ELECTRONIC GOVERNANCE PRODUCTS IN THE SPOTLIGHT OF MOLDOVA DIGITAL SUMMIT
Over three thousand participants and about 60 renowned speakers from the national and international ICT industry, government officials, business leaders and development partners from Romania, Estonia, Latvia, Great Britain, Belgium, USA and other countries found out about the challenges and opportunities of the digital present and future of the Republic of Moldova during the most important event of the year in the ICT industry - Moldova Digital Summit 2023, held between 15 and 17 June 2023 in Chisinau.
During the ”Citizen-Centered Governance” panel of the event, the e-Governance Agency (EGA) presented the latest e-government products – mobile applications intended to facilitate the transition to a new level of interaction, a digital one, based on technology and innovation between the state and individuals or legal persons.
Super App „EVO” and „MobiSign”, the new government mobile apps that are being developed by EGA and are at the pre-launch phase, were presented and showcased to the international and local ICT experts attending the Summit and gained the attention and drew a lot of people at the institution’s stand.
In addition, EGA announced at the Summit about the official launch of over 80 Unified Public Service Centers (CUPS) in the municipalities across the country, which serve as new channels for delivery of public services to the rural population, with well-trained staff, access to internet and electronic devices to be used to apply for online services. The new CUPS were launched under the MGSP project, implemented by the e-Governance Agency with the World Bank Group Support. Thus, together with the 17 CUPS set up earlier, there will be around 100 CUPS across all the rayons of the country.
The Summit agenda also included the meeting of the Joint Intergovernmental Committee for Common Digital Space and the signing of the Memorandum of Understanding on digital transformation between the Republic of Moldova and Romania.
During the meeting, the Committee members took stock of the outcomes of the cooperation between the two countries on digital transformation and defined the objectives for the upcoming period. The Committee Chairmanship was rotated to the Romanian side and Mr. Eduard Mititelu, State Secretary of the Ministry of Research, Innovation and Digitalization of Romania, was elected as Committee Chair after this position was held by Mrs. Olga Tumuruc, director of EGA.
On the third day of the Summit, marking the Tekwill Expo Day, the e-Governance Agency awarded prizes to the winning students and teachers in the "Emotional Intelligence in Communication" category in the "Tekwill Junior Ambassadors" competition organized this year under the "Tekwill in Every School" project.
The Moldova Digital Summit agenda included issues such as digital economic development, security of investments in future technologies, technologic innovation and AI regulation and promotion of digital skills. The event was organized by ATIC with the support of USAID, Sweden, Great Britain, Germany, Switzerland and the EU Delegation to promote Moldova as a competitive country with high potential in the ICT industry and to position its ICT industry on the regional economic map.