Electronic Governance for Sustainable Development — Conceptual Framework and State of Research

Tomasz Janowski, United Nations University

Electronic Governance (EGOV) research studies the use of Information and Communication Technologies to improve governance processes. Sustainable Development (SD) research studies possible development routes that satisfy the needs of the present generation without compromising the ability of the future generations to meet their own needs. Despite substantial progress in advancing both domains independently, little research exists at their intersection — how to utilize EGOV in support of SD. We call this intersection Electronic Governance for Sustainable Development (EGOV4SD). This seminar will: 1) propose a conceptual framework for EGOV4SD, 2) propose EGOV4SD research assessment framework and 3) apply both frameworks to determine the state of EGOV4SD research. In the conclusion, the seminar will outline a possible research agenda to advance the state of EGOV4SD research.

About the speaker
Tomasz Janowski is a Senior Research Fellow at UNU-IIST where he founded and heads the Center for Electronic Governance. He directs research on Electronic Governance (EGOV) policy and practice, transfers research results into instruments for public managers and policy makers, and applies such instruments in practice. Under his leadership, the Center contributed to EGOV awareness and capacity-building in 35 developing and transition countries. Tomasz is one of the earliest proponents of connecting EGOV research and practice — he founded and coordinates the International Conference series on Theory and Practice of Electronic Governance (ICEGOV). He is an Associate Editor of Government Information Quarterly (Elsevier), co-chairs the EGOV Interest Group at the WorldWideWeb Consortium (W3C), and chaired 16 international conferences in the area. Tomasz has received funding for his projects from Macao Foundation, World Bank, Microsoft, UNDP, European Commission and several national governments. His research findings and policy analysis are published in many conference proceedings, journals, books and reports. He holds PhD in Computer Science from the University of Warwick, UK.

Venue: Conference Room

Date: 20 June 2013

Time: 12:30 - 13:30