelines on participation will be sent to interested