Jaan Reinhold, Director Estonian Center of Eastern Partnership
The Estonian Center of Eastern Partnership appreciated the opportunity to cooperate with the e-Governance Academy in organising the e-Partnership Conference which united priorities important to both of us – the digital field and the Eastern Partnership. The overview which was compiled as a basis for the inaugural conference provided an adequate and comprehensive analysis of the cyber security and e-democracy situation in the Eastern Partnership countries. I would especially like to highlight the competence and methodological approach of the e-Governance Academy experts in creating the situation review which included dozens of interviews with high-level experts and decisionmakers, based on which the data were systemised and analysed. Moreover, I particularly value the recommendations that were emphasised in the overview and which act as a map to further develop the digital field in the Eastern Partnership countries.
Melanie Tjijenda, Deputy Director at Office of the Prime Minister, Namibia
We thank e-Governance Academy for crucial consultation in implementing the X-Road based and full-functioning interoperability solution Nam-Road, and hope that Namibia will be a good example to follow for other African countries.
Natalia Goderdzishvili, Head of Division, Data Exchange Agency, Georgia
e-Governance Academy was very flexible and cooperative during the EU Twinning project. EGA mediated experts with up-to-date knowledge, who introduced us European best practices in e-governance development and stakeholder involvement. Furthermore, DEA also received useful consultation to amend Georgia’s e-governance laws according to European Union’s legislation. Twinning proved to be a successful combination of Estonian experts knowledge with Georgian beneficiary’s readiness to adopt e-government strategic, legal and interoperability frameworks compatible with EU systems.
Christopher Fabian, UNICEF Innovation Co-Lead
Estonia has realized the possibilities of having a connected and integrated system that is efficient and effective. Being able to collect, analyze and act on real-time data is key for making informed decisions. Estonia’s citizens are some of the best-connected in the world, which gives them access to information that can help improve their lives. During my visit I was most impressed by their public/private partnerships – at UNICEF, we are always exploring new ways of working with the private sector to use data to help children.
Read more in Christopher Fabian’s blog here.
Irakli Gvenetadze, Chairman Data Exchange Agency of the Ministry of Justice of Georgia
e-Governance is the future and the future is today! For the people who are actually involved in the process of e-governance development, it is extremely important to have the ability to share experience and best practices with each other. In this regard we are strongly tied with e-Governance Academy of Estonia and we enjoy this practice. Their comprehensive expertise in e-Governance issues helps us to find new ways to make e-Governance an usual tool for everyday life.
Arthur Dallau, Managing Director of Dutch Association of Civil Services
In an ever-changing world Estonia sets the example of creating a society where the government supports its citizens and entrepreneurs with the most modern and efficient services. The e-Governance Academy brings leadership, ICT and new ways of democracy together. They are mainly responsible for an open government where transparency, effectiveness and change are the foundation of a healthy society that is at the beginning of a prosperous future. Estonia shows that a small country can achieve big results with the right mindset and the true innovation is always welcomed here.
Victor Liakh, President of the East Europe Foundation
I am thoroughly impressed with the e-Governance Academy, their operations and personnel. I don’t believe I have ever worked with more efficient, smooth running, and innovative company such as this one.
Stela Mocan, Executive Director of Molodvan e-Government Centre
Good examples deserve to be followed. We’ve learnt a lot from the e-Governance Academy about making society and governance more open and more effective.
President of Republic of Estonia H.E Toomas Hendrik Ilves
We have to keep adding chapters to the success story of Estonia’s e-state, contributing to the understanding of the digitalised society and to analysing the problems and opportunities it presents. Championing this cause is the e-Governance Academy, which as a centre is shaping a new way of thinking in terms of how society as a whole is changing in the digital age.
Speaking at the conference marking the 10th anniversary of the e-Governance Academy